Atma Veda Gana Foundation (AVGF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Phoenix with the primary mission of educating and celebrating Vedic culture. AVGF has been organizing various Vedic programs, spiritual retreats and classes for the past 15 years in the valley and nearby cities like Tucson. These include Rudrabhishekam, and other forms of Veda Parayana and Homas to enhance health, wealth, intellect and well-being of the family. Dedicated Shastris trained in Mahanyasam, Surya Namaskara, Aruna Prashna, Upanishads, Udakashanthi and Veda Suktas perform during these events.
The primary mission of Atma Veda Gana Foundation is to educate and celebrate the Vedic Culture that has established its roots in the Indian sub-continent. The disciples seeks inspiration from the Vedas and through Jnana and Yajna seek the Atman by exploring both the manifest universe as well as the inner self. Gana refers loosely to an association of people coming together for the attainment of the similar goals. These are accomplished by imbibing the knowledge from, and through the blessings of GanaPati (the Master or Teacher) on this journey to self realization.
Purnam adah Purnam idam Purnat Purna Udachyate
Purnasya Purnam adaya Purnam evava sishyate
That is full (infinite). This is full. From fullness manifests fullness.
Taking away fullness from fullness, what remains is fullness (infinite).
Vedanta, which forms the nucleus of Dharmic philosophy, is an art of living that is applicable to humans of every religion and faith. Rooted in this is the concept of Advaita (non duality) which celebrates the residence of the Divine in every soul. The followers of this philosophy will learn the background and details behind Advaita from Vedas and Upanishads through rigorous classes, workshops and discussions. This knowledge allows an individual to treat the practical aspects of day to day life and its imperfections and allow it to co-exist in harmony with the ultimate goal of realizing the purpose of one’s role in humanity and this universe.