We aim to be a force for good and contribute towards improving our society. Underlying our work is a philosophy of benevolence and deeper spiritual thought. Our hearts and our work are open for everyone.

Our Programs

The Centre for Healthy Living

The Centre for Healthy Living

We provide programs to help people improve their health and happiness, their relationships and family life. We offer counseling, courses and therapies with an approach to the health and well-being of the whole person.

The Centre for Healthy Living promotes principles of total health and practical techniques which enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. We offer a range of programs to help people by sharing our understanding of the principles of health and happiness.

We aim to work in a spirit of service and love, to create an atmosphere that is healing.

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Institute of Total Education

Institute of Total Education

The Institute of Total Education supports the development of holistic systems of education within schools through the personal and professional development of teachers and facilitating the engagement of both parents and students.  The core elements of the Institute's Programs are applicable in any school setting and are based on a number of key principles that can have a transformative effect on school culture.

In the Institute of Total Education courses teachers can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how to manage the pressures of teaching, as well as how to guide a child’'s development in a more total way.

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The School of Total Education

The School of Total Education

Our model of education develops a child's full potential. Excellent academic results are obtained and graduates are confident people with a strong sense of self direction. The school fosters values of self-reliance, service, kindness and acceptance.

"Most people would like to see an educational methodology that really educates and brings out the best in human beings: talent, capacities, understanding and personal value judgments which allow the community to find peace, happiness, tolerance and love."
Vijayadev Yogendra
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The Study of Yoga

The Study of Yoga

The Foundation promotes the study of yoga based on the work of Shri Yogendraji. His son Vijayadev Yogendra has adapted this for modern and Western needs. The classic tradition, passed on directly from teacher to student, dates back several thousand years.

 

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Promoting Peace

Promoting Peace

The Foundation seeks to build a culture of peace. Such a culture needs practice in daily living throughout the community. We look to be involved with people locally and from afar to join the efforts made to promote peace world-wide.

"“Peace not only gives solace to the soul but can also provide solace to the whole world.… One peaceful soul can create its own ripples, more peaceful souls can create waves and many more peaceful souls can change the world with a surge of goodness.”"
Vijayadev Yogendra

The Foundation's entire body of work aims tocontribute to individual, community and global well-being by bringing a focus to the factors that contribute to peace.

We feel peace is more than the absence of war. It is about creating a safe, inclusive, respectful and positive community. Personal peace is a pre-requisite for any efforts at promoting peace more widely. Overcoming factors within us that disturb our minds and our relationships with others needs more than just a wish but a life based on practising principles that lead to personal growth. Our publications (books and free articles) are one way of helping. We also promote understanding of parenting which is  the basis for a child to grow into a positive, contributive human being. Over many years we have engaged in the  study and promotion of classical Yoga as a means for self-development and finding inner peace. 

We have organized many seminars, workshops and symposia that have dealt directly or indirectly with peace. We are focusing on making the knowledge of the many eminent presenters who contributed to these events more widely available by publishing it on this website (see free articles).

In 2005 the Foundation organized a major symposium and cultural program "Pathways to Peace" at Griffith University. Following this the Foundation organized a series of festivals to involve the local community in celebrating peace. A diverse festival program including art, drama, film, multicultural fair and football carnival made a contribution to peace in our community.

The festival was initially inspired by Vijayadev Yogendra who wrote a short monograph “Peace -– A Way of Life”. The theme for each festival reflected a positive approach to a recognized community need. Festivals themes have been:

  • 2005 - “Finding Peace in our own Backyard”
  • 2007 - “Finding Common Ground”
  • 2009 - “Creating Connections”
  • 2011 - “Everybody Counts”
  • 2013 - Building a Culture of Peace

Since the local events calendar became crowded, our attention has turned more towards the effort to support the development of peace through education, namely through the School of Total Education and through the work at the Centre for Healthy Living.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Publications

Over the last forty years, the Foundation has published books to promote health and well-being, positive family relationships, holistic education and spiritual growth. New books on Parenting, Self-Development and Education will be available from time to time. Check out the bookstore where we also provide some free resources for you to download.

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From time to time we will put up posts that we hope may be of interest to you. Currently, they are about parenting. They have been written by Jan Dugan and Jan Gudkovs, authors of The Focused Child and Helping Children Relax.