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Sattwadharman

Fifth Annual Benefit & Indic Art Auction


Saturday, 29th September 2018

VPSS Vallabh Hall - Houston, TX




Sattwadharman 2018 Yantra

Join us for an enchanting evening of art and culture to benefit the Nonprofit, Self Enquiry Life Fellowship. Enjoy a healing Ayurvedic dinner alongside a silent auction of exquisite altar paintings and vintage photographs from our Indic heritage collection, some of which will be signed by our spiritual founder, His Holiness Swami VidyadhishanandaThe evening will open with sublime Sanskrit chanting by His Holiness, who will also offer the keynote address.

Come prepared for an uplifting journey into the tastes, sounds and sacred spaces of India and learn how the indigenous wisdom of ancient times is being revived and shared through our top-rated Nonprofit platform for benevolence in our communities and modern society.



Date & Time

Saturday, 29th September 2018
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Venue

VPSS Haveli – Vallabh Hall
11715 Bellfort Village Dr, Houston, TX 77031


Tax-deduction

Sponsorships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The amount of your registration and/or sponsorship donation towards this event which may be deducted for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money contributed over the value of the goods or services provided by Self Enquiry Life Fellowship. You will be mailed and/or emailed a formal acknowledgement detailing the tax-deductible portion of your contribution in January 2019.


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. You can preview the pieces that will be available on our online auction website. 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 24th September at 8:00am Pacific Time to 4th October at 6:00pm Pacific Time. Visit hansavedas.org/auction to preview the available pieces. Registration is required to place a bid.



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.




Accommodations & Flight Booking

Discounted hotel rates have been arranged for the nights of Friday, 28th September and/or Saturday, 29th September. For details on hotel options please click here. Those flying in for this event may use the Houston International Airport (IAH) or the Houston Hobby Airport (HOU). IAH is a roughly 40 minute drive to the venue and HOU is a roughly 30 minute drive to the venue. In some cases rides to and from the airport may be available, but in the event that rides are not feasible we can suggest alternate transportation options. Some of the hotels listed in the above document may also offer airport shuttles.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please call our main office at 909-543-6003 or email quest@hansavedas.org

Is my registration or sponsorship tax-deductible?

Sponsorships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The amount of your registration and/or sponsorship donation towards this event which may be deducted for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money contributed over the value of the goods or services provided by Self Enquiry Life Fellowship. Following the event you will be mailed and/or emailed a formal acknowledgement detailing the tax-deductible portion of your contribution.

What type of attire is appropriate for this event?

Semi-formal attire is recommended. Festive or traditional Indian clothes are appropriate as is Western style clothing that is semi-formal. Kindly note that we will be in the presence of His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, therefore it is also recommended that attire is modest.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

The meal served will be gluten-free sattvic vegetarian food. Many items will be vegan, although some items may contain ghee. Due to the nature of the event we are unable to prepare special meals for those with food allergies or special dietary needs. If you have a concern about the menu please contact quest@hansavedas.org.

Is parking available at VPSS?

There is plenty of free parking available at VPSS.

Can I bring my children?

Due to the nature of this event we do not recommend that children under 12 attend. Children who are 12 years of age or older are welcome to join, but unfortunately we are unable to offer discounted tickets as all seats are the same cost.

How do I learn more about the Nonprofit and His Holiness?

Visit the homepage of our website at hansavedas.org to read more.


Appreciation for our Business Sponsors

We are grateful for the generosity of individuals and businesses who contributed to support the cause through this event!



Emerald Sponsors

Infodat International, Inc


Topaz Sponsors

Dynosoft Solutions Inc
Sehgal Diamonds Inc
Moon Jewelers
Some Like it Hot Yoga & Fitness


Ruby Sponsors

SSTD Inc
MDK Financial Group
Arteferro