"The greatest service you can give to the world is to take responsibility for yourself, your relationships and your environment.”
- Sri Svami Purna
Providing Access to Ancient Wisdom…
Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization registered in Pennsylvania, USA. Inspired by Dr Svami Purna, Adhyatmik Foundation is dedicated to providing access to ancient wisdom and Teachings that have practical application in the stressful, hectic world in which we live today. One of the key points Dr Svami Purna emphasizes is that anyone can live to be 100 years old- provided a person follows an approach to life that is consistent with the Vedic and Yogic Teachings that embody the Purna Health Management System. By bringing balance and harmony to people’s work and personal experiences, Adhyatmik Foundation offers a firm basis upon which people can build happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Of great importance as well is offering up our growth for the benefit of others and Mother Earth. As Dr Svami Purna has said, “The greatest service you can give to the world is to take responsibility for yourself, your relationships and your environment.”
Dr Svami Purna’s Teachings are based on the authentic traditional Vedanta philosophy that embraces an understanding of Sanskrit, the Vedic texts, the Ayurveda health tradition, meditation and the practice of yoga as part of everyday life. His unique qualifications and qualities provide the underpinning of the knowledge and teachings developed and offered by Adhyatmik Foundation. The objective is to open the doors of that knowledge to enable people of all traditions and beliefs, ages, origin or gender, to develop and enhance their understanding of the meaning of life. In turn, their greater understanding can assist them in finding true happiness and fulfillment. To support the dissemination of knowledge about health and wellbeing, over the years Adhyatmik Foundation has developed a variety of programs (supported by related publications) that provide a feedback loop from participants for research purposes. The information collected has been applied to continually revise and update program topics based on relevancy and need. One great example of an initiative that was developed in conjunction with a supportive partner (Greenbriar Resort) was a pilot program focused on activating a health management system suitable for people of all ages, taking into account people’s needs at each stage of life (see Purna Health Management System for a more developed model based on this initiative). Adhyatmik Foundation provided the program materials and know-how while Greenbriar Resort offered the forum and facilities (both meeting spaces and outdoor spaces). Dr Svami Purna was directly involved with the development of this initiative and program. Adhyatmik Foundation continues to develop research initiatives related to health and wellbeing. Dr Svami Purna draws from a background as a ruling Prince followed by years spent in the Himalayas and in the seats of learning in India (including Varanasi) where Ancient Vedic knowledge is revered and shared by those who have devoted their lives to the study of the scriptures, texts and oral teachings written and transmitted by the great Sages of the past. The beauty of Dr Svami Purna’s methods and Teachings is that he offers a style of learning that is accessible and can be absorbed by anyone who is open to the teachings, regardless of age and educational level.
Adhyatmik Foundation has developed a range of Initiatives to support and further the Mission, which highlights the dissemination of Vedic wisdom and Dr Svami Purna’s Teachings. The Initiatives undertaken and being planned by Adhyatmik Foundation in the U.S. and around the world are focused upon a balanced and healthy approach to life, with an emphasis on teaching lifestyle changes that are appropriate for people at different stages of their lives and spiritual development. Adhyatmik Foundation combines the teachings with research initiatives to ensure that the teachings are applied in a relevant and effective manner. Key areas of focus:
Health, Fitness and Nutrition
Life Balance (stress management)
Spiritual Growth and Development
Environment (sustainability and protection)
Awareness and education are the threads that are woven into the tapestry made up of these key areas of focus. Learning why a particular way of living can lead to improved health and wellbeing is the first step on the journey to fully accepting the knowledge and then acting on it in order to make a meaningful, lasting change- in your own life and/or someone else’s life. In addition to Adhyatmik Foundation, Dr Svami Purna, through his long-standing links in the UK and India, has established Visva Adhyatmik Sansthan (VAS.), a Registered Charity based in London UK, VAS (UK) Reg No: 276189 and WSS, a registered non-profit organization based in Delhi, India. WSS (INDIA) Reg No: AS 571
Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc., a US Private Non-Profit Organization, Tax ID No: 71-0597822, based in the Pocono Mountains, is organized and operated without profit for the following purposes:
To operate exclusively for educational, charitable and philanthropic purposes, and not for profit, in accordance with our Mission.
To solicit and receive grants and contributions, manage the amounts received by conducting seminars, conferences and related educational programs and educationally related research.
Adhyatmik Foundation also operates along with the sister organizations Visva Adhyatmik Sansthan (VAS) and Wiswa Swasth Sansthan (WSS).
Visva Adhyatmik Sansthan (VAS) is a voluntary community organization which was established in 1974 and registered as aUK charity in 1977. Based in London, the organization promotes openness and cross cultural awareness of key issues in today’s world through communication, education and interaction between all, that is the old, young, male, female, regardless of origin and status, by dialogue and debate.
Wiswa Swasth Sansthan (WSS) is a non-political, non-sectarian and non-profit making Registered Society and Charitable Organisation. The organisation was inspired in 1963 and registered in 1973, reg number 5711 under the guidance of founder Chairman (Prof. Dr.) H.H. Sri Svami R Ananda Giri Purna Ji Maharaj (Acharya Mahamandaleshvara). WSS works in different regions of the world with Germany and Western Europe (1973), the UK (Visva Adhyatmik Sansthan 1974 and registered in 1977), Hungary and Central Europe (1975), the USA and North America (Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc 1981) and later Australia, South Africa, and Adhyatmik Peetham established in the Vedic Sanatam Dharma tradition to maintain traditional services to and in honor of the Vedic deities and concepts.
You may make a donation by following this link to our Donate page. Proceeds will be distributed as directed by Dr Svami Purna. Please note that donations are non-refundable. If you would like to support a specific project, please include the Project’s name in the “Add special instructions to the seller” box on the PayPal payment confirmation page. Adhyatmik Foundation will dedicate donations as requested for specific projects or related activities wherever possible, and in all cases will prioritize and direct funds to the areas of greatest need in furtherance of Dr Svami Purna’s overarching Vision and the organization’s directed Mission. If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make check payable to “Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc.” and mail the check to Adhyatmik Foundation, Inc., 106 Crestview Court, Hawley, PA 18428 USA. For specific activity and project information, visit the pages under the Initiatives tab to find out more.