Sri Rama Foundation is a nonprofit organization (501 C-3) that supports Sri Ram Ashram, an orphanage for 50 destitute and orphaned children, a school for 300 children, and a medical clinic in Haridwar, India.
The Foundation is inspired by Baba Hari Dass, a lifelong yogi and monk, who teaches the importance of developing positive qualities through selfless service and the practice of Ashtanga yoga with the aim of attaining peace.
Established in 1974, the Foundation also publishes books on yoga practice, yoga philosophy, inspirational stories and teachings by Baba Hari Dass, as well as producing high quality tapes and CD’s of devotional music.
Sri Rama Foundation was created to provide a loving home for orphaned and destitute children in India. In 1976 Sri Rama Foundation began funding Anath Shishu Palan Trust of India. Today Sri Ram Ashram is situated on 16 acres of land in the state of Uttaranchal. In the past 15 years a group of dedicated volunteers sponsored by Sri Rama Foundation has worked tirelessly to build the ashram into a thriving residential home, school and medical clinic.
Sri Rama Foundation is a public nonprofit organization inspired by Baba Hari Dass, a lifelong yogi and monk who teaches the importance of developing positive qualities through selfless service and the practice of Ashtanga yoga with the aim of attaining peace.
Sri Rama Foundation was initially established in 1974 by Ma Renu Horsting, who devoted her life to publishing the teachings of Baba Hari Dass, and to establishing a home for destitute and orphaned children in India. Making a loving home for homeless children was a dream of Babaji’s from childhood.
How We Realize our Mission
The work of the Foundation is funded by the generous donations of people from all over the world including the United States, Canada, Japan and India.
In addition, the Foundation publishes numerous books on yoga practice, yoga philosophy, inspirational stories and teachings by Baba Hari Dass. At Babaji’s request all profits from his writings go directly to the Sri Ram Ashram project in India.
Name and Logo
Sri Rama Foundation is named after Prince Ram, an aspect of the Hindu God Vishnu who represents sustenance and support. Prince Ram is the hero of the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana. In the Ramayana Prince Ram symbolizes dharma or righteous action, which leads to victory in the eternal struggle between positive and negative forces. Our logo is an artistic rendition of a symbol representing Vishnu, the sustainer of life.
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