1997: Established Dharamshala Earthville Institute (DEVI) in Dharamshala, HP, India. Also, in the interest of creating a financially self-sustaining model, founded the nonprofit KhanaNirvana Community Café to generate revenue to support DEVI's work and provide employment and vocational training for refugees.
1997-2001: DEVI hosted an internationally recognized series of cross-cultural programs and interfaith dialogues in Dharamshala attended by a total of over 4000 participants.
1997-Present: DEVI offers a popular volunteer placement program for participants wishing to perform voluntary service work in the Dharamshala area, and also hosts an ongoing series of weekly community programs including a Sunday lecture series, documentary film screenings, and cultural and artistic events.
2000: Incorporated the Earthville Network in California as a 501(c)(3) public charity and commenced US operations.
2002: Launched the Earthville Umbrellavator project to incubate promising new charitable projects in the US and worldwide.
2002: Established US branch of the Sulha Peace Project, providing support for Sulha's grassroots peacemaking programs in the Middle East as well as "Sulhita" workshops for youth in the US and elsewhere. Annual Sulha conferences attract 3000-4000 participants and international media coverage.
2003: Launched Earthville Arts (originally called "CreatioNation"), an altruistic arts and media project established to leverage the power of creativity, the arts, and media technologies to improve our communities and our world. Recorded and released first music CD under the Earthville/CreatioNation record label (now called "Earthville Music").
2003: Launched the Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC) as a project of the Earthville Umbrellavator to "green" the multi-billion-dollar action sports industry. Initiated ongoing educational and awareness-raising programs.
2004: Launched the Acupressure Bead Research Project as a project of the Earthville Umbrellavator to conduct research into the promising use of acupressure beads in the treatment of children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.
2005: Formed strategic partnership with the Vietnam Fund for Education, Music, and Infrastructure to support village development and the preservation of traditional music in Vietnam. Conducted audio and video recordings in Hanoi and surrounding areas.
2006: Conducted "Plus 3 Degrees" drive, which collected and distributed warm winter clothes and blankets for the homeless population in the San Francisco Bay Area.
2006: Partnered with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) of the US to help establish a affiliated branch in New Delhi (now called NADA India).
2007: Repeated "Plus 3 Degrees" campaign, which collected and distributed warm winter clothes and blankets for the homeless population in the San Francisco Bay Area.
2007: Launched Lotus and Lightning project in collaboration with the Vietnam Fund for Education, Music, and Infrastructure. and Naked River Films. Produced and released two CDs of traditional music on the Earthville record label, with proceeds to benefit charitable projects in Vietnam. Began production of documentary film.
2008: Cofounded Dharmalaya Charitable Society in the Indian Himalayas to promote sustainable development and compassionate living in the region.
2009: Launched the Human Family Peace Project in the Earthville Umbrellavator to facilitate mutual understanding and collaboration between peoples of the Middle East and the US. Conducted conference for international participants in Istanbul, Turkey.
2010: Began construction of Dharmalaya Institute for Compassionate Living in the village of Bir in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, to serve as a model eco-campus for integrated service-learning programs spanning the fields of sustainable development, culture, ecology, health, and traditional wisdom.
2010: Launched the Earthville Orchards, an initiative to create green jobs and facilitate carbon sequestration by planting trees in India, and to enable global citizens and responsible businesses to sponsor tree plantings to offset their carbon emissions.