What we do

A few of Braj Bhumi Group’s projects:

  • 01Distributing sanctified food

    Daily cooking and free distribution of up to 5000 plates of sanctified food in India.

  • 02Providing education

    School opportunities for underprivileged children and young adults, especially in rural communities.

  • 03Offering essential care

    Essential care packages for disadvantaged families, widows, and refugees.

  • 04Preserving the culture

    Preservation of ancient cultural and heritage sites in India and promotion

    of sacred art and literature through translation, publication, and distribution.

  • 05Sharing Bhakti-yoga wisdom

    Support for Bhakti-yoga teacher training, wellness, and retreat centers throughout the world.

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Shrila Bhaktivedanta

The founders of Braj Bhumi Group

The Braj Bhumi team has been promoting and supporting wellness, cultural, and heritage projects in India and abroad since the 1990s.

This initiative was started under the direction and inspiration of the Bhakti-yoga masters Shrila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Goswami and Shrila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who travelled the world tirelessly to share the sacred heritage of Braj and its culture of selfless service. We have established Braj Bhumi Group Inc. to continue their efforts.

Meet some members of the team

Braj Bhumi Representatives

Charles Towle
Braj Bhumi board member

Charles Towle, Board Member

Charles Towle is COO and Managing Partner at US Capital Global, a full-service global private financial group with primary offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, New York, London, Milan, Zurich, and Dubai.

In addition, he serves as CEO of the group’s FINRA-member, SEC-registered broker-dealer affiliate, US Capital Global Securities LLC, and Co-Managing Partner of the group’s investment management division. From childhood, Charles developed a deep interest in the sacred texts and wisdom traditions of India. By applying its values and teachings in the arena of business and investment banking, Charles helps bridge the East and the West, the ancient and the modern.

Braj Bhumi board member

Jorge Cuadros, Board Member

Jorge Cuadros is a financial services professional with over 10 years of experience at US Capital Global.

He has deep expertise in setting up corporate structures across different jurisdictions, preparing company accounts and audits, and coordinating operations for projects in the US and abroad. Jorge is actively involved in volunteering and serving free sanctified meals to thousands in India. Inspired by the culture of Braj of love and service taught by the founders of Braj Bhumi Group, he strives to follow in their footsteps and be an instrument of service.

Jorge Cuadros
Malini Taneja
Indian classical dancer

Malini L. Taneja, Board Member

Malini is a lifelong Bhakti-yoga practitioner and world-renowned Indian classical dancer.

For the past 12 years, she has spent several months in India each year leading and supporting Braj Bhumi Group’s educational, cultural, and charitable projects. Malini is trained in the Indian classical dance form known as Bharatanatyam and Indian folk dance styles like Kalbeliya and Garba. Malini has a B.A. in English Literature and South Asian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Braj Bhumi advisor

Jeffrey Sweeney, Board Advisor

Jeffrey Sweeney is Chairman and CEO at US Capital Global, a full-service global private financial group with primary offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, New York, London, Milan, Zurich, and Dubai.

Jeffrey is a lifelong entrepreneur with extensive experience in leading firms with a forward-thinking approach. He is a recognized industry thought leader and sought-after speaker on finance and has authored numerous articles in leading industry journals, such as ABF Journal, ABL Advisor, The Secured Lender, and The Fintech Times. Jeffrey is a certified yoga instructor and a longstanding contributor to Braj Bhumi Group.

Jeffrey Sweeney
Rasik Swami
Braj Bhumi advisor

Rasik Swami, Board Advisor

A Bhakti-yoga teacher and lifelong monk, Rasik Swami trained and served in monasteries in India for 15 years.

Since 2015, he has published 60 volumes of the teachings of his spiritual mentors. In 2020, Rasik Swami established the Bhakta Bandhav “Serve Love” Ashram in the Hudson Valley of New York. He teaches from there, as well as travels internationally, inspiring, training, and empowering people to find greater success in life.


Latest news

  • 13 July, 2023
  • By: Jorge Cuadros

Highlights from Braj Bhumi Philanthropic & Cultural Evening at SHACK15, San Francisco

A vibrant celebration of impact investing, philanthropy, and culture. Thank you to Andira Pharmaceuticals and Node Labs for co-sponsoring.

  • June 14, 2023 at SHACK15, San Francisco
  • By: Charles Towle

Braj Bhumi Philanthropic and Cultural Evening

This event was a vibrant celebration of impact investing, philanthropy, and culture. We would like to extend a special appreciation to Malini Taneja for her breathtaking performance of Indian classical dance. Additionally, our deepest thanks go out to Rasik Swami for the engaging fireside chat with 3 tips for tomorrow’s leaders, which left a lasting impression on everyone present. Here is the livestream video of the conversation.

  • June 03, 2023
  • By: Jorge Cuadros

Serving 5000 Plates of Sanctified Food Daily in Vrindavan, India

In the bustling town of Vrindavan, India, Braj Bhumi Group’s dedicated volunteers have embarked on a noble mission to cook and distribute up to 5000 plates of sanctified food each day to provide sustenance and solace to the town’s underprivileged population.

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Nurturing Communities

Braj Bhumi Group’s journey in serving local communities and preserving the culture of Braj.

Video Video

A Photographic Portrait of Braj

“The Heart of India”: Unique street photography through the lens of a monk.

The sacred land of Braj attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims from around the globe each year. Braj has thousands temples and gardens, but what stands out for photographer Prana Govinda is the people. Prana Govinda has been living in India as a monk for 20 years. This is his personal photographic portrait of Braj.

Supporting Braj Bhumi

Corporate Sponsors

US Capital Global

US Capital Global

San Francisco

Steele Fiduciary

Steele Fiduciary

Belvedere, California

GBA Groupn

GBA Group


Cranmore Foundation

Cranmore Foundation

United Kingdom



Houston, Texas

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