Sattwadharman Online Benefit & Art Auction

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Sattwadharman Online Benefit & Art Auction

Audio-visual presentation by HH Swami Vidyadhishananda, exquisite music performances and online auction featuring rare Indic art.

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Participate in Reviving our Root Heritage

Join our worldwide community online for the ninth annual Sattwadharman Benefit & Art Auction. The livestream broadcast will feature enchanting singing performances by Dr. Sangita Gosain, vidushi Dyuti Chakraborti, and a vina recital by vidushi Jayanthi Kumaresh.

His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda will enlighten everyone with his sublime Sanskrit chanting and an audio-visual retrospective of cultural heritage. We will share video footage of students at our tradition accelerated learning Vedic schools in India with additional inspiring media highlighting our projects and impact. Celebrate our Nonprofit's service as a vital platform for disseminating indigenous Sanskrit heritage in the West.

Each year, our Benefit & Art Auction provides crucial funding to our programs. Your support and participation can keep our esteemed Nonprofit sustainable. Join us as we continue to meet our mission, together.

Self Enquiry Life Fellowship is a top-rated Nonprofit that has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information. You can view our Nonprofit profile here.

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Support for Indigenous Curriculum

Our international sangha is deeply engaged through this annual Sattwadharman Benefit in preserving and transferring the legacy of the ancient Sanskrit-based indigenous heritage from its associated Indic nonprofit organizations to its USA operations for global dissemination. This global cultural transmission is jointly facilitated by two charitable institutions, Hansavedas (Self Enquiry Life fellowship) in the USA and Vedanidhi (Vedic Heritage Research Foundation) in India, both led by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, and as per his leadership roles in the US and India.

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His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda

President, Self Enquiry Life Fellowship (Hansavedas), USA

President, Vedic Heritage Research Foundation (Vedanidhi), India

President, Sri Paramananda Ashram Trust (Consortium), India

- Swami Paramananda Ashram (host of kumbha-mela)

- Swami Narottamananda Veda Vidyalaya (Veda Learning School)

- Sri Gangeshwar Sanskrit Vidyalaya (Sanskrit Language School)

- Kapila Sangam Ashram (Personal Retreat Centre), Amarkantak

- Om Nivas Ashram (Monastic Retreat Centre), Haridwar

Vice President, Tripura Yogashram, Haridwar, India

Online Auction

Now is your chance to purchase rare masterpieces of the Indic art tradition from the Nonprofit's Fellowship Archives, available only once a year during Sattwadharman. Your purchase directly supports our Nonprofit projects (read more here).

When you register for the livestream you will also be added as a registered bidder on the online auction. You will receive text message updates about the auction on the mobile number you used at the time of your registration. You will be able to bid on auction items from your mobile phone or from a web browser.

Even if you are not registered for the livestream on 8th October you can still preview and bid on items! Just visit the Online Auction and manually register there to begin bidding.

The online auction opens on 25th September at 11am Pacific Time and closes on 13th October at 12:00pm Pacific Time.

Presentation by His Holiness

The spiritual founder of Self Enquiry Life Fellowship and the President monk of our global sangha and consortium of institutions will offer an inspirational audio-visual presentation on the theme of Retrospective of Cultural Heritage. 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 adepts outside of India who has been awarded the degree of Mahāmahopādhyāya (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India due to his scholarly and meditative interpretation of Sanskrit literature.

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Music Performances

The tradition of Sanskrit indigenous knowledge is well known for its seamless integration of art and music with meditation and spirituality. It is in this light that we share exquisite music by maestros, Dyuti Chakraborti, Sangita Gosain, and Jayanthi Kumaresh, during our Sattwadharman livestream. These performances represent and showcase our Nonprofit’s ongoing work to build a music library that unfolds ancient Vedic classical music in the light of meditation. Drawing upon esoteric Sanskrit texts and manuscripts, our monastic council of highly realized Vedic monks guides the conception, recording and production of these music projects.

Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh

Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh is India’s torch bearer worldwide for Saraswathi Veena, the National Instrument of India. An artiste, collaborator, composer, researcher, creator, pioneer, and educator, her life achievements over 35 years, truly embody the rich musical heritage of India, making her one of the most legendary Veena masters that India has ever produced. As a pioneer in her field, Jayanthi has presented Veena to audiences in every corner of the world in different formats. She is the founder of the Indian National Orchestra, featuring 21 star musicians from all over India – the first of its kind orchestra for Indian classical music. Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh has dedicated her life to the Saraswathi Veena. Her playing style truly brings out the voice of the Veena, in terms of originality in content, technique, virtuosity and expression that transcends the boundaries of language and region.

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Dr. Sangita Gosain

Dr. Sangita Gosain is a renowned vocalist and scholar who has dedicated her life to the research, performance and preservation of Odissi classical music. She is a retired Associate Professor at Utkal University of Culture and is the Chief Executive of the Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Gosain obtained PhDs in the fields of English Literature and Odissi Music. She has performed as an invited artist in India and abroad and has received recognition for her versatile renditions in 17 different languages. An aficionado, protector and maestro of Odissi Music, Dr. Gosain is the pride of Orissa, tirelessly working to direct and promote Odissi dance and music programs in India and abroad so that traditional Oriya art and culture is preserved for future generations.

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Dyuti Chakraborti

Dyuti Chakraborti has rendered vocal music since childhood. She was initially trained in Hindustani classical music and traditional bhajan under the guidance of Sri Dwijen Bhattacharya, the senior-most disciple of Pt. Mohanlal Mishra and Pt. Rajan & Sajan Mishra. She studied Padavali Kirtanam under the supervision of senior teacher Sri Manoranjan Bhattacharya and Pt. Sri Nimai Mitra. Furthering her study, she learnt Brij Lokagit (Brij Folk) under the guidance of Sri Jagdish Brijwasi in addition to Srimad Bhagvad Mahapuranam melodies under the guidance of Pt. Arvind Bhai Pandya, Sriman Prem Gopal Das Brahmachari, and His Holiness Abhay Charan Das Baba. She also learned Sri Ram Katha melodies under the guidance of Sri Rajan Mishra. Ordained with various awards and scholarships, she is a beloved and cherished traditional vocalist in India and abroad.

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What you Support

Sponsorships at the time of registration directly support the students at our Vedic whole-brain learning schools in India (see registration form for sponsorship options).

Donations before and during the event will be channeled into two funds: Programs and Property. Your donation for Programs supports our Nonprofit's heritage revival 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, Indic classical music and value-based educational publications.

Whole-brain Learning

Heritage Preservation

Classical Music & Art

Establishment of Centre

Tax-deductible Portion of your Sponsorship

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/emailed a formal acknowledgement detailing the tax-deductible portion of your contribution.