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Your tax-deductible donation will help Universal Shaiva Fellowship (dba Lakshmanjoo Academy), share the uplifting teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo and Kashmir Shaivism to provide clear and certain guidance to humanity in this time of uncertainty.
We need your help to continue the work we started decades ago and fully realize Swami Lakshmanjoo's vision of making Kashmir Shaivism available to the world. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.
We are an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit organization. Your donation is fully tax-deductible (for US citizens). We offer a range of giving opportunities.
How to donate
Donate online on this page OR mail your donation (download our donation form above and mail it with check or credit card information to: Universal Shaiva Fellowship, Attn John Hughes, 2870 NE Hogan Dr, Suite E, #106, Gresham, OR 97030-3173). To claim a donation as a deduction on your US taxes, please keep your emailed donation receipt as your official record.
The team at Universal Shaiva Fellowship and Lakshmanjoo Academy is working remotely to ensure the health and safety of all staff, volunteers and board members.Your donation acknowledgement will be delivered electronically.
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The Universal Shaiva Fellowship (dba Lakshmanjoo Academy) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of US law.
Your generous support of any amount is deeply appreciated. Donors will be acknowledged according to their wishes.
A note from John Hughes
Many years ago, in Kashmir, I was walking down the road with Swamiji. When I was asked what I would do after he left this world, I replied that I would like to stay with my family in Kashmir and continue to study Kashmir Shaivism. To this, Swamiji replied, “No, you must return to the West and make my teachings live and available to the world.”
With this directive, we at the Universal Shaiva Fellowship/Lakshmanjoo Academy, have dedicated our lives to making this dream a reality. This has only been possible with your help and support.
With Swamiji’s blessings and our gratitude,
Jai Guru Dev
In Swami Lakshmanjoo’s Name
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
The Lakshmanjoo Academy educates the public and academic community on the teachings of the venerable Shaiva Master Swami Lakshmanjoo (1907-1991) by making available his translations and commentaries of the ancient classic texts of Kashmir Shaivism.
The Lakshmanjoo Academy is a branch of the nonprofit, Universal Shaiva Fellowship, which was established in 1982 and is dedicated to the devotional aspect of the teachings of Swami Lakshmanjoo with a special focus on his annual Birthday and Mahasamadhi Celebrations.
We at Universal Shaiva Fellowship and Lakshmanjoo Academy have dedicated our lives to fulfilling Swami Lakshmanjoo's vision by preserving his teachings and making them available in as many forms as possible. We believe that these important and uplifting teachings have the potential to resonate with those seeking clarity in this time of uncertainty and offer "a way home."
The Universal Shaiva Fellowship and Lakshmanjoo Academy are actively engaged in the following four areas. There is a lot of work yet to be done.
Correcting transcriptions to create perfect records of Swamiji’s lecture/translations.
Editing and publishing Swamiji’s lectures and translations. John Hughes is the editor-in-chief of the Universal Shaiva Fellowship and the Lakshmanjoo Academy.
Providing for study and worship according to the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. We offer free weekly Sangha, online study courses and annual four-day retreats in Spring and Fall, in person and online.
Creating social media content with daily updates and weekly new excerpts (Blog/Swamiji says), answering questions, and providing information online and by phone.
Organizing annual events to celebrate Swami Lakshmanjoo’s Birthday and Mahasamadhi (traditional fire ceremony) are open and free to anyone.
“In each and every action focus your mind in dvadasanta (i.e. point between the eyebrows). Then held in continuity, one is born anew.”
Thank you to our donors
Agarwalla, Mahendra Kumar
Aum Science and Technology
Bhatt, Anjali and Suraj
Bhatt, Bhushan and Nancy
Charitable Trust, Cowles
Cohen, Joseph Mark
Dhar, Vijay and Rajni
(Dr) Kachru, Raj
(Dr) Kafatos, Menas
Long, Alan and Kate
Mathieu, James and Barbara
Raina, Anil and Sonia
Raina, Rajesh and Uta
Raina, Inder Krishen
Stankov, Milovan and Patricia
Van Winkle, Michael
Wanchoo, Maharaj and Ranjana