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Bylaws

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Excerpts from the Bylaws (1999) of the Foundation for the Awakening Mind.

Our Foundation incorporated in the State of Delaware on January 15th, 1999 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation. We registered as a foreign non-profit religious education foundation with the State of Ohio in 1999.

Preamble: The Foundation for the Awakening Mind is a non-profit foundation for the sole purpose of arriving at inner peace. Our curriculum is forgiveness. Our means are miracles. Our end is enlightenment. In God we trust. And in the tranquility of the eternal now we have our being.

Foundation Motto: God Is

Article I—Offices

Section 1. Principal Office. The principal office of the corporation shall be in the city of Duchesne, State of Utah.

Section 2. Other Offices. The corporation may also have offices at such other places within or without the State of Delaware as the Director may from time to time determine or the activities of the corporation may require.

Section 3. Registered Office. The registered office of the corporation is established and maintained at 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

Article V—Non-Membership Status

Section 1. The Foundation for the Awakening Mind is a non-membership organization. Anyone and everyone with a desire to teach and learn true forgiveness, lay aside grievances and judgments, and to live and extend inner peace may consider themselves a member of our corporation. All contributions of time, resources, skills, and service to the goal of inner peace are welcome and gratefully received. We are organized for religious and educational purposes, for we understand forgiveness is divinely inspired and must be thoroughly taught and learned to be experienced. We are not, however, affiliated with any religious denomination or educational institution. Our organization aims at a transformation of consciousness to inner peace, and thus we seek to remove all mental blocks and barriers that prevent the awareness of Love. All are included in the experience of inner peace. We teach and learn that we all hold membership in the family of God, the family of peace.

Article XIV—Foundation Purpose and Activities

Section 1. Purpose. The Foundation for the Awakening Mind is a non-profit educational foundation established for the purpose of teaching and learning true forgiveness, laying aside all grievances, and living and extending inner peace. First and foremost, we shall encourage prayer, meditation, and miracles—the laying aside of judgment—as the means of achieving the learning goal.

Section 2. Activities. All teaching and learning materials produced and offered by the Foundation as well as gatherings and retreats sponsored by the Foundation will be made available to the public free of charge, and donations will be accepted to offset the costs of these publications and activities. Our Foundation will Sponsor talks and discussions, an internet ministry, and also produce and make available printed, audio, and audio-visual materials that promote true forgiveness. These materials may include but not be limited to audios, videos, articles, books, pamphlets, and CDs. In addition we will make use of advancing internet and communication technologies. And finally, the Foundation will oversee the establishment of a retreat center and an administrative base of operations to further promote our purpose of forgiveness and the remembrance of our eternal oneness in God.

Our official public charity status is exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi): an organization referred to in subsection (c)(2) which normally receives a substantial part of its support (exclusive of income received in the exercise or performance by such organization of its charitable, educational, or other purpose or function constituting the basis for its exemption under section 501(a)) from a governmental unit referred to in subsection (c)(1) or from direct or indirect contributions from the general public.

Financial records available upon request.

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