After the completion of every canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, the students are given assignments, which they need to execute in groups of 2 to 3 students (Refer “Study groups”).
The group makes a document / PPT on the topic assigned to them and makes a 10 minutes presentation on the same.

Some of the assignments from Canto 1 of Srimad Bhagavatam

  • Lessons from the character of ‘Parikshit Maharaja’
  • Glories of ‘Sravanam’ from Canto 1
  • ‘Separation’ from the Lord (with examples of Bhumi, Yudhistira, Arjuna, Narada etc.)

Some of the assignments from Canto 10 of Srimad Bhagavatam

  • 5 rasas from Krsna’s Vrindavan pastimes
  • Glories of Vrindavan Dham from SB canto 10
  • Analogies from SB Canto 10
  • Krsna’s names and attributes from slokas of SB canto 10
  • Demons of Vrindavan

Some of the assignments from Canto 11 of Srimad Bhagavatam

  • (a) Summary (flow) of Uddhava Gita – connections, Uddhavji’s Questions and Lord’s Answers [Flow chart] (b) Parallels between Uddhava Gita and teachings of Lord Kapila
  • Parallels between Uddhava Gita and Bhagavad Gita
  • Lord Krishna’s teaching on Deity worship from Uddhava Gita & other references [PPT also]
  • Lessons from the 24 Gurus [Document & PPT]
  • Questions by Nimi & Answers by Nava Yogendras [with one page flow chart]
  • Lessons on controlling lust: Pururava, Pingala and more
  • Arguments on Yadus and Lord Krsna’s departure
  • Traigunya Visaya veda… Establishing the actual position of the Vedas.
  • Glories of Bhakti from Uddhava Gita
  • Glories of Association of Devotees and Guru
  • a) Difference between Conditioned soul and liberated soul, paramatma. b) Varnasrama system

Some assignments throughout the cantos

  • Preparing Class notes
  • Analogies
  • Improvising overview notes
  • Siddhanta: Compiling definitions, Key concepts from SB verses and purports
  • Krsna’s names from SB verses
  • Principles of Leadership & Administration from SP purports

Benefits

Help the students go deep into one specific topic/ theme in a canto, & provide good reference materials (documents/ PPTs) for devotees in general.

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