About Membership

For over 45 years, the Himalayan Institute has been proud to be a member-driven organization. Our mission flows from the wisdom of the Himalayan Tradition, and is brought to life by our members’ commitment to live our mission purpose: to inspire, educate, and empower all who seek to experience their full potential.

A vibrant community of seekers, Himalayan Institute members serve and nurture the world in countless ways. As custodians of a living tradition, our members are the backbone of the Himalayan Institute, helping us share our mission with the world.

As a Mission Member, you will receive 10% off all classes, services and merchandise at the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh.

Become a Mission Member here.

The Wisdom Library

As a Mission Member, you will gain exclusive access to our online Wisdom Library. The Wisdom Library includes monthly livestream workshops, digital practicums and eCourses, monthly podcasts with Himalayan Institute Mission Faculty, and multimedia practice resources. In addition to this, Mission Members will have access to archive material featuring Swami Rama and exclusive lecture content from Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.

What Your Membership Supports

Your decision to become a Mission Member directly empowers the Himalayan Institute to fulfill its mission of sharing the wisdom of the Himalayan Tradition with the world.

Your membership supports:

Mission Endowment & Scholarships

We are committed to making our teachings accessible to anyone seeking to study yoga, meditation, and holistic health. Scholarships help to serve The Himalayan Institute’s mission and reflect our desire to be accessible. When funding is available, we will consider individuals who would not be able to participate due to financial restraints. The Himalayan Institute offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid annually. Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of the Himalayan Institute’s members, patrons, and donors.

Core Educational & Spiritual Mission

The mission of the Himalayan Institute is to inspire, educate, and empower all who seek toexperience their full potential. A leader in the field of yoga, meditation, spirituality, and holistic health, the Himalayan Institute is a non-profit international organization dedicated to serving humanity through educational, spiritual, and humanitarian programs. The Himalayan Institute and its varied activities and programs exemplify the spiritual heritage of mankind that unites East and West, spirituality and science, ancient wisdom and modern technology.

Global Humanitarian Projects

We partner with rural communities to provide health services, public libraries, and sustainable employment opportunities, thereby reducing poverty through participatory action and initiatives such as technical training courses, certificate programs, entrepreneurship classes, and market linkage. We address the underlying factors responsible for poor health through our health centers, community health classes, and health product manufacturing and provide tools for people in rural communities to survive and thrive through our public libraries that provide vocational training, practical life skill development, and technical knowledge.

Online Wisdom Library Content

The Wisdom Library curates the essential teachings of the living Himalayan Tradition. As a unique counterpart to our Mission Programs, the Wisdom Library empowers students by providing enriching online learning resources. The Wisdom Library captures our Mission Faculty’s decades of study, practice, and teaching experience. It features archival content from Swami Rama and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, as well as new content from our core faculty. Our hope is to make the inspiration and wisdom of the Himalayan Tradition accessible to all.