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The Center of Rational Spirituality (CRS), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to betterment of humanity through the integration of ancient spiritual wisdom with modern rational thought. We offer programs to all people in all countries, from all religions, and all economic levels.

It is our hope that these resources assist the natural blossoming of your life and bring satisfaction to your heart and mind.

Your contribution can be specified toward a specific area of interest or made as a general contribution that will be put toward an area where it is needed.

You may call 828-531-9945 if you wish to phone in your contribution.

General Donation

Your donation will be used to generally support CRS programs and initiatives.

Work/Study & Seva Programs Donation

This donation supports the students in the Work/Study & Seva Programs, including room and board.

Visitor Center Donation

This donation supports the Visitor Center, including maintenance, upkeep and the A/V studio. The Visitor Center hosts meditation twice daily and all classes, retreats, and free lectures.

Immediate needs include: Desktop computer for outreach and accommodations work; Yoga retreat items (portable yoga flooring and room dividers for the Meditation Hall).

The Student Union

This donation supports the Student Union building, including improvements, upkeep, and maintenance. The Student Union provides accommodations for the Mount Soma Ashram and all course participants. It also provides kitchen facilities, dining hall, and a lounge area for course groups.

Immediate needs include: Improve heat and AC system for upstairs and downstairs: $15,000 (long term project)

Feed A Monk

Traditionally, it is considered very good karma to support someone in an ashram. One part of the Mount Soma Ashram Program is clean living, which includes healthy food. You can support this endeavor by choosing to donate to a specific Ashram participant or to the group as a whole.

Sri Somesvara Temple

This donation supports Sri Somesvara Temple inside and outside, including flowers, fruit, and spices. It also helps support Panditji.

Go to Sri Somesvara site to donate.


Parks with Murthis add to the beauty and diversity of Mount Soma. Your donation will contribute to park development and maintenance.  See pictures of current parks and list of future parks.

Go to Sri Somesvara site to donate.

If you would like to discuss the tax deductibility of your gift with a member of our staff, or if you choose not to donate online, please contact us or phone us at 828-627-6200.

You may also mail your contribution directly to:

Attention: CFO
1 Lila Lane
Clyde, NC 28721

All contributions listed above go to CRS, CRS Learning Center, or Sri Somesvara Temple.
CRS is a tax exempt, publicly supported 501(c)(3) educational organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
CRS Learning Center is a tax exempt, publicly supported organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Śrī Someśvara Temple is a tax exempt, publicly supported religious organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

All donations are deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. All contributors should consult with their tax advisor regarding the final tax effect of any contribution.

Additional information

Donation to

General Donation, Work/Study & Seva Programs, Visitor Center, Student Union, Feed a Monk


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