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VIHE Intensive Online Bhakti-vedanta Course Part 2 (Canto 10 - Vrndavana Lila)

As any activity is done with some aim or goal in mind, similarly, the VIHE study courses have been structured to meet the aims defined by the Vaisnava Training and Education. This kind of structured study does not only enhance the knowledge of the students, but also enables them to preach better, see the world from a sastric perspective, enhance their faith and conviction, cultivate vaisnava qualities and apply the sastric knowledge in their personal lives.

Special features of online courses:

The online Bhakti-vedanta course is an intensive course with classes six days a week. There will be assignments to be completed, slokas to be memorized, essays to be submitted and exams to prepare for. There will be japa sessions, value classes, dhama darsana and festivals. A special effort will be made to bring remembrance of Sri Vrndavana Dhama to the heart. Classes will be held on Zoom.

Four levels of study:

Srila Prabhupada envisioned four levels of study of his books—Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, Bhakti-vedanta and Bhakti-sarvabhauma. The VIHE is endeavoring to establish these degrees and thus provide an opportunity for higher studies in Krsna conscious philosophy to interested devotees. The Bhakti-vedanta Course follows the study of Bhakti-vaibhava (Canto 1 to 6) and consists of the study of Canto 7 to 12 of Srimad-bhagavatam.

The first Bhakti-vedanta Course was held at the VIHE over five semesters of four months each by His Grace Bhurijana Dasa and Her Grace Narayani Devi Dasi in 2006-2010.

Course schedule:

The course is divided into five semesters of four months each.
Srimad-bhagavatam, Canto 7 to 9
Srimad-bhagavatam, Canto 10, Chapters 1 to 28
Srimad-bhagavatam, Canto 10, Chapters 29 to 53
Srimad-bhagavatam, Canto 10, Chapters 54 to 90
Srimad-bhagavatam, Cantos 11 and 12

The course consists of the verse by verse study of the Srimad-bhagavatam with reference to Vaisnava Acaryas' commentaries and other Vaisnava literature, including Nectar of Devotion.

The schedule of our Bhakti-vedanta course this year is as follows:

Bhakti-vedanta Part 2 (Canto 10 - Vrndavana Lila) will tentatively start in December 2020 or January 2021. We will announce more details soon.

Requirements:

Devotees interested in this study are encouraged to complete their study of Bhakti-vaibhava as it is advised to begin one’s study from the very beginning of Srimad-bhagavatam in order to derive complete benefit. Preferably one should be initiated in order to attend the course. In order to get a Bhakti-vedanta degree, one must have the second initiation.

Admissions:

Click HERE and fill the form to apply register for the VIHE Bhakti-vedanta Course

For any information please write to courses@vihe.org

About Contributions:

The contribution towards the course is Rs. 12,500 per semester. Please note that contributions cover the study materials and administrative expenses connected with conducting the course.

Contact Information:

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

Phone: +91 89799 43134
Email: courses@vihe.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vihe.vrindavan/

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