Charitable Projects Supported by Hym-la

Hym-la provides support to three charitable schools in India. Continue reading for information on these three schools: "Nava Prabhat", "KHEL", and "ShriVerm".


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Nava Prabhat (New Dawn) Public Charitable Trust

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Nava Prabhat Ashram, run by Bhagaban Dev, a very pure man and disciple of the Himalayan Tradition. This school takes in children who would not normally have enough money to get a good education, and gives them a great education, including teaching them English, Sanskrit, computers, and fully preparing them to be fully functioning members of the world.

Many residents of Western Orissa are victims of poverty and exploitation. People in the area are faced with frequent draught and flood. Children suffer due to school dropout, lack of adequate health care, and malnutrition. Frequently children are transported outside the state where they are subject to illegal labor. Residents of the area are desperate for any help that will make their lives better.

Nava Prabhat (New Dawn) Public Charitable Trust is making an effort to help these people. The Trust operates a School, a Ayurvedic Clinic, Dairy farm and Agricultural farm on a forty five acre land. The trust operates a school for boys where modern school education is given along with traditional Indian teachings in a peaceful residential surrounding.

The school bears all costs for the students including room, board, clothing and books. Currently there are 70 students in the school. They are taught all the modern High school subjects along with the traditional Sanskrit scriptures. Such schools are known as Gurukul School. Students practice Yoga and Meditation under close supervision of trained teachers. Goal is to train students with good character and discipline that will help them in their future lives.

Update August 2012: Bhagaban Dev says that are 19 girls present now for classes 6th and 7th from the village nearest to the ashram. There is not yet an infrastructure for more so it is functioning like a day school for now. The girls come at 8 AM and go home at 1 PM. He hopes they can continue building more. Included are a couple of photos of the ongoing construction work.


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KHEL Charities

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KHEL began twenty years ago when a leper mother came to the door of Dr. and Mrs. Lalita Arya, my meditation teacher and his wife, in Dehradun, India, and asked for a little milk for her children.  Soon the KHEL charity was formed to provide milk to many children of lepers in an on-going manner. It was not long until the charity expanded and built a school for these leper children, many of whom have now graduated and gone on to college.  KHEL is a wonderful and amazing charity, and it is a great honor to help support it.

KHEL Charities is a non-profit, secular organization based in Dehradun, the state capital of Uttarakhand (previously called Uttaranchal) in northern India. They provide equal opportunity education, support and employment, regardless of race, gender, or religious affiliation. KHEL promotes the ideals of non-violence, tolerance and respect. KHEL believes that it is only through one's own efforts that success is possible. Therefore, while they do provide basic needs to communities, their focus is supporting local business ventures, and most importantly, educating impoverished children. KHEL gives future generations the necessary tools to improve their lives.

KHEL's primary goal is to help communities become independent of charity. KHEL provides employment to those who want to contribute to positive change. They are committed to hiring from within the areas they serve. Over 90 per cent of their employees come from this community. Many of the staff are former KHEL students who decide to return to offer their help. Just as the young people of KHEL grow up to become their teachers and managers, KHEL's Founders' children now provide the bulk of the administrative, fund raising and long-term planning duties.

Click Here to see the latest report from KHEL about their charity.


SRIVERM Vocational College

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SRIVERM was founded by Swami Hariharananda Bharati, was a charismatic monk in the 4,000 year old tradition of Himalayan sages who spent 15 years in seclusion in the remote caves and jungles of the Himalayas where he refined techniques of meditation, pranayama, mudras, and mantras.  His purity and egolessness was evident from his constant joyful laughter and was nick-names "laughing swami." I had the honor and pleasure of knowing him well, and hosted him when he visited California.

Swami Hari built a vocational college in the Garhwal Himalayan mountains so the people there could obtain the skills needed to prosper in that harsh and remote area. 

He began the project when well into his 70's.  Well known to the mountain people, the village of Malethi donated land to Swami Hari for the project, and he set about raising money to do so, traveling to the USA several times for this despite poor health.  He built a huge school complex in the extremely poor mountainous area.  This school has received government certification to provide vocational training, which is so helpful for the people in this region, in that it teachers them skills that can earn money aside from the very difficult farming they do.  Swami Hari dropped his body last year, and the school carries on in his absence.

You are invited to be part of supporting these wonderful charitable projects by making direct donations to hym-la or attending our classes, workshops, and retreats. Hym-la is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization and all funds earned support our charitable work.


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