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About Us « Maharishi Vedic Pandits

THE FOUNDATION

Funding for the group of Maharishi Vedic Pandits is organized and administered by the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation in the USA.

The mission of the Foundation includes overseeing a worldwide fundraising program, receiving donations, and managing the investment of the endowment fund. It direct and monitor all disbursements to their managing partners in India to ensure that the goals of the project are achieved. The Foundation is overseen by a board of scientists, educators and business leaders from around the world.

This organization was established by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and named in honour of Maharishi’s teacher, Guru Dev, Brahmananda Saraswati, one of India’s most highly revered spiritual leaders, who served as Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, India – the chief representative of the Vedic tradition of knowledge.

 

Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation

Established in USA in 2008, the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the U.S. Donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

 

Our team

Our dedicated team at Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation coordinates an ongoing worldwide fundraising effort, and serves donors, well-wishers and everybody interested in our cause, in a professional and caring manner.

 

Harris Harris Kaplan
Chief Executive Officer
Mona Mona Kaegi-Causemann
Netherlands Managing Director
team-img-4 Jeannie Rose, USA
Chief FInancial Officer
team-img-6 Sandra Crowe, USA
Major Gifts
team-img-7 Bev Merson, USA
National Yagya and Donations
susie Susie Swan, Netherlands
Communication and PR
colleen Colleen Rosania, USA
Events Management
Katja Katja Stolle, Netherlands
International Coordination
Jane Jane Deans, Netherlands
Special Yagyas
Helen2 Helen Scarff, USA
Donor Support and Data Management
4.Britt Roberts140 Britt Roberts, Canada
Website Management
 

Development Council

The Development Council explores and opens new avenues for the Foundation to expand its fundraising worldwide, and establishes relations with major donors, institutional funders, foundations and various interest groups.

 

Our Team in India

Training and employment of the peace-creating experts – Vedic Pandits – is being carried out by Maharishi Veda Vigyan Vishwa Vidya Peetham (MVVVVP), a charitable educational trust registered in India since 1984.
MVVVVP is the implementing agency for establishing a permanent group of 9,000 Vedic Pandits at the Brahmasthan (geographic centre) of India. To achieve this ambitious goal and create the global Super Radiance effect, the organization collaborates closely with the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation as its main contributor.

MVVVVP has become a leading institution for training Vedic Pandits with its graduates highly sought after by institutions throughout India. Combining the expertise of skilled teachers and computer technology, MVVVVP has developed a systematic and effective curriculum for training students from the ages of 10 to 22. The training begins in educational centres in local villages (ages 10-15) and continues in one of 24 regional residential facilities (ages 15-20) until they graduate as professional peace creating experts, after which they live at the Maharishi Vedic University campus in central India, near Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. MVVVVP has graduated thousands of Maharishi Vedic Pandits from all parts of India.
Currently, about 2,000 Vedic Peace Experts live and follow their peace-creating profession at the central campus in India. This number has steadily grown over the past years, thanks to the generous contributions of well-wishers worldwide.

If you wish to join the growing circle of peace pioneers and help increase the number of Vedic Pandits to 9,000, please make a contribution.

 

OUR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF AMBASSADORS

In 90 countries around the world, volunteer representatives help achieve the goals of the Global Peace Initiative. These ‘Ambassadors of World Peace’ and the international team that supports them have played a vital role in presenting the understanding of this novel approach to peace and a better planet, garnering support for the Pandit group and arranging hundreds of National Yagyas for their countries.

From June 2012 to June 2014 the number of National Ambassadors has increased from 90 to 203!

If you would like to find your Ambassador, please choose your country in the menu below, then click “Submit”.

 
 

Case for support

Donors from around the world have made supporting the Global Peace Initiative and the Maharishi Vedic Pandits their highest
charitable priority. Learn more about why they have made this choice in our case statement brochure – You can Change the Destiny of
Mankind.

> Download the pdf

 

Annual Reports

Below you can download the formal audited statements of Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation (BSF) and Stichting Brahmananda Saraswati Trust (BST) that show the details of the organizations’ fundraising finances.

> BSF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2013
> BSF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2012
> BSF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2010 & 2011
> BSF AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2010