BRAHMA SABHA

लोका: समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु May the World live in Peace and Harmony!

Lk Barrington, IL   |  www.brahmasabha.org

Mission

Brahma Sabha will promote research into and the education of Indian arts, studies and culture to Indians and to non-Indian nationals residing outside India. Indian scriptures such as the Vedas, the Sanskrit language, Indian music, dance, meditation and yoga will be cornerstone areas for the Brahma Sabha.

Initially, the focus will be on various scripture reading, spiritual talks, discourses and related activities.

Ruling year info

2004

Trustee

Arun Natarajan

Trustee

Ganesh Shankar Ram

Main address

28117 W Savannah Trl

Lk Barrington, IL 60010 USA

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EIN

20-0327812

NTEE code info

Hindu (X70)

Hindu (X70)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The world is in a state of major transition. Population growth, scientific breakthroughs, global connections, social media, among others have brought the world closer and also made it possible for individuals to cooperate and undertake initiatives that will make our world a better place for us and for future generations. In the middle of amazing progress, there are also serious violent acts and discords arising from inequalities and from improper understanding of various spiritual paths. Brahma Sabha desires to help like minded organizations, groups and individuals reduce world hunger, improve mutual understanding and thus promote peace and progress for the world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Publication of spiritual books

Sri Krishna Premi Swamigal is the founder of several religious, educational, charitable organizations including Brahma Sabha. He is well known in India and around the world for his unique discourses on Sanatana Dharma, Hinduism. His literary compositions, lectures, and songs advocate devotion as the means to reach God with a strong foundation in the Vedas and scriptures of Srimad Bhagavatam, Srimad Ramayanam, Bhagavad Gita, and Bhakta Charitras. This program brings translations of his work to a larger global audience

Population(s) Served

Scripture reading and spiritual discourses in individual patron homes and in public avenues such as temples and community halls

Population(s) Served

Brahma Sabha supports various food banks and temples in providing food for the hungry irrespective of the recipient's political or religious beliefs

Population(s) Served

Brahma Sabha supports various temples and organizations in protecting cows and calves.

Population(s) Served

Brahma Sabha supports poor students by providing funds for education

Population(s) Served

Brahma Sabha provides training on learning the Sanskrit language for all who are interested. Classes are held via skype, or teleconference.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) Feeding the hungry
2) Support education of poor students
3) Assist Indians and non Indians living outside India in understanding the Sanatana Dharma philosophies

1) Food donation and distribution directly and through local food banks

2) Supporting the education fees and related requirements of deserving students

3) Sponsoring the publication of spiritual books authored by our guru Sri Krishna Premi Maharaj

4) Sponsoring scripture readings and discourse events

1) Brahma Sabha Chicago is associated with a global network of not for profit organizations dedicated to the mission and strategies outlined above

2) Chicago core group of volunteers have been involved in this effort for over 15 years

3) The spiritual leader has created lifetime works exploring the treasures in the Vedas, Upanishads, and in the related scriptures such as the Ramayana Srimad Bhagavatham, Bhagavad Gita, and various Bhakta charitras.

4) Event planning and event management skills have been honed over several decades of experience

1) Bi-weekly food preparation and distribution at scripture reading and related events. Next is to expand the outreach to various food banks and temples for this activity

2) Annual selection of poor students whose education is supported with grants. Next step is to expand the funding for this purpose

3) List of audio, video, and books published. Available in www.brahmasabha.org and in www.srisrianna.com Next step is to expand availability of these materials through global distributions channels

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BRAHMA SABHA

Board of directors
as of 12/18/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Subramanian Ramakrishnan

Brahma Sabha

Term: 2003 - 2023

Arun Natarajan

Brahma Sabha

Ganesh Ram

Brahma Sabha

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No