Nectar of Instruction


Certificate Course

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Course Duration

 18 Hours


90 Minutes (Approx.)

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week

At your own pace



Open for All

Schedule of Classes


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About the Teacher



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 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 Overview:

Welcome to the self-study course on the "Nectar of Instruction," a timeless spiritual guide that imparts valuable teachings from Srī Rūpa Gosvāmī, a revered figure among the Gosvāmīs. This course aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the "Nectar of Instruction" and its significance in the spiritual journey. Just as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu left behind the eight verses known as Śikṣāṣṭaka, Rūpa Gosvāmī offered us the "Nectar of Instruction" to help us become pure Vaiṣṇavas.

Course Description:

The "Nectar of Instruction" serves as a guiding light in our spiritual pursuits, emphasizing the critical importance of controlling the mind and senses to make progress on the spiritual path. In a world dominated by the modes of passion and ignorance, Rūpa Gosvāmī's instructions help elevate one to the platform of goodness (sattva-guṇa). By following his guidance, one can uncover the path to further spiritual advancement.

What will Student Gain from this Course:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the teachings and wisdom presented in the "Nectar of Instruction."
  • Explore the practical implications of these teachings in your daily spiritual practice.
  • Reflect on the importance of controlling the mind and senses in spiritual advancement.
  • Cultivate a deeper connection with the guidance of Srī Rūpa Gosvāmī.

Target Audience:

This self-study course is intended for devotees and followers of the ISKCON Society who seek to deepen their understanding of the "Nectar of Instruction" and its practical application in their spiritual lives. However, it is open to anyone interested in exploring these profound teachings.

Assessment Plan:

An MCQ examination held at the end of the course.

Course Requirements:

There are no prerequisites or specific course requirements for enrollment. This self-study course is open to all individuals who are eager to explore the wisdom of the "Nectar of Instruction" and apply it to their spiritual journey.

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