For Preachers, Teachers & Translators
The course covers 800 most essential sūtras (grammatical rules) from Ṥrī Hari-nāmāmṛta-vyākaraṇa, Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī’s complete Sanskrit grammar, and includes training in reading and understanding Sanskrit commentaries.
- By the end of the course students will be able to directly read and understand the Sanskrit commentaries on Ṥrīmad-Bhāgavatam and several works of prominent Vaisnava ācāryas. They will learn to rearrange key sanskrit verses in prose order and give a comprehensive explanation of their grammatical structure and will become competent to grasp the nuances found in the multiple interpretations of a verse.
- Prospective candidates need not have any previous knowledge of Sanskrit.
- The complete course is divided into six semesters.
- The first semester (Aug 20 — Nov 10, 2015) covers 150 sūtras from the first two chapters (Sandhi and Nāma prakaraṇas) of the Harināmāmṛta Vyākaraṇa. Student will also learn about right and wrong pronunciation, Sanskrit meters and most common usages of nouns and pronouns.
- There will be two to three hours of classes five days a week. In addition, students are required to do 3 hours of homework daily, including memorization of sūtras.
- Punctuality and full-attendance are compulsory.
The course will be conducted by Vraja Ramaṇa Dāsa, one of the teachers from the BBT Sanskrit School founded by His Grace Gopīparāṇadhana Prabhu.