Shanti Kunj is a place of religious discipline and spiritual peace. The institute teaches and trains people on how to live a joyous life and contribute towards social reconstruction. The branches and sub-centres of the institution are not only spread across India but throughout the world. Shantikunj also has the eminence of running free schools and degree colleges in rural areas. The institution has been a regular participant in a variety of relief works around the country. It stands on the Rishikesh Road, at a distance of 6 km from Haridwar Railway Station. Pilgrims come to Shantikunj to learn and practice 'Sanjeevani Vidya', the art of living.
The ancient system of Ayurveda takes on a new meaning at Shantikunj. There are expert Ayurveda physicians who provide free service to the incumbents. As a part of a research, there are around 250 rare medicinal plants have been preserved. The spiritual sanatorium of Shantikunj also offers practical guidance in order to control and connect the body, the mind and the innerself. For visitors, the research institute also organises nine-day spiritual training sessions on how to bring about an assimilation between spiritual science and day-to-day life.
To ease mentally disturbed people from tension, Shantikunj also features a laboratory called Brahmvarchas. The laboratory serves as an effective relief centre for mental patients. It has a proven track record of getting people abandon intoxication, crimes etc. The specific service is extended with a view to curb evil elements of the society including dowry, superstition and illiteracy among others. Shantikunj in Haridwar also has the privilege of being a member of the Natural Calamity Solution Advisory Committee, as appointed by the Indian government.