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The Exciting Future of For Goodness Sake

Click here to read Director Andy Hill's letter about the future of For Goodness Sake.

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, January 19th
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Begun in India centuries ago, Kirtan is simply singing and meditation. With harmonium accompaniment we will chant together in English several spiritualized songs brought to this country nearly 100 years ago by Paramahansa Yogananda.

After a period of chanting with deeper and deeper attention and devotion, we will then sit in meditation, absorbing and internalizing the affirmation inherent in the chant.

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The Exciting Future of For Goodness Sake

Dear FGS Friends,

In the near future, For Goodness Sake will no longer operate from the current building at 10157 Donner Pass Road in Downtown Truckee. After generously providing space, support, and funding for For Goodness Sake and its activities for over 11 years, the founders have decided to focus on other programs that do not include the ones we currently offer.

This means that I will be taking over For Goodness Sake going forward. I will keep the name and identity along with the library and some other resources. We will be looking for a new venue in the coming weeks and expect to find the ideal cozy space for us to continue with as little disruption to our activities as possible. As you will no doubt agree, For Goodness Sake has touched and blessed many members of the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area and beyond, and it's my sincere intention to keep reaching out and inviting people of all cultures and beliefs to explore the spiritual teachings that speak to them and help them on their spiritual journey in a spirit of camaraderie and harmony.

Our classes and some special events will continue in our current space as usual until we have a new venue to move to. Please check our calendar regularly or call in case of any changes.

Sadly, Jenny and Matthew will be leaving For Goodness Sake. Their last day will be Friday, January 12. We're planning to hold a little gathering to wish them farewell and show our appreciation for all they've done for For Goodness Sake for the past few years. Please join us for a potluck, January 12th from 3-6pm to wish them well!

I would appreciate receiving any letters or emails sharing how For Goodness Sake has blessed you over the last 11 years and please be as specific as you can. These would help us to show any potential sponsors the importance of For Goodness Sake to our community.

We've appreciated the amazing support we've received from the community and those we have touched over the years and want to make sure to keep it going. So thank you all and let's all look forward to For Goodness Sake's exciting future!

Happy New Year! Blessings and much gratitude to you all!

Andy Hill
Director

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, January 19th
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Begun in India centuries ago, Kirtan is simply singing and meditation. With harmonium accompaniment we will chant together in English several spiritualized songs brought to this country nearly 100 years ago by Paramahansa Yogananda.

After a period of chanting with deeper and deeper attention and devotion, we will then sit in meditation, absorbing and internalizing the affirmation inherent in the chant.

Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate….effortless and joyful. The music does the work for you and no one cares what you sound like. All voices merge to become one voice, creating a joyful journey through melody and rhythm toward oneness with the divine.

Leeds Davis has been a resident of Truckee for nearly 25 years and has enjoyed the beauty and spirituality of the area as well as the bountiful activities that serve as a springboard for deepening meditative practices. He is a Kriyaban with Self Realization Fellowship, which was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda nearly a century ago. Together with Yogoda Santsanga Society in India, it is the spiritual home of the teachings of Yogananda with spiritual centers in all countries of the world. He attends both the Grass Valley Meditation Group, where he conducts Sunday services, and the Reno Meditation Group.

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Some Favorite Quotes:

1.  If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

2.  Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

3. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton

4.  For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.  ~William Faulkner

6. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

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