Special Yoga, Face Masks, Seminar on Estate Planning and Tax Impact and more

07-Jun-2020

During this continued Covid-19 threat, KHNA requests you to use the protective measures recommended by Federal and State agencies, venture out only if needed, stay safe, and enjoy good family time together. In the next few days, most of our registered members will receive a regular envelope with 4-5 surgical masks. These masks were sent to us by Seva International at no cost. A BIG THANK YOU to Seva International. Those who do not get the masks, please register online at www.namaha.org, and also send me your mailing address. I will be glad to send these to you. Organizations that need masks for distribution may also contact me or KHNA Sewa Committee members for masks, and we can send 100-200 masks to the organizations.

To enhance the family time together, KHNA is trying to bring you a series of most helpful seminars and workshops.We have 2 exciting speakers this Sunday, one is a most familiar face to you, Sri. Vinod Kearke, Esq., previous KHNA Treasurer, current KHNA Trustee Board Member, and a long-time KHNA member. Vinod Ji will discuss and answer your questions on Estate Planning. Along with Vinod Ji, we will have Sri. Babu Uthaman, CPA, an ardent KHNA supporter, member, and a familiar figure for most of us. Babu Ji will initiate discussions on current Economic Stimulus packages and Tax implications. Please see details below.

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KHNA had started 1 hour Yoga sessions by Sri Santhosh Kumar Ji on Saturdays at 10AM EST since March. These Yoga sessions have been outstanding. Starting this week, we will have a special guest, Sri R Suresh Ji, a disciple of Swami Niranjan from Bihar School of Yoga. Suresh ji will be discussing, fundamentals of Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha , Kriyas, etc. Please join on Saturday at 10 AM EST via Zoom at:

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Many exciting seminars are also being planned. So, please keep an eye out for e-mails from KHNA and announcements via WhatsApp and Facebook. Also, please let me or any of the KHNA Board Members know if you wish to have special seminars that are useful to our community.

Finally, two shocking incidents happened in the past week that has disturbed our collective conscience. Both were cruelties beyond imaginable.The first one happened in the US, in Minneapolis. The Police atrocity against George Floyd is utterly deplorable. It shakes the whole basis of humanity, and leaves us with tremendous sadness, despair, and angst as to why humans treat another fellow being as less than human. There is no place for racial, religious or ethnic discrimination and violence in this day and age. Such acts of brutality have to end, and we must use all resources available to us within the limits of constitution to advance conversations and actions against racial injustice, to ensure a better tomorrow for our children and the entire world.

The second incident happened in our “Gods Own Country”, Kerala. The ghastly killing of a pregnant elephant near Silent Valley in Palakkad district is beyond barbaric. Cruelty to animals, whatever be the pretext, in this case, protecting farmlands, is unacceptable and should be reprimanded in the strongest possible manner. We can’t even fathom the pain that poor creature went through for 4 days with its mouth all torn apart, teeth gone and a massive shock to the head. While farmers' right to farm is not questioned, neither should be the right of wild animals to live and graze. Massive deforestation that has happened in Kerala and in India, in general, calls for urgent Government action to ensure that forest lands are not occupied illegally for farming, and that the animals' are not treated in such barbaric ways that defame the entire state in the eyes of the world.

The pain of George Floyd and that of the mother elephant should be a clarion call for all of us to continually fight against injustices and prejudices meted out to the helpless in our world.


स्वस्तिप्रजाभ्यः परिपालयंतां, न्यायेन मार्गेण महीं महीशाः ।
गोब्राह्मणेभ्यः शुभमस्तु नित्यं, लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनोभवंतु ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः |
svastiprajābhyaḥ paripālayantāṁ nyāyēna mārgēṇa mahīṁ mahīśāḥ ।
gōbrāhmaṇēbhyaḥ śubhamastu nityaṁ lōkāḥ samastāḥ sukhinōbhavantu ॥
ōm̐ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ॥

May there be well-being to the people; May the rulers rule the earth along the right path;
May the cattle (animals) and the intellectuals always be fortunate. May all the beings in all the worlds become happy;
Peace, peace and peace be to all, everywhere, in all circumstances!

 


My father and Amma are kindred spirits.

Ms. Yolanda King | Daughter of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.