Main aim of the charity
The mission of the Tao Healing Center is to provide guidance and education to people who seek an open-minded, integrative, and practical spiritual direction for changing their lives and creating a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.
Our practice is based on Tao principles, which work in harmony with people from all religions, backgrounds and walks of life. Tao simply translates to “A Way”, specifically a way to live in harmony with self, others and the world.
Another core principle of Tao is “Hong Ik”, which simply means to “Widely Benefit All”. Along with self-happiness comes the desire to help others. As we help ourselves and begin to grow, so too does our desire to help others… This is the key to a healed world.
Tao Healing Center is operated by Tao Fellowship, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes spiritual awakening, self-realization, and natural healing of body, mind, and spirit in the tradition of ancient Tao principles.
How the employee got involved and why
I was suffering from back pain, sciatic pain and fibromyalgia and I started to take the healing classes on a regular basis. Quickly I felt much better, healthier, pain free and emotionally balanced. I wanted to commit to this practice at a deeper level and I started to take their workshops. I learned to manage my emotions, my confidence has increased, in overall I'm happier and healthier. I have seen a lot of healing stories at the center and I wanted to be part of this greater cause, help other people to improve their life, eliminate their pain and suffering and become the owner of their physical, emotional and spiritual health. I believe that change in the world starts by changing yourself. We are all responsible to make this world a better place to live.
What work does the employee do for charity?
Teaching Yoga Healing classes to the community, staffing workshops helping people manage their emotions and find their purpose in life. I teach classes on Wednesday in DHL and collect donations to fund foster children and seniors' workshops. I'm responsible of other fundraising events like silent auctions and healing events.
What impact would winning have on the charity?
There are 20.000 foster children in Arizona and in the six-year period between 2009 and 2015, Arizona’s annual child suicide rate has increased by a stunning 81% which means our teenagers need help. Our workshops help foster children and teenagers from 14 to 18 to manage their emotions, breaking the cycle of abuse and violence, find their own path and create a purposeful life. We provide guidance and have them experience their great value, rely on themselves rather than outside source and give them the tools to create a bright future not only for themselves but also for the new generation. At the age of 18, foster children are usually no longer supported by the foster homes and run the risk of falling into poverty and issues like drugs or violence. Through the workshops we give these children the tools to transform the suffering into positive outcome. We would also help seniors to sustain a healthy lifestyle and prevent them to develop sickness. We want to help them to age and still be active, healthy physically and mentally. Winning would help our organization to organize more workshops and help more people. So many people need help.
What impact would winning have on the employee?
I would feel rewarded to know that I have made a difference in the life of children and seniors. I would be so grateful to provide tools to more children and seniors and continue to help them. I would have the opportunity to share and get more exposure so people know what options exist in this world to take ownership of your own health, stop the suffering and transform it into a meaningful purpose for all.