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The SATYA Foundation is a charitable trust, registered
with the Australian Taxation Office as a non profit organisation and exempt
from income tax. It is dedicated to promoting the systematic study of the
science, philosophy and practice of yoga and the provision of yogic education
to the wider community by the establishment of a resource library and Centre of
higher learning on yoga and associated ancillary studies such as anatomy,
physiology, psychology, philosophy, Ayurveda Jyotish etc., and by the provision
of a scholarships for academic and other formal studies into the medical benefits of
yoga and to encourage proper scientific yoga research programs. This trust will
liaise with and/or support other persons and organisations with a similar
purpose in order to mutually assist in the promotion and expression of the formal
study of yoga in the wider community.
NOTE: The SATYA Foundation
Trust is Australian based.
NO association or interaction whatsoever is implied with
similar named overseas entities such as those listed below:
The SATYA Foundation
Trust aims to provide for:
establishment of a reference, research and resource library and Centre of
Systematic Study and Higher Learning for the gathering, study and dissemination
of information, and
materials on yoga and associated ancillary studies such as anatomy,
physiology, psychology, philosophy, Ayruveda and Jyotish etc.
of a scholarship fund or funds to assist suitable persons in furthering
academic and other suitable formal studies into the benefits of yoga and for
the establishment and support of proper scientific research programs into
various aspects of yoga.
establishment of a Yoga Education and Retreat Centre where the public can study
the theoretical and experiential aspects of yoga and enjoy short and long term
retreat from time to time.
establishment of other such support services for teachers and students of yoga
in the provision of classes, courses, seminars and other training and
educational products and services relating to yoga.
This trust is formed
and maintained in the spirit of service to community ( SEVA). It is not owned by
or for the exclusive benefit of any individual/s or group, and is for the
general benefit of the wider community.
The word “yoga” comes
from the Sanskrit language meaning union or to join, or yoke together. Yoga is
derived from the Tantric and Vedic traditions and was handed down in an oral
tradition for millennia through an unbroken lineage of Yogis, Rishis and Seers
who developed this science for the expansion and liberation of human
consciousness. Yoga is a science because results are predictable and
measurable. The science of yoga then is the fully integrated and systematic
study of those yogic practices that affect the many levels of human existence,
experience and expression, particularly the scientifically measurable
psychological, physical and physiological aspects.
encourages nor imposes any religious dogma or belief. No particular faith or
beliefs are required or denied, merely an inquiring and open mind.
SCIENCE AND TANTRIC YOGA ASSOCIATION (SATYA)
An association to support the general aim of exploring
and living life according to Tantric principles focussing primarily on
exploring the scientific, therapeutic and general benefits of Yoga.
particular interest is the study of the effects of Prana Vidya,
Shodhan, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Pranayamas, Tratak, Kundalini practices, the
Kriyas etc on the brain and autonomic nervous system as well as the medical
benefits of Ayurveda and yoga for Asthma, Diabetes and such.
effects of Nadi Shodhan and other Pranayamas, and Tratak on brain function and
hemisphericity, both in remedial work with brain damaged patients, and with
cognitive enhancement in adults and children.
how these practises help to balance brain and nervous activity.
will also liaise with other organisations and invite suitably qualified
practitioners and speakers to forums, seminars etc.
Establish a research and resource library for
the collecting and publishing of information and research data.
a quality, scientific journal called:
“Science And Tantra, Yogic Archives” (SATYA) published quarterly or bi
annually to incorporate qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in
scientific papers, articles, research data and appraisals, letters and
discussions in response, plus information on various therapeutic and research
centres around the world.
members, and editorial staff with any area of specific or general interest can
live anywhere in the world as this body is to support and serve all. Support
staff and interested members do the work of collecting and printing information
in South Australia with input from all over the world. Both lay and health
professionals may join and contribute in some way other than writing articles.
with research and scientific organisations world wide via printed publications
and via the Internet.
THE BANNER PROJECT
Om project is where people
donate $1 to have drawn a small Om on a large material banner, either
themselves or by us on their behalf. The aim is to raise $108,000 to buy land
for a research and retreat centre and bring people together by creating 108,000
powerful community sadhana! If you wish to help raise
us and we can send you a copy of the banner to gather 108
Om’s on, then
you can send it in with your funds so each Om can be correctly placed
according to your wishes.
The banner is 3m long by 1.2m wide and
will eventually be on permanent display in the sadhana room.
RETREAT & RESEARCH CENTRE
will be found and developed into a village style community with part
farm, part orchard and vegetable gardens in permaculture design. With a
and Research centre and Library, Teaching Centre, Dormitories, Sadhana Hall and
seminar room etc. All sections of the community would be self-funding with an exception of SATYA research foundation.
It is the intention
to be financially viable and self sufficient regarding food and
produce, with excess being sold to raise money. The primary purpose however is
to provide an example of how a yogic community can work by living the life and
teaching yoga as well as providing service to the wider community in whatever
form is needed.
For more information, please contact:
The SATYA Foundation
PO Box 6088,
Cromer VIC 3193 Australia
03 9589 2108
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