Our vision at Vana Foundation is to revive Indian wisdom in contemporary India. We will focus on Indian wisdom, Indian farming and Indian culture through our initiatives and activities, with an aspiration to benefit all, especially India and its youth.
The foundation’s goals to revive aspects of Indian culture span across music, food, textiles and art. These areas are already being touched upon throughout Vana and there is a lot more to come in the near future and beyond. Indian Wisdom as we define it, includes these vital aspects of culture that we deeply care for.
Vidyaloke is one of Vana Foundation’s most significant initiatives. The Buddha’s wisdom lies at its heart and inspiring the study and practice of the Buddha’s paths to enlightenment, is its mission. Vana Foundation is also one of the main organisers of the Siddhartha Festival, an initiative of Siddhartha’s Intent India in collaboration with several Indian organisations. Another SII-VF landmark effort is ‘Lighting the Mahabodhi’, a first of its kind lighting project that is being designed, executed and offered to the Mahabodhi Mahavihara in Bodhgaya, Bihar.
Our ambitions for Indian farming are being manifested through Vana Krishi, with a hope to create farmer networks, promote traditional farming methods and encourage rural life. Vana Krishi is a long-term commitment and it’s journey has only just begun from our home and base in Dehradun.
Siddhartha Festival is motivated by the intent to pay homage to and celebrate the "Prince of India – Siddhartha Gautama", and to introduce his legacy and wisdom to those who are seeking truth. It is an initiative of Siddhartha’s Intent India under the vision and guidance of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
Our ambitions for Indian farming are being manifested through Vana Krishi, with a hope to create farmer networks, promote traditional farming methods and encourage rural life. It's a long-term commitment and the journey has just begun from our home and base in Dehradun.