Bhagavan Nityananda
Bhagavan Nityananda

Bhagwan Nityananda, a great God Realizing Soul lived in Ganeshpuri village of Maharashtra, just two hours north of Mumbai from 1937 until the time he left his body in 1961. Even after his passing, he continues to inspire and guide many devotees in India and abroad.

Mission Statement :

Shri Nityanand Education Trust was founded in 2005 to provide basic educational, health, and agricultural support to impoverished communities in the Tansa River Valley. SNET strives to provide inspiration and hope to these communities through programs that encourage individuals and groups to become self-sustaining.
Because the needs of these people are so great, relatively small efforts can bring about significant changes. Your support helps SNET in its mission to help those who face a life of hardship and economic oppression.

Meet the Team

Our dedicated team Rocks!

Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin

Co-Founder & President

He was an early devotee of Baba Muktananda, and serves as a spiritual guide and mentor to many international students of meditation.

Aarti Patil

AARTI VIJAY PATIL

Board Member

School teacher at a local English medium school.

Lee Schwing

Lee Schwing

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Lee is the former Executive Director of the Caltech Entrepreneur’s Forum. She is currently Managing Director of the Third Millennium Awakening.  TMA is a nonprofit corporation founded in 2005 to help impoverished villagers of the Thane District of India and a partner of SNET.

Sunil Anaokar

Sunil Anaokar

Chief Trustee

Goldsmith and maker of sacred malas.  Sunil is one of the founding board members of SNET.  Sunil was instrumental in identifying the Fire Mountain Retreat Center's land that SNET purchased.

Gangu Garel

GANGU PRAKASH GAREL

Board Member

Recently Mayor of Nimboli/Kelthan area (2011-13)

Meet the SNET Advisors

Our dedicated advisors Rock!

Noshir Dadrawala

NOSHIR DADRAWALA

Advisor

Center for Advancement of Philanthropy, Mumbai

StephanieConnan

DR.Stephanie Connon

Advisor

Water Biologist, CALTECH, Pasadena California

Jeanetta Monosoff

DR. JEANETTA MONOSOFF HALEY

Advisor

Retired psychologist and marriage and family therapist, Vetting Committee of Third Millennium Awakening

DrVijayHonkalaskar

DR.VIJAY HONKALASKAR

Advisor

Coordinator, Tech for Seva, Pune

Dewa Dahvee Haley, Retired Businessman

Dewa Haley

Advisor

Retired building contractor, electrician, high school teacher, Vetting Committee of Third Millennium Awakening

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