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Noris Binet shares the inspiration for this painting that emerged after her meeting with Gangaji
The Jewel in the Heart
by Noris Binet
June 26, 2024
When I met Gangaji in May 2000 my whole identity as a visual artist was suspended.  I no longer focused on making art but on something else—the inquiry within to know the truth.
Art & Music
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Poetry Chris Hart's book, Always Here...Always Now...
To Touch the Hem
by Chris Hart
June 14, 2024
At 11 years of age, Chris went surfing during a cyclone, and experienced his own drowning. During this traumatic event he knew with certainty that he was not his body, that the body is merely our...

Our Community Behind Bars

Prison Program

“The source I have sought for so long is eternally present. The love I never had which I so yearned for I’ve found in my own heart.” —Keith 

Since 1994, the Prison Program has offered the opportunity for those both on the "inside" and the "outside" to deepen in self-inquiry. Gangaji’s Freedom Inside course by mail is made freely available to prisoners across 300 US prisons.

Books upon request
Correspondence Program
Course-by-mail
A new offering makes Gangaji available to c. 350,000 prisoners via Ipad.
Number of Prisoners enrolled in Freedom Inside course by mail

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering
Ashland Volunteers and Donors gather for an eventing with Gangaji

“I can’t imagine a better way to serve.  I love Gangaji’s teaching, and I want to enable as many people as possible to see and hear her for years to come.” – Melissa Fischer, Archive Project Volunteer

Unloading the van for satsang

Help Wanted

Reach out to us if you would like to volunteer.

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The Impact is Real

“A friend recommended Gangaji's videos to me. I remembered this recommendation and watched the first video. At that moment, I realized one thing: I'm finally home.” —Paulene, Germany

“This happiness, this peace is the great gift. It’s my joy to support spreading it” —Mary, Santa Rosa, CA

A friend recommended Gangaji's videos to me. I remembered this recommendation and watched the first video. At that moment, I realized one thing: I'm finally home. —Paulene, Germany
This happiness, this peace is the great gift. It’s my joy to support spreading it —Mary, Santa Rosa, CA
In our meeting Sunday Gangaji increased my feeling that I was coming home to Reality, to my Self, to something so fresh and alive that my ego couldn't "handle" it. —John
Thank you Gangaji and everyone at the foundation for making this happen. This is beyond good luck. —Mesfin, Ethiopia
Testimonials from committed donors around the globe.
Why I am a Donor
from Donors
Hear from our donor community about what moved them to participate in the Gangaji Foundation as Donors.
The precious gift of scholarship can change a life. We are lucky to be able to bring many to meet Gangaji fully supported.
Receiving the Gift of Scholarship
The Gangaji Foundation donors provide scholarships for every single meeting, retreat, and online...
from Staff
Scholarships
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Take a peak behind the scenes as volunteers fill many key roles day to day.
Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes key volunteers and staff are handling a lot, from digitizing the archives to AV...
from Volunteers and Staff
Behind the Scenes
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Giving the Gift of Retreat

Scholarships

From the community, for the community. Scholarships help visitors new to Gangaji attend events and programs they couldn't normally afford. 

Scholarships Awarded
Donations Received

“I asked and your Foundation said yes! This teaching can give you the gift of freedom immediately” —Russel 

"To be a scholarship donor is to me an indescribable joy, as I am directly contributing to this discovery of Peace in our world." Barbara, Dunsmuir, CA

"Thank you Gangaji and everyone at the foundation for making this happen. This is beyond good luck. " Mesfin, Ethiopia

Where scholarships were awarded in 2023
More Community Blog Posts
The Fire of Inquiry
by Tania Manfredini
Personal Report
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Painting Gangaji
by Susan Watson
Art & Music
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The Other Awakening
by Hillary Larson
Living in the World
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More Letters from Prisoners
Letter from James
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I may be incarcerated...but I am truly at peace
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I am a 70 Year Old Lifer...
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Gangaji Community

Love of peace brings us together. Serving peace is our opportunity... together.

Read stories of realization and appreciation from our community, learn about what we do, and how you can get involved. 

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Our Shared Purpose

Side-by-side with Gangaji, we serve the recognition of peace and freedom inherent in core of all being. Volunteers, donors, and staff collaborate with Gangaji and each other to make this message of peace available in all corners of the world and past prison walls. We make possible… 

  • In-Person & Online Events  
  • Prison Program 
  • Community Gatherings 
  • Podcasts and Media Offerings 
  • Archive Project 
  • Scholarships

Lose everything and come back home, don’t name it, just for a moment, stop spinning and come back Home.—Kathy Marshall

Listen to Kathy's song here

Community Voices

Kathy Marshall shares a song inspired by Gangaji
Come Back Home
by Kathy Marshall
Since meeting Gangaji in 2010, singer songwriter Kathy Marshall has written many songs inspired by Gangaji.
June 25, 2024
Art & Music
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From Our Community Behind Bars

Established in 1994, the Gangaji Foundation Prison Program offers programs that support men and women living behind bars in furthering their spiritual inquiry. Gangaji’s Freedom Inside course by mail is made freely available to prisoners across 300 US prisons.

Correspondence Program
Books upon request
Course-by-mail
More about the Prison Program ≫
Letter from James
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I may be incarcerated...but I am truly at peace
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“The source I have sought for so long is eternally present. The love I never had which I so yearned for I’ve found in my own heart.” —Keith 

Get Involved

Learn how you can support a team of volunteers writing to prisoners.

“As a volunteer correspondent, I’m grateful and humbled by having found a friend living under such challenging circumstances, showing me that Truth and Peace are available anywhere and everywhere. We are supported. We are free.” —Surati

Committed to Serving Peace

Prisoners can now access Freedom Inside on a tablet
The Prison Program Goes Digital
from Staff
In March 2024 we launched the prison program on Edovo.com, a learning platform for prisoners. Already a thousand prisoners have accessed the course.
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Prison Program
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The 30 year tradition of volunteers hosting Gangaji is now centered in our home town of Ashland, OR
Ashland Team
Starting in 2024 all of Gangaji's in person events are being held in Ashland, OR, produced by the...
from Regional and Local Events Volunteers
Volunteering
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A place for donors to connect, inquire, and collaborate.
What is the Donor Collaborative?
The Donor Collaborative is a virtual space for those who'd like to come a bit closer to the Gangaji...
from Hillary and Kat
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A friend recommended Gangaji's videos to me. I remembered this recommendation and watched the first video. At that moment, I realized one thing: I'm finally home. —Paulene, Germany
This happiness, this peace is the great gift. It’s my joy to support spreading it —Mary, Santa Rosa, CA
Thank you Gangaji and everyone at the foundation for making this happen. This is beyond good luck. —Mesfin, Ethiopia

The Impact is Real

Engaging with the Gangaji Foundation as a volunteer or donor is an opportunity to send a message of peace to the world—a message that serves to end unnecessary suffering and contributes to compassion, sanity, and inclusiveness.

“I asked and your Foundation said yes! This teaching can give you the gift of freedom immediately.” —Russel 

Building for the Future
This community has always kept apace with changing technologies. Today is no exception.
from Tech and Support Staff
Behind the Scenes
Staff
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Receiving the Gift of Scholarship
The precious gift of scholarship can change a life. We are lucky to be able to bring many to meet Gangaji fully supported.
from Staff
Scholarships
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of this community. Read their stories on this page, and learn how you can connect.

Transcribing
Prison Correspondence
Archive Project
GF Office Admin Support
Ashland Events set up

“I can’t imagine a better way to serve. I love Gangaji’s teaching, and I want to enable as many people as possible to see and hear her for years to come.—Melissa

67K visitors from 188 countries found gangaji.org in the past year.

Gangaji's podcast has reached 12K listeners in more than 120 countries this month.

More than 720 prisoners in 300 US Prison received Freedom Inside, a course by mail this month.

Supported by donors, last year we are able to award approximately 120 scholarships 

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Ask a question, share a report, or get in touch. Or, tell us why you first became a donor or volunteer.

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“There is a certain point when the desire to serve something is more important than the desire to get something. That is a secret, wonderful moment. This is where we meet.” ~Gangaji

From the Leadership Team

Watch a short video from Barbara about why support the Prison Program
Discovering Oneself on the Inside
by Barbara Denempont
June 13, 2024
Barb reads letters from Prison and shows how we can keep the promise of 30 years to fulfill all requests from prisoners.
From the Exec. Director
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Investing in the Transmission
Mark Northcross is a mainstay of the Gangaji Foundation. He’s been on the board since 2003 and has...
Interviewed by Harriet Watson
Board of Directors
Giving
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Meet our Board of Directors. Between them have decades of history in serving the Gangaji Foundation.
They Have Our Backs
Meet our Board of Directors. Between them have decades of history in serving the Gangaji Foundation.
from the Board of Directors
Board of Directors
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Help Fund Our Programs

We welcome the financial support of donors to keep this beacon of freedom burning brightly. With every one-time or monthly contribution made you ensure...

that every prisoner’s request is responded to
scholarships will be awarded
podcasts will be produced
the website is up and running

...and so much more that is truly meaningful to those seeking lasting peace.

Financial Report
Gangaji Foundation financial overview for 2024.
from the Board of Directors
From the Exec. Director
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Why I am a Donor
Testimonials from committed donors around the globe.
from Donors

So Far This Year...

2024 Donation Goal
$429,800
Raised: $271,109

Learn more about the impact your donation can make...

“Supporting the transmission of love and peace around the world - for me it is inevitable.” —Hannelore, Switzerland
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