We understand that we have an important role to play in our communities in Nepal and right here at home in Canada.
Ark Nepal Relief Fund
In 2018 when Nepal was devastated by a terrible Earthquake, we knew we had to help, so we started the Ark Nepal Relief Fund. We were able to donate over $60,000 in aid directly to the people in Nepal through fundraising and the sale of our merchandise.
Now the Ark Nepal Relief Fund continues to provide financial aid to various community projects that require financial assistance. We also sponsor children and programs at the Swostishree Gurukula school in Nepal to provide children with quality education and a brighter future.
Words can't express how much we love and value the Nepalese people, the land and the culture. We want to ensure that we support causes that are near and dear to the hearts of the local people and their communities.
In Canada, we have a partnership with the Sarana Institute, a registered charity that provides Mindfulness and Compassion-based training and workshops to youth and adults. Part of the proceeds from our Market collection provide financial assistance to their programs and services.
Sarana programs draw from essential practices rooted in mindfulness and compassion skills. The training develops our ability for acceptance, non judgmental and non reactive awareness, equanimity, generosity, wise speech and deep listening.
Programs are built upon a foundation of perspectives grounded in Western secular mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, permaculture, deep ecology, Indigenous wisdom, Buddhist philosophy, Abhidharma (Buddhist psychology) and the teachings of the historical Buddha.