Sri Bhaktyaloka

By Ramabhadra Priya Das

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Course Duration

27 Hours


90 Minutes

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week




Schedule of Classes


Starts on


7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Regular classes on

Sat & Sun

About the Teacher


Ramabhadra Priya Das

Ramabhadra Priya das has been conducting Bhakti Sastri courses at ISKCON Gokuldham Farm (Belgaum), ISKCON Karwar and ISKCON Goa since 2015.

• His main interest is in teaching and coordinating certified Bhakti Sastri courses, and other short-term courses.

• Apart from teaching courses in Bhakti Sastri, he is also taking courses of an overview on Srimad Bhagavatam, other short terms courses based on the works of various Acharyas in the Gaudiya Vaisnava line.

• Some of the important seminars conducted are;

1. Bhakti Sastri courses (Bhagavad Gita, Isopanisad, Nectar of Instructions, Nectar of devotion)

2. Exploring Raganuga Bhakti

3. Vaisnava Ninda (An essay by Bhakti Vinod Thakura )

4. Vaisnava Ninda (A Contemporary study)

5. A thematic study of Preface and Introduction essay of Bhagavad Gita

6. Harinama Cintamani (verse by verse discussion)

7. Inattentive chanting (Harinama Cintamani)

8. Srimad Bhagavatam overview of canto 1&2

Course Overview

Course Description: Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakura in this series of essays on Text 2 & 3 of Upadeshamrita on the 6 favorable items and 6 unfavorable items of devotional gives an in-depth understanding of the each items.

Course Contents:

1. Overview of Nectar of Instruction

2. Analysis of Nectar of Instruction verses by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakura in Bhajana Rahasya

3. The six faults beginning from atyaharah prayasashca…

4. The six items that enhance devotion begining from utsahan nishcayad ….

5. In-depth understanding of each item, fault that destroy devotion and each item that enhance devotion.

Course Material: 

Sri Bhaktyaloka, Translation by Bhumipati das

Course Requirement: None

Target Audience: All

Assessment Plan: None

 What you will learn in this course? 

• Important Philosophical terms and concepts in Text 2&3 of Nectar of Instruction.

• Comprehensive and systematic study of each of the 6 essays on atyaharah prayasashca…etc. the six faults that destroy devotion.

• Comprehensive and systematic study of each of the 6 essays on utsahan nishcayad dhairyat.. etc. the six items that enhance and assure complete success of pure devotional service.

• Personal and practical application with real time examples.

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