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2012 Bhakti-shastri Course in Vrindavan

By: for ISKCON News on May 17, 2012
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The Prabhupada Samadhi in Vrindavan
The Vaishnava Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) is inviting all the serious students to a transformational Bhakti-sastri course. Bhakti-sastri course is a systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's books. Srila Prabhupada wanted all his followers to deeply study his books, so that they could be better preachers, teachers and, very importantly, achieve a clear understanding and application of the science of devotional service.

This year the English Bhakti-sastri course in Vrindavan is scheduled to take place from July 19 to November 12.

Requirements for the course: Good sadhana, brahminical tendencies, voluntary service, proficiency in English and a recommendation/character sketch from a senior devotee who knows you well. Assessment criteria include attendance and personal conduct.

Assessment : Essays and closed book exams accompanied by exemplary conduct and sadhana.

Contribution to the running costs of the course : Rs. 9,000/-. Lunch prasadam is served in the VIHE, sponsored by the alumni students and other well-wishers. A few scholarships are available.

Admissions close on : July 1, 2012.


Bhagavad-gita (all 18 chapters) – 17 weeks
Teachers: Bhaktivinoda Swami, Laksmimoni Dasi, Sarvabhauma Dasa, Pranesvara Dasa

Nectar of Devotion (first 19 chapters) – 5 weeks
Teacher: Urmila Dasi

Isopanisad – 3 weeks
Teacher: Prasanta Dasi

Nectar of Instruction – 3 weeks
Teacher: Vraja Lila Dasi

An introduction to Deity Worship - 10 hours
Teacher: Mukunda-datta Dasa

Sanskrit pronunciation and meter - 6 hours
Teacher: Mathura-vihari Dasa

For more detailed information please contact:

E-mail:; Web site:
Phone: +919897528032 (Vishal Das)
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