Research on Religion, Spirituality and Science
Religion, Spirituality and Science Initiative began in June 2015 as a joint programme of Arsha Vidya Tirtha, Jaipur and Warwick Research Services, UK for Researching impact of Arsh Vidya programs on clinical settings, providing access to and supporting the use of high-quality evidence which directly supports each of the Global partners.
First initiative was its own kind, was lead by Dr. Neha Sharma (UK), and Swami Brahmaparananda Saraswati (India)
The partnership has since expanded to include the Arsha Vidya UK, Recovery UK (Mental Health Organization), NMP Medical Research Institute, India, Swamigal trust for Vedic Science, India. The Initiative has developed and completed six multicentre collaborative research projects on impact assessment, community-based interventions, clinical management, documentary research and global information networks.
The Research Initiative turned into formal research agreement between India and UK experts in August, 2018 with Swami Brahmaparananda Saraswati’s UK visit. He not only presented Advaita in University of Oxford but also met all the leading researchers, academics and organizations heads for the formal arrangements of research on Indian Religion and Spirituality. Research Agreement offer to work together to advance the scientific research of religion and spirituality through approaches intended to foster and stimulate additional scientific exchange and collaboration between individual scientists and research institutions in both countries. This new partnership structure will focus production of more world-leading research in key areas, including chhatralaya initiative; and delivery of the benefits more rapidly to communities and soceity than the partners could achieve by working alone.