Under the guidance of Haridas Shastri Maharaj and with the assistance of his brothers Rishi and Dr. Partap Chauhan, Satyanarayana Dasa founded the Jiva Institute in 1992. The Jiva Institute has three divisions: education, health and culture. Satyanarayana Dasa is the director of the cultural division, located in Vrindavan, India. Students from India and across the world come there to study Sanskrit, and the six systems of Indian thought, called Sad-darshana. Specialization in the study of Gaudiya Vaishnava literature is the unique feature of Jiva Institute. Scholars come to consult with Satyanarayana Dasa and to access books in the library, which has a collection of printed as well as rare handwritten manuscripts. The other two divisions of education and Ayurveda are located at Faridabad. The education division runs a high school and has about 1800 students. The Ayurveda division has 70 clinics all over India and three tele-medicine centers that receive about 6000 calls per day and offers free consultation to patients.
In 2016, Dasa started a five-year course in Indian schools of philosophy running each year from Oct. to end of April at the Institute in Vrindavan. Jiva Institute also runs a Sanskrit school affiliated with Sampoornananda Sanskrit University Benares with a branch of the school at Radhakunda.