Bhakti Shastri (For Teenagers & Youths)

Welcome, young seekers! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey through the profound teachings of Srila Prabhupada? Our Bhakti Shastri course for teenagers is specifically designed to guide those aged 14 and above who are earnestly practicing Krishna consciousness.

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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Course Duration

180 Hours

Videos

2 Hours/ Session

No. Of Sessions

90

Sessions per week

2

Language
Hinglish

Eligibility

14 Years & Older

Schedule of Classes

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Sat - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM  IST
Sun - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM IST

Saturday - Sunday

About the Teacher

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ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya aims to provide a facility for its members to study, practice, and disseminate the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam, along with the writings of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas and the branches of Vedic philosophy, culture, music and science in the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya is located in Sri Govardhan dhama to systematically propagate the teachings of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam and Caitanya-caritāmṛta to the society at large.

To accomplish the above mission, ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya will facilitate philosophical training for adult residential and non-residential students through the traditional Vedic educational methods. ISKCON Bhagavat Mahavidyalaya has been inspired by the service and efforts of His Grace Gopiparanadhana Prabhu and His Holiness Gaur Krishna Gosvami Maharaja. Their dedication toward the study and the dissemination of the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam is the torchlight guiding us forward to serve this mission.

Course Overview

Course Title:

Bhakti Shastri for Teens 

Course Description:

Welcome, young seekers! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey through the profound teachings of Srila Prabhupada? Our Bhakti Shastri course for teenagers is specifically designed to guide those aged 14 and above who are earnestly practicing Krishna consciousness. Through systematic study of four pivotal scriptures — Bhagavad-Gita, Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction, and Sri Isopanisad — this course aims not only to deepen your understanding of shastric knowledge but also to empower you to share the timeless principles of Gaudiya Vaishnavism with the world.

Why Join?

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of key Vaishnava texts.
  • Enhance your spiritual practices and commitment to Krishna consciousness.
  • Become equipped to discuss and disseminate Gaudiya Vaishnava teachings.

What You’ll Achieve:

Upon successful completion, participants will receive the Bhakti Shastri degree from the ISKCON Board of Examination, affirming their understanding and commitment to their spiritual path.

Course Contents:

In-depth exploration of Bhagavad-Gita, Sri Isopanisad, Nectar of Devotion, and Nectar of Instruction.

Course Materials Provided:

Bhakti Shastri Students Handbook.

Assessment Overview:

  • 6 Closed Book Exams.
  • 6 Sloka (verse) Recitation Tests.
  • 12 Open Book Exams.
  • Mandatory Classroom Attendance.

Requirements for Enrollment:

  • Age: 14 years or older.
  • Daily spiritual practice: Chant minimum 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna Maha-mantra.
  • Adherence to the four regulative principles as taught in Krishna consciousness.
  • Preliminary reading of all four books to ensure readiness for deeper study.
  • Minimum 75% attendance in live sessions.
  • A recommendation letter from an ISKCON authority confirming your character, spiritual practice, and engagement in Lord Caitanya’s preaching mission over the past year.

Download Recommendation Letter Format

Submit Recommendation Letter and Application via this Google Form

Online Exam Protocols:

  • All closed book exams conducted online via cloud meetings.
  • Exams must be handwritten; electronic devices for typing are prohibited.
  • Two devices required during the exam: one to monitor the student and another to display the exam questions.
  • Immediate scanning and uploading of the answer sheet post-exam.

How to Apply:

Interested in deepening your spiritual journey while preparing to contribute positively to the world? Click here to enrol the course


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