Chintamani Yogi, MA, is the founding principal and coordinator of Hindu Vidyapeeth, comprised of three schools located in Kathmandhu, Balkumari and Lalitpur, Nepal, which provides quality, values based education to approximately 1,500 underprivileged and orphaned children on a non-profit basis. He also established Shanti Sewa Ashram, a peace service center whose objectives are to promote peace and spirituality at every level of society, help the poor and disadvantaged, and provide a platform for spiritually and peace based organizations to coordinate their efforts. He founded Youth Society for Peace, which supports youth in understanding the values of peace, tolerance, and selfless service. He leads community based programs at the Children's Study Center, Children's Peace Home and Women's Education/Training Program in Nepal. He has published 17 books, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and is a highly regarded educator, peace activist and humanitarian.