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The Pranayama Institute, Inc. is dedicated to education to end divisiveness on a global scale by introducing the unifying ontological theory of self and the science of pranayama. These principles and practices speak directly to the very foundations of all religions. We are a non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational public charity founded in 1997 by Sankara Saranam.

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Why Support Us?

We have been working tirelessly for almost two decades toward ending all forms of divisiveness that have plagued humanity for countless millennia. We have successfully designed and fine-tuned a system that is not only far-reaching in distance, but also efficiently reaches the hearts and minds of people struggling with the fundamental questions of life. We specifically seek to expose not only religious extremism and divisiveness, but all forms of gender hegemony disempowering women, economic centralized power disfranchising entire swaths of the human race, and all dogmas discriminating based on lifestyle choices.

While our educational modality reaches those already disillusioned with organized religion and seeking an alternative theory of reality, it is even more powerful in helping people who question and challenge themselves and who strongly hold onto their religious beliefs, fueled by dogma and fanaticism, justifying crime and warfare in the name of God.

In the last twenty years, we have benefitted students, readers, and researchers in over seventy countries.

The Pranayama Institute, Inc. published the highly acclaimed and best-selling "spiritual masterpiece" God Without Religion by Sankara Saranam, which is now in its tenth-anniversary second edition. It won five coveted awards and reached #3 on Amazon's best-seller list. The book deconstructs organized religion, offers a fresh perspective on history, and delves into the rich spiritual philosophy behind pranayama, engaging a revolutionary approach to the ancient science of yogic self-mastery. God Without Religion has helped thousands of seekers around the world and is endorsed by nearly forty experts and celebrities.

The Institute is also the parent company of the production network Permanent Waves TV, dedicated to providing the public with popular entertainment. PWTV provides the Institute with a sound financial foundation for its charitable services. Some shows, starring Sankara Saranam, will also include a resource on pranayama, encouraging their audiences to expand the sense of self in the context of otherwise comedic content. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel PermanentWavesTV to stay abreast of our latest episodes and support our channel.

The non-profit was approved by Google for daily AdGrants credit, which is being utilized to reach people globally. Your contribution today will help fuel our vast and powerful online network that interconnects four websites, twelve active social media profiles, Google's search network, the publishing industry, YouTube, Twitch, Patreon, Amazon Smile, Amazon Associates Program, Network for Good, and many more online platforms.

We have made it as easy as we can for you to participate in our ventures and support this worthy cause. For those in the U.S., all donations are tax-deductible. Please use the NetworkForGood button above to donate, which will automatically provide you with tax-receipts. If you prefer making a donation via Paypal, please use the Paypal link above.

We thank you for your donation and patronage and with minimal overhead, we put over 90% of contributions to good use in the service of a larger self.


What is Pranayama?

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Pranayama is the science of yogic sense-introversion, aiming to control one's mind and body through concentration and breath regulation. It is the cornerstone technique of the ontological theory of self, a theory of reality that places the expansion of the sense of self as the summum bonum of human existence, with it ending all forms of divisiveness that have plagued humanity for countless millennia. 

For those interested in delving into the techniques of pranayama, the best place to begin is in picking up a copy of God Without Religion and practicing the 17 universal techniques of self-knowledge as described in the book. Personal training in pranayama is conducted at Whirlwind Community, a self-sustainable retreat center in southern New Mexico, and online resources are made freely available to the general public through the Institute's YouTube channel PermanentWavesTV where Sankara Saranam speaks directly to the theory of self. Private and group retreats are held on a donation basis. If you're interested, please use the form below to contact us.