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Guru Dev Legacy Trust
Newsletter from the Chairman - 30th May 2016

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

The Trust has been very active and there are a number of exciting projects underway.

Ashram Newsletters
The Trust continues to make progress electronically archiving copies of "Shri Shankaracharya Upadesha,"' the newsletter published by Guru Dev's ashram containing discourses by Guru Dev. We hope to complete the scanning by year's end.

Beautiful Book from a Board Member
The Board is supporting the publication of a book titled 'Reminiscences' by a Board Member whose father was a direct disciple of Guru Dev. The book contains his father's reminiscences of Guru Dev, along with correspondence between them, as well as correspondence with Maharishi. 

Restoration of Archived Wire Recordings
In the late 1960's, old 16mm film footage of Guru Dev was discovered at a cinema in Lucknow, India, along with a collection of 'wire recordings' (literally reels of wire) of Guru Dev singing devotional music and giving discourses. Some rough tape recordings were made of the wire recordings but the original wire recordings are believed to have been stolen. Copies of the film footage and the tape recordings were carefully digitised, corrected and circulated, before later being shared on YouTube. The quality of the voice recordings has always been a problem, very noisy indeed. The Trust has now engaged a professional recording engineer to restore the tapes. He has so far been able to reduce much of the background noise using modern digital technology. We are very grateful to the anonymous donor in New Zealand who is funding the restoration of the voice recordings.

Upcoming Book - 'The Nectar of Vedanta'
Another of our Board Members is preparing a book titled 'The Nectar of Vedanta'. It presents Vedanta through the teaching of Swami Brahmanand Saraswati (1871-1953) and his principal followers, Swami Shantanand Saraswati (1913-1997) and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1918-2008). 'The Nectar of Vedanta' is scheduled for publication by the Trust in 2017.

I hope you enjoyed reading of your Trust's activities. In my next letter, I plan to preview some beautiful translation work being done both in Europe and in Fairfield, Iowa.
In the meantime, the Trust will continue with its mission of preserve and publish materials pertaining to the life and teaching of Guru Dev. We appreciate greatly your interest and continued support.

With warm regards,

Dan Friedman


Guru Dev Legacy Trust

The Trust functions only as an archivist, not as a teaching organization. Persons wishing to learn Transcendental Meditation are encouraged to take personal instruction at any one of the hundreds of Transcendental Meditation Centers throughout the world. The Guru Dev Legacy Trust applauds the work of the organizations founded by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to teach Transcendental Meditation but is not affiliated with any of these organizations and does not speak for them.

All donations directly fund the above projects. The Guru Dev Legacy Trust is a Charitable Organization registered with the New York State Office of the Attorney General and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible under U.S. federal and state tax law.
No person representing The Trust receives remuneration.




जय गुरुदेव  Jay Gurudeva



Contact email: mfriedman79@gsb.columbia.edu



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