Who is Culture Unplugged :

‘Culture Unplugged’ is not just a name of a studio, it is a mission - a vision and aspiration to integrate disparate parts of the self and the global human society. It aims to achieve this, primarily by leveraging the power of new media and extending the effort to offline events and actions. But above all, achieve the mission by being the seeker of truth ‘herself’ on the journey ‘her’ vision charts ahead - not just be an organization, but be the way of being - as referred here as ‘She’.

At present, Culture Unplugged efforts are focused on enabling networks of socially & spiritually conscious content and its creators. With presence in India, USA, Indonesia and New Zealand, we are dedicated to bring authentic/independent voices of diverse cultures to global audiences. We are committed to contemplate and contribute to our personal as well as collective spiritual need of the time. Our focus is on the inner+inter cultural expression. Our aim is to work toward unity & harmony through all kinds of man-made divisions.

In brief, Culture Unplugged, by and for global community of conscious storytellers, culture explorers and world citizens to reflect on issues and life experiences in contemporary world - a new media studio focused on producing as well as promoting socially & spiritually sensitive stories/films that does not merely express but pulsate to energize, enchant, enlighten, engage or embrace the humanity in us all.

Festivals :

We debuted in May 2008 with the first online film festival. To date, we have launched fifteen festivals. This festival site will continue to host four theme-based festivals: We Speak, Here; Humanity Explored; Green Unplugged and Spirit Enlightened. These festivals explore the present forms of individual being, the currents of our collective humanity, the earth/nature/ environment, as well as the ever-evolving spirit/consciousness. With these festivals we aspire to facilitate the divine impulse to shift our collective consciousness and co-create our culture and nature, within and without, that leads our present to the awaiting future.

These festivals are non-commercial. For this effort, we are in gratitude for the partnership with all participating film-makers and other organizations who have or will join the mission. If you are a film/media producer and wish to participate, please submit film(s) here. If you wish to watch films in the current festival, please visit here.

Community :

Culture Unplugged aspires to become a dynamic community with multi-nodal, self-governed operations and a
co-ordinating center - the community that is bound by the new vision of the world and the mission that motivates all, the community that functions as an eye for the global society by not only producing or presenting stories but above all by promoting our collective soul's voice via the medium of films. It is an aspiration to co-create the platform to unite and nourish the milieu that offers opportunity to the aware citizens and storytellers to act their part in service to local & global society.

filMedia network :

We have also launched another online platform that caters to upcoming as well as established film-makers, looking to reach out to wider audiences for the social mission and/or find new markets & connect with global producers. With this platform, we wish to facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas, spirit and knowledge among storytellers, content producers, professionals from social/scientific arenas and global audiences.

Production :

We are focusing on producing digital/HD content. Our productions aspire to be low cost & global without any preconceived limits on form or length of the content which presents creative spirituality at work. We also invite collaborations across borders on documentary productions on specific social issues. We believe in innovation through peaceful subversion of the proverbial precepts. We DO NOT wish to produce to fill the spaces in media channel, but fill spaces within us.

Distribution :

In keeping with its mission and philosophy, Culture Unplugged believes in playing the role of a facilitator with its offerings and passes on 100% of sponsorship/contributions generated directly to the film-makers, producers or distributors. Culture Unplugged believes in self-enabling all film-makers/producers/distributors who are willing to become part of the community and mission, distribute their films/media per their preference. To furnish the request of some independent film-makers/producers, in the near future, we will offer a new revenue generation opportunity via the filMedia network venue.

Not in news :

Culture Unplugged has consciously not taken any active initiative to publicize this efforts via mass media/PR channels, nor have we participated in special events to self promote. We believe and hope the citizens across the globe will continue to discover this venue organically or via invitations. This effort belongs to all film-makers, viewers, organizations and institutions who have joined the platform to share and enable this effort for our collective evolution.

Partners :

Past/Current Festival Promoters & Partners:


  • Adoor
  • Amit
  • Andrew
  • Anne
  • Ashok
  • Anurag
  • Asma
  • Barrie
  • Derrick
  • Duane
  • Edna Adan
  • Elisabet
  • Elza
  • Eric
  • Eva van
  • Feliciano dos
  • Frederic
  • Gene
  • Hadi
  • Hisham
  • Jennifer
  • Kausar
  • Ken
  • Kim
  • Mahmood
  • Malalai
  • Mark Allan
  • Maryam Abdulhadi
  • Michael
  • Michael
  • Michal
  • Molly
  • Parvez
  • Patrick
  • Raji
  • Ryan
  • Satinath
  • Shekhar
  • Shrikrishna
  • Steve
  • Stuart
  • Sudhir
  • Vandana
  • Vijay
  • Yasuhiko Genku
  • Zafar



Adoor Gopalakrishnan, India:Winner of fifteen National Film Awards and the highest cinema award of India, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, he is one of the established names in the world of parallel cinema.

Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D, India/USA:Professor Emeritus in the theoretical physics department of the University of Oregon, pioneer of the new paradigm of science called "science within consciousness".

Andrew Cohen, USA:An American guru, spiritual teacher, Editor-in-Chief for EnlightenNext magazine, author, and musician who has developed what he characterizes as unique path of spiritual transformation, called Evolutionary Enlightenment.

Anne Scott, USA:Anne Scott is founding director of DreamWeather Foundation, which focuses on bringing the feminine principle back into everyday life by cultivating and respecting the relationship women have to themselves and to each other, so that women trust and follow the innate wisdom they have for healing, leading, and social transformation. She is trained in the Naqshbandi Sufi tradition, and is the author of Women, Wisdom and Dreams, Serving Fire: Food for Thought, Body and Soul, and The Laughing Baby.

Dr. Ashok Gangadean, USA:A Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, PA for over four decades, Dr. Gangadean is also the Founder of the Global Dialogue Institute, co-Chair of the World Wisdom Council and co-Convener of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality. His primary focus throughout his career has been on tapping and clarifying the deeper common ground between diverse cultural, religious and ideological worlds, and demonstrating that human reason is essentially global, dialogical, holistic and intercultural.

Anurag Kashyap, India:Anurag Kashyap is a highly acclaimed Indian film director and screen writer. Through his fearless and visual innovative style he has come to represent a new wave of Indian cinema across the globe. His filmography includes the controversial Black Friday (2004) about the 1993 Bombay blasts, the trailblazing Dev.D (2009) a modern day interpretation of a classic Bengali novel and the genre defining crime sequels Gangs of Wasseypur (I & II).

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan:Leading Pakistani lawyer, advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, she works to prevent the persecution and exploitation of religious minorities, women and children.

Barrie Osborne, New Zealand:A greatly renowned film producer, best known for his production of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He was an Oscar winner in 2004 and has also earned several Oscar nominations.

Derrick Jensen, USA:An environmental activist and author, Jensen has published several books questioning and critiquing modern civilization and its values including A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame. He is a member of the advisory board of the Native Forest Network and the co-founder of the Railroads and Clearcuts campaign. In 2008, he was named one of Utne Reader magazine's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World".

Duane Elgin, USA:An internationally recognized visionary, speaker and author, Elgin has published several books including The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going?, Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich and Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future. He has worked as a senior staff member of the Presidential Commission on the American Future and as a senior social scientist with the think-tank SRI International. In 2006, Duane received the international Goi Peace Award in recognition of his contribution to a global "vision, consciousness, and lifestyle" that fosters a "more sustainable and spiritual culture."

Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland, Africa:Former Foreign Minister of the autonomous Somaliland region in northwest Somalia, and President of the Orgnization for Victims of Torture. She founded and directs the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, and is a pioneer activist in the struggle for the abolition of female circumcision.

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Greece/USA:Dr. Sahtouris is a professor, author and consultant on Living Systems Design. An evolution biologist and futurist, she shows the relevance of biological systems to organizational design in business, government and globalization. Her books include A Walk Through TIme: from Stardust to Us, Biology Revisioned co-authored with Willis Harman, and EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution.

Elza Maalouf, Lebanese-American:An Arab-American futurist and cultural development specialist focusing her work on cultural and political reform in the Arab world, was named by "EnlightenNext" magazine as one of today's brightest minds.

Eric Khoo, Singapore:A board member of NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, he is ranked as one of the 25 exceptional trend makers of Asia by Asiaweek magazine. He has also served as President of the Jury for the International Competition at the 63rd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival.

Eva van Beek, Switzerland:Former Head of Communication for UNDP India, currently Communications Manager for Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative(DNDI). She has also worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Switzerland as Communication and Media Relations Officer.

Feliciano dos Santos, Mozambique:Using music to spread the message of ecological sanitation to the most remote corners of Mozambique, Santos is empowering villagers to participate in sustainable development and rise up from poverty. With his internationally recognized band, Massukos, Santos uses music to promote the importance of water and sanitation in Mozambique. As the director of Estamos, he works directly with villagers to provide community sanitation, promote sustainable agriculture, lead reforestation projects and support innovative HIV/AIDS initiatives. In 2008, he was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize.

Frederic Luskin, USA:Fred Luskin is the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, the largest interpersonal forgiveness training research project ever conducted, exploring forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone as well as the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Dr. Luskin further serves as a professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and is the author of the best seller Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness (2001) and Stress Free for Good: Ten Proven Life Skills for Health and Happiness (2005).

Gene Hashmi, India:Environmental activist and Communications Director for Greenpeace, India.

Hadi Ghaemi, Iran:Director of the International Campign for Human Rights in Iran, which has become one of the leading groups reporting and documenting human rights violations in Iran and building International coalitions in defense of Iranian human rights defenders.

Hisham Zreiq, Palestine/Germany:An award-winning Palestinian independent film-maker and visual artist. With backgrounds in computer science and software development, his passion is art. He currently lives in Germany.

Dr. Jennifer Gidley, Australia:A psychologist and educator, Dr. Gidley is an internationally recognized researcher at Global Cities Research Institute in the field of futures studies. She works globally, creating networks-both conceptual and human-between futures studies and other transversal fields such as integral studies, global studies, trans-disciplinary studies and post-formal pedagogies. She is also currently the elected President of the World Futures Studies Federation.

Kausar Suhail, Pakistan/Canada:Professor and Chairperson for the Department of Psychology at Government College University Lahore, Pakistan. Her focus includes epidemiology of mental illness across cultures, cultural differences in family expressed emotions and psychosis, positive strengths of humans and personal well-being.

Ken Butigan, USA:Ken Butigan is director of Pace e Bene, a nonprofit organization fostering nonviolent change through education, community and action. He initiated the Declaration of Peace: a nationwide, grassroots nonviolent action campaign to support a comprehensive plan for peace in Iraq. He currently teaches at DePaul University and Loyola University in Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies.

Kim Spencer, USA:Founder of Link TV and an award-winning producer of over 50 documentaries and television specials. A pioneer in using satellite links to foster global dialogue, Kim produced dozens of "spacebridges" and "Vis a Vis" exchanges which brought people together on different sides of the planet. He is executive producer of the weekly series "Earth Focus."

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Norway:Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam (also spelled Amiri-Moghadam) is a Norwegian-Iranian neuroscientist and human rights advocate. He obtained a PhD at the Center for Neuroscience and Molecular Biology at the University of Oslo and collaborated with Peter Agre, who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2003. Well known as a defender of human rights, Mr. Amiry-Moghaddam received the Norwegian Amnesty International's human rights prize in 2007 for his work against the human rights violations in Iran. He is also co-founder and spokesperson for the NGO Iran Human Rights, which monitors the violations of human rights in Iran.

Malalai Joya, Afghanistan:Malalai Joya, one of the prominent winners in Afghanistan's landmark parliamentary elections, is an outspoken critic of the country's warlords. Since then she has survived four assassination attempts. Malalai Joya heads the non-governmental group, "Organisation of Promoting Afghan Women's Capabilities" (OPAWC). The Guardian listed her among "Top 100 women: activists and campaigners" and Time magazine placed Malalai Joya on their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Mark Allan Kaplan, USA:Mark Allan Kaplan, Ph.D. is an Transdisciplinary Artist, Filmmaker, Researcher, Consultant, and Educator focusing on Integral, Transpersonal, and Transformative approaches to Art, Media, and Spirituality. Mark has advanced degrees and certifications in the fields of Cinematic Media, Creative Expression, Hypnotherapy, Integral Theory, Spiritual Guidance, and Transpersonal Psychology.

Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, Denmark:Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is the head of the foreign relations office and vice president for the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. Ms. Alkhawaja, whose father, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, is also a human rights activist, has been active in participating in protests and volunteering for human rights organizations since she was a young teenager. In 2008, she was invited by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission to testify at the US Congress about religious freedom in Bahrain. She has been Acting President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights since activist Nabeel Rajab was arrested.

Michael Burke, Singapore:Chairman of the Graduate Department of Film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. His first feature The Mudge Boy premiered in the Dramatic Competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, won the Outfest 2003 Grand Jury Award. As a filmmaker and writer, he has been received many awards including the 2000 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award and Special Jury Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.

Michael Peyser, USA:An accomplished producer and film executive of both major studio movies and cutting edge independent films, Peyser is a Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He was the founding senior vice president of Hollywood Pictures at The Walt Disney Studios where he supervised creative development, production and an extensive slate of films.

Michal Levin, UK:Writer, spiritual teacher, and pioneer of her own independently developed LEAP(Life Energy Activation Process) Meditation.

Molly Hale, USA:A film-maker who suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile rollover, and after being told there was no hope for movement below her shoulders, proceeded to rehabilitate herself and continues to recover. She also runs Ability Production, a nonprofit company developed with her husband, Jeramy, to bring “ability” information to the public.

Dr. Parvez Hassan, Pakistan:Senior Partner of Hassan & Hassan (Advocates) in Pakistan and also currently President of the Pakistan Environmental Law Association. He has founded the Dr. Parvez Hassan Environmental Law Centre at the University Law College at Punjab University, and co-founded the Asia-Pacific Centre of Environmental Law in Singapore.

Patrick Tam, Hong Kong:Acclaimed Hong Kong film director and editor, Associate Professor of School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.

Raji Sourani, Palestine:Founder and director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights, widely considered the Gaza Strip's foremost human rights lawyer and an unreserved critic of human rights violations occurring on both sides of the conflict.

Ryan Rominger, USA:Ryan Rominger is an associate professor in the hybrid online/face-to-face Ph.D. program at Sofia University. Rominger has conducted extensive research on the integration of exceptional human experiences, also called spiritually transformative experiences, with a special focus on near-death experiences. Additionally, he is trained as a spiritual guide, expressive arts practitioner and projective group dream work facilitator combining spiritual guidance and expressive arts into a practice termed Creative Spiritual Expression. He is a board member of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experience (ACISTE) and an assistant editor for the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS)

Satinath Sarangi, India:For the past 27 years, Dr. Satinath Sarangi has worked relentlessly for the countless victims of the Bhopal Gas Leak, one of world's biggest environmental catastrophes. He is the managing trustee of the Sambhavana Clinic, which provides the survivors of the disaster with free medical and community health care, and the founder of Bhopal Group for Information and Action. He was named Man of the Year 2010 by "The Week".

Shekhar Kapur, India:Critically acclaimed Indian director and producer, rose to popularity with the movie, Bandit Queen. He was nominated for Academy awards for Elizabeth and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Shrikrishna Upadhyay, Nepal:Shrikrishna Upadhyay is a Nepalese development practitioner and founder of SAPPROS, Support Activities for Poor Producers of Nepal. He has empowered more than a million people in rural Nepal to work for the improvement of their living conditions, and in 2010, he was honored with the Right Livelihood Award 2010, also known as the "Alternative Nobel", for fighting poverty in the country.

Steve McIntosh, USA:of the new social policy foundation: The Institute for Cultural Evolution. His impactful activism in this field builds on a background of varied successful careers including founding the natural lifestyle product company Now & Zen, serving as an executive for Celestial Seasonings Tea Company, practicing law with one of America\'s largest firms, and being an Olympic-class bicycle racer.

Stuart Sovatsky, USA:Co-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and board trustee for the California Institute of Integral Studies, former co-director for Ram Dass's "prison ashram" and the first to bring meditation to the homeless in the USA. His focus is spiritually-oriented psychology.

Sudhir Kakar, India:Dr. Sudhir Kakar is a A leading figure in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion, as well as a novelist, Dr. Kakar’s person and work have been profiled in The New York Times, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Neue Zuricher Zeitung, Die Zeit and Le Nouvel Observateur, which listed him as one of the world's 25 major thinkers while the German weekly Die Zeit portrayed Sudhir Kakar as one of the 21 important thinkers for the 21st century.

Vandana Shiva, India:Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author. She was trained as a physicist and received her PhD in physics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.

Vijay Poddar & Team (Laura Di Nitto & Andrea Camerini):Vijay Poddar is the executive committee member of Sri Aurobindo Society. He grew up in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and is a teacher at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puduchery. He also serves as the Director of Aurobindo Institute for Research in Social Science. Mr. Poddar is also Chairman of The Sarvan Trust which facilitates working towards an integral transformation of human conditions, by effecting sustainable social and economic changes in rural and urban India

Link TVTelevision Without Borders. Link Media is an independent media organization whose mission is to engage, inform and inspire viewers to become involved in the world.


Yasuhiko Genku Kimura, Japan/USA:A philosopher, Zen Buddhist priest/scholar and Founder of Vision-In-Action Leadership Institute, Mr. Kimura is considered one of the most original, visionary thinkers in the field of integral and evolutionary philosophy. He has published several books on spiritual philosophy, evolutionary ethics, integral science and business leadership including The Book of Balance and Think Kosmically Act Globally.

IRINIRIN is an award-winning humanitarian news and analysis service from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs covering the parts of the world often under-reported, misunderstood or ignored.


NDTVNew Delhi Television is, and has been for the last 21 years, a pioneer in India's news television. It is today, the most watched and the most respected news network of India.


MTV EXITThe MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign is a multimedia initiative produced by MTV EXIT Foundation (formerly known as the MTV Europe Foundation) to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking. MTV EXIT Foundation is a registered UK charity launched by MTV Networks Europe in 2003 to use the power and influence of MTV's brand and broadcasting network to educate young people about the social issues affecting their lives.


Art for The WorldART for The World is an ONG associated with the UNDPI (United Nations Department of Public Information). Its mission is to create, through the universal language of art a meaningful and enduring dialogue among diverse peoples, cultures, and world views in order to encourage tolerance and solidarity and to foster education as a human right.


UNDP IndiaUNDP is committed to help India achieve the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the national objectives articulated in consecutive Five-Year Plans. The goal of the organization is to help improve the lives of the poorest women and men, the marginalized and the disadvantaged in India. UNDP works in the following areas: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Energy, and HIV and Development.


Zafar Iqbal, United Kingdom:Zafar Iqbal is a journalist, peace activist and researcher in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (commonly known as Azad Kashmir). His work focuses on environmental issues, conflict resolution and human rights, with special reference to South Asia. He is the founder of Press For Peace (PFP), a civil society organisation and campaign group that strives to promote peace and human development.

Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is an international non-governmental organization. Its mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. The organization was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its "campaign against torture", and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978.


Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watch is a leading independent organization dedicated to defending and protecting human rights around the world. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Human Rights Watch works to bring deep-rooted change and engender greater justice and security to people around the world.


Save The Children, UKSave the Children is an international organization helping children in need around the world. Established in the United Kingdom in 1919. Today, 28 national Save the Children organisations participate in the International Save the Children Alliance - a global network of nonprofit organisations working in over 120 countries around the world.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.


Film and Television Institute of IndiaFilm and Television Institute of India (FTII), is an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. Since its inception in 1960, FTII has become India's premier film and television institute, with its alumni becoming biggest known actors and directors in the Indian film industry.


Global Oneness ProjectThe Global Oneness Project is exploring how the radically simple notion of interconnectedness can be lived in our increasingly complex world.


International Labour OrganizationThe International Labour Organization (ILO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.


Internews EuropeInternews Europe is a european non profit organization established in 1995 by a group of media experts that included Patrice Barrat, Kim Spencer and Jean-Pierre Mabille Internews Europe moved beyond its initial focus on media production for conflict resolution to establish wide-ranging programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. These programmes now address key global issues such as governance & transparency, human rights, humanitarian & emergency response, post-crisis stabilisation, economic development, health and environment.


Krishnamurti Foundation of AmericaThe Krishnamurti Foundation of America is located in Ojai, California. It was founded in 1969 by Jiddu Krishnamurti, who lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century.


Labour FileLabour File is a companion and guide to the labour leaders and a veritable store house to the researchers, decision makers and the media. Produced from a non-partisan platform, Labour File is a storehouse of stories of hope, aspirations, despair, struggles and alternatives of workers and their organisations.


MAM MoviesMAM is an organization formed to promote Independent films from South Asia and to create cinema to inspire social change.


MIT OpenCourseWareMIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.


OxfamOxfam Hong Kong is an independent international development and humanitarian organisation working against poverty and related injustice. We recognise that much poverty is caused by injustice and that poverty alleviation requires economic, social and structural change. We work with people facing poverty and with partner organisations on development, humanitarian, policy advocacy and public education programmes.


POP TECH Institute PopTech is a unique innovation network - a global community of cutting-edge leaders, thinkers, and doers from many different disciplines, who come together to explore the social impact of new technologies, the forces of change shaping our future, and new approaches to solving the world's most significant challenges.


Plan IndiaPlan India is a Child-Centred Development organisation that aims to promote Child Rights and improve the quality of life of vulnerable children. Plan works in 11 states in India and has directly impacted lives of over a million children and their families since 1979.


Duke UniversityDuke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States, is also ranked 14th in the 2010 QS World University Rankings. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892.


Reel GrrlsReel Grrls empowers young women from diverse communities to realize their power, talent and influence through media production. Its mission is to cultivate voice and leadership in girls at a vulnerable age in their development.


Reel WorksReel Works Teen Filmmaking is centered of the conviction that every young person has a story to tell and an important contribution to make our world. We believe that filmmaking holds within it essential disciplines of literacy, communication, creative and critical thinking, storytelling and teamwork that young people need to effectively express their unique visions. In the process they gain self-esteem, master state-of-the-art technology and are transformed from passive consumers to active creators of media.


Emory UniversityEmory University, a top 20 research university located in Atlanta, Georgia, is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action.


SparrowA trust set up in 1988 in Mumbai (India), to build a national archives for women with print, oral history and pictorial material. It believes that recording, reviewing, recollecting and reflecting on women's history and life and communicating this information in various ways is an important activity in development.
an archive which would be an agent of change.


Stanford UniversityLocated between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions.


STEPS INTERNATIONALIn a time when media is fragmenting, and it is difficult to find audiences for even the best work and get people discussing common issues, STEPS works to combine broadcast television with new media and other forms of distribution and provides a new approach allowing millions of people throughout the world to gain access to the best of contemporary documentary films and journalism.


Television for the Environment (TVE)TVE works with partners globally to make and distribute films that inspire change. tve covers the most important stories on the planet: from climate change to the role of women, from conflict to culture, health to human rights. Our viewers may be among the millions watching television at home or passengers on long-distance buses, school children or students, internet users or villagers gathering at open-air screenings under forest canopies.


TED Ideas Worth SpreadingTED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences, the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer. TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.


The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)The Energy and Resources Institute, commonly known as TERI (formerly Tata Energy Research Institute), established in 1974, is a research institute based in New Delhi focusing its research activities in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.


Tree MediaTree Media is producing Urban Roots, an insightful documentary on the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Tree Media Group is a production company founded 13 years ago by sisters Leila Conners and Nadia Conners with a mission to use media to support and sustain civil society while promoting peace through understanding.


University of MichiganUniversity of Michigan is one of the top universities of the world, a diverse public institution of higher learning, fostering excellence in research.


The Aspen InstituteThe Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1950 as the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies. The organization is dedicated to "fostering enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues."


United Nations Office On Drugs And CrimeUNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC relies on voluntary contributions, mainly from Governments, for 90 per cent of its budget.


Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1873, the university is named for shipping and rail magnate "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt. In its 2011 ranking of universities, U.S. News & World Report placed Vanderbilt 17th among national universities.


American Academy of Achievement The American Academy of Achievement is a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate and inspire youth. The academy awards leaders in the arts, business, public service, science and exploration, and sports. The academy recognizes six "keys" to success: passion, vision, preparation, courage, perseverance, and integrity.


Canisius College Video InstituteFounded by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1870, Canisius College in Western New York is a premier private comprehensive university. Its award-winning Video Institute provides students in the communication studies, digital media arts and journalism programs with opportunities to produce documentaries and promotional videos for not-for-profit and service agencies that otherwise do not have the resources to tell their stories.


DEVTVDEV.TV is a non-profit association founded by media professionals. Its goal is to promote the production and distribution of television coverage of issues related to human, economic and environmental crises. DEV.TV aims to draw public attention to the problems of our times, and highlight efforts to find solutions.


Film for HumanityFilm for Humanity is a collective network of professional and aspiring film-makers and related artists. They operate as a movement, promoting the ideas of humanity through film and offering resources, kits, edit facilities, expert consultancy and free training schools. Our ethos is to represent the socially excluded and marginalized groups of society.


Free the SlavesFree the Slaves liberates slaves around the world, helps them rebuild their lives and researches real-world solutions to eradicate slavery forever. Free the Slaves is a not-for-profit organization made up of people who don't want to live in a world with slavery. And they're willing to do something about it.


GoodPlanet GoodPlanet is a foundation created to raise public awareness of environmental protection and to bring concrete solutions to the earth's ecological crises. The foundation, chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, has produced the acclaimed "6 Billion Others" series.


International Gender Policy Network The International Gender Policy Network is a non-profit, non-governmental network organization aiming to promote gender equitable and gender sensitive public policy at all levels of global society. IGPN advocates for the inclusion of women's human rights into the national, regional and global policy agenda and for full implementation of social, economic and culture rights of women.


Kala RakshaKala Raksha Trust is a non-profit NGO, dedicated to preservation of traditional arts. Uniquely committed to documenting existing traditions, the Trust maintains a collection of heirloom textiles. This local museum embodies a simple but revolutionary concept: involve people in presenting their own cultures.


Luksuz ProdukcijaLuksuz Produkcija is a pioneer of democratization film as a media and artistic means in Slovenia. They provide access of knowledge and modern digital equipment for video production to young creators, with which Krško became an important "video classroom" and a production center for new generations of directors and reporters. More than 300 documentary, feature, experimental and animation films have been created.


National Centre for Advocacy StudiesNational Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS) is a social change resource center that aims at promoting and strengthening rights-based, people-centered advocacy. It endeavors to create enabling conditions for people's empowerment at the grassroots level and to facilitate efforts for human rights, social justice and transparent/accountable governance. It provides support to grassroots initiatives and people's movements by way of capacity building, campaign/media support, research and documentation.


Network 18Network 18 is one of India's leading full play media conglomerates with interests in television, print, Internet, filmed entertainment, mobile content and allied businesses. Network 18 operates India's leading business news television channels, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz. It also runs one of India's largest Internet players (Web18), as well as one of India's leading real time financial information and news terminals (Newswire18).


National Film Development Corporation of IndiaNational Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established to encourage good cinema movement in India. The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry and foster excellence in cinema. The NFDC (and its predecessor the Film Finance Corporation) has funded/produced over 300 films.


Iraqi Refugee StoryThe idea behind Iraqi Refugee Stories emerged from an interest in creating an intimate oral history of the over five million refugees displaced from Iraq. Founded by Jennifer Utz, a videojournalist and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, she has been covering the Iraqi refugee crisis since the fall of 2006 and one of the first US-based journalists to highlight the extent of the crisis.


United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)UNHCR, also known as The UN Refugee Agency, is a United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes in 1954 and 1981.


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)UNIDO (French/Spanish acronym ONUDI) is a specialized agency in the United Nations system, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Their primary objective is the promotion and acceleration of industrial development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition and the promotion of international industrial cooperation.


Video VolunteersVideo Volunteers is an international media and human rights NGO that promotes community media to enable citizen participation in marginalized and poor communities around the world. Mayberry works closely with co-director Stalin K., an Indian documentary film-maker and community radio activist, as well as original co-founder of Drishti Media, Arts and Human Rights.


WitnessWITNESS is an international human rights organization that provides training and support to local groups to use video in their human rights advocacy campaigns. WITNESS is committed to facilitating exposure for our partners' issues on a global scale. They help broker relationships with international media outlets, government officials, policy makers, activists, and the general public so that the videos can be used as tools to advocate for change.


World Food ProgrammeThe World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid branch of the United Nations, and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger worldwide. WFP provides food, on average, to 90 million people per year, including 58 million children. WFP works to help people who are unable to produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families.


CinelanOriginally founded by documentarian Morgan Spurlock and futurist and Ministry of Culture CEO David Art Wales as a means of providing documentary film-makers a platform on the web, Cinelan is a film-maker-driven, video publisher dedicated to delivering new audiences and ongoing revenues to documentary film-makers through the worldwide syndication of professionally-produced, three-minute films.


Cassiopeia ProjectThe Cassiopeia Project is an effort to make science education videos available for free to anyone who wants them.


India Foundation for the ArtsIndia Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to strengthening the arts in India. IFA's mission is to enrich the practice, knowledge, public access to, and experience of the arts in India, by providing capacity building and support for innovative projects. IFA gives works to strengthen underlying artistic processes, overcome constraints on creativity, seed innovation, address systemic issues in the arts sector, and connect the arts to other fields of human endeavors.


VJ MovementVJ Movement is a collaboration of more than 150 professional video journalists and cartoonists from almost 100 countries. As journalists, we believe that “there is more than one truth.” That means offering different perspectives on a story and letting you, the viewer, decide.


Women Aloud Videoblogging for Empowerment (WAVE)Offering an unprecedented online presence for low-income women from across India, WAVE is a unique digital platform for Indian women aged 18-25. Through videoblogging, women who otherwise do not have a voice online are given an avenue for self-expression and a podium from which they can address such key issues as health, the environment, employment, access to basic necessities, education, democracy, and gender equality.


Avadhuta FoundationEstablished in 1993 to further the teachings of Sri HWL Poonja, affectionately referred to as Papaji, a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi, the renowned Indian saint & sage who died in 1950, and to make available the archives of his talks.


RSA AnimateFor over 250 years, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Their approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.


Aldaw Indigenous NetworkALDAW (Ancestral Land/Domain Watch) is a Philippines-based advocacy campaign network of Indigenous peoples defending their ancestral land and resources from mining corporations, oil palm companies, top-down conservation schemes and all forms of imposed development, on Palawan Island.


American Museum of Natural HistoryThe American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.


Appalachian VoicesAppalachian Voices is an award-winning, environmental non-profit committed to protecting the land, air and water of the central and southern Appalachian region. Since the impacts of coal threaten Appalachia more than any other single source of pollution, we are committed to reducing coal’s impact on the region and advancing our vision for a cleaner energy future.


British Council IndiaThe British Council is an arm's length body based in the United Kingdom which specialises in international educational and cultural opportunities. It is incorporated by royal charter and is registered as a charity both in England and Wales, and in Scotland.


Camcorder GuerillasCamcorder Guerillas is a Glasgow community-based, voluntary collective of professional filmmakers, artists and activists, working together to make and showcase documentaries for those concerned with human rights, welfare and social justice initiatives.


CAVUCAVU is a US public charity dedicated to helping people solve complex problems related to the management and conservation of their natural resources.


Centre for Science and EnvironmentThe Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.


Deccan Development SocietyDeccan Development Society is an Indian NGO based in Medak district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a two-decade old grassroots organisation working in about 75 villages with women's societies. The organisation envisions consolidating these village groups into vibrant organs of primary local governance and federate them into a strong pressure lobby for women, the poor and dalits.


Eco StormEcostorm is the leading international investigative agency specialising in environmental, human rights and animal welfare issues. We work on behalf of pressure groups to gather information and visual material for use in their campaigns, and undertake assignments directly for the media, both print and broadcast.


ecobuzzEcobuzz is an online green television and media channel dedicated to bringing trendsetting green ideas and lifestyle solutions into mainstream culture. We aim to create a buzz around positive eco action and inspire and empower people to lead more eco friendly lives.


EcoDoc AfricaEcoDoc Africa is a not-for-profit organisation based in South Africa and working on projects throughout Africa, with the main aim of bringing visual clarity to environmental issues, experiences and projects.


Eden Reforestation ProjectsEden Reforestation Projects recreates healthy forest systems that restore hope, alleviate suffering, empower people, and build local economies in impoverished communities.


United States Environmental Protection AgencyThe mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Protecting the environment is everyone's responsibility, and starts with understanding the issues. The basics include reducing how much energy and materials you use, reusing what you can and recycling the rest. There's a lot more about that to learn!


Festival CinemAmbienteCinemambiente was founded in Turin in 1998 with the idea to promote a heightened awareness of crucial environmental issues through cinematic works. Another important component of the Festival is the opportunity to see the past year’s best films that explore environmental situations from diverse points of view and enrich the experience by engaging audience discussion on the film’s topics during the Festival or when on tour to communities and schools.


FPWCThe Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) was established in 2001 with the primary aim to raise local and international awareness for the preservation of Armenia’s unique natural heritage.


Free Range StudiosFree Range Studios is a team of passionate, wildly creative people who spend our days strategizing, branding and designing so the most important social messages get through loud and clear. Free Range is known for being the most successful cause-based viral movie makers ever. Sure, we created The Meatrix and Grocery Store Wars. But those projects are just the most public face of our portfolio that includes print, web and strategy materials for the planet's most influential non-profits, political campaigns and socially responsible businesses. What about smaller groups? Well, we're passionate about community and grassroots action as well. There's a powerful movement building right now demanding a more just, healthy, sustainable planet.


Greenpeace RussiaGreenpeace is a non-governmental non-profit organization. It unites people of all nations, colors and languages. We all share a passion, which became our profession, and a mission - to ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.


Greenpeace UKWe are passionate about protecting the Earth – the only life support system we have. We are independent. That means we can tackle power, not problems. We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change through political lobbying, citizen action and consumer pressure. And we will take peaceful direct action to protect this fragile planet and promote the solutions for a green and peaceful future.


Institute for Building Mechanization and Electrification of AgricultureInstitute for Building Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture is a research and development unit supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland. The aim of the Institute is to develop the scientific basis for the development of mechanization and energetization agriculture and construction agriculture and rural infrastructure.


InsightShareInsightShare is a UK/France based organisation pioneering the use of Participatory Video as a tool for empowering individuals and communities.


International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a London-based policy research centre and think tank.


Local ProjectsLocal Projects is a media design firm for museums and public spaces. We create a diverse range of installations from large environmental interactives, websites, and mobile applications. Many of our projects are about co-creation: gathering visitor stories, or collecting opinions, or memories. We’ve learned that the most incredible material emerges when you create a platform for visitors to communicate.


Malteser InternationalMalteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid with the status of a non-governmental organisation. The relief service has more than 50 years of experience in humanitarian relief and actually covers around 100 projects in about 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Currently, 23 national associations and priories of the Order of Malta are members of Malteser International.


Mercy For AnimalsMercy For Animals is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.


Native Spirit FoundationNative Spirit Foundation is a UK registered charity promoting education and the protection of the rights of Indigenous peoples.It was founded and is directed by the indigenous Mapuche artist and filmmaker Freddy Treuquil. Native Spirit is an independent organisation, run by volunteers.


New Message MediaNew Message Media affects policy change by working with non-profits and businesses to make films for the policymaker directly, with a story of why that policymaker should vote your way. We believe focusing our message on the people with the most power to change these issues often leads us to the greatest degree of change. We also make other films, mostly in the field of sustainability and ecology.


Nicolaas G. Pierson FoundationThe Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation is the scientific bureau of the Party for the Animals. The NGPF explores and presents alternatives that can contribute to the realisation of a more pleasant, animal-friendly and sustainable society.


OrganicNation.tvOrganicNation.tv is an exploration of the American sustainable food landscape focusing on the people, places and products that are shaping a new green economy and lifestyle.


Oxfam AmericaOxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are one of the 15 affiliates in the international confederation, Oxfam.


Parks CanadaParks Canada (French: Parcs Canada), also known as the Parks Canada Agency (French:Agence Parcs Canada), is an agency of the Government of Canada mandated to protect and present nationally significant natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.


Pinelands Preservation AllianceThe Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the Pinelands of New Jersey. We use advocacy and education to involve the public and persuade government to protect the natural and cultural resources of this extraordinary region. We support the Pinelands Protection Act and Comprehensive Management Plan, and we seek to improve these and other environmental laws to better protect the Pinelands’ natural and historic resources.


Polar Bears InternationalPolar bears. They’re what we’re all about. Entirely. We know that if we can assure the survival of the polar bear—the creature in most immediate peril from climate change and pollutants—we’ll have created a better planet for all its flora, fauna, water, and air. Time is of the essence. And we have some distance to go. But we’re optimistic. We’re impassioned. And we’re resolute.


Rainforest PartnershipRainforest Partnership is an international non-profit social enterprise committed to protecting tropical rainforests.


RECOFTC - The Center for People and ForestsRECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests is an international organization with a vision of local communities actively managing forests in Asia and the Pacific to ensure optimal social, economic, and environmental benefits.


ReefWatch Marine ConservationReefWatch Marine Conservation is a Non Government Organization with a research-based agenda on Marine Conservation and Environment. Established in 1993 as a Research and Education Organization by Prahlad and Mitali Kakar, RWMC is dedicated to the protection of India¹s marine heritage. RWMC¹s efforts have put many coral species and marine fauna under the Wildlife Protection Act.


RussianRiver.TVRussianRiver.TV is the ongoing project of Bob Barclay and Paul Berg,two successful commercial photographers who find themselves seemingly at the center of the local/sustainable movement, in West Sonoma County, California. They have cameras and they’re not afraid to use them!


The Story of Stuff Project & Free Range StudiosThe Story of Stuff Project was created by Annie Leonard to leverage and extend the film’s impact. We amplify public discourse on a series of environmental, social and economic concerns and facilitate the growing Story of Stuff community’s involvement in strategic efforts to build a more sustainable and just world. Our on-line community includes over 150,000 activists and we partner with hundreds of environmental and social justice organizations worldwide to create and distribute our films, curricula and other content.


Survival InternationalSurvival International is a human rights organisation formed in 1969 that campaigns for the rights of indigenous tribal peoples and uncontacted peoples, seeking to help them to determine their own future. Their campaigns generally focus on tribal peoples' fight to keep their ancestral lands, culture and their own way of living. Survival works for the people who they call 'some of the most vulnerable on earth'.


The Outlook for SomedayThe Outlook for Someday is a sustainability film challenge for young people began in 2007 in New Zealand. The Outlook for Someday challenge is to make a sustainability-related film, filmed with any camera and any length up to 5 minutes.


U.S. Forest ServiceEstablished in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands.


ViewChange.orgViewChange.org brings together powerful, evidence-based videos that demonstrate progress in global development. Working with non-profit organizations, film distributors, and individual filmmakers, we combine at one site documentaries, news reports, and viewer-generated films of varying length and style. They are being shown both here and on the Link TV national television network, which reaches 47 million US homes.


WESPAC FoundationWESPAC Foundation provides outreach and community to individuals, groups and leaders in civic and religious organizations in greater Westchester who find themselves without a voice or support system for their progressive positions.


WWF-IndiaWWF-India is one of the largest conservation organisations engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country. A part of WWF International, the organisation has made its presence felt through a sustained effort not only towards nature and wildlife conservation, but sensitising people by creating awareness through capacity building and enviro-legal activism. A challenging, constructive, science-based organisation WWF addresses issues like the survival of species and habitats, climate change and environmental education.


Ya'axché Conservation TrustThe Ya'axché Conservation Trust promotes integrated landscape management for equitable development through sustainable land use management, strategic advocacy and awareness, and by supporting socially innovative and economically viable enterprises.


Open Gate SanghaOpen Gate Sangha supports those who sincerely yearn for peace and freedom by providing access to the teachings of Adyashanti and Mukti. Its ultimate purpose is to serve the awakening of truth.

The Association of Happiness for All Mankind (AHAM)The mission of AHAM is to provide to the world a clear, direct way to realize, or re-cognize (know again) one's true Self-nature. We accomplish this by offering unique and effective training in Self-Inquiry, the method used by the enlightened sage, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Bernie Prior FoundationThe foundation's actions are devoted to raising the awareness of Bernie Prior's teachings of Spiritual Human Evolution internationally. Bernie Prior is a passionate and utterly engaging teacher, who challenges the deepest myths of humanness with uncompromising truth and whose radical tenderness woos hearts open, Bernie shines a contemporary light on eternal truth.http://www.bernieprior.org/

Buddha at the Gas PumpPeople everywhere are undergoing a shift to an Awakened state of consciousness which is transforming their understanding of themselves and the world. For some, this shift has been abrupt and dramatic. For others, it has been so gradual that they may not have realized it has occurred. Such shifts, or "awakenings," are not new: Christ spoke of the "Kingdom of Heaven within," Buddhists speak of Nirvana, Zen masters of Satori, Hindus of Moksha, but these traditions generally regard these states as rare and difficult to attain.

Cornell UniversityOnce called ""the first American university"" by educational historian Frederick Rudolph, Cornell University represents a distinctive mix of eminent scholarship and democratic ideals. Adding practical subjects to the classics and admitting qualified students regardless of nationality, race, social circumstance, gender, or religion was quite a departure when Cornell was founded in 1865.

www.DeepakChopra.comDeepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Heralded by Time Magazine as the ""poet-prophet of alternative medicine,"" he is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius/XM Stars.

FPMTThe FPMT is an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. We provide integrated education through which people's minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.

Gresham CollegeGresham College is an institution of higher learning located at Barnard's Inn Hall off Holborn in central London, England. It was founded in 1597 under the will of Sir Thomas Gresham and today it hosts over 140 free public lectures every year within the City of London.

Hayes Art TherapyPAMELA M. HAYES, MFT, ATR-BC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the state of California and a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Art therapy is the field where the worlds of art and psychology meet. Its roots can be traced back to Carl Jung, the first known psychologist to have his clients draw as a means to interpret dreams and fantasies.

Human Connection InstituteThe Human Connection Institute establishes strategic alliances with organizations that want to create and explore ways to achieve a conscious corporate culture--common ground for groups of people with different skills and opinions to productively meet and collaborate. We are also focused on building a research institute devoted to training. Our vision is to further the development of collective consciousness in every area of human endeavor.

Here-Now-TVHere-Now-TV - the platform for satsang videos, festival film reports and interviews with spiritual teachers and wise human beings. Here-Now-TV has made its job to serve as mouthpiece for such humans in order that their often quiet voices are not submerged by the nowadays flood of information.

House of International Media, Brahma KumarisHIM is based in the picturesque and peaceful hills of Mount Abu on the campus of the Academy for a Better World - an environment where spirituality meets state-of-the-art facilities. HIM caters to the International Media activities of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organisation.

Humanistic SpiritualityHumanistic Spirituality is a contemplative and provocative series of teachings and practices for leading a more grounded and fulfilling life. It integrates the benefits, and illuminates the dangers, inherent in both psychology and spirituality.

Isha FoundationIsha Foundation is a non-religious, not-for-profit, public service organization, which addresses all aspects of human wellbeing. From its powerful yoga programs for inner transformation to its inspiring projects for society and environment, Isha activities are designed to create an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. This approach has gained worldwide recognition and reflects in Isha Foundation's special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

Lama Yeshe Wisdom ArchiveThe Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. Publication of books of edited teachings for free distribution is one of the ways.

Life Arts MediaLife Arts Media is an online multimedia magazine founded in 2010. The purpose of Life Arts Media is that of creating a channel to allow all those people and organizations' activities and works, whose purposes aim to develop and promote consciousness, community or sustainability, to reach as many people as possible. The aim of Life Arts Media is that of supporting and contributing to a shift that is already taking place.

Louix Dor Dempriey FoundationThe Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the teachings and humanitarian works of Louix Dor Dempriey. Its mission is to help people remember and restore their inherent divinity, and to walk in this world as unconditional love.

Mayan Majix LLCMayan Majix website was founded in 1998 by Mayan calendar researcher and artist Ian Xel Lungold featuring basic Mayan calendar information and Ian's hand made Mayan jewelry line.On November 16, 2005, Ian Xel Lungold passed away peacefully. Since Ian's passing Mike and Madaline have kept the Mayan Majix website going in honor of Ian and his work.

Men Tsee KhangThe fundamental endeavors of Men-Tsee-Khang are to produce medicinal and body care preparations based on the philosophy that humans should live in Harmony with Nature and based on the Tibetan Medicine and Astrological tradition.

Never Not Here TVCan A Wisdom Teaching be both enlightening and also relevant to our mind-made society? Can we be compassionately engaged with mankind and still know the peace of our true unalterable selves? How possibly could it not be so? We notice in our own lives that when the belief in and the urgency of the personal story-line subsides, an ease is brought into life. This will be felt in family relationships, in the community, story of race and religion, in the nation and ultimately in our world. Whether gradual or immediate, this insight seems to self regenerate, and could be called a ""path of truth"". Spreading this awareness is the only goal of NNH.

Ozark Mountain Publishing, IncOzark Mountain Publishing publishes only non-fiction metaphysical and spiritual material. Our purpose is to provide readers with accurate, interesting and educational information that opens the mind to fascinating possibilities. We hope that you will take the journey with us and explore the possibilities of the Universe and Beyond.

RAMTHA.TVRamtha.TV offers users the opportunity to view and hear archived teachings and live streaming events online from around the world.

RiverGanga FoundationOur work, our purpose, and the goal of all our efforts is to make one simple insight into the root cause of all human misery and one simple act of inward looking universally available and accessible within the entire human community.

Mooji SanghaMooji is a direct disciple of Sri Harilal Poonja (Papaji), whose master is the renowned Sri Ramana Maharshi, the 'Sage of Arunachala.' Mooji lives in Brixton, London. Since 1999, in response to the heart call of seekers worldwide, he travels frequently and widely, urged by his love for truth. With skill and compassion he pulls apart the curtains of ignorance veiling the true Self---expounding, clarifying and demonstrating the non-dual truth of Advaita from the authority of his own direct experience. His love, presence and pointing reveals and makes obvious the truth that we are already the timeless and perfect Being we seek.

Self empowerment academyThe Self Empowerment Academy founded by JASMUHEEN is a holistic educational internet and innernet institution that promotes pragmatic PERSONAL & GLOBAL HARMONIZATION PROGRAMS via the EMBASSY OF PEACE. These are shared through Jasmuheen's research manuals; through our regular free updates; through the CIA - COSMIC INTERNET ACADEMY www.selfempowermentacademy.com.au and www.jasmuheen.com websites; plus THE EMBASSY OF PEACE and via her international network that supports her lecture tours and retreats.

The Satyam Gyanam Anandam Society (SGAS)The Satyam Gyanam Anandam Society (SGAS) is an organisation that provides seekers the opportunity, guidance and support to discover their self through the science of meditation. It is a universal spiritual organisation that is working relentlessly towards a 'new earth and a new humanity' through a global mind transformation. Our motto is 'Know Thyself' the eternal call of the ancient masters to human beings of all races and origins. The SGAS wants to make people aware that they are themselves both the cause of all problems and also the ultimate solution. Indeed, the solution lies within us but a radical change in mindset is needed to change our focus from outside to inside.

Spiritual Science Research FoundationResearch on Spirituality, happiness, chants, mind, body, health, destiny, sixth sense, ghosts, possession and healing.

Stanford VideoStanford University's video production unit serves the campus and community from state-of-the-art studios conveniently located on Pampas Lane. Stanford Video offers a full range of production options - from high definition broadcast to classroom podcasts; on a full range of formats - from videotape to streaming media.

Telepathic TVTelepathic TV, hosted by R. Neville Johnston and Mary Phelan, is a live, call in television show that has aired over 800 episodes, showcasing the most brilliant techniques in the metaphysical world. Bringing you the forefront of new consciousness, to enlighten and empower.

The Aetherius SocietyThe Aetherius Society is a worldwide spiritual organization dedicated to help heal and uplift humanity. Founded in 1955 by the late Western Master Dr. George King, The Aetherius Society practices a powerful new form of Karma yoga. This new yoga is based on the wisdom of the spiritual traditions of old as well as new wisdom released by advanced spiritual masters in response to humanity's scientific advancement and its dire need.

Art of Living ProductionsFilms play an important role in our lives. They help us connect and shrink this vast world into a global village. As a true reflection of society, films have the unique privilege of being able to change the world for the better. Truly passionate about the role of film in today's world, Art of Living Productions focus on the smaller details which reveal the bigger picture.

The Golden Sufi CenterThe Golden Sufi Center is the vehicle for the work of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Order of Sufism. The purpose of The Golden Sufi Center is to make available the teachings of this lineage of Sufism.

UnderwingUnderwing Inc. was formed by Badeish Lange and the Reverend JonPaul Sherwood to promote services and products that make a positive difference in people's lives.The need to be aware and conscious has never been greater. Underwing Inc. mission is to provide the world with encouraging messages, thoughtful ceremonies and celebrations, personal life coaching, useful tools and proven products that will transform your life.

The Institute for Advanced Spiritual Research / Veritas PublishingThe Institute for Advanced Spiritual Research, founded by Dr. David Hawkins, is devoted to Consciousness Research (sometimes referred to as Consciousness Science). It is not-for-profit organization. See link on front page to Dr. Hawkins site and "Benefits of reading Power vs. Force," under Devotional Nonduality topic.

EnlightenNextEnlightenNext is dedicated to catalyzing evolution in consciousness and culture. We strive to be leaders, examples, and pathfinders in the emerging field of integral and evolutionary spirituality, and to stand for the ultimate relevance of spiritual enlightenment in our time. Through our integrated annual cycle of programs and events and our award-winning publications, we are awakening, connecting, and cultivating a global movement of "evolutionaries" - individuals who feel personally responsible for creating the future.

Yale UniversityYale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Yale Law School is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the United States, while the university is ranked among the top universities in the world.

Gandhi Films FoundationMany unknown cameramen in this world have shot these important events of freedom struggle and different parts of Gandhi's life at that time with many difficulties which made it possible for us to obtain these rare clips under one roof and present to the future generation through our website.Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, New Delhi have obtained all these clippings and Gandhi Films Foundation preserving these rare clips for the students, researchers and for everyone interested in Mahatma Gandhi and eager to know about his dedicated life for human beings.

The Barry Long FoundationBarry Long (1 August 1926 - 6 December 2003) was one of the world's great spiritual masters. He taught for over 35 years. He was uniquely of the west: down to earth and practical.

Rwanda PartnersRwanda Partners is a non-profit organization committed to fighting poverty and restoring hope to the poor and marginalized through economic and educational opportunities. In a country impacted by genocide, our work is grounded in the healing and reconciliation of the Rwandan people.

Byron Katie InternationalThe Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the fear, violence, depression, frustration, and suffering in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature.

The Bridging Heaven & Earth FoundationThe Bridging Heaven & Earth Foundation, focuses on opening the heart; bridging the spiritual and the physical, the human and the divine, heaven and earth within each one and the Oneness in all Life.

Camfed InternationalCamfed fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.


The Mary Baker Eddy LibraryThe Mary Baker Eddy Library is a lending library and museum as well as the repository for the papers of Mary Baker Eddy, an influential American author, teacher, and religious leader who founded Christian Science.


Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera English (AJE) is an international 24-hour English-language news and current affairs TV channel headquartered in Doha, Qatar. It is the sister channel of the Arabic-language Al Jazeera.

The station broadcasts news features and analysis, documentaries, live debates, current affairs, business, technology and sports. The station claims to be the first global high-definition television network.


CARECARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.


Cultures of ResistanceCULTURES OF RESISTANCE is a project, a campaign, a mission, and a living, breathing, growing network. Our collective of activists, agitators, artists, and dreamers is primarily focused on issues of peace and justice in the global south, and we are especially interested in supporting organizations and activists around the world who are working toward international solidarity and social justice.


Documentary Educational ResourcesDocumentary Educational Resources ("DER") is a US non-profit producer and distributor of film and video in anthropology and ethnology.

It was founded in 1968 by independent filmmakers John Marshall and Timothy Asch and is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. Its mission is "to cultivate community engagement with the peoples and cultures of the world in which we live through media that is both entertaining and educational"


FramelineFrameline is a nonprofit media arts organization that produces the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the oldest film festival devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) programming currently in existence. Frameline's mission statement is "to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts."


International Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. Seventy-five per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas in developing countries, yet only 4% of official development assistance goes to agriculture.


Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE)The Mexican Film Institute, is a decentralized public agency that promotes the development of national film activity through support for production, stimuli for creators, industry encouragement and the promotion, dissemination and release of Mexican cinema.


Institute for War & Peace ReportingInstitute for War & Peace Reporting (or IWPR for short) is an international media development charity, established in 1991. It runs major programmes in Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, the Balkans, Congo DRC, Tunisia and Uganda. IWPR programmes provide intensive hands-on training, extensive reporting and publishing experience to build the capacity of local media. Many of the resulting stories and outputs are shown on the organisation's website as news reports, radio archives and video shorts.


Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human RightsThe Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights "is, a non-profit, non-governmental, non-religious human rights organization founded by human rights activists, intellectuals and North Korean defectors in May 1996."


Raising VoicesEstablished in 1999, Raising Voices is an NGO based in Kampala using a community-led rights-based approach to address violence against women and children. Together with the various programme tools they have designed, they provide technical support to local-level community organisations working on violence prevention and gender equity. Raising Voices also runs a virtual space called ‘The Gender-Based Violence Prevention Network’ highlighting innovative work that is happening in the field of GBV prevention and offering resources, publications, communication materials, research, and evaluation reports.


United Nations Development ProgrammeThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP operates in 177 countries, working with nations on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.


swissworld.orgswissworld.org is published by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, General Secretariat, Presence Switzerland.
Presence Switzerland promotes an authentic image of modern Switzerland worldwide.


Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment ProgrammePacific island people depend on their natural environment for their sustenance and livelihoods. These vital resources and ecosystems are under ever-increasing pressure as our islands strive to address their economic aspirations and meet the needs of their growing populations. The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been charged by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region with the protection and sustainable development of the region's environment.


International Water Management Institute (IWMI)IWMI is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as CGIAR. It is a non-profit organization with a staff of 350 and offices in over 10 countries across Asia and Africa and Headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka. IWMI's Mission is to improve the management of land and water resources for food, livelihoods and the environment.


Global Development NetworkThe Global Development Network (GDN) is a worldwide network of research and policy institutes working to provide new perspectives to the development challenges of our time. A spin-off of the World Bank, GDN works to make policy-relevant research accelerate the pace of global development. The Government of India has granted it the status of international organization. GDN is engaged in research issues related to social and economic development, and encourages researchers by providing platform for the research.


Dutch Design Fashion Architecture (DutchDFA)The Dutch Design Fashion Architecture (DutchDFA) programme aims to strengthen the international position of Dutch design, fashion and architecture, by building long-lasting international partnerships, while addressing issues facing today's world through design. The four-year strategic programme (2009-2012) takes place in a selection of focus countries (India, China, Germany and Turkey).


Center on U.S China Relations | Asia SocietyAsia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. To help forge a more constructive bilateral relationship, Asia Society has established the Center on U.S.-China Relations with a generous gift from the late Arthur Ross.


The Pachamama AllianceThe Pachamama Alliance, empowered by our partnership with indigenous people, is dedicated to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.


Sravasti AbbeySravasti Abbey is among the first of its kind: a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the U.S. where monks, nuns, and lay students can train to practice the Buddha's pure Dharma. Sravasti Abbey's mission is to nurture a flourishing monastic community where learning and practicing Buddha's teachings cultivates peace in the hearts of the residents, visitors and in the world.


Pagl Foundation & Sunnyside ProductionsPAGL is an acronym for peace, assurance, gratitude and love. The awareness of PAGL exists in a pure and perfect consciousness.
The PAGL Principle, or Principle of Existential Validation, is as follows: if an idea, concept, principle or value is true, i.e., if it is in harmony with Reality, the fundamental order of existence, it will validate itself in two ways
- there will be a sense of peace, assurance, gratitude and love (PAGL) in consciousness
- it will bear "good fruit" and be the perfect solution to the situation or issue. It will liberate from confusion, heal problems, harmonize situations, uplift and inspire.


Tejgyan FoundationTej Gyan Foundation (TGF) was established with the mission of creating a highly evolved society through all-round self development of every individual that transforms all the facets of his/her life. It is a non-profit organization founded on the teachings of Sirshree. The foundation has received the ISO Certification (ISO 9001:2008) for its system of imparting wisdom. It has centres all across India as well as in other countries. The motto of Tej Gyan Foundation is 'Happy Thoughts


Internet ArchiveThe Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.


Padam Sangha Ltd.Mooji SanghaMooji Sangha is a UK based charity created to support all the necessary aspects involved in making Satsangs with Mooji available world-wide.We are dedicated to giving support to those who have been touched through Satsang with Mooji in whatever way is needed. We are always discovering new ways in which Satsang may be enjoyed or through which fulfillment may come to all those whose aspiration is for lasting truth.


Zaltho Foundation, Inc.The Zaltho Foundation, a spiritually based non-profit committed to ending violence by promoting mindfulness and positive change within individuals, was founded by Claude AnShin Thomas in 1994.It supports efforts to bring awareness to the culture of violence in and among individuals, families, societies and countries. It also educates people in methods for the nonviolent and peaceful transformation of conflict, negativity, ignorance, hatred and greed into courtesy, kindness, justice and compassion. As a non-profit foundation, Zaltho does not support activities in the political sphere.


Pissanos Int LtdThe "PISSANOS" organization was established in Athens in 1955.Founder and owner is Paul Pissanos.
It has produced hundreds of television programs for Greek and foreign networks. A select group of academics, university professors, archaeologists, historians, philosophers and researchers belong to the company's scientific team for the production of documentaries focusing on ancient Greek civilization, philosophy, literature, the arts and the sciences.
The organization is fully equipped with its own computerized facilities and specialized personnel for the creation of special effects. Numerous ancient Greek cities, ancient temples and markets, buildings and stadiums have been constructed, and continue to be constructed, in the company's creative department, to meet the needs of the educational documentaries.


SACARSri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR), started in Pondicherry in 1998, is a research unit of the Institute of Human Study which was launched at Hyderabad in 1964. SACAR has for its objective an in-depth study of and research into the thought and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and relate it to the present and future of India in particular, and the world in general. We encourage study of all allied thought and perspectives from other visionaries from different cultures with an objective to offer a synthetic view of the future.


Triratna SubhutiSubhuti was born in Chatham England in 1947 and was known as Alex Kennedy until his ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1973. As a devoted disciple of the movement's founder Urgyen Sangharakshita he has played an outstanding role in the movement's development through his writing and teaching, his frequent talks, through his work and influence on many of its institutions and through the personal effect he has had on many individuals, not least those he has personally ordained.


Rothko ChapelThe Rothko Chapel, founded by Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief. A tranquil meditative environment inspired by the mural canvases of Russian born American painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970), the Chapel welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year, people of every faith and from all parts of the world. On the plaza, Barnett Newman's majestic sculpture, Broken Obelisk, stands in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
Mission Statement
The mission of the Rothko Chapel is to inspire people to action through art and contemplation, to nurture reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and to provide a forum for global concerns.


BreakthroughBreakthrough seeks to make discrimination and violence against women and girls unacceptable everywhere and in all its forms, including domestic violence, sexual harassment, street harassment, early marriage, and gender biased sex selection. We also address these issues through the lenses of immigrant and immigrant women's rights, racial justice, and sexuality and HIV/AIDS.


Real Look AutismReal Look Autism is a video resource for anyone touched by autism. We tell focused and beautifully shot and edited stories about therapies and strategies that are working for children on the spectrum. We look for even the smallest measure of success. Our slogan goes like this: "You tell us something that's working for you... and we'll show everyone else".


films DevisionThe Films Division of India was established in 1948 to articulate the energy of a newly independent nation. For more than six decades, the organization has relentlessly striven to maintain a record of the social, political and cultural imaginations and realities of the country on film. It has actively worked in encouraging and promoting a culture of film-making in India that respects individual vision and social commitment.


International Campaign for Human Rights in IranFounded in 2008, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is a non-partisan, independent human rights non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in New York that works actively in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. The Campaign supports the Iranian people’s struggle for human rights and amplifies their voices on the international stage. On the global stage, the Campaign fills the gaps in information and knowledge caused by lack of access to Iran. Originally a project of the Dutch Foundation for Human Security in the Middle East, the Campaign is now a US-based international initiative focused on the urgent challenges faced by the Iranian people, in particular civil society.


Tactical Technology CollectiveTactical Tech is a registered Dutch Stichting, an international non-profit organisation and their mission is to advance the skills, tools and techniques of rights advocates, empowering them to use information and communications to help marginalised communities understand and effect progressive social, environmental and political change..


We want PEACEWe Want Peace (WWP) is an organization with a simple goal: To raise awareness on the fundamental principles of justice, equality, unification and conflict prevention, through the power of music, worldwide. Spearheaded by the internationally renowned recording artist, actor, author and activist, Emmanuel Jal, the WWP campaign has gone from strength to strength since launching in December 2010. Kicking off the campaign, and in dedication to Southern Sudan’s historic referendum, Emmanuel released what has become the world wide music hit: ‘We Want Peace’. The uptempo feel good classic brings a sense of appreciation and entertainment to the importance of peace and security.


COURAGE WorldwideCourage Worldwide (formerly Courage to Be You, Inc.) is an international, non-profit organization founded in 2005 simply to help people find their God-given purpose. Then in 2007, a focus was given to building homes for children rescued from sex trafficking so they too had resources and the opportunity to be and do all they were created to be and do.


Institute for Advanced StudyThe Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. The Institute exists to encourage and support curiosity-driven research in the sciences and humanities—the original, often speculative thinking that produces advances in knowledge that change the way we understand the world. It provides for the mentoring of scholars by Faculty, and it ensures the freedom to undertake research that will make significant contributions in any of the broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities studied at the Institute.


Empty Hands MusicEmpty Hands Music’s mission is to spread seeds of goodness in the world through selfless service, music, and love. All of Empty Hands Music’s offerings are gifts to the world. It is an organization founded by Nimo chose the title ‘Empty Hands’, because of the profound wisdom we all can gain when we understand this deeper truth: that we arrive on this planet empty handed and we will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?


Musicians Without BordersMusicians without Borders initiates projects and develops methodologies for healing and reconciliation through music. Musicians without Borders uses the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war. Musicians without Borders’ long-term commitment allows the participants the time to develop skills and talents, process grief and loss, and build bridges of reconciliation in societies divided by recent or ongoing conflict.


Feminist Majority FoundationThe Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. The organization’s belief is that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.


Jewish Voice for PeaceJewish Voice for Peace is the national Jewish organization that provides a voice for Jews and allies who believe that peace in the Middle East will be achieved through justice and full equality for both Palestinians and Israelis. Through grassroots organizing, education, advocacy, and media, Jewish Voice for Peace works to achieve a lasting peace that recognizes the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.


Walk FreeWalk Free is a movement of people everywhere, fighting to end one of the world’s greatest evils: modern slavery. Walk Free aims to amplify and extend their efforts. By gathering a global membership, using social networks and new technologies, and organizing campaigns and communities online and on the ground, it aims to make the fight against slavery a real priority across the world.


Free to Choose NetworkFree To Choose Network is a non-partisan, non-profit foundation. Today, Free To Choose Network focuses on two major initiatives: reaching the next generation with teaching units in classrooms promoting personal, political, and economic freedom and reaching the general public with documentaries on public television promoting personal, political, and economic freedom.


University Of OxfordOxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system.


Youth For Human RightsYouth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth. The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI has now grown into a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.


ORAMORAM works within a paradox of persecution—where secrecy is crucial for safety, but protection requires revealing identity. Drawing upon its deep roots and extensive ties within both the refugee and LGBTI arenas, ORAM influences institutional changes that help create a more responsive climate and humane policies for refugees on their complex path to safety. An official partner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ORAM has earned the trust of refugees and international colleagues alike.


Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World AffairsThe Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, created within the Office of the President in 2006, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of religion, ethics, and public life. Through research, teaching, and service, the Center explores global challenges of democracy and human rights; economic and social development; international diplomacy; and interreligious understanding. Two premises guide the Center’s work: that a deep examination of faith and values is critical to address these challenges, and that the open engagement of religious and cultural traditions with one another can promote peace.


Ecologist Film Unit
The Ecologist Film Unit (EFU) is an independent, not-for-profit news organisation dedicated to investigative reporting on the environment, food and farming, health, human rights and wildlife issues. We produce original investigative content for broadcast, print and online output, and work with external media outlets and partners to maximise impact and exposure.


EarthjusticeFounded in 1971 Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people's health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.The organization is recognized for its tagline "Because the earth needs a good lawyer", which was chosen in a 2009 online contest as one of the best nonprofit taglines out of 1,702 entries.


ISOE-Institute for Social-Ecological ResearchThe ISOE - Institute for Social-Ecological Research, founded in 1989 in Frankfurt/Main, is a pioneer in the field of transdisciplinary social-ecological research. Its uniqueness lies in its ability to combine approaches to environmental research drawn from the social sciences (incl. economics) with those from the natural and engineering sciences, and to link this knowledge with that of various political, administrative and social actors. The institute is thus one of the few sustainability research facilities that promote transdisciplinary knowledge from a practical, conceptual and theoretical perspective.


PETA IndiaPETA India operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment, while educating policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promoting an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect. It also focuses primarily on the areas in which the greatest numbers of animals suffer the most: in the food and leather industries, in laboratories and in the entertainment industry.


CAWST - Centre for Affordable Water & Sanitation TechnologyCAWST, the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology, is a non-profit organization that provides training and consulting to organizations that work directly with populations in developing countries who lack access to clean water and basic sanitation.


Mangrove Action ProjectWe at Mangrove Action Project are taking a truly grassroots, bottom-up approach to mangrove conservation and restoration issues. Our approach involves and includes the voices of the global South, local communities, and their partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

MAP is unique in that it acts as a sort of megaphone, amplifying the voice of the coastal fishers in matters of relevance and importance to their lives. MAP also acts as a vital foot bridge or link between the global North and South on issues of over-consumption, deforestation, marine conservation, and human rights, as well as addressing such present day crises as climate change and sea level rise.


The Safe Food FoundationThe Safe Food Foundation is an Australian based not-for-profit campaign and advocacy organisation with a proactive, solution oriented approach to food quality and safety. The Safe Food Foundation's mission is to make the World's food supply clean, safe, nutritious, full of taste and produced in a way that enhances our environment, as well as our social and economic systems. We work to highlight issues around Genetically Modified (GM) foods, chemicals, nanotechnology, irradiation, corporate control, monoculture, fair trade and food sovereignty.


Environmental Justice FoundationThe Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK-based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights.
EJF's work aims to be direct and effective, from investigations, field projects and community partnerships to policy briefings and reports, campaign films and international advocacy that reach the highest levels of policy making in government, business and amongst the public.EJF believes that environmental security is not just about quality of life, it is a basic human right.


Amazon WatchAmazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.


Watershed Organisation TrustWOTR is a not-for-profit NGO founded in 1993 operating currently in 7 Indian states - Maharashtra, Telangana, Seemaandhra , Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha.
WOTR's mandate is to reduce poverty through mobilising the self help capacities of individuals and communities to regenerate the eco-spaces or watersheds they live in, harvest rain water wherever it falls, use it productively, undertake sustainable livelihoods and do whatever else it takes to get them out of poverty.


IFADThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa. It resolved that "an International Fund for Agricultural Development should be established immediately to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries."


PETA InternationalPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: factory farms, laboratories, the clothing trade, and the entertainment industry. PETA also works on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other "pests" and the abuse of "backyard" dogs.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.


California State Water Quality Control BoardTo preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California's water resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment,
public health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.


Viva!Viva! campaigns for a vegetarian/vegan world because most farmed animals spend their short and miserable lives in the filth of factory farms and are killed with sickening barbarity. We expose this abuse by secretly going inside these shameful places and filming the suffering Ð publicising it with nationwide campaigns that bring about change.


Animal AidAnimal Aid is the UK's largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977.

We campaign peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promote cruelty-free living. We investigate and expose animal cruelty, and our undercover investigations and other evidence are often used by the media, bringing these issues to public attention.


Life Arts MediaLife Arts Media is an online multimedia magazine founded in 2010.
The purpose of Life Arts Media is that of creating a channel to allow all those people and organizations' activities and works, which aim to develop and promote consciousness, community or sustainability, to reach as many people as possible


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Our efforts are financially supported by independent/personal fund of a private citizen. We will welcome funds in the future from like-spirited institutions whose mission is in a global shift of consciousness.

As a team, we enjoy innovation, experimentation, exploration through live meditation - in short,organic creative thinking is our faith. Keeping our system true & pure is our duty-bound pledge. Embracing all is our fundamental precept.

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