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Learn more about the Vedic Psychology Institute

About Us

Learn more about the Vedic Psychology Institute


Every human being wants to be happy.

Happiness is experienced in the mind and the greatest source of happiness is our personal relations, which also exist in our mind. So we must understand what is mind.


To guide people on how to attain ultimate happiness. 



We educate people on how to understand and use the instrument of the mind so they can transcend suffering and attain eternal happiness.


To transform minds and hearts so that all of humanity can achieve blissful relations and eternal love.


"In today's world we need true, authentic and deep knowledge about the mind and about ourselves. Babaji and Jessica can deliver that knowledge absolutely perfectly."

- Ela, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Co-Founder of Atma Ayurveda Academy, Poland

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The Significance of Our Logo

Our logo encapsulates the essence of Vedic Psychology through a peacock and lotus design. Symbolizing the ego (ahankara), the peacock mirrors human behavior, making us act proud, overly confident, and always right. Through the process of Vedic Psychology, we sublimate the stubborn ahankara, transforming its characteristics into those of a lotus. The lotus represents our purified personality -peaceful, clear, and compassionate.

Peacock & Lotus
The meaning of our logo


Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji

Dr. Satyanarayana Dasa "Babaji" is the visionary founder of the Vedic Psychology Institute, renowned for his deep knowledge of Vedic principles and his commitment to helping individuals discover their true selves. He is a guru and a practitioner of Bhakti Yoga.

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‚ÄúFrom my childhood, I have been fascinated by the Indian scriptural stories in which I learned about great personalities that captivated and inspired me. As an adult, I realized that these stories that were packed with precious gems about the psychology of the human mind were not only for Indians.‚ÄĚ

Since time immemorial, the most exceptional teachers of the Indian culture have used storytelling as a way to teach. Storytelling is a brilliant way to get the message across to someone, without bruising their ego. For no one likes it when our mistake, character flaw, inadequacy, or stupidity is pointed out directly.


The Bhagavad Gita

One of my favorite stories is about the world‚Äôs first psychologist, long before ‚Äúpsychologist‚ÄĚ was a job title.

The story of the Bhagavad Gita, in which Sri Krishna teaches Arjuna about the psychology of the human mind. More specifically, he teaches Arjuna about his own mind. Krishna teaches Arjuna about his current state of mind, why he is suffering, and what he needs to do to break free from his predicament.

The Bhagavad Gita was written in Sanskrit, and I translated it into English, along with my commentary of the underlying meaning behind Sri Krishna's words.


The Hitopadesha

The Hitopadesha is the first book that I wrote and published in the year 1992.

Once upon a time, over 800 years ago, a frustrated king didn’t know what to do about his four sons, spoiled princes who were misbehaving. The king hired a sage to teach the princes how to behave, which is how The Hitopadesha stories came about.

The Hitopadesha is an ancient Indian collection of stories that teach kids about the philosophy of life, from having and making friendships to dealing with enemies in a smart way. The stories were written in Sanskrit, and I translated six of these stories into English, along with my analysis of the key points from the stories for the modern-day person.

The Crossing of Two Paths

In January 2015, Jessica met Babaji for the first time in India. Babaji immediately introduced her to the concepts of Vedic Psychology by giving her a huge pile of all of his meticulous notes on the subject. By the following week, she was back in Florida teaching her pediatric psychotherapy patients the Vedic Psychology concepts by using the Hitopadesha stories!


Dr. Joshi

Dr. Joshi is a prominent figure in the field of Vedic Psychology, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in understanding and teaching others about the inner workings of their mind. Deeply influenced by her studies and guidance under her guru, Babaji, she is dedicated to helping others discover these eternal truths about the mind, its characteristics and how to manage it to feel peaceful and happy no matter the situation.

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My specialty is in helping people see things clearly, be it with decision-making, or relationship struggles with family, partners, and co-workers. The Vedic Psychology approach gives us the tools to explore the different parts of the mind and pinpoint exactly what the cause of the problem is so we can then repair the faulty part at the root. I help my clients become free from the root cause of their problem so they do not need therapy anymore. My goal is to empower my clients to be their own therapist, the master of their own mind!

From my earliest years of life, I loved to hear stories. I also liked to tell stories. My father used to read me stories everyday. As an adult, I had my own painful story to tell - one in which I was searching for love in all the wrong places ‚Äď from one emotionally unavailable relationship to another. I just couldn‚Äôt figure it out. The one thing that I had learned was that love was just painful. That was until I met my teacher, Babaji, who taught me about what true love is.

He casually lobbed up a simple, yet profound statement that shook me to the core:¬†‚ÄúIf love is painful, then it is not love.‚ÄĚ

Babaji explained that my first problem was that I didn’t even know what love was, so of course I was looking for it in all of the wrong places. Over the last eight years, I have embraced Babaji’s teachings for my own self-improvement.

I have also been teaching my clients about these ancient stories and Vedic Psychology pearls of wisdom of how to understand our own mind, and how to have happier, more fulfilling relationships. Starting with the loving, compassionate relationship with our very own self.


Lessons Learned From My Guru the Hard Way

Vedic Psychologist, Jessica Richmond, PhD, shares her personal stories from life on the road traveling and teaching with her guru, a man of Vedic wisdom, Satyanarayana Dasa Babaji. Her stories are riddled with humor as she navigates the mysterious ways in which Babaji teaches her these lessons.

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Bhakti for Beginners

The journey of Bhakti starts with simple acts of interest to learn about love and devotion to Krishna. Reading books, listening to sacred stories, and asking questions are some entry points.

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