Dhana (giving to charities)

Dhana to relieve the suffering of the poor and sick and help the disadvantaged  is an integral part of yoga. By giving we take a positive step, our heart opens more. In this way not only the receivers but also the giver reaps benefits, we become more generous and are reminded of the interconnectedness of humanity and all living forms. You are welcome to read and download  Kamal's Article on Charity. Click here for Kamal's article on Charity


Atmachaithanya Charitable Trust (UK), Registered Charity No. 1135546

This charity was established in 2010 to carry out humanitarian work and increasing people's health in the UK, India and worldwide as well as educating people in the timeless principles and practices of Sanatana Dharma ("the path of the eternal truth") giving people from any background tools to evolve spiritually and live a contented, harmonious and peaceful life, with special emphasis on spreading Swami Atmachaithanya's Teachings. Swami Atmachaithanya is a Holy man and Spiritual Master from Kerala, South India where He established the charitable Shanti Madom Trust which administers His Humanitarian Projects & Work in India (see below). Swami Atmachaithanya is the Spiritual Master of the Chaithanya Yoga School, and He showers His Blessing and Divine Energy into the Yoga School benefitting all its members. The Chaithanya Yoga School regularly donates to the Trust acknowledging in gratitude the eternal spiritual yoga teaching which we in the West pass on and which we have received ultimately from the ancient Rishis (Sages) of India.

Current fundraisers/initiatives for the Atmachaithanya Charitable Trust (UK):

  • Kundalini Kriya Yoga Class, Devotional Singing, Sanatana Dharma Teaching at the Chaithanya Yoga School
  • General & Low-Cost Homeopathic Clinic at the Chaithanya Yoga School on Fridays and Saturdays with homeopath Marie Ingham, Tel 020 8690 8182 (more details click on "news & events")
  • Proceeds from sales from the Chaithanya Yoga Shop (see "timetable & fees")

The Atmachaithanya Charitable Trust (UK) supports many projects for Shanti Madom Trust (India) - see further below.

If you would like to raise funds for our charity please contact Kamal. You can also make a donation by cheque, payable to "Atmachaithanya Charitable Trust (UK)", to Atmachaithanya Charitable Trust (UK), 23 Parbury Road, London SE23 1NZ, or transfer directly into our Charity account, please email for details.

Please contact Kamal, Tel: 020 8699 6980, Email: kamal@chaithanyayogaschool.com  if you are making a donation so that we can consider whether we can reclaim tax through Gift Aid.



The mission of His Holiness Swami Atmachaithanya is to uplift the consciousness of humanity and to ease the suffering of humanity, giving mental peace and happiness and bring unity and compassion to each and every being all over the world. Swami's two ashrams, Shanti Madom and Chaithanyapuri  in Kerala, South India are administered by the charity Shanti Madom Trust.

The Trust runs many charitable projects. There is the Homeopathic Outpatient clinic in Chaithanyapuri (Consultation and medicine is free). The Chaithanya Mobile Unit consisting of Homeopathic and allopathic doctors and Pharmacists visits poor areas about 30 km from the Chaithanyapuri Ashram and provides free consultation and medication and free food items (rice & lentils) for the poor as well as educational material for their children. At the beginning of each school year the charity provides needy children and college students in the vicinity of the ashrams with school books and uniforms. The Trust also gives financial assistance for house construction.

The inauguration of the Chaithanya Temple was on 4 April 2007. This temple is built on holy land, where the ancient Rishis came to do penance. The vibration of the inaugurated Temple will contribute to worldwide peace. Spiritual aspirants of any background are welcome to stay at the ashrams to bathe in the high energies and to devote time for their spiritual practices of meditation, prayers, devotion for them to increase their spiritual vibration, and also to practice Karma Yoga (selfless service).

Swami visits many countries on His annual World Tour - He gives Healing, Darshan, Consultation, Kundalini initiation and Meditation classes. All are welcome to experience the radiance of Swami's compassion, healing and unconditional love which he freely gives to all.  He visits the UK annually, usually spring or summer - contact Kamal, Email: kamal@chaithanyayogaschool.com if you wish to be on the mailing list.

Swami Atmachaithanya says: "We must all do what we can in this world to help those less fortunate than ourselves."



Distribution of Homeopathic medication                       Swami distributing food to the poor                       Medical Camp - Swami is giving a discourse



Kamal supports these two UK sister charities. Their aims are completely in line with yoga. Ahimsa (non-violence), the first ethical teaching of the Yama's in Patanjali's Yoga, refers also to the animal kingdom. The yogic diet is vegetarian for optimum physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. 

The Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation (VVF) is a science-based body which has been established to monitor and interpret the growing avalanche of research. This research is consistently and increasingly strengthening our knowledge of diet and its effects - both positive and negative. The VVF will regularly communicate this information to the public, health professionals, schools and food manufacturers and provide accurate information on which to make informed choices. It is a vital - and almost solitary source of accurate and unbiased information and advice on diet and health and is free from any commercial or vested interests.

Viva's campaign - Eating meat causes environmental destruction, damages human health, contributes to global hunger and inflicts immense suffering on billions of animals across the world. Viva believes that the solution to all these problems is in our own hands: the best way to stop the destruction and the cruelty is to stop eating animals now. Through popular campaigns, solid research, undercover exposÚs and effective media skills Viva has brought the reality of modern farming into people's living rooms. Viva has enlightened millions, shocked most and changed the diets of many. (Diet sheets available on-line)

The Chaithanya Yoga School is on Viva's Discount Scheme. This means if you subscribe to Viva you will be getting 20 per cent off your private yoga classes and sound massage treatments.

Websites:           www.viva.org.uk             www.vegetarian.org.uk