“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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