The perfection of charity is to give a donation to a qualified person, for the right reason; and the most qualified person is a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa, and the best reason is to selflessly assist in the spreading of Kṛṣṇa consciousness…
It was Śrīla Prabhupāda’s desire that ISKCON establish educational colleges in Mayapur to train the devotees in deity worship and brahminical culture. By assisting in fulfilling Śrīla Prabhupāda’s desires, once certainly receives immense spiritual benefit: mahat-sevāṁ dvāram āhur vimukteḥ – service to the great souls opens the door to liberation.
Śrīla Prabhupāda also expressed, very early in the movement, that ISKCON must continue to “boil down the milk”, or “thicken” the devotees devotion and commitment by increasing spiritual standards of sādhana and purity. Mayapur Academy is directly aimed at this goal of continually deepening devotees’ sense of purpose and focus on brahminical standards, which will ensure a bright future for the movement.
Here is a list of possible sponsorship items. Some of these expenses are regular monthly expenses, while some are once off capital expenditures. Please select the item you would like to sponsor, or alternatively select a regular monthly donation to help with maintenance costs of the Academy. (All costs are shown in US dollars). You can also view our Wish List here.
- Sponsor a student scholarship for Diploma of Arcana – $180
- Mayapur Academy Excellence Scholarship – $1,150
- Tuition scholarship – $320
- Prasādam scholarship – $270
- Accommodation scholarship – $450
- Classroom equipment per classroom:
– good quality chairs – $20 each
– whiteboards – $80 each
– display cabinets – $100 each
- Dressing deities (deities, 1 outfit, jewelry and other accessories) – $110
- Administrative costs per month (staff, resources etc.)- $150
- Library resources (to buy books, shelving, tables and chairs, etc) – any amount
- Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa & Gaura-Nitāi deities from 12-24″ – along with clothing, jewelry and worship paraphernalia – $120
- Running cost for the Academy for one day – $60
- Worship resources (sandalwood, grinding blocks, saffron, etc.) – any amount
- Computer for administration, web development and promotions – $1900
- Kitchen classroom – stoves, pots, ladles spoons etc – any amount
- Network Server, switch, cabling and installation – $600
- Professional Video editing software – $600
- Licensed copies of the Vedabase for student research – $100 each
- Monthly sponsorship of any amount
Please use the link below to donate via Paypal, or contact us here to arrange payment via bank transfer or wire.
Mayapur Academy sincerely thanks HH Jayapatāka Swami, HH Bhakti Cāru Swami, HH Rādhānatha Swami and Dayaram Prabhu for their generous assistance in setting up the Academy.