Our mission is spirituality in action—to share, serve, and make a difference. Our goal is to light the flame of compassion in our own hearts, and carry it from heart to heart, community to community, and nation to nation.
The Himalayan Institute’s global humanitarian projects stimulate social regeneration through education, improved health care, and vocational training. We believe empowerment, not aid, is the long-term solution to poverty and social disintegration. And our approach to humanitarian projects is holistic, multi-disciplinary, and spiritually grounded.
Since by far the majority of those suffering live in rural villages, rural empowerment is the heart of the Himalayan Institute’s humanitarian mission. Our rural empowerment initiative includes integrated health care, education, vocational training, and sustainable micro-enterprise, all implemented using the Himalayan Institute Community Center model. Community Center activities are designed to stimulate a regeneration of society at the grass-roots—nurturing and strengthening the whole fabric of society