Our hope for many years has been to expand the facilities of the Soquel Seva Ashram. The limited guest and residential facilities here necessitate the building of a larger temple and additional guest rooms to serve the needs of the devotees. Previously we hired various engineers and other professionals to help prepare the plans for this expansion.
During Gurudev’s visit in 2007, we had the opportunity to show these plans to Srila Govinda Maharaj. Srila Gurudev again expressed his support and gave his blessings to our proposal. He assured us that Krishna would send us everything that we needed to make this project successful!
This will be an important year for our Ashram development. In September 2012 we will be submitting our application to the County of Santa Cruz for permission to modify the use of our property to accommodate our development plans.
Then over the following months we will have meetings with the neighbors and additional meetings with various county departments. If all goes well, by Gurudev’s mercy we should have permission to start building very soon!
Many devotees have helped with their time and money to get us this far. However, over the next two months we hope to raise $50,000 for professional fees and county fees to submit this application. We humbly ask for your financial assistance to reach this goal. Here is a link to our Pay Pal account that can be used for your donations.