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Donate to the Ayurvedic Institute and Be a Part of the Growth of Ayurveda in the West

In 1979, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician, was told by his teacher that he would bring Ayurveda to the west…with decades of dedicated effort, hard work, teaching, traveling, and consulting, Vasant Lad and the Ayurvedic Institute have evolved into what it is today—a leader in Ayurvedic education and training acknowledged throughout the world.

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MAScWe are proud of our accomplishments and enhancements in our educational training of Ayurvedic practitioners. We believe the programs we offer are the finest available today. We offer support services and continuing educational opportunities for our graduates and for those leading an Ayurvedic lifestyle that includes authentic panchakarma, the cleansing program of Ayurveda, products and herbs as well as seminars, books, and our journal.

These are designed to help you—our clients and students—to enhance your own lives through the universal application of Ayurvedic healing. We believe the efforts that we all make together towards self-healing will continue to expand the healing benefits of Ayurveda throughout the world.


Vata, Pitta, Kapha in the PulseWith more focus on clinical application of Ayurveda in medical settings and research of Ayurvedic methods, our goal is an integrative approach found by working with medical professionals to bring western and Ayurvedic methods together in a cohesive integrative healing practice that educates the client, enabling them to take charge of their own health and wellness. We invite your continued support of our mission and want you to know that we value your contribution.

We are pleased to be the school of choice by the majority of people. Our goal is to give true health care back to the world through the science of Ayurveda, which enables you to take care of your own health. We offer many educational opportunities that facilitate this.

If you would like more information about donating to The Ayurvedic Institute, contact our Office at 505-291-9698, Extension 0.

If you prefer to donate by mail, send a check to Ayurvedic Institute, PO Box 23445, Albuquerque, NM 87192-1445.

Donate to One of These Four Projects

Ayurvedic Institute General Fund

In the past few years we have:

bulletAdded webinars on Ayurveda that offer at-home learning opportunities, featuring Vasant Lad and other experts.

bulletCompleted the Ayurvedic clinic building at 11401 Menaul Blvd and continue to expand our offerings and number of scheduled consultations to make Ayurveda more available to everyone.


bulletPurchased and remodeled 11405 Menaul Blvd (the building just east of us) so we have added 3,500 sq. feet that encompass a beautiful Ayuryoga Studio and larger student/seminar/intensive classroom.

bulletReleased two new publications. The paperback edition of Marma Points of Ayurveda has full color illustrations throughout the book, newly organized marma points and new section on marma massage. Sanskrit without Stress is our Sanskrit video course for beginning and intermediate students. We plan to release a hardcover color edition of Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing in 2016.


Student Scholarship Fund

The Ayurvedic Institute Scholarship Program is intended for students who have proven to have the academic attitude and aptitude to complete the program the student is applying for but do not have the financial means to pay in full for the completion of the full program.

  The scholarship provides $1,000 toward the 3rd trimester’s tuition to an ASP certificate student who meets the necessary requirements, which is discussed during the 2nd trimester. This scholarship has no cash value. It can be used only for financial assistance toward tuition or books.

Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda

It is a non-profit sister Institute to the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. This beautiful center is to the east of Pune in the agricultural countryside. Although legally an independent entity, it is directed by Vasant Lad and the staff here in Albuquerque.


The facility offers advanced education and clinical training in Ayurveda through classroom instruction and internship, providing free healthcare to the local village and an expanded panchakarma program with modern facilities for westerners.

Donations go toward maintaining and improving operations and facilities.


Documentary Film

Substratum Films and award winning director Jeremy Frindel are producing a feature length documentary about the life and work of the founder of the Ayurvedic Institute, Vasant Lad. Filming began in Pune, India in November 2013 at the opening of the Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda.


So far, they have raised over $220,000 of the $250,000 necessary to complete the film.

Jeremy’s last film, ONE TRACK HEART: THE STORY OF KRISHNA DAS, was released theatrically in the US by Zeitgeist Films.

Donate to Vasant Lad Documentary Film Here

You May Donate at the Following Levels of Support

Friend Level Donation$100 donation - receive a one-year membership in The Ayurvedic Institute and a signed print of Vasant Lad’s painting of Ganesha.
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Benefactor Level Donation$500 donation - receive a one-year membership in The Ayurvedic Institute, signed print of Vasant Lad’s Ganesha painting and your choice of: Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing, Strands of Eternity, or Pranayama for Self-Healing DVD.
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Patron Level Donation$1000 donation - receive a one-year membership in The Ayurvedic Institute, signed print of Vasant Lad’s Ganesha painting and his most recently published book or one of Vasant Lad's webinars.
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You Choose Donation AmountMake a donation in the amount that you choose.

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