We are excited to announce the establishment of The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings® Endowment Fund. This valuable resource is currently offered free of charge to all users and it is important to us to keep it free for future generations to come who want to benefit from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. For this reason, we have opened the Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Endowment Fund. This fund will provide lasting income to the Library of Teachings, ensuring that the library can continue to improve and maintain contemporary technology with the changing times while continuing to be free for all. The Library of Teachings is being accessed all over the world more than 500 times each day, from over one hundred countries! Yogi Bhajan and his teachings continue to touch people's lives in very personal and profound ways.
Our prayer is that over time we can raise enough funds to create an endowment fund of $11 million to support the Library of Teachings in perpetuity. This may sound like a lofty goal, but like any savings plan, it will be achieved one dollar at a time. As Yogi Bhajan said;
Guru has laid the path, let us walk; let us not serve the lineage, let us serve the legacy.
Yogi Bhajan — January 31st, 1993
How does the Endowment Fund work for the Library of Teachings?
Gifts to the Endowment Fund are invested to generate income that provides annual support for the Library of Teachings in perpetuity. In essence it is a savings account, the Endowment Fund provides the lasting security of funding, even during tight times of financial recession. By providing a dedicated stream of income, endowment gifts will assure free access to the Library of Teachings for the future generations.
The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Endowment Fund is managed through the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The Foundation has a proven history of building and managing permanent community endowment funds. The Library of Teachings joins an investment pool of over $70 million, allowing us to invest in a wide range of income-producing funds. Their trusted team of financial managers are experts in endowment plans and inspire confidence in givers. We work closely with the Foundation to tailor our Endowment Fund to best serve the Library of Teachings and our investors.
One of our most important relationships with Yogi Bhajan, and for our prosperity and prosperity consciousness, was the opportunity to give to him fearlessly in the form of Bheta. Now our opportunity to give Bheta is giving to Library of Teachings as the formless embodiment of our Teacher.
Guru Sahay Singh & Mukta Kaur Khalsa — Atlanta, Georgia
As a teacher and a trainer, I feel confident about giving to the Library of Teachings. I use it for class preparation and for kriya searches, especially if someone has asked for a recommendation because it's so easy to give them a link to the meditation or kriya online. I have students from around the world and this is a resource available to everyone. It's not often that you love your work so much that you donate back to it, but my husband and I both give to the Library of Teachings regularly for just that reason - we love it!
Sat Purkh Kaur & Abhai Raj Singh Khalsa — Espanola, New Mexico
How do I give to the Endowment Fund?
The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings Endowment Fund welcomes a wide varied of donations that are suited to everyone:
Cash donations of any amount
Bequests through wills or living trusts
Charitable gift annuities
Stock, real estate, or other real property
IRAs and Qualified Retirement Plans
All donations are welcome, both large and small. Like any savings plan, the Endowment Fund grows one dollar at a time. Call or email us to learn more about how you can give firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-519-4790
Yogi Bhajan gave us profound and practical tools for managing our lives and reaching our highest potential. I give to the Yogi Bhajan Library of the Teachings because I use these tools daily and want them to be available now and for the future.
Harijot Kaur Khalsa — Los Angeles, California
How does donating to the Endowment Fund benefit the Giver?
Making a planned financial gift is one of the best ways to ensure the lasting viability of the Library of Teachings. A donation to the Endowment Fund will allow you to establish a lasting remembrance of your life by linking your legacy to the legacy of Yogi Bhajan. You can also take advantage of these benefits:
Reduce your taxes now by receiving a charitable deduction for a planned gift later
Increase your income by getting a monthly cash return from your gift
Support a cause you really believe in and fulfill your charitable goals
Creating your own lasting legacy by supporting the legacy of Yogi Bhajan
Increase your prosperity by giving
We give to Library of Teachings Endowment Fund to keep these teachings available to the world- for free. I want my children and my children's children to be able to listen to Yogi Bhajan's teachings the way I did as a child. This is a priceless gift we can pass on to our future and we want to be part of it!
Shabd Simran Kaur & Yinka Kamalprem Adeniji — Santa Fe, New Mexico
There are many creative ways to use your assets to benefit the Library of Teachings, while at the same time preserving the benefits of those assets for you and your family. Watch for our next email to learn how you can give to the Endowment Fund and receive income from the gift as well.
Yogi Bhajan consistently spoke about the future and how what we do today, in this life, impacts the generations to come. This couldn't be more true now as we plan for the future of the Library of Teachings with this Endowment Fund. He said;
I hope you will give a chance to your future and see your future, and you will put every negative, positive, neutral, nothing, everything into it, so that when your children, tomorrow become people, they should pray for you.
Yogi Bhajan — January 7th,1990
Our family has donated to the Library of Teachings since we were first married as a way to give back to the teachings. We met through Kundalini Yoga and want to support the preservation of this precious lifestyle for the generations to come, including our children. Sat Nam
Sadhu Kaur & Guru Sevak Singh Khalsa — Arizona & Belo Horizonte, Brazil
At The Yogi Bhajan Library of Teachings we are dedicated to extending the teachings out into the world through the online database of teachings so that they may continue to bless and transform individuals for many years to come. Join us in our mission and become part of this legacy!