The NOK Foundation’s mission is to make yoga, meditation, eastern medicine and alternative healing modalities more accessible to individuals through modern scientific research, testing, teaching and supporting the people who use these practices in everyday life.

Our goal is to present proven and tested healing modalities that can improve quality of life and help people to achieve a long healthy life.

We make available eastern healing practices including yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.


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Featured Grants


The David Lynch Foundation

In 2005, we started the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace to ensure that every child anywhere in the world who wanted to learn to meditate could do so. Now, the Foundation is actively teaching TM to adults and children in countries everywhere..

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Kundalini Research Institute

Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1968. Yogi Bhajan taught that, through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, your glandular and nervous systems are stimulated, and your capacity for creative potential is heightened. You gain inner vitality to compensate for the adverse effects of stress so you can excel in life.

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The Gillen Brewer Foundation

The Gillen Brewer School was founded in 1992 by Laura Bilicic and Laurie Dubos as a school for children with significant learning challenges. As special education teachers, they saw the overwhelming need for a school in New York City where families with children who have significant special needs would be welcomed, educated and supported.

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Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.

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Our Library

Insightful readings and articles handpicked by our foundation's founder Nigol Koulajian