Institute for Science and Spirituality Trust (ISS) is the scientific study wing of ISKCON Delhi. It has been recognised as the IKS Center by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India in December 2022.
We are a team of well established scientists and scholars. Since its inception in 2011, ISS Delhi has organised several international conferences, has offered various courses on Indian Knowledge System (IKS) and has been engaged in cutting edge research.
To foster scientific temper and critical enquiry to understand, interpret, and evolve the traditional wisdom for the betterment of society.
Mainstream academic research, Organising Conferences, Outreach activities, and Conducting training programs
Śrīla Prabhupāda was not only a pioneer in bringing truely Vedic culture to all over the globe, he was seriously concerned about the pitfalls in overstating the validity of scientific claims over intricate issues pertaining to life and cosmos. He strongly objected to the strictly materialistic basis of life.
In 1968, speaking before a gathering of students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Śrīla Prabhupāda points out an important lag in technological research. "Although you have so many departments of knowledge," he says, “there is no department aiming to find the difference between a living body and a dead body."
In 1974, Śrīla Prabhupāda guided Dr T. D. Singh (H.H. Bhaktisvarupa Damodar Swami) to lay the foundation of Bhaktivedanta Institute (BI) to explore the foundational questions related to life's origin, the nature of reality, problems related to the body, mind, and society at large, as well as many other philosophical and ethical concerns & to provide comprehensive solutions to these issues through a consciousness-based paradigm. With over four decades of dedicated service to humanity, he inspired thousands to pursue a serious deliberation into the deep mystery of this Universe.
Dr. Richard L. Thompson, also known by his Vaishnava name Sadaputa Dasa, was a mathematician, scientist, philosopher, researcher of ancient cosmology, author, and devoted practitioner of bhakti-yoga. In his professional career, Thompson pursued research in quantum theory and mathematical biology, as well as NASA-funded research in satellite remote sensing.
He produced over two-dozen peer reviewed scientific papers and co-authored a college textbook on computer modeling of biological systems. Thompson also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, and as a research fellow and staff scientist at the La Jolla Institute, Division of Applied Nonlinear Problems, near San Diego.