Joining Hands in Support of Baba Hari Dass

For: Hari Dass
Santa Cruz, CA
Organizer: Friends of Babaji
$248,151
of $350,000 goal
70% Complete
Raised by 507 donors

The Story

We invite you to share in the opportunity of supporting Baba Hari Dass at this stage of his life. Just as he gave us so much through out his life, we can now give back by supporting his care.

Due to a major neurological event that Babaji suffered in 2013, his daily care includes employing professionally trained caregivers who provide excellent attention to his physical needs -- with great kindness and respect. We are asking for support from our community members to pay for costs, which have significantly increased due to changes in employment regulations.

Your gift may be made via this site (YouCaring.com does not take any portion of your gift); alternatively, checks may be made out to Hari Dass and mailed directly to:
Babaji’s Care
445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

To make a recurring monthly donation, click here.

A contribution of any amount is helpful. Please contact Sarada Diffenbaugh at [email protected] or 831-722-0814 with questions or to set up a special type of gift.

Please note that your donation is not tax deductible because it is directed to an individual for personal care and medical expenses.

The following question has been asked often, so it may be helpful here:
Why cannot funds be directed toward Babaji’s care from the Hanuman Fellowship or Sri Ram Foundation – from proceeds of the sales of Babaji’s books or other? Unfortunately, as nonprofit entities, Hanuman Fellowship and Sri Ram Foundation are legally not allowed to receive or disperse funds to support any single individual. Hence it remains to us as devotees and well-wishers to create the support for his care.

Thank you.
Namaste

Baba Hari Dass is a silent monk whose life of discipline, yoga, and love has inspired people around the world. Babaji, as he is affectionately called (Baba means "Father" and ji means "respected"), is first and foremost a master yogi, having practiced the disciplines of yoga from childhood. Although Babaji no longer makes public appearances, his lifelong example of peacefulness and service encourages regular practice of his teachings. His life expresses the potential for peace that lies within each of us as the result of spiritual discipline and devotion to helping others. He and his teachings inspired these institutions: Mount Madonna Center and Mount Madonna School in California, Salt Spring Centre and Salt Spring School in Canada, and Sri Ram Orphanage and Sri Ram Vidya Mandir in India.

In October, 2013 Babaji suffered a major neurological event that brought him to death’s door. Fortunately for his students and well-wishers around the world he survived and now lives in semi-seclusion at his home. Now, from his state of limited activity, he continues to exemplify one of the most profound teachings:
I am not the body
I am not the mind
I am the Self

Current information about Sri Baba Hari Dass can be found at www.BabaHariDass.org.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 7, 2018

Posted on April 7, 2018

Babaji is now on Hospice, and his additional caregiving needs have increased monthly expenses. (Note: Babaji is ineligible for Medicare assistance.) The 24/7 paid staff that is required and the wonderful services that Hospice provides have increased costs, and funds on hand are getting depleted. 

We respectfully ask once again for your support to help us continue the excellent care that Babaji needs. 

Thank you for your past gifts, and for your ongoing prayers and well wishes. It truly takes all of us together to provide for the care that Babaji deserves.


Posted on February 6, 2018

Posted on February 6, 2018

We want to remind everyone that regular updates about Babaji's health, including photos, can be seen at:  www.BabaHariDass.org.
Our gratitude beyond words goes out to all who continue to send thoughts and prayers for Babaji's well-being, as well as financial support for Babaji. His excellent care is possible due to the blessing of generosity offered so lovingly by so many. 

Posted on December 11, 2017

Posted on December 11, 2017

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! to everyone who has sent Love, Prayers, and Financial support. While Babaji's strength is very gradually declining, he is comfortable and receiving the most attentive care. Babaji's excellent care is a direct result of everyone's generous gifts that go directly to supporting his care. Words cannot express how much every gift helps. Wishing All the Blessings and Peace that are the inspiration and foundation of this special holiday season. 

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