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ISDS

International Sanatana
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Support Your Spiritual Home in The Heartland of America



Preserving Sanatana Dharma

First opened to the public in February, 2010, the ISDS Ashram is a unique, non-profit spiritual hermitage of the International Sanatana Dharma Society, a movement dedicated to preserving and teaching the path of Sanatana Dharma for the benefit of the entire world. The ISDS building is the first and only ashram in Omaha, and Radha-Krishna temple in Nebraska.  

Grand Opening International Sanatana Dharma Society Ashram, Omaha, NEThe ISDS Ashram is a state-of-the-art, global resource center that provides a peaceful and spiritually enriching environment for the in-depth study of the ancient Vedic scriptures, as well as a place for the intensive daily practice of meditation, Yoga, puja, prayer and sadhana (spiritual disciplines) of Hinduism under the expert guidance of a qualified and authentic teacher, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya.

Yoga Class at International Sanatana Dharma Society Ashram, Patanjali Yoga Sutras The center hosts seminars, talks, and workshops by one of the world’s leading Dharma teachers; houses one of the nation’s best Sanatana Dharma libraries; and operates a school dedicated to teaching the classical Yoga system.


Mission Statement

students and followers of Acharyaji, OmahaThe objectives of this spiritual organization are: worshiping God via the ancient worship ceremonies (puja) and devotional songs (kirtan) of Sanatana Dharma; teaching the systematic path to liberation (Yoga) to others; serving God’s creation both temporally and spiritually (seva); and advancing the life-enhancing philosophy of Sanatana Dharma both in America and internationally.


Be a Friend of Dharma Today!

Sri Acharyaji teaches on Guru Purnima 2010, ISDS Ashram, Omaha, NEWe know you are someone who cherishes your personal spiritual heritage of Sanatana Dharma.  You have tasted the sweet fruits of spiritual sustenance, encouragement and guidance in your own life, and you understand just how much our troubled world needs to hear the peaceful, life-affirming teachings of the Vedic tradition - now more than ever. 

Yoga Asana Class at International Sanatana Dharma Society AshramWe would like to invite you to help share Sanatana Dharma with so many in our world today, who so sincerely yearn to experience the hope, fulfillment and compassion that only God's loving grace can provide.

God has blessed your life in so many ways, now giving you the ability to in turn help so many others by directly supporting Dharma. 


How You Can Help with the ISDS Ashram

Radha Krishna Altar at the International Sanatana Dharma Society Ashram, Omaha, NEYour donation will go toward the following projects: 1) renovation of temple hall including purchase of a large, traditional altar for Sri Sri Radha Krishna; 2) construction of additional guest room facilities and offices; 3) distribution of several major new books by Sri Acharyaji; 4) meditation garden construction, landscaping and tree planting; 5) monthly operating costs for building utilities/maintenance, temple insurance and devotional supplies.  

Our society is incorporated as an IRS recognized tax-exempt, religious non-profit under section 501(c)(3).  We are unique in that 100% of your donations go directly toward our stated spiritual mission.  No one connected to our organization receives a salary of any kind and not one penny of your donations go toward any personal items.

By investing generously in this ashram, you are directly ensuring the future preservation of Dharma, and directly invoking the many blessings of the divine Devas and Devis of the heavenly realm, and the divine benevolence of Bhagavan for your life and for your family.

Our Dharma ashram can only grow with your ongoing practical commitment to providing the donations necessary for the monthly upkeep of this ashram. It is stated in the sacred Mahabharata: dharmo rakshati rakshitaha, “Those who preserve Dharma are likewise protected by Dharma.”

If you would like to help support this important project for Dharma during this exciting time, please donate today. Automatic monthly direct deposit is available. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you in advance for your courageous support of our spiritual tradition.

You may write checks or money orders to the "International Sanatana Dharma Society" and send them to:

“International Sanatana Dharma Society”
13917 P St.
Omaha, NE 68137-1533


Or contribute securely online through PayPal service:

Thank you for your continued support.


The International Sanatana Dharma Society is an IRS recognized, tax-exempt, religious non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Please make your contribution today!



About Sri Acharyaji (Dr. Frank Morales)

Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya is the Founder and President of the  International Sanatana Dharma Society, a world-wide movement dedicated to teaching Dharma spirituality. He has been practicing and teaching Sanatana Dharma for over 35 years and has a Ph.D. in the philosophy of religion from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Acharyaji was a practicing monk for six years. He was initiated as a Hindu priest (brahmana) in India in 1986. He was ordered by his Guru, B.R. Sridhara Swami, to become a spiritual teacher. Acharyaji was the resident spiritual teacher at the Hindu Temple of Nebraska (2007-2009), the first time such an appointment was made in American history. He has been invited to speak at hundreds of Hindu temples, conferences and spiritual events. He has lectured on Dharma at dozens of major universities, such as Harvard, Columbia, Rutgers, Cornell and Northwestern. He has also served as a consultant on religion for such Fortune 500 companies as the Ford Motor Corporation and Lucent Technology.

Acharyaji is currently recognized as one of the world’s foremost scholars in the philosophy of religion, the Yoga tradition, Dharma, and meditation. He is one of the very few fully authentic and recognized spiritual teachers in the world who is thoroughly accepted by both the Western spiritual community and the orthodox Indian Hindu community. Sri Acharyaji’s teachings stress the achievement of self-realization and God-realization through the practice of meditation, Yoga, and directly experiencing the presence of the Divine. Another over-arching aspect of Sri Acharyaji’s teachings focuses on the importance of love, compassion and service toward all living beings.

He is the author of several major books, including:

"The Vedic Way of Knowing God"
"Sanatana Dharma: The Eternal Natural Way"
"Living Dharma"
"The Art of Wisdom"
"The Shakti Principle"
"The Dictionary of Sanatana Dharma"
"Taking Refuge in Dharma"
"Radical Universalism: Does Hinduism Teach that all Religions are the Same?"

With a large international following, Sri Acharyaji is renowned for his authentic approach to spirituality, his authoritative and scholarly method of teaching, and his emphasis on spiritual practice and direct experience of self-realization.



Endorsements of Sri Acharyaji's Work

"Dr. Frank Morales represents the Sankalpa [the will] of the Hindu people and the cause of Sanatana Dharma. I urge all Hindus everywhere to give him your full support, assistance, and encouragement in his crucial work. He needs and deserves our help."

- Dr. David Frawley (Oct. 14, 2007)


"I recommend Dr. Frank Morales. He is a noteworthy academic scholar of Hinduism, a formal convert/practitioner as Acharya in Hindu temples, and a great public champion of Hinduism with courage to stick his neck out."

- Rajiv Malhotra (Infinity Foundation)


“You’ve done truly phenomenal work teaching the pure essence of Yoga.”

- Dr. Deepak Chopra


"Few have the background and fewer still the courage to speak boldly about Hinduism in modern times. Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya has both, and wields them to trenchant purpose.”

- Paramacharya Palaniswami ( Editor-in-Chief: Hinduism Today Magazine)


"Hindus need a person of your caliber to enlighten them.  Hindu people, at this juncture,  are looking for someone to guide them and encourage them to stand up for Dharma.  You are the best suited person in America to guide Hindus in the right direction.  Best regards."
 
 - Sri Narain Kataria (President: Indian-American Intellectuals Forum)


"Dr. Morales comes across to me as a very sincere and honest practitioner and teacher of Hindu Dharma. Dr. Morales is a very devoted, practicing Hindu and at the same time, he is very well versed in the academic jargon that is so necessary to communicate with his peers in US Universities. He preaches a spiritually oriented, non-sectarian brand of Hindu Dharma, bringing out the deepest truths of our traditions in a very lucid language."

- Vishal Agarwal (Director: Voice of Dharma)


"Your ideas and actions have the potential to be revolutionary."

- Niraj Mohanka (New Dharma Foundation)


“Dr. Morales, I am astounded at your knowledge and realization of our Dharma.  That an American would grasp the Divine teachings as deeply as you have is wondrous.  You are truly a Maha Jagad Guru, the Great World Teacher.” 
 
- Sri Swami Brahmananda Saraswati


"You are a pioneer in many ways and you have our congratulations and support. If any of us can be of any assistance to you in your work, please do not hesitate to ask."

- Dr. Jeffery Long (Professor of Religious Studies, Elizabethtown College)


"I feel that the addition of Shri Acharya ji to the Hindu community of Omaha has been very valuable, especially for the children.  He is a wonderful teacher and spiritual leader.  Acharyaji brings Hindu religion to us, American born Indian kids, in a way that relates to us. Despite my knowing our language and culture very well, I feel that "Pujas" and ceremonies in a traditional way don't teach us the meaning of our religion in the thoughtful manner that it ought to be understood. Sometimes such deep and beautiful meanings have to be explained to children so that we can grasp them and follow them.  My father routinely teaches us the meaning of Geeta verses and that helps us gain deeper understanding of the philosophy behind the teachings.  Similarly, Acharyaji is able to bring the Hindu religious teachings to the youth more clearly and understandably. "

- Vandana Agarwala (Nine year old student of Sri Acharyaji)



How to Donate to the ISDS Ashram

You may write checks or money orders to the "International Sanatana Dharma Society" and send them to:

“International Sanatana Dharma Society”
13917 P St.
Omaha, NE 68137-1533


Or contribute securely online through PayPal service:


Thank you for your continued support.



The International Sanatana Dharma Society is an IRS recognized, tax-exempt, religious non-profit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible.  Automatic monthly direct deposit is available. Please make your contribution today!