There are an abundance of educational activities and service opportunities at Jiva Institute. Some highlights include:
Cows also serve as a practical example of proper conduct for humanity as they work for the welfare of other beings without causing them distress. Goshala means the home of protected cows. Jiva Institute maintains a small Goshala at its facility for residents to interact with India’s sacred animal. Jiva Institute also supports several larger Goshalas in Vrindavan where residents are able to render service to the cows. Jiva ensures its students and residents the opportunity to participate in the timeless tradition of cow service and to benefit from the qualities of humility, compassion and selflessness such work instills in one’s character.
Organic farming promotes a high quality of life for all living being involved. India has been steeped in the ancient wisdom of farming since the dawn of human civilization. The enlightened sages living in the forests understood the rhythms of nature and how humans could exist in synergy instead of opposition to these rhythms. Jiva Institute is committed to preserving this ancient knowledge and integrating it into our lives.
Jiva Institute of Vedic Studies is constantly planning, evolving and improving itself for the future. Our plans include:
1. To create critical editions of the major works of the Gosvamis.
3. To reprint rare and out-of-print books in their original language. This keeps books from going out of existence.
4. Setting up a university that represents the complete conception of Vedic culture in a modern context.
5. Expanding our online courses for promoting Sanskrit language, philosophy and other Indian sciences, such as astrology and music.
6. To establish an art department for illustrating the books produced at Jiva Institute.
7. Digitalizing all our manuscripts to make them accessible to a wider body of people. We want to make ancient texts, written on mango leaves and tree bark, available on this website in the near future.
8. Babaji’s main project is to create a private university and facilities for guests, students and professors on the Jīva complex. This serves serval purposes: People who need a degree will be able to study there and later pursue a professional career and students who just come for the sake of learning and pursuing their spiritual practices will be able to just absorb themselves in the studies without having to worry about their livelihood and maintenance. The teachings will be conducted in a traditional way unlike in the western academy, where an anti-Hindu bias among professors is common. Prominent philosophies like Advaitavāda will be presented by Vaishnavas, which will enable them to comprehend and (refute if needed) this philosophy from a Vaishnava point of view. There will also be a facility for scholars to stay and do research. He plans to have a special unit of Vedic psychology as part of the new project.