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VIHE Intensive Online Bhakti-vedanta Course

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.

Special features of the course:

The VIHE Bhakti-vedanta course will continue with Canto 10 - Dvaraka Lila. The online Bhakti-vedanta course is an intensive course with classes six days a week. The course includes classes, sloka memorization, oral presentations, exams and the final thesis on the whole Srimad-bhagavatam. There are also 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.

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.

Dates:

Bhakti-vedanta Part 4 (Canto 10 - Dvaraka Lila): 30 Nov 2021 - 11 Apr 2022

Teachers:

Bhakti Dhira Damodara Svami
Yadunandana Svami
Bhakti Prabhava Svami
Sarvabhauma Dasa
Urmila Devi Dasi
More teachers to be confirmed

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 second initiation.

Assessments:

1) Closed book exams, 2) Oral presentations in each semester: a. one class on a Srimad-bhagavatam verse, b. a part of a seminar (materials to be submitted for the entire seminar), 3) Oral sloka recitation, 4) Thesis based on the entire Srimad-bhagavatam, 5) Attendance in classes and extracurricular activities, 6) Class participation, 7) Sadhana, 8) Behavior.

Admissions:

Please write to courses@vihe.org or Whatsapp +91 89799 43134

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. Classes are free of cost. You can send the contribution by bank transfer or payment by Indian debit or credit card at https://vihe.org/payment/. 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.

Online Seminar on Sri Tattva Sandarbha of Srila Jiva Gosvami (with his commentary known as the Sarva-samvadini)

Part 1 - Pramana--Establishing Srimad-bhagavatam as the evidence
Part 2 - Prameya--Revealing the objects of knowledge

Based on Srila Gopiparanadhana Dasa's translation

Teacher:

Sarvajna Dasa

Dates:

September 22 - October 10
From 3pm to 5.30pm IST

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)
Email: courses@vihe.org
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