Srila Prabhupada Lilamrita : Preaching to America Parts 1 & 2

By ISKCON Bhagavata Mahavidyalaya

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Course Duration

6 Hours


90 Minutes 

No. Of Sessions


Sessions per week

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Schedule of Classes


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About the Teacher


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 Description:

This self-study course offers a comprehensive and fascinating biography of an extraordinary saint, scholar, and religious leader: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The movement he started is now known to millions around the world, yet he himself remained in the background, without personal ambition. The riveting story of Srila Prabhupada’s life will make you wonder how the world has largely missed this saint who recently walked among us. As a sociological, philosophical, and religious study, Srila Prabhupada’s life story stands tall as a unique contribution to millions of individuals and to the world. Srila Prabhupada was a true holy man (sadhu) of deep intellectual and spiritual sensitivity, who had profound concern and compassion for a society largely devoid of real spiritual dimension.

Course Content:

Introduction to A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:

  • Early life and education
  • Spiritual quest and initial endeavors

Founding the Hare Krishna Movement:

  • Journey to the West
  • Establishment of ISKCON

Teachings and Philosophy:

  • Core principles of Gaudiya Vaishnavism
  • Major works and literary contributions

Global Influence and Legacy:

  • Expansion of the movement
  • Impact on global spirituality and culture

Personal Qualities and Leadership:

  • Srila Prabhupada’s character and leadership style
  • Personal anecdotes and stories from disciples

Societal and Cultural Contributions:

  • Initiatives in education, welfare, and interfaith dialogue
  • Srila Prabhupada’s vision for a spiritually enriched society

Conclusion and Reflection:

  • Summary of Srila Prabhupada’s life and work
  • Reflections on his enduring legacy

Target Audience:

  • Individuals interested in spiritual leaders and religious movements
  • Students of sociology, philosophy, and religious studies
  • Practitioners and followers of the Hare Krishna movement
  • Anyone seeking inspiration from the life of a modern-day saint

Course Requirement:

  • No prior knowledge is required
  • A genuine interest in spiritual studies and religious history
  • Commitment to self-paced learning and reflection

Important Guidelines for Students:

  • Dedicate regular time for study and reflection
  • Engage with the course material actively, taking notes and highlighting key insights
  • Participate in online discussion forums (if available) to share thoughts and questions
  • Complete suggested readings and optional assignments to deepen understanding

What Will Students Gain from this Course?

  • An in-depth understanding of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s life and legacy
  • Insight into the principles and practices of Gaudiya Vaishnavism
  • Appreciation for the global impact of the Hare Krishna movement
  • Inspiration from the life of a selfless spiritual leader

Why Should One Attend this Course?

  • To explore the life of a significant yet often overlooked spiritual leader
  • To gain a balanced perspective on the contributions of Srila Prabhupada to global spirituality
  • To find personal inspiration and spiritual enrichment from Srila Prabhupada’s teachings

What Problems of Students Are We Solving Through the Curriculum?

  • Lack of awareness and understanding of significant spiritual figures
  • Limited knowledge of the Hare Krishna movement’s history and philosophy
  • Desire for personal spiritual growth and inspiration

This self-study course is designed to be a journey of personal discovery and enlightenment, encouraging students to delve deeply into the life and teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and to find relevance and inspiration for their own lives.

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