Bhakti Vaibhava Study Course (CANTO 1 to 6)
by HG Gauranga Darshan Das
A Certified Systematic Online Study Course on Srimad Bhagavatam CANTO 1 to 6.
Requirement: Bhakti Shastri Certificate (those who are about to complete Bhakti Shastri or awaiting the certificate can also join)
Dates: 11th Feb 2023 onwards
Timings: Every Saturday & Sunday - 4:00 to 5:30 PM IST (followed by Q&A)
Teacher: Gauranga Darshan Das (Author | Dean, Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha)
NOTE: We encourage the participants to join the classes live on zoom. Recordings are also provided if students are unable to join live sessions sometimes for some reason.
Course Structure: Bhakti Vaibhava course the first six cantos of Srimad Bhagavatam are covered in 4 modules as follows:
Module-1 = CANTO 1 (19 Ch) + CANTO 2 (10 Ch) = 29 Chapters
Module-2 = CANTO 3 = 33 Chapters
Module-3 = CANTO 4 = 31 Chapters
Module-4 = CANTO 5 (26 Chapters) + CANTO 6 (19 Chapters) = 45 Chapters
Study Materials: Srimad Bhagavatam Cantos 1 to 6 by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
• Sarartha Darshini by Srila Vishvanatha Chakravarthy Thakur, English Translation by HH Bhanu Swami Maharaj
• Bhagavata Subodhini (Study Guide) Canto 1-2, Canto 3, Canto 4, and Canto 5-6, by HG Gauranga Darshan Das
• Bhagavata Ratnamala (Sloka Book) Canto 1-6, Compiled by HG Gauranga Darshan Das
Course Fees: Can be paid module-wise or for all modules together.
- Following are the account details for those who want to pay module-wise:
Beneficiary - ISKCON GEV RC INCOME
Bank Name - State Bank of India
IFSC Code - SBIN0007773
Account Number - 37753665422
SWIFT Code - SBININBB236
Kindly contact +91 8928073812 after the transaction.
Assessment Types: Each module has the following tests:
- Multiple Choice Questions tests
- 3 Closed-book tests
- 3 Open-book tests (submissions - all 3 can be submitted after completion of each module)
- 3 Sloka tests (submissions - along with the Closed-book exam)
- 1 Presentation (submissions - after completion of each module)
- The question-banks will be provided for the reference questions for all the assessments.
- The students need to write the test of short, long & essay-type answers based on memory & not referring to any course materials.
- The exam will be conducted via zoom platform as per the announced schedule, by the supervisors from Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha.
- The open-book tests are of long answers (essay-type) which are based on the understanding of the subject.
- Students can write the answers as per the required word count, referring to the course materials or books, and submit the answersheets.
- Students need to write the slokas along with their meaning & submit the answers.
- The Sloka test will be in written format & will be conducted along with the closed-book tests.
- Students are required to give a presentation on the topic of their choice from the question-bank (25-30 mins) & record the video of the presentation.
- The video can be uploaded on google drive/youtube & the link should be submitted along with the PPT file.
- The meeting will be arranged on zoom for Q & A and comments by the supervisors from Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha.
NOTE: Those who can’t appear for the closed-book & sloka exam as per the schedule, can complete them with the help of an invigilator/supervisor from the local ISKCON temple/center. The email can be sent to [email protected], 3-4 days prior to the exam date, keeping the invigilator's email address in copy and mentioning the day, date, time (in IST) & module of the exam. The question paper will be sent to the invigilator's email address 30 minutes before the exam. Closed-book exam answersheets should be sent in a single PDF file from the supervisor to the same email address. The same process should be followed for the sloka exams.