Overview of Jaiva Dharma

By Rishi Kumara Das

Certificate Course

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Course Duration

9 Hours


90 Minutes

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Interested Devotees

Schedule of Classes


Starts on


7PM-8:30PM IST

Regular classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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:
Jaiva-dharma is a guide for those who aspire to reach the highest levels of love for Krishna. It is the passionate effort of the author, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, to fulfill the desire of his beloved Lord, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The book is divided into 40 chapters, each of which discusses a different aspect of Krishna consciousness. Topics covered include the nature of the soul, the purpose of life, the different paths to spiritual realization, and the highest state of love for Krishna, known as prema. Jaiva-dharma is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. It is a must-read for anyone who is serious about their spiritual journey.

What will student gain from this course?

  • Nitya Dharma of the Jiva
  • Naimittika Dharma
  • How Jiva is controlled by Maya
  • Sambandha
  • Abhidheya
  • Prayojana

Course Contents:

  • What Is Jiva's eternal dharma?
  • What is Prameya?
    An overview of the Jaiva Dharma course provides a valuable introduction to the philosophical underpinnings and spiritual practices of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, offering students a path towards spiritual growth, self-realization, and a deeper connection with the divine.

Target Audience:  
People with a keen interest in exploring and delving into the depths of philosophical ideas, especially related to spirituality and the nature of existence.

Assessment Plans: 
MCQ test will be conducted at the end of the course

Course Requirement:
Great enthusiasm with commitment to study and interest in Gaudiya Vaishnavism philosophy

Important Guidelines for the Students:
Read and attend and be present in all classes and keep the video switch on during the class


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