Founder Acharya His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

VIHE Announces 2015 Bhakti-shastri and Bhakti-vaibhava Courses
By Damodarashtak Das   |  May 07, 2015

The Bhakti-sastri and the Bhakti-vaibhava courses are a systematic study of Srila Prabhupada’s books. Srila Prabhupada wanted ISKCON devotees to deeply study his books, so that they could become better preachers and teachers, and, very importantly, achieve a clear understanding and application of the beautiful science of devotional service.

This year the Vaishnava Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) has scheduled its English Bhakti-sastri course for the period starting July 4 and ending November 4th, 2015, in Vrindavan, India.

The Bhakti-vaibhava course, Srimad Bhagavatam Cantos 1 and 2, is running from July 24 to November 4, 2015.

Requirements for the courses: Good sadhana, brahminical tendencies, voluntary service, proficiency in English and a 2 recommendation/character sketch, one from your spiritual master and from a senior devotee who knows the applicant well. Assessment criteria include attendance and personal conduct.

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

Admissions close on: June 1, 2015.


Bhagavad Gita: Bhakti Dhira Damodar Swami, Sarvabhauma das, Kamal Lochan das, Praneshwar das, Adi Purush das, Vrindavan Chandra das, Asit das

Nectar of Devotion: Adi Purush das

Nectar of Instruction: Bhakti Dhira Damodar Swami 

Sri Isopanishad: Prashanta devi dasi

Deity Worship: Mukund Datta das

Sanskrit Pronunciation: Vraja Ramana das

Shrimad Bhagvatam class: Bhakti Dhira Damodar Swami, Sarvabhauma das,
Adi Purusha das, Prashanta devi dasi

Meters in Srimad Bhagavatam: Vraja Ramana das

10 Topics of Shrimad Bhagvatam: Prashanta devi dasi

Lunch prasadam is served in the VIHE, sponsored by the alumni and other well-wishers. A few scholarships are available on request received from temple authorities endeavoring to increase the educational quality of their community teachers, preachers and members.

For more detailed information please contact:

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Phone: +917895101709 (Damodarashtak das)