Narada Youth Fund

A fund has been established at Ananda Seattle to help continue Narada's work with the Living Wisdom Youth Group, and to provide scholarships for Seattle area young people who would like to attend Living Wisdom High School at Ananda Village. To contribute online, please click on the button above and select "Narada Youth Fund" at the bottom of the form.


Kitty Walkway

From Prisha Kirby:

For me, one of the sweetest memories of Narada is kitty-related. In 2002, when I came to live at the Village, Narada was living and working at the Meditation Retreat. Also at the Retreat was a self-appointed lord and master cat named Arjun. For no apparent reason, he began behaving very badly toward his sister, who had a close bond with Narada. So the compassionate Narada began in turn looking for a home for her somewhere else.

At the time I was staying in the new wing of Chandi House with a kitty of my own that I’d brought all the way from the East Coast, sharing a suite with Eliane (then single). Eliane volunteered to take Arjun’s sister, with my blessing. We thus became a foursome in the suite.

Narada wasn’t content with merely finding a good home for his little one but also ensuring that she’d have no difficulty getting in and out of our suite, which for my own cat had entailed using a windowsill to jump down from and up to. He proceeded to create a customized kitty walkway: a long board with cross-pieces positioned just far enough for little kitty legs to step comfortably and securely when slanted against the sill.

The care that Narada took on behalf of a little animal has always touched me deeply. May he be blessed with many more furry companions in his new life.