Generosity Talks is a Jaya Kula giving program. Each year, a self-selected group of Jaya Kula major donors designates another non-profit organization to receive a modest monetary gift.
About our recipients
All recipient non-profit organizations are U.S.-based, or have a U.S.-based non-profit sponsor.
All recipient non-profit organizations have the imparting of spiritual teachings and/or supporting other organizations to impart teachings as a primary activity.
Examples of potential recipient organizations:
- Groups offering yoga or meditation in prisons or to other disenfranchised people
- Nonprofit organizations related to Anandamayi Ma
- Groups supporting the spiritual training of young people
- Groups providing opportunities for personal spiritual retreat
- Primarily spiritual organizations offering hospital or healthcare to disenfranchised populations
Past Generosity Talks recipients
Jhamtse International – Supporting a model school and community for disadvantaged children in Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Benares Music Academy via DAYA Foundation – Music instruction for disadvantaged children in Varanasi, India.
Children of Ma Foundation – Supporting academic and spiritual education for disadvantaged children in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiatives – Improving the education standards and living conditions of Tibetan Buddhist female monastic communities.
OUr commitment to WOMen and children in spiritual organizations
Jaya Kula is committed to supporting organizations that educate women and children about sex and reproductive health as part of their curriculum.
We are particularly disposed to supporting organizations that develop and maintain institutionalized safeguards to protect women and children from violence and sexual abuse.
We sometimes give a single gift to an organization that does not yet have these safeguards in place in consideration of the value of the other benefits they provide.
However, as of 2017, our Board of Directors includes a statement in every award letter about our commitment to nonviolence against women and children.
We will no longer consider any organization for a second donation if they work with women and/or children and do not provide evidence of significant commitment and action in the areas of violence and sexual abuse prevention.