The Bhakti Samanya Course is an introductory course in the understanding of Krishna conscious philosophy, culture, history and practice.
When Srila Prabhupada started the ISKCON movement in 1966 he had, at that time, only published the first three portions of his lifework, the Srimad-Bhagavatam. As he travelled the world and as his movement grew, Srila Prabhupada presented many more standard Vaishnava works. A wealth of philosophy, history and culture, with translations and detailed commentaries in readable English, the books totalled over sixty volumes.
Although Srila Prabhupada had frequently suggested the systematic study of his books, the very substantial quantity of scholarly information always presented newcomers with a dilemma: what to study, and in what order, to gain a grasp of the entire Vaishnava philosophy, culture and practice?
The Bhakti Samanya Course resolves this dilemma. It’s a condensed presentation of all the subjects in Srila Prabhupada’s books. This course covers, in a very systematic, logical way all the basic themes and topics a practising devotee needs to know.
There are three modules in this course:
Philosophy and Theology A closer look at the path of Krishna Consciousness. The road map on the journey of spiritual life. Deals with questions like: Is there a God? What is the soul? Where do we go after death?
Vaisnava Culture Helps devotees deepen their understanding of our Vaishnava tradition and culture. Students will learn subjects like behaviour and social dealings of spiritual practitioners, the Varnashrama social system, history of saints, and the qualities of a pure devotee.
Devotional Practice The study of standard Vaishnava practices. Covers day to day activities of a devotee – offering of food, worship of the Deities, significance of festivals, fasting, Vaishnava dress, etc.
Course Schedule: Every Sunday for 10 weeks, starting Sept. 9
Time: 10am – 130pm
Venue: EDC RoomCourse
Course Fee: £85 includes books and other course materials
To register, please email email@example.com or call +44 1923851010.
Published onTuesday, April 24th, 2012