My Visit to Jiva Institute

My name is Hemal P. Trivedi and I am a graduate student at Rutgers University finishing a Masters in Religious Studies with a specialization in Indian philosophy. From September 2016 to January 2017, I had the honor of living at Jīva Institute while completing my third semester and applying to Ph.D ...

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New Publication: Tattva-dīpikā by Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa

For the first time, the 18th Century manuscript Tattva-dīpikā (Light on the Truth) of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇahas now been published by Jiva Institute. This edition includes the Sanskrit text followed by a lucid English translation by Dr. Demian Martin and extensive notes. The following is a ...

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New Publication: Gaura-gana-svarupa-tattva-candrika

One of the aims of Jiva Institute is to publish rare books. Dr. Demian Martins discovered this previously unknown work of Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura and translated it into English. It has been printed for the first time in Gaudiya history and is now available in our Online Store. The author rev ...

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New Bhagavad Gītā Edition Released on Gītā Jayanti

On the auspicious day of Gītā Jayanti (Appearance of Bhagavad Gītā), Jiva Institute has released a new high quality edition of Bhagavad Gītā with chapter summeries and anvaya, translated by  Babaji Satyanaryana Dasa. This new “Bhagavad Gītā — Sāra-samanvitā” comes with a ...

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Hinduism Course for Rutgers Students

For the last five year, undergraduate students from the Department of Religion of Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey, USA, have been visiting Jiva Institute Vrindavan during their Christmas break for three weeks to participate in an official 3-credit introductory course on Hinduism. ...

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