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Sixth Annual Benefit & Indic Art Auction

Saturday, 12th October 2019

VPSS Vallabh Hall - Houston, TX

Registration opens 22nd July 2019. Return to this page to register!

What you Support

Donations and Sponsorships are channeled into two funds: Projects and Property. Your donation for Projects supports our Nonprofit’s heritage projects (see below). Your donation for the Property will support the acquisition of a property for sustainable living where our unique holistic curriculum can be taught and practised.

Your purchase of an art print at our auction sustains projects on revival of Indic sacred art, chanting lineages by schooling children, Indic classical music and value-based educational publications.

Whole-brain Learning

Whole-brain accelerated learning through traditional Vedic schooling of children in India. Schools are located in Varanasi, Prayag and Haridwar. Yearly enrollment totals over 150 students who are scouted from villages.

Heritage Preservation

Heritage preservation of dharmic projects, such as revival (jirnoddhara) of ancient temples that have natural altars, sublime chanting lineages, and authentic Vedic fire ceremony (homa) for peace and environmental cleansing.

Classical Music & Fine Art

Holistic curriculum and educational publications safeguarding the Sanskrit heritage that extends the roots of sublime chanting into classical music, and that links spiritual philosophy with fine arts and vintage photography.

Establishment of Centre

Establishment of a retreat centre (ashram) in the USA where Himalayan meditation, Ayurvedic wellness, and spiritual philosophy including Vedanta, will be practised and taught as per the Sanskrit-based system of holistic curriculum.

Live Silent Auction

During our live silent auction you will have the opportunity to view and purchase sacred art from our Nonprofit’s Fellowship archives. This collection and project preserves vintage art of the Sanskrit heritage, including rare paintings and vintage photographs. Our silent auction is the only opportunity to purchase limited edition prints signed by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda. This year we will exhibit several rare and limited edition prints. To read more about our Nonprofit’s work with sacred art please read about our Altar Painting project and Vintage Photography project.

Online Auction

For those who cannot join us in-person we have added a separate online auction which will run from 7th October at 8:00am Pacific Time to 17th October at 6:00pm Pacific Time. 

Keynote Address by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda

The spiritual founder of Self Enquiry Life Fellowship and head of the Hansavedas Mission will offer an inspirational Keynote Address. He will present how the Nonprofit is executing various aspects of the Sanskrit-based curriculum and is building a legacy of an authentic Sanskrit heritage in the West. Video footage from our sister institution in India will be shown to share how a Vedic chanting class of village children matures into Indian classical music recording of the highest standard.

His Holiness is an ordained Himalayan Vedic monk, who hails from unbroken lineages of the combined heritage of rishi sages and nath meditation adepts. He is among the very few available outside of India who has been awarded the degree of Mahāmahopādhyāy (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India, due to his interpretation of Sanskrit literature.