About Foundation


Fundacja Vivaswan is the independent, private, non-government organization dedicated to research of Indian sciences (shastras) and support of Indian culture. We:

- carry out research and publication work in the field of Sanskrit literature and arts, 
- teach and promote Indian languages (Sanskrit, Hindi);
- organize educational and cultural programs and tours to India.
- help in understanding Yoga, Ayurveda and Indian philosophy.

The Foundation supports outstanding achievements of Indian science and arts which are the important part of human cultural heritage. It is founded and supported by Rucinski's family. 

Founders and Foundation's Management Board:

Dr. Filip Ruciński
 - president of the Foundation
orientalist-indologist, specialising in Sanskrit literature, yoga teacher, and organiser of cultural tours to India; his doctoral thesis written on the basis of Kashmiri Shaivism texts (by Abhinavagupta) and defended at the University of Warsaw was awarded an honorary prize by the KNO of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He currently spends much of his time in India, where he participates in conferences on Indian culture and Sanskrit at a number of Indian universities; he also learn classical
Indian music in Banarsi Gharana.     

Dr. Skarbimir Ruciński - vice-president of the Foundation

sanskritologist specializing in different branches of Sanskrit learning; his doctoral theses defended at Sampuranand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, in the field of Yoga and Tantra, was written in Sanskrit language. He participates in different cultural and educational activities and conferences around India. Since 1997 he has been studying and living in India, in 2016 he moved from Varanasi to Ahmedabad, Gujarat, where, apart from his contribution to Indian culture, he runs his company (www.atreyo.in).  

Dr. Anna Rucińska - adviser of the Foundation
proliferate scholar of Sanskrit, poetess, well known from the number of essential translations of Sanskrit literature into Polish language. She graduated (M.A.) from the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, on the bases of the translation of the poetical works (hymns) of Adi Shankaracharya, and got her Vidyavaridhi (PhD) degree from Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, on the basis of her encyclopaedic Sanskrit work on Indian Yogic and Tantric traditions. Privately, wife of Dr Tomasz Rucinski. 

Dr. Tomasz Rucinski - honorary adviser of the Foundatin
Philosopher and a yogi specialised in Indian Philosophy, mainly Yoga, Sankhya and Advaita Vedanta. His PhD was on Brahman in Brahmasutras. Since 1972 till date he continuesly teaches Sanskrit and Indian philosophy, first at the ATK university in Warsaw and at KUL university in Lublin, and since 1989 only privately. He inspired hundreds of intellectuals towards Yoga and Indian culture.  

The headquarters of the Foundation is Warsaw.   
Address: ul. Św. Bonifacego 115, 02-909 Warsaw, Poland.

Legal status
The Foundation operates under Polish law pertaining to public charitable activities and volunteering act (Dz.U. z 2010 r., Nr 234, poz.1536 with further amendments), act about foundations from 6 April 1984 (Dz. U. z 1991 r., nr 46, poz. 203 z późn. zm.) and its own Statutes.

Foundation is the private organization and it does not have the status of a public charity organization (OPP). 

It gets fundings from: 
- donations
- paid statutory services

Foundation's registration numbers: 
National Court Register (KRS): 0000392692
Tax Identification Number (NIP): 5213614071

National Register of Economic Unites (REGON): 143782820

Account number in Polish zloty (PLN):  46103000190109853000355091

PLIBAN: PL46 1030 0019 0109 8530 0035 5091
Nazwa banku: Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
Adres banku: ul. Senatorska 16, 00-923 Warszawa

Account number in dolars (USD): 11 1030 0019 0108 4006 0114 4456

IBAN: PL11 1030 0019 0108 4006 0114 4456
Nazwa banku: Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
Adres banku: ul. Senatorska 16, 00-923 Warszawa

Account number in euro (EUR): 26 1030 0019 0109 7806 0109 0961

IBAN: PL26 1030 0019 0109 7806 0109 0961
Nazwa banku: Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
Adres banku: ul. Senatorska 16, 00-923 Warszawa

Statute of the Foundation in pdf (in Polish).