Manah Shiksha

By Rishi Kumara Das

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

15 Hours


90 Minutes

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Schedule of Classes


Starts on


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM IST

Regular classes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

About the Teacher


Rishi Kumara Das

Rishi Kumara Das is Vice-President of ISKCON Delhi, Vice- Chairman of Northern India Divisional Council of ISKCON, Trustee of Annamrita Foundation- serving Mid Day Meals to 10 lacs children daily, Global Valedictorian at GBC College for Spiritual Leadership, Trustee of Institute for Science and Spirituality, ISKCON Delhi, Trustee of BACE, Delhi, Certified Instructor for Teachers Training Courses, Bhakti Shastri and ISKCON Disciples Course. He is Member of ISKCON Resolve, Member of ISKCON India Bureau’s Department for Legal as well as Department for Organization Structure and Accountability. He has 13 years of Corporate Experience in Two National News paper groups, MBA by education, National Inter-University Quiz and Debate Prize winner, Disciple of Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja. He is in ISKCON since 2000 and currently a Brahmachari residing at ISKCON Delhi.

Course Overview

Course Description:

The online course "Mind Training for Deep-rooted Devotional Service" is based on the sacred text "Manah Shiksha," written by Srila Raghunath Das Goswami. This course is designed to help individuals learn how to train their minds and develop a stronger foundation for devotional service. The course consists of 10 sessions, covering 11 verses from the Manah Shiksha, providing various instructions and techniques for controlling the mind. Although Srila Raghunath Das Goswami himself is beyond the material mind, he has graciously offered these verses for the benefit of conditioned souls struggling with mind control.

What will students gain from this course?

  • Acquire practical techniques to train and control the mind.
  • Deepen their devotional service and connection with the Divine.
  • Develop self-analysis and introspection skills.
  • Enhance focus and dedication in their spiritual practices.
  • Understand the standards required to become a pure devotee.

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Mind Training and Devotional Service
  • Understanding the Nature of the Mind
  • Techniques for Mind Control
  • Developing Deep-rooted Devotional Service
  • Self-Analysis and Reflection
  • Strengthening Focus in Bhakti
  • The Qualities of a Pure Devotee
  • Applying the Teachings of Manah Shiksha in Daily Life
  • Overcoming Disturbances of the Mind
  • Integrating Mind Training in Spiritual Practice

Target Audience:

The course is open to individuals of any age group who are interested in deepening their devotional service and learning how to train their minds effectively.

Assessment Plans:

At the end of each session, students will be provided with a quiz to assess their understanding of the material covered.

Course Requirement:

There are no specific prerequisites for this course; anyone with an interest in spiritual growth and mind training can join.

Important Guidelines for the Students:

Students are expected to read the assigned verses and attend all 10 sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of mind training and its application in devotional service.

Why should one attend this course?

Attending this course will enable individuals to gain mastery over their minds, leading to a more profound and fulfilling devotional journey. By learning to control the mind, students can overcome disturbances and distractions that hinder spiritual progress.

What problems of the students are we solving through the course?

This course addresses the challenges of controlling the mind, a common obstacle in the path of spiritual seekers. By providing guidance and teachings from Manah Shiksha, students will have a standard for deep-rooted devotional service, helping them strengthen their connection with the divine and attain spiritual growth.
Please Note: Minimum 10 Students are required to commence the batch. In Case we receive less than 10 Students, then students may opt for another batch or can wait for next season when the new batch starts.

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