Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha 2018-2020

Hare Krishna Dear Devotees

Please accept our humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

BVVP is a two year training program at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village that facilitates the systematic study of Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta.

The course works on a 5S model as given below.

5S MODEL

  • SADHANA [Regulated Practices of Bhakti yoga]: Morning Program (Mangala arati, Japa, Darshan, Guru puja, Temple SB class)
  • SVADHYAYA (Scriptural Study):
    • Sravanam (Hearing Scriptures): BVVP classes (One chapter/day) and Retreat seminars
    • Mananam (Recollecting Scriptures): Closed book Exams, Weekly Revision classes, Canto Overview
    • Nidhidhyasanam (Contemplating on Scriptures): Open book Exams & Assignments
    • Pathanam (Learning Scriptural verses): Sloka memorization classes, Daily Recitation
    • Kirtanam (Speaking on Scriptures): Presentations by the students
  • SEVA [Service]: Deity sevas, Cleaning, Weekend dept. sevas & BVVP Projects
  • SANGA [Good Association]: Daily group study, BVVP Retreats & Get-togethers
  • SADACHAR [Vaisnava Behavior]: The overall Vaisnava behavior the student inculcates through the above 4S. Weekly Sadachar classes.

REFERENCE BOOKS: Srimad Bhagavatam and Chaitanya Charitamrita By His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and Sarartha Darshini By Srila Visvanath Cakravarti Thakur

STUDY MATERIALS:

  • BHAGAVATA SUBODHINI – A systematic study guide for Srimad Bhagavatam
  • CAITANYA SUBODHINI – A systematic study guide for Sri Caitanya Caritamrita 
  • BHAGAVATA RATNAMALA – A pocket book with the most vital Bhagavatam verses
  • CAITANYA RATNAMALA – A pocket book with the most vital Bhagavatam verses
  • STUDENT HANDBOOKS – 3 books (for SB cantos 1-6, SB Cantos 7-12 and CC) comprising of closed book exam questions open book exam questions, Presentation topics, Self assessment plan and other guidelines.
  • SYSTEMATIC PPTs for Canto wise Overview of Bhagavatam and Sri Chaitanya Caritamrita

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • 1st year: SB Cantos 1-9
  • 2nd year: SB Cantos 10-12, CC and BVVP Project

Degrees awarded: Bhakti Vaibhav

Qualification: Bhakti sastri and a sincere desire to study Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Mentorship facility is provided to hear the concerns of the students to keep them happy and inspired in their study.

Statistics: Since its inception in 2012, over 130 enthusiastic students availed this BVVP full time training facility at GEV.

Enrolment fees: Nominal fee of INR 50,000 for one year.

Recommendation letter from the respective temple authorities is needed.

NOTE: For those who are interested to enroll for the first 6 cantos only (Bhakti Vaibhav Course)  may also register themselves. The course duration would be 8 months at a nominal fee of INR 30,000.

BVVP outside GEV: Apart from the two-year full time residential course at GEV, BVVP also conducts the Bhakti Vaibhav courses (SB Cantos 1-6) at ISKCON Pune, Kolkata, Kanpur, Chowpatty, Nigdi and Belgaum to meet the needs of devotees who could not afford a two year full time course. Currently over 280 devotees are utilising this facility.

BVVP Online course: BVVP also facilitates the study of online students who are provided with the chapter wise audio and video recordings of classes along with powerpoint presentations so that they may study at their own pace. The online students attend an online exam on each chapter before they get access to the study materials for the next chapter. Registration at http://www.vidyapitha.in. Currently over 2100 online students utilise this facility.

Please visit our website – http://www.vidyapitha.in for more details of the course and for any queries. You may also follow us on facebook to remain updated with the BVVP activities.

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In Your service

Gauranga Darshan Das

Dean, Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha

ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village

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