Channa to recover in 2020 after open heart surgery

New Goal for 2020 help us keep the support going. We have also made sure the current fire situations in Australia have been supported also. We need to unite and find the unconditional love for one another, sometimes difficult situations and trauma brings people together and helps unite. We can see the importance of simple things, sharing and caring for one another in times of need.

Channa’s major Open Heart Surgery has been a shock to the whole community around him. We are raising money for our dear friend, teacher, carer, and partner. Channa is an enduring nurturer, an incredibly gifted, kind, compassionate and generous community leader, who now needs some love and support from yourself and others.

Please read if you have time, and donate a couple of $ dollars for a wonderful cause over Xmas and into the 2020 New Year.

Help us raise the 20,200 needed to sustain and support our dear teacher and wider community.

(This support will allow Channa to recover. During this critical time, support is very important for a smooth recovery. Channa has always supported others, over his entire life,with ongoing and unconditional generosity forpeople in need. Now support for Channa is vital.)

 For regular updates, it is best to visit this page.

Channa spent the past three years working overseas, teaching retreats and working with organisations, in order to develop and support the spirituality and ecology of the world. He personally led a campaign to raise over $500,000 to build atruly amazing community centre for the community in Melbourne, Australia, with much of the funds coming from Channa and his volunteer working team. We all want the awakening and healing to continue, and for the centre to reach its full potential.

Fortunately, we have a wonderful community of people that support whenever they can, realising that Channa cannot do it alone. If those who love and respect him dearly can find a way to continue this support, particularly at this critical time, this is incredible and generous. 

Please share the page and send to others. We need this to share around. Those who have extra funds and can support and anyone who can give a few small $ please do and it’s going all to Channa and his recovery. 

For now, we have to start with Channa’s recovery and care for early 2020.



Please check back to the GoFundMe page for daily updates. For those who are asking about Channa’s health, this is the best way to check up on Channa and we can update you on his recovery.


Health Update


On Thursday 19th of December 2019 Channa was rushed into emergency open heart surgery. He needed five bypasses with 99 per cent of his arteries blocked.

Channa will continue to spend Xmas now recovering from being in intensive care. As all going well and he is getting the rest he needs, he will leave intensive care and remain in hospital while he fully rehabilitates up until he is capable of going home.

Over time, and with rest and care, Channa’s healthy will greatly improve, and he will eventually continue to share his teachings at his unique and amazing centre.

 Centre Update

We expect classes to continue after a short break, with other teachers stepping in to serve the community.

Please check back here at the GoFundMe page to find out what will be happening at the centre. We will update you once we have had the chance to make new plans, to continue the vital activity at the centre while Channa is recovering.


It is now evident that Channa has been living with a major underlying health issue, and the unavoidable stress and pressure of finishing the beloved Healing Centre in Northcote has taken a heavy toll.

Channa’s major Open Heart Surgery has been a shock to the whole community around him. It is now evident that Channa was too caring to ask for real support he needed. Over many months he has been planning to fully launch the centre in 2020, following the soft opening in October 2019.The plan was to gently come back to teaching naturally, with the support of others in the community. Unfortunately after traveling for so many years raising the funds, he was not able to rest and recover once back in Australia.

Our aim is to support Channa over the comingmonths to fully recover from his open heart surgery. To give Channa the respect, time-out and support he needs, to avoid the daily pressure ofhow he can support himself while he recovers.

 Many of you know that Channa has given his whole life to serve others, so please share and contribute what is possible. If Channa has also touched your heart and supported you, please share and allow a couple of dollars from friends and family over Xmas to support the fundraising.

Much of the support will cover larger interest payments for credit cards and continue payments for personal loans he owes. Living with such discomfort over the past month has already had a bad financial impact, not being able to fully pay rents. Banks and creditors have been calling non-stop and this was probably the breaking point for Channa’s underlying heart issue.

 This much needed support will go to the caring and recovery of Channa. He is always cooking and caring for others and now it’s time we all look after our dear friend and great teacher who has touched many hearts. When viewing the scans you could see how much energetically Channa was holding and removing from others, his arteries werecompletely filled and clogged.

 Over the past few months, Channa has beensupported by some caring and nurturing individuals. Thankfully due to the support of some much needed donations, Channa was able to continue his health cover throughout 2[phone redacted] for urgent medical needs. Many of you know that for over 20 years Channa has been dealing with the complexities of Diabetes-related illness, with his health being managed daily.

Channa has taken on a large personal payments to finish the community center, well over $500,000 spent personally. He has personally taken responsibility for all suppliers and due to many factors, coming back to open has caused majorstresses and concerns. Any amount that we can raise, any amount will really help, to cover some debt to ease the stress.

Thank you once again for your support - and for sharing.

For any questions or support needed, feel free to email [email redacted]  Or call us any time.

During these critical hospital days, please continue to check the GoFundMe page for health updates.

(See Below for Channa’s crowdfund campaign to build the Centre also, you can see what he created over the past years.)
Channa’s crowdfund campaign where raised over 90% to finish the Centre  

Thank you for reading and please share.

Love and gratitude. 

From Channa and the team

The name of the person you added as the beneficiary:

Uniting Awareness (Dharma founder and partner of channa Chooses to Serve the teacher and community )

How they are connected to the campaign:
The community (led by Dharma), A community who support Channa managed to share and create the campaign while Channa was in surgery and in need of support. All the donations and funds are directly going into Channa’s personal Account for his rehabilitation and distribution.


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