Essence of All Instructions of the Scriptures

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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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:

Eternal Engagement: The Art of Remembering Krishna Constantly (Updeshamrita Śloka 8)

Course Description:

This course delves deep into the principles outlined in the eighth śloka of Updeshamrita (Nectar of Instruction), guiding participants on the transformative journey of constant remembrance of Lord Krishna. Through a combination of scriptural study, practical exercises, and meditative practices, participants will explore the pathways to cultivate a continuous connection with the divine, overcoming distractions and deepening their spiritual life.

Course Contents:

  • Understanding its importance and relevance in daily spiritual practice.
  • Exploring the verse's meanings and implications for devotional life.
  • Psychological and spiritual insights into how we remember and why it matters.
  • Practical methods like Japa (mantra meditation), Kirtan, and personal worship (puja).
  • Dealing with common challenges in maintaining spiritual focus, such as distractions, forgetfulness, and lack of motivation.
  • Strategies to weave Krishna consciousness into everyday activities and responsibilities.
  • The role of Sangha (spiritual community) in supporting and enhancing remembrance.
  • Tools for assessing spiritual growth and setting personal milestones.

Target Audience:

This course is ideal for practitioners of Bhakti Yoga, students of Vedic texts, and anyone seeking to deepen their spiritual practice and experience a more profound connection with the divine.

Course Requirements:

Commitment to engage in daily practices 

What Will Participants Gain from this Course?

  • A deeper understanding of the teachings of Updeshamrita and their practical application in everyday life.
  • Enhanced ability to maintain spiritual focus and remembrance throughout various daily activities.
  • Techniques to effectively manage and transcend mental distractions and obstacles in spiritual practice.
  • A supportive community of like-minded individuals committed to spiritual growth.

Why Should One Undertake this Course?

  • To cultivate a personal and constant connection with Krishna, enriching one's spiritual life and overall well-being.
  • To gain practical skills and techniques that can be applied immediately for spiritual advancement.
  • To explore the rich teachings of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism tradition in a structured and supportive environment.

What Problems of the Participants are We Addressing Through this Course?

  • Difficulty in maintaining consistency and depth in their spiritual practice.
  • Struggling with distractions and the inability to focus during meditation and other spiritual activities.
  • Feeling a lack of connection or stagnation in their spiritual journey.
  • The need for a structured approach to learning and applying spiritual teachings in practical, everyday contexts.

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