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Prīti Sandarbha (continued) - By Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
Vaiśeṣika Sūtras of Kaṇāda with Praśastapāda Bhāṣya - By Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa
Sanskrit for Beginners – By Gururaja
Vedic Psychology – By Dr. Joshika Richmond
Bhakti-Ratna Course 4
Prīti Sandarbha – By Babaji
Vaiśeṣika Sūtras of Kaṇāda – By Babaji
Sanskrit for Beginners - By Gururaja
Vedic Psychology - By Dr. Joshika Richmond
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Bhakti-ratna Course 4

Bhakti-ratna Course 4


Our new course will start on October 15th. The class schedule as per Indian Standard Time from Monday through Friday is as follows:

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm IST Sanskrit for Beginners by Gururaja
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm IST Prīti Sandarbha continued by Babaji
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm IST

Vaiśeṣika Sūtras of Kaṇāda by Babaji with Praśastapāda Bhāṣya


7 pm – 8 pm Vedic Psychology by Dr. Joshika Richmond

8 pm – 9 pm Harināmāmṛta Vyākaraṇam (by Babaji)


4.30 pm – 5.30 pm Readings from Caitanya Caritāmṛta (by Sri Krsna Saranana Das Babaji)

Every morning there is kīrtana at 10.30. 

Course Information

Prīti Sandarbha is the last of the Six Sandarbhas, called Bhāgavata Sandarbha or Ṣaṭ Sandarbha. It explains that prīti is the ultimate purpose (prayojana) of human life, superior to mukti.

The word prīti is translated as “love” which is a very common word used by all of us, but what
Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī explains is completely different from whatever we have experienced.
He defines the intrinsic characteristic prīti as follows: “The irrevocable affection which ignorant persons have for sense objects, let that similar affection  for You not slip out of my heart while remembering You.” 


Vaiśeṣika Sūtras by Kaṇāda

The Vaiśeṣika Sūtra, also called Kaṇāda sūtra, is the foundation of the Vaiśeṣika school. They were written by sage Kaṇāda in aphoristic sutras style and present theories on the creation and existence of the universe, applying logic and realism. Vaiśeṣika is more systematically structured than Nyāya and is one of the earliest systematic realist ontologies in human history. The text discusses different kinds of motions, the meaning of dharma, a theory of pramāṇa, the basis of ātmā, and the nature of yoga and mokṣa.

Sanskrit Course

Explore an engaging, skill-based, and activity-rich learning experience with over 250 activities designed to cover six essential language skills, from basic forms to spoken Sanskrit.


Babaji teaching Bhakti Tirtha


You can purchase access to the daily recordings as audio files if want to follow the classes from home at your convenience. Additionally, we will live-stream all classes in a private Facebook group for all registered students, where these videos will be available to watch on demand.

New students are welcome to join, but we advise that they make themselves familiar with the subjects already taught. If you like to register, please first pay your registration fee and then fill in the registration form.

Registration is required for all students!

If you have any questions about the registration or the course, please write to bhaktiratna-admin@jiva.org


Registration: $ 250 or 18750 INR.
Food per month: $ 250.
Accommodation: Ashram: $ 150 per month. $ 800 for 6 months in advance.
Student Hostel: $ 210 per month. $ 1100 for 6 months in advance.
Guest House: $ 300 per month. $ 1600 for 6 months in advance.

Remote, On-Line Study:
For $150 students already registered for Bhakti-ratna get the audio recordings of the whole course here.

Students who only want to study Sanskrit can get access to the classes including recordings for $120.
Each course can also be purchased individually at the end of the semester. Details can be given upon request.


Satyanarayana Dasa is the founder and director of the Jiva Institute of Vaishnava Studies in Vrindavan, India. He received a postgraduate degree from IIT Delhi and a doctorate in Sanskrit along with a degree in law from Agra University. He has authored 20 books related to Indian culture and philosophy and several important publications in many prestigious journals. In 2013, he was honored by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, for his extraordinary contribution in presenting Vedic culture and philosophy, both nationally and internationally. In 2015, he was officially installed as a Mahanta of Jiva Institute.

Since 2016, he is conducting 6-month courses on Indian philosophy known as Ṣaḍ-darśana, and the ṢaṭSandarbhas, which are the foundational works of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. He also conducts courses on Vedic Psychology.