Wherever there is Krishna, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion. - Bhagavad Gita 18.78
“Our Mission is to Present, Preserve, Protect and Promote the Principles and Practices of the Universal Dharma, in all its dimensions”.
As per Vedic understanding serving humanity is serving Bhagavan (GOD) and vice versa. Serving is the inherent nature of the Atman (Soul) and the very essence of humanity
Serving the community gives true happiness and the best form of service is spiritual awakening, which is the source of everything else in the universe
We have three categories of services in VFA
Vedic Educational Programs
We emphasize on Empowerment and Enlightenment, through the four forms of Yoga, which are Jyana yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Karma yoga and Bhakti yoga.
Vedic Cultural Celebrations
We facilitate people to Experience the Exciting dharmic culture through Food, Dance, Music, Song and Dressing.
We would like to express Empathy and Compassion by providing services to the underserved communities.
VFA is a Non-Profit Organization with 501c3 and tax exempt status. It’s a Cultural organization based on Socio-Spiritual-Scientific understanding. It was founded by Stephen Knapp, David Frawley and Beth Kulkarni in the year 2002, on the day of Dussehra, at Detroit, Michigan-USA. Currently it is led by Benny Tillman (Balabhadra Bhattacharya Dasa), with HQ in Atlanta Georgia USA.
Bhagawad Gita is the basis for VFA along with other Vedic scriptures. The essence is Always Being Conscious of Dharma. We accept and respect all Vedic traditions and paths. We are open to all, with focus on Yoga Practitioners and Vedic Followers.
There is no membership fee; we are fully dependent on generous donations from patrons. Members volunteer their time and energy for the benefit of society. We have an open door policy, where all ideas are welcomed and we are not involved in any type of political activism
Those interested to join, please get in touch with us
Every person has the chance to make a change for good — no matter how big or small. Whatever amount you can give, or time you are willing to dedicate, know that your contribution makes a difference in the lives of others. Your donation, together with those of our other supporters, brings us ever closer to our goals.