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Bhakti Course Based on Award-Winning Book “Wise-Love” Launches

By: for ISKCON News on Aug. 16, 2019
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(left)Wise-Love with the Montaigne Medal (right) Author Pranada Comtois

“Journey into the Heart of Bhakti,” an online study guide to the award-winning book “Wise-Love,” has just been launched at pranadacomtois.com/course/journey-into-the-heart-of-bhakti/. 

“Wise-Love,” by Srila Prabhupada disciple Pranada Dasi, is described as “a handbook of the essence of bhakti written for a modern, Western audience.” “Wise-Love” is the book’s term for bhakti, meaning love grounded in reason and philosophy.

The essential theme of the book is love – how our current experience of love is unsatisfying, because we lack wise-love, which is unconditional and grounded in a relationship with the Supreme Person.

In April this year “Wise-Love” won the prestigious Montaigne Medal, a special distinction under the Eric Hoffer award that recognizes “the most thought-provoking books . . . that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought.” 

The free online eCourse to accompany the book has been written by Tulsi Rani Dasi, a Bhakti-Yogini who holds a Master’s Degree in Education, along with Pranada.

It is catered to Wise-Love readers, seekers, and yoga teacher trainers, and can be for individual self-paced study or a structured fifteen-week group study program.

The program helps students assimilate and internalize key concepts in Wise-Love through discussion, experiments, and meditations in group and individual exercises.

Each week, students review two to three chapters of Wise-Love, and do a corresponding exercise, with optional extra exercises for those who want to dive deep. About half an hour of study time is required per week.

Lessons include All About I; Purging Falsity; Building an Internal Foundation; Sacred Sound and Kirtan; What is Wise-Love?; Experiencing Bhakti; and A Meditation: The Person in the Mantra.

“The course will take readers of Wise-Love on an inner pilgrimage to experience the transformative power of bhakti and see life from a spiritual perspective,” Pranada says. “The exercises will help them take theoretical concepts and apply them in their lives.”

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Enroll in the course for FREE here:http://www.pranadacomtois.com/course/journey-into-the-heart-of-bhakti/

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