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VIHE Bhakti-sadacara Course

Water the creeper of devotion

A pre Bhakti-sastri study

When we come to Krishna Consciousness, everything is new and exciting even though we do not understand many things yet. Gradually, we start having many questions about different aspects of Bhakti Yoga. The Bhakti-sadacara course is especially designed to give systematic knowledge to new devotees and to train devotees who did not have a chance for such systematic training before.  
The course covers different aspects of the path of devotion and provides not only knowledge but aims to cultivate Vaisnava qualities and instill devotional values. Whether you came to Krishna Consciousness just recently or have been practicing for some time already, this course will be of great benefit for you due to its practical and informative nature. Besides that, it will help you get ready for the Bhakti-sastri and other courses.

Special features of the course

The VIHE Bhakti-sadacara course has 4.5 hours of classes 6 days a week. The course includes classes, workshops, assignments, sloka memorization, and exams. There are also japa sessions, value classes, dhama darsana, and festivals.


30 June, 2024 to 30 October, 2024



There are no initial requirements for attending the course; however, it is advised that one chants a minimum of 4 rounds of Hare Krsna mantra daily. One should be vegetarian. We also require 1 recommendation from an ISKCON authority or a senior devotee who knows the candidate well. One should have read Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Srila Prabhupada, Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita (full version) and Laws of Nature. The candidate must be at least 14 years old.

Course Content and Teachers:

  • Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita
  • The essence of Bhagavad-gita
  • Overview of Nava-vidha Bhakti – nine types of devotional service
  • Vaisnava etiquette
  • The lives of Vaisnava acaryas
  • Observation of Vaisnava festivals
  • Our daily prayers – their meaning & purpose
  • The science of the soul
  • Recipients of devotional service
  • Karatala and Mrdanga lessons
  • Ayurvedic self-healing
  • Regulative principles of freedom
  • Kali-yuga dharma
  • Principles of Varnasrama
  • Essential values

  • HG Balaji Priya Devi Dasi
  • HG Madhusudana Visnu Dasa
  • HG Navakisora Govinda Dasa
  • HG Nagapatni Devi Dasi
  • HG Pandita Devi Dasi
  • HG Lavangalata Devi Dasi
  • HG Mukunda Datta Dasa
  • HG Ramabhadra Priya Dasa
  • HG Rupanuga Bhakta Dasa
  • HG Vrajendra Nandana Dasa
  • HG Revati Vallabha Dasa
  • Assessments:

    1. Closed book exams
    2. Open book Exams
    3. Oral sloka recitation
    4. Attendance in classes
    5. Participation in extracurricular activities
    6. Sadhana
    7. Behavior


    Admissions: You may choose to attend a part of the course. Admissions are still open. To register please click here registration link

    About Contributions:

    The contribution towards the course is Rs. 8,500 (listener only: Rs. 6,000). Please note that contributions cover the study materials and administrative expenses connected with conducting the course. Classes are free of cost. You can send the contribution by bank transfer or payment by Indian debit or credit card at Please note that this payment is to be made once your admission is confirmed. If the payment is done prior to admission confirmation, it is done at your own risk and the VIHE is not liable to give a refund.


    H.G. Mahatma dasa, USA: "It is an amazing place to study. I was looking at all the different subjects included in the Bhakti-sadacara course. It is amazing. You can become fully prepared for devotional life. When you graduate, you will probably know more than I do."

    Bhakta Shivam, India: “Srila Prabhupada says that we are not sentimental worshippers but we have to understand the philosophy deeply. Myself I always wanted to do that, so one of my mentors suggested I join the Bhakti-sadacara course. My favorite part of the course was about the lives of the acaryas, where I learnt how the acaryas practiced their spiritual lives and wrote their books. The staff of the VIHE supported me a lot and helped me to finish the course. I experienced that this knowledge helps both in spiritual and material lives.”

    Bhaktin Aisvarya, Bhakti-sadacara 2019 student: “I really think that it is necessary for all of us to take this initial step of Bhakti-sadacara because that is the basics for Bhakti-sastri and Bhakti-vaibhava. It gives scientific reasons why we are doing devotional service. It helped me to improve my own devotional service. The atmosphere at the Vrndavana Gosala Land is very wonderful. The teachers are very friendly. And most of all I liked the Lilamrta classes about the life of Srila Prabhupada. There are morning programs, Monday kirtanas. All of this helped me to improve my japa and my sadhana.”

    Contact Information:
    VIHE c/o ISKCON Goshala,
    Parikrama Marg,
    Raman Reti, Vrindavan,
    Mathura Dist., 281121,
    U.P., India

    Phone: +91 89799 43134 (12-6pm IST), +91 88690 53796

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