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This is early notice of the 4th annual Shantala fundraising event for Maher, to be held on June 14th at Presence Studio! We hope you can attend. Also, if you would like to contribute in a larger way, Friends of Maher will host a silent auction at the event, as we did last year. We need items, gifts certificates, and services such as professional healing work, that may be offered in this auction. Please speak with Elizabeth if you have an offering for the auction!

To see a pdf of the flyer, click on the image below.



Kirtan at Presence Studio This Friday!

 Please share this event with you friends!  

Lise & John of the Metta Center are collecting blanket donations at the door for: Blankets 4 Bellingham.  If inspired please bring a blanket or sleeping bag and The Metta Center will get them to those who need them.  

Tickets in advance: $20 at the Bellingham Food Co-ops or 
$25 at the door; $15 with current student ID; $10 for 17&under and by donation for 10&under

Benefit Kirtan – Sunday August 19th!

Gina Sala and Steve Gorn are highly accomplished musicians, and we welcome back the gifts and presence of Heather and Benjy Wertheimer as well, to Bellingham, so soon again after the June kirtan at Presence Studio! Gina has graciously offered to donate a percentage of the proceeds from this event to once again benefit Maher Ashram. I welcome you joining us for what will be a lovely evening of song, spirit and heart opening singing and musical enjoyment! Please note, tickets are less expensive in advance. I will sell some, and they will also be at the Food Co-op. Children’s tickets are just $5, so bring yours and your grandkids along! This is music that may be enjoyed by all ages!


Everyone is invited to a benefit kirtan for Maher Ashram in Pune, India. Maher Ashram is, in their own words:  A vision where, through sheer love, understanding and caring, distressed and traumatized women and children from rural India, are given hope and the right to a better life, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

Shantala will be playing the kirtan and you can read more about them here. Click on the image above to download a pdf of the flyer.

Tickets are available AT BOTH BELLINGHAM FOOD CO-OPS or from Elizabeth! She’s also happy to answer your questions about Shantala, kirtan or Maher Ashram.

An Invitation to Kirtan on May 22

You are welcome to come to Turtle Haven on May 22nd for an informal kirtan with Paul Millage! You may bring a poem or a song, or just enjoy those of others. Please let me know you are coming so I may consider parking and carpooling options if needed.


On Sunday the 23rd of October, there will be a Community Day at Turtle Haven, Elizabeth’s studio in Deming. Among the options for the day will be a class from 10 am – 1 pm, (exact subject to be announced soon), a lunch potluck, and then a Kirtan guided by Paul Millage from 3 to 5 pm.

For more about Paul, please see the earlier blog post here or Paul’s own website here. To read details of the previous Community Day go here.