Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32BRAHMANANdA SARASWATI FOUNdATION Honoring one of the world’s most revered spiritual leaders Funding for the Global Peace Initiative and the Brain-Based Approach to Peace is being organized by the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation. The Foundation was established by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—the founder of the Transcendental Meditation program and principal architect of this Brain-Based Approach to Peace. It is named in honor of Maharishi’s teacher, Brahmananda Saraswati, one of the world’s most highly revered spiritual leaders, who served as Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math—the chief representative of the Vedic tradition of knowledge. The Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation is a non-religious, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is overseen by an international board of scientists, financiers, and business leaders from around the world. The Foundation has put in place the rigorous financial and operational controls needed to ensure the project’s success and to provide its donors with the high level of disclosure that such a project merits. In addition to its own audits, the Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation maintains a system of detailed grant requests and grant reports, including audits, from the recipient Indian organizations, as well as a team for onsite progress verification. 28 G L O B A L P E A C E I N I T I AT I V E