Preserving Wisdom

The mission of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute is to preserve and protect Indian religious and philosophical texts, and the knowledge associated with them.

The Institute’s vision is to ensure that the wisdom contained within the philosophy and scriptures of classical India remains available to seekers and scholars worldwide now, and for generations to come. It disseminates its work through the Muktabodha Digital Library and book publications.

Muktabodha was inaugurated in 1997 by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, spiritual head of the Siddha Yoga path.

Muktabodha Celebrates 20 Years

Keeping Knowledge Alive

The Indian subcontinent possesses a vast cultural and spiritual legacy which has been the foundation of several important schools of philosophical thought. It holds an extensive treasury of manuscripts and orally-transmitted knowledge grounded in the unique mystical experiences and profound wisdom of its sages, yogis, and philosophers. Unfortunately, only a fraction of this legacy’s sacred texts has been preserved, translated, or published, and much of this traditional wisdom and heritage is in danger of being lost.

The disappearance of traditional forms of support for religious scholars, the ravages of a harsh climate on fragile palm-leaf and paper manuscripts, and the modern economic and cultural pressures of globalization, are just some of the factors that have led to much of this knowledge having fallen into obscurity, and it is now in danger of being lost to the world forever. The efforts of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute provides India and the world with an invaluable resource in the preservation of its spiritual heritage for future generations.