Jiva Vedic Adhyayana Samsthana (Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004 under the Society’s Act, registered at Agra. It is an educational institution of higher education that offers an array of courses rooted in the traditional sciences and knowledge systems of India. Students will also learn how to live in society in harmony with nature while progressing towards the ultimate goal of life. There is no discrimination for participating in this knowledge system on the basis of one’s physical, social or economical background.

The programs and courses not only provide students with the knowledge and skills that contribute to their successful professional readiness and placement, but also equips them with a sense of responsibility toward society and the environment. This knowledge is based truly on the Indian paradigm. With an Indian framework at its core, Jiva Institute enables Eastern topics- as well as Western topics-to be studied from an indigenous perspective.

 Jiva Institute also runs a Sanskrit under the name of Chaitanya Sanskrit Samsthana. This school is affiliated with Sampoornananda Sanskrit University, Benaras. This school teaches courses in Shastri and Acarya which are equivalent to graduate and post-graduate degrees respectively. The affiliation is in six subjects namely, Sanskrit grammar, Sahitya, Purana, Vedanta, Gaudiya Vedanta and Jyotisha. Every year about 300 students appear for examination through this school.

Jiva Institute organizes courses and seminars all over the world. In the spiritual atmosphere of Vrindavan, Jiva invites groups or individual visitors to spend some days or weeks at the Institute.  You can learn about Vedic culture and philosophy, take Sanskrit classes, or Ayurvedic treatments according to your choice. Discovering the wisdom of Vedic scriptures and applying it to our lives is a continuous, joyful journey: classes on spiritual topics and Sanskrit grammar, cow service, and Yoga are some of the activities you can join.

Also, scholars and students from around the world come to study at the Institute. Besides courses and seminars, Dr. Satyanarayana Dasa conducts classes in English on Srimad Bhagavata. Other members of the staff conduct regular classes in Hindi on philosophy and Harinamamrta-vyakaranam, the Sanskrit grammar composed by Jiva Gosvami. Many scholars come to consult books for research.

Jiva Institute offers the following courses at present:


Bhakti Ratna Course

Details about this course can be found here: Bhakti Ratna course

Feminine Spirituality

Details can be found here: Feminine Spirituality

Music Courses

Details can be found here: Music Courses

Teachers’ Training Yoga courses

Details can be found here: TTC Courses


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Activities about Jiva Institute Vrindavan and its founder, Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa