The 2016 Blooming Heart Donation has already been made. While in Thailand I met a woman from Burma who was dying of breast cancer. Her wish was to return home to her village to spend her days with family and friends instead of toiling in a city. Money was donated to her in the name of Blooming Heart to help her get back home.
In deep gratitude to our family and friends. So many thanks to all the teachers and mentors. So many thanks to all the people who helped us along the way. So many thanks for all the good music and the chance to dance. So many thanks for all the beauty and art in the world. So many thanks for the clean water, clean air and good food. So much thanks for the chance to be free. In these simple things we can find heaven on earth.
Our intention is to offer gifts and offerings to the world by donating profits of our events. Over the years we have produced several fundraisers for different charities. In gratitude we collectively offer a gift to our fellow humans in the hope of bringing some joy to the world and lessening the burden of others. Together we change the world through our vision and through our action.
Below are some of the places donations from the Somatic Revolution events have gone to help. We encourage each of us to reach out and offer a hand to our friends in the community that may need some help.
BENEFIT FOR FRIENDS FOR TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE
In 2015 the funds we raised were donated to our dear friends Jen and Sebastian who have been in a continuous battle with Lyme disease. We want honor them and their journey as they find a way to combat this very difficult ailment.
BENEFIT SHOW FOR JIM CARREY
Our friend Sidney Gennete was kind enough to let us throw a benefit party for Jim Carrey when he was undergoing radiation therapy for throat cancer. We had a rockin night and we were able to raise several thousand dollars for Jim and help him out along the way.
BUYING A NEW WHEELCHAIR FOR A FRIEND
In 2015 we raised funds to help our friend Bill Storey buy a new wheelchair. His old chair was falling apart so we were able to donate $700 towards the purchase of a new chair.
WAT SAWANG AROM
Wat Sawang Arom is a buddhist temple at the southern tip of Phuket island in Thailand. It has an elementary school that provides education for children of immigrant workers. It schools children of migrant Thai Buddhists, local Muslim kids as well as Moken children who would otherwise not be able to go to school because they do not have a nationality. The school is entirely run by donations from the community.
BAAN KENG KEAW ORPHANAGE
Started in 1966 the Baan Keng Keaw orphanage has been home to many orphaned children in Northern Thailand. Run by volunteers and some very dedicated Buddhist nuns, Baan Keng Keaw is home to about 50 children who have lost their parents in one way or another. Offering shelter, food, care and education the orphanage provides essential services to children that would otherwise have very few options.
MCKEAN LEPROSY HOSPITAL
An extremely rare condition in the modern world, Leprosy is still a serious reality in rural areas. Selectively affecting only about 4 percent of the population, Leprosy is a degenerative disease that slowly dibilitates body parts. People affected by the disease eventually loose their limbs and appendages leaving people handicaped for life.
Although Leprosy is a curable illness, many people living in rural areas lack medical treament and their afflictions can become quite severe. The McKean Leprosy Hospital has been a sancuary for people with Leprosy for over 100 years. The McKean Hospital provides treament as well as a safe and comfortable place for people to recover. Many of the patients are from rural areas of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
When the 2004 Asian tsunami hit, hundreds of thousands were affected by the event. A small fishing village of nomadic Moken people located at the southern tip of Phuket Island was completely destroyed. Commonly known as Sea Gypsies their once nomadic lifestyles took them across borders throughout Southeast Asia. The village not only lost their homes, but also the boats they depend on to make a living.
Shorlty after learning about this we organized a small event on Orcas Island to raise funds for the village.
THE STAGE ON TH GREEN (Orcas Island)
The Stage on the Green is a beautiful performance stage in Eastsound Orcas Island. We made a donation to the Stage on the Green from proceeds from one of our events.