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VIHE Bhakti-sadacara Course 2020

When we come to Krishna Consciousness, everything is new and exciting even though we do not understand many things yet. Gradually, we start having many questions about different aspects of Bhakti Yoga. The Bhakti-sadacara course is especially designed to give systematic knowledge to new devotees and to train devotees who did not have a chance to get such systematic training before.

The course covers different aspects of the path of devotion and provides not only knowledge but aims to cultivate Vaisnava qualities and instil devotional values. Whether you came to Krishna Consciousness just recently or have been practising for some time already, this course will be of great benefit for you due to its practical and informative nature. Besides that, it will help you get ready for the Bhakti-sastri and other courses.

DATES: Jan 17 – Apr 8, 2020 (2.5 months)

REQUIREMENTS: There are no initial requirements for attending the course; however, it is advised that one chant a minimum of 4 rounds of Hare Krishna mantra daily. Devotees from all over the world are welcome!

COURSE CONTENT AND TEACHERS:
• Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita (H.G. Nagapatni Devi Dasi)
• The essence of Bhagavad-gita (H.G. Madhusudana Visnu Dasa)
• Overview of Nava-vidha Bhakti – nine types of devotional service (H.G. Aruna Carana Dasa)
• Vaisnava etiquette (H.G. Nagapatni Devi Dasi)
• The lives of Vaisnava acaryas & observation of tithis (celebrations)
• Our daily prayers – their meaning & purpose (H.G. Lavanga Lata Devi Dasi)
• The science of the soul (H.G. Nava Kisora Govinda Dasa)
• Science of Self-Realization (H.G. Syama Kunda Dasa)
• Tadiya Sevas – different categories of devotional service (H.G. Mukunda Datta Dasa)
• Brahminical qualities & lifestyle (H.G. Madhurya Gaurangi Devi Dasi)
• Karatalas (H.G. Madhurya Gaurangi Devi Dasi)
• Mrdanga (teacher to be announced)
• Ayurvedic self-healing (H.G. Vrajendra Nandana Dasa)
• Vaisnava Diet (H.G. Vrajendra Nandana Dasa)
• Regulative principles of freedom (H.G. Lavanga Lata Devi Dasi)

ADMISSIONS:
Fill the form to apply for the VIHE Bhakti-sadacara Course
https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/1hmNXXeBlI_WWsqRcT458KwHof57Dk_t8lGUoxNs1oBA/edit?fbclid=IwAR2KngN_udm9HrQjUgvRCrXEQPIcg2y7OfEqIzTC5JRRGJJmqfeoh4EPQ1w

ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS:
The contribution towards the course is Rs. 8,500. Please note that contributions cover the study materials and administrative expenses connected with conducting the course. Accommodation and travels are not included. Lunch prasada is served at the VIHE by the mercy of well-wishers whenever classes are held. Classes are free of cost.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
VIHE c/o ISKCON Goshala,
Parikrama Marg,
Raman Reti, Vrindavan,
Mathura Dist., 281121,
U.P., India
Phone: +91 81 26 100 355 (Sakti Svarupini Devi Dasi)
Phone: +91 99 45 707 477 (Vrajendra Nandana Dasa)
For admissions: courses@vihe.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vihe.vrindavan

VIHE Bhakti-Vaibhava Course Part 1 2019/2020

Srila Prabhupada envisioned four levels of study of his books—Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, Bhakti-vedanta and Bhakti-sarvabhauma. The VIHE is endeavouring to establish these degrees and thus provide an opportunity for higher studies in Krsna conscious philosophy to interested devotees. The first-ever Bhakti-vaibhava Course was started in 2002. Bhakti-vaibhava covers the study of the first six cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Course Content:
The course is divided into four semesters of four months each.

Part One: Canto 1 & 2
Part Two: Canto 3
Part Three: Canto 4
Part Four: Canto 5 & 6

Besides the verse by verse study of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, the course includes seminars on related subjects and books, such as:
• The Invocation to Srimad-Bhagavatam
• The Ten Topics of Srimad-Bhagavatam
• Sad-darsana — the Six Vedic Philosophies
• Dasa-mula by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
• Vedic Cosmology
• Sanskrit pronunciation and meters

Schedule:
Bhakti-vaibhava Canto 1 & 2: December 11, 2019 – April 8, 2020
Teachers: H.H. Bhakti Dhira Damodar Swami, H.G. Sarvabhauma Dasa, H.G. Adi Purusa Dasa, H.G. Nityananda Dasa, H.G. Aruna Carana Dasa, H.G. Prasanta Devi Dasi.

Bhakti-vaibhava Canto 3: July – November, 2020
Teachers: To be announced.

Requirements:
Bhakti-sastri degree, good sadhana, brahminical tendencies, good knowledge of Srimad-Bhagavatam, proficiency in English and good service attitude. You must also have two recommendations from senior devotees in good standing who know you well.

For any information please write to courses@vihe.org

Admission:
Fill the form to apply for the VIHE Bhakti-vaibhava Course: https://forms.gle/jk1yB3fhDa9EiZYy7

Contribution:
The contribution towards the course is Rs. 12,500 per semester. Please note that contributions cover the study materials and administrative expenses connected with conducting the course. Accommodation and travel are not included. Lunch prasadam is served at the VIHE by the mercy of well-wishers whenever classes are held. Classes are free of cost.

Contact Information:
VIHE c/o ISKCON Goshala,
Parikrama Marg,
Raman Reti, Vrindavan,
Mathura Dist., 281121,
U.P., India

Phone: +91 81 26 100 355 (Sakti Svarupini Devi Dasi)
Phone: +91 99 45 707 477 (Vrajendra Nandana Dasa)
For admissions: courses@vihe.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vihe.vrindavan

VIHE Govardhana Retreat 2019

Get the most of your Vrindavana experience – attend one of our exciting end of Kartika retreats at the feet of Giri Govardhana!

VIHE Govardhana Retreat is a wonderful week of Krsna katha with the most inspiring speakers. Srila Prabhupada explains that the real meaning of visiting holy places is to hear from saintly people. Every year the VIHE Govardhana Retreat attracts devotees from all over the world who come to reside at the feet of Govardhana Hill and absorb themselves in hearing from senior devotees.

The dates: November 25 – Dec 2, 2019

Speakers: HH Sacinandana Swami, HG Bhurijana Das, HG Jagattarini Devi Dasi, HG Madhavananda Das, HG Adi Purusha Das

Topics:
The Journey to the Forests of Vrndavana
64 qualities of Krsna
Uddhava’s Ecstatic Discoveries

The program: The retreat is specially designed to reawaken the dormant love for Krishna in everyone’s heart. The breathtaking darsana, the sublime atmosphere of the sacred Govardhana Hill, Krsna-katha and ecstatic kirtans inspire and uplift those who live and preach outside the Holy Dhama. It gives new life both to devotional practice and preaching.

The main language of the retreat is English. The facility for translation to Russian and other languages is available.

To register for the retreat, please email us on retreats@vihe.org

Sri Vrindavana Dhama ki-jaya! Sri Giriraj Govardhan ki-jaya! Hare Krishna.