- About the Avadhuta Foundation
About the Avadhuta Foundation
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7088 Winchester Circle Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
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ABOUT the FOUNDATION:
The Avadhuta Foundation was established as a non-profit organization - 501(c)(3), in 1993( click to see Papaji's Letter) to further the teachings of Sri H.W.L. Poonja, affectionately referred to as Papaji. Kamal Ruane, Raj Prabhu and Billy Pearlman were the first Board of Directors.
As Papaji directed, the Avadhuta Foundation now offers audiotapes, CDs, and DVDs of Satsangs that were recorded mostly from 1993 to 1997. In addition the Foundation also sells books about Papaji and about his teacher, Ramana Maharshi, along with photographs and music.
It is the mission of the foundation to catalog, preserve, and make available all that was and still is Papaji. As a non-profit organization we are supported by your donations and grants. If you would like to contribute to this on-going project, please contact us. All contributions are tax deductible.
Find out more about local events or about the tape remastering project at Avadhuta. If you think you may have copies of tapes we don't have, please check our listing of all satsangs. We will pay you the cost of postage, we will digitize your tape, send you a free copy and return your original. Please check. There are still some missing dates in the archives...not to mention any earlier videos - especially before 1990.
The Satsang Bhavan website has more information on Papaji Satsangs on the Web in text, video, and quotes; and about Papaji and the community in Lucknow, along with information about visiting during celebrations or for daily video satsangs.
AVADHUTA* | PAPAJI |Mission Statement
Papaji's official Avadhuta Foundation was established in 1993 to catalog, preserve, and make available to the public, information about the Indian teacher and guru, HWL Poonja, affectionately known as Papaji, and also that of his beloved teacher, Sri Ramana Maharshi. It functions both as a library and bookstore to loan, sell, and distribute books, tapes, DVDs, CDs, photos of Poonjaji and Sri Ramana. We are dedicated as stewards of Papaji's message to faithfully present his teachings. This requires that we are true to his words and that we present them as accurately and purely as possible.
*The word Avadhuta comes from an Indian term Avadhoot for one who has "shaken off" or "passed beyond" all worldly attachments and cares, including all motives of detachment (or conventional and other-worldly renunciation), all conventional notions of life and religion, and all seeking for "answers" or "solutions" in the form of conditional experience or conditional knowledge. (Quoted from The Avataric Samrajya of Adidam.)