Giving back

If I think back, the times I’ve dedicated myself fully to loving service, without concern for getting anything in return, have been the best of my life. They’ve been by far the most exhilarating and rewarding.
They never brought me misfortune.

Sharing the life-changing teachings of yoga is my own humble way of practising loving service in my life. It’s part of my yoga practice. Therefore all profits from book sales and from workshops and seminars I give go to worthy non-profit causes. Here are two projects especially dear to my heart.

Food for Life Vrindavan has been working in India since 1991.

Caring for India’s children in need, especially girls

In rural India, girls without an education face intense hardships. Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) is a registered non-profit that provides free education, meals, skills training and medical help to over 1500 girls in Vrindavan, India, not far from one of the temples and monasteries in which I studied as a boy. FFLV aims to keep girls in school until they are 18, to offer them better prospects and prevent child marriages.

Food for Life Vrindavan has been working in India since 1991.

Caring for India’s children in need, especially girls

In rural India, girls without an education face intense hardships. Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) is a registered non-profit that provides free education, meals, skills training and medical help to over 1500 girls in Vrindavan, India, not far from one of the temples and monasteries in which I studied as a boy. FFLV aims to keep girls in school until they are 18, to offer them better prospects and prevent child marriages.

Gaudiya Vedanta Publications (GVP)
is a non-profit publishing group

Publishing sacred texts in the Bhakti tradition

While living and travelling with my teacher, I witnessed his tireless dedication to translating and elucidating the most sacred texts of the Bhakti tradition. I used to help him by entering his corrections in Hindi and preparing his manuscripts for him. This gave me a deep appreciation for these treasures on Bhakti-yoga, the yoga of loving service. Gaudiya Vedanta Publications (GVP) is a non-profit publishing group dedicated to making these sacred masterpieces widely available in English and Spanish.

“When we allow the lake of the mind to still, we can see right through the crystal water to its magnificent hidden depths.”

Those who possess the eye of knowledge
can perceive the self.

—Bhagavad Gita, 15.10

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul:
The Soul’s Journey to Sacred Love

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul is about the soul’s journey from fear, lamentation and confusion to sacred love. Based on the timeless teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, this contemporary guide to yoga’s ancient wisdom shows us how to overcome life’s greatest challenges, how to follow our life purpose, how to engage our heart in our yoga practice, and how to write our life story with love and compassion.

Publishing sacred texts in the Bhakti tradition

While living and travelling with my teacher, I witnessed his tireless dedication to translating and elucidating the most sacred texts of the Bhakti tradition. I used to help him by entering his corrections in Hindi and preparing his manuscripts for him. This gave me a deep appreciation for these treasures on Bhakti-yoga, the yoga of loving service. Gaudiya Vedanta Publications (GVP) is a non-profit publishing group dedicated to making these sacred masterpieces widely available in English and Spanish.

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Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul:
The Soul’s Journey to Sacred Love

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“Simon Haas has done it again. With the clear perception of a sage, he has retold this ancient classic, the Bhagavad Gita, in a way everyone can understand.”
Dr Richard A. Masla, founder of YogaVeda School of Yoga & Ayurveda

Acclaim for Yoga and the
Dark Night of the Soul

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Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul:
The Soul’s Journey to Sacred Love

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Official bio

SIMON HAAS IS AN AUTHOR AND TEACHER OF YOGA PHILOSOPHY who specializes in applying ancient wisdom to everyday life.

Born in 1975, Simon first became interested in the study of ancient wisdom traditions at the age of 13. As a young boy, Simon studied the sacred writings of India and spent ten years living in temples and monasteries in India. He apprenticed for sixteen years with an elderly master practitioner in the Bhakti tradition, within an unbroken line of teachers that dates back thousands of years.

Simon graduated with honours from the University of Cambridge. Currently, he focuses on making the teachings of ancient India widely accessible to contemporary readers and audiences. He lectures and gives seminars and workshops internationally on the philosophy of yoga and the ancient teachings of India.

Simon is author of the bestseller The Book of Dharma: Making Enlightened Choices, which shares practical teachings on how to consciously direct our life by improving the quality of our choices. His most recent book, Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul: The Soul’s Journey to Sacred Love, explores how crisis and difficulty can form part of our yoga path and how we can write our life story with love and compassion.

“I longed to remain in this heightened state of awareness.

What a joyful place! Could this be where the yogis throughout the ages went in their meditation?”

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