3HO Europe ANBI

Naam: European 3HO Foundation Stichting

RSIN: 8106.88.724

Contact details
an van Goyenkade 8, 1075 HP Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Tarn Taran Singh Khalsa (voorzitter)
Sada Sat Singh Khalsa
Wester, W.B., Satya Singh
Garcia Heermann, M.
Sat Dharm Singh (penningmeester)

Beleidsplan 2013
The foundation is striving to achieve its objectives in close collaboration with 3HO and Kundalini Yoga organizations worldwide and will primarily make use of Kundalini Yoga for this, along with the associated techniques and lifestyle taught by Yogi Bhajan.

The collaboration includes the sponsoring, stimulating and supporting 3HO and its associated events, meetings and programs, which for Europe concentrates on the annual member gathering at the Kundalini Yoga Festival in France. Currently this gathering is happening at a rented location, but shall happen at its own place in the future. Proceeds from the membership fee and other events have been saved and allowed the acquisition of Chateau Anand in 2010.
The foundation supports the teachings of yogi Bhajan through publication and dissemination of information and experience in the form of books, brochures, lectures, training programs, lessons, and all other appropriate media such as the internet and social media platforms like facebook.

The foundation supports research and educational programs like Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, northern India, which is a unique school founded by Yogi Bhajan in 1997. It adopts the 3HO yogic concepts and provides the children with a protected environment in which they can excel.
The foundation serves as a coordination centre for all Kundalini yoga teachers and 3HO communities in Europe, so as to safeguard the quality of Kundalini Yoga teacher training by the observance of guidelines and the exchange of skills throughout the communities.

The beleidsplan has to be reviewed in the 1st quarter of 2014 with regards to the move of the gathering to Chateau Anand.

The foundation is a not-for-profit organization. There are no paid employees. 3rd party services may be rendered to the organization only with approval of the entire board. Those services are being paid for by the income from membership-fees and gifts received.

The foundation’s objectives are to help the individual to come closer to his/her fuller potential in order to be able to live healthy, happy and holy lives. To stimulate and develop human friendliness, compassion and the need to help mankind selflessly through the acquirement of a greater consciousness, experience, involvement and liberation.

Verslag van de uitgeoefende activiteiten 2013

January 2013 – 21 stages of Meditation course in Baarlo, the Netherlands
The 21 Stages of Meditation course was designed to give the participants the tools and the experience to deepen their meditation and come to a profound understanding of their Self. Students and Teachers from all contemplative traditions had been invited; Instructors and Practitioners in the Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® tradition have been encouraged to participate. The course was organized as a fundraising event for the new Yoga Festival Site at Chateau Anand, France. The main instructors donated their usual fees towards the fundraiser as well. All proceeds have been gifted to Chateau Anand.

July – August 2013 – Seva Camp at Chateau Anand, France
The Seva Camp at Chateau Anand, was a cooperation between 3HO Europe and Sikh Dharma International, USA, to allow for students of Miri Piri Academy to become involved in the development of the new European Yoga Festival site at Chateau Anand. 3-4 weeks of free accommodation at Chateau Anand and the participation in the annual member gathering in Fondjuan afterwards were offered in exchange for daily labor at the site paired with Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice. Due to the announcement of the event quite late in the year, the camp was ultimately expanded to all Kundalini Yoga practitioners. Transport and accommodation were financed by donations and the annual membership contributions. For 2014 the cooperation with Sikh Dharma International and Miri Piri Academy will continue.

July - August 2013 – Annual member gathering at the Kundalini yoga Festival in Fondjuan, France
As every year the annual member gathering of 3HO Europe drew more than 2000 European and International Kundalini Yoga practitioners for one week to its current site in Fondjuan, France. The sharing of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan as well as practicing the Sikh Dharma lifestyle dominated the activities around the festival. European and International instructors shared their knowledge for free. Communal service (seva) to allow for a smooth functioning of the event was encourage and widely applied. All proceeds from the festival will go towards the further development of Chateau Anand to become the permanent center of the 3HO Europe community, which will then also host the annual member gathering. For the 2014 gathering, we hope to the new site ready.

Financiele verantwoording
The board is charged with administering the foundation. The foundation’s financial year shall coincide with the calendar year. The board is obliged to keep a record of the foundation’s financial position such that it is at all times evidence the foundation’s rights and obligations. The board is obliged within six months of the end of each financial year to draw up a balance sheet and a statement of income and expenditure. The board is also obliged to, within 2 months prior to each new fiscal year, draw up the annual business plan and budget.