Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha 2019-2021

Hare Krishna Dear Devotees

Please accept our humble obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center offers a two year residential training program at ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village that facilitates the systematic study of Bhakti Scriptures and inculcating Vaishnava Culture.

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.

MAIN COURSES: Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya Caritamrta, Vaishnava Character

CHARACTER ENHANCEMENT COURSES: Lessons from the lives of Goswamis, Mukudamala-stotra, Vaishnava Bhajans, Lessons from Ramayan, Deity Worship Class, Cooking Classes, Yoga Classes, Value Education Slokas, and so on…

OTHER FEATURES:

  • Bi-monthly Retreats: Celebrating Others Success, 24 Gurus, Monsoon in Vrindavan, Sundarakanda, Damodarasthakam
  • Annual Yatra
  • Harinam Sankirtan
  • 2 weeks vacation during Karthik Month

STUDY MATERIALS:
Bhagavata Subodhini, Caitanya Subodhini, Bhagavata Ratnamala, Caitanya Ratnamala, Bhagavat Tattvamala, Student Handbooks – Comprising of Closed Book and 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:

  • First Semester: Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1-4
  • Second Semester: Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 5-9
  • Third Semester: Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10-12
  • Fourth Semester: Caitanya Caritamrta

NOTE: For those who are interested to enroll for the first 6 cantos only (Bhakti Vaibhav Degree) may also register themselves. The course duration would be 9 months at a nominal fee of INR 15,000.

Degrees awarded: Bhakti Vaibhav

Pre-requisite: 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 160 enthusiastic students availed this BVRC full time training facility at GEV.

Enrollment fees: Nominal fee of INR 20,000 for one year. (INR 10,000 per semester)

Recommendation letter from the respective temple authorities is mandatory.

Our Bhagavatam Online course provides – chapter wise audio and video recordings of classes along with PowerPoint presentations so that they may study at their own pace. For more details and registration at http://www.vidyapitha.in/sign-up-for-bhakti-vedantavidyapitha-courses/

Male full time devotees interested in registering for the BVRC residential course at GEV for June 2019- May 2021, may send a mail to admissions.vidyapitha@gmail.com. Admissions are open till 10th April 2019.

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 BVRC activities.

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In Your service
Gauranga Darshan Das
Dean, Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha
ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village

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