We believe that contemplative practices and the wisdom teachings of the world should be broadly and easily accessible. The Sounds True Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, focuses on providing access to transformational education to everyone—especially those living in communities impacted by poverty, trauma, racism, and injustice in any form. View the Foundation’s 2019-2020 Annual Report to learn more about our programming and our mission. 

“This is the time where we can really make some big changes in so many aspects of the world. And when you have an opportunity to start to solve so many of the big problems in the world, I know firsthand that mindfulness is one of the best tools to effect that change.”
-DANSO, Scholarship Recipient


1. Providing Access to Transformational Education

We want to make transformational education accessible to those who otherwise wouldn’t have access. This includes removing financial barriers to our books and learning programs.


2. Growing a Community Dedicated to a More Loving World

Community is at the heart of our work. That’s why, once a year, we host a three-day gathering to connect with each other and some of the most beloved spiritual teachers of our time.

3. Sharing Stories of Individual and Social Transformation

We share intimate stories ranging from children using meditation in the classroom, prisoners accessing compassion-based skills, to veterans developing the tools of mindfulness.

Our Beginnings

Tami Simon started Sounds True over 30 years ago at just 22 years of age. Today, Sounds True is the world’s leading wisdom-based publishing house with a thriving global community. The Sounds True Foundation is a natural extension of Tami’s heart and original mission: To disseminate spiritual wisdom.

Founder, Sounds True

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