Bhakti Ratna Course

Bhakti Ratna Course

The classroom at Jiva
The classroom

This course is a continuation of the 5-year Bhakti Tirtha course. It is a unique opportunity to study Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gaudiya philosophy properly. Such an opportunity may not come again because our lives are not eternal.

Jiva Institute
Jiva Institute for Vaisnava Studies

Therefore anybody who is serious about knowing the Gaudiya siddhanta in a systematic and lucid way and who can afford to come and study at Jiva Vrindavan for six months a year for the next five years, should not miss this opportunity.

New students are welcome but are recommended to listen to the previous recordings before the new semester starts.

Our new Bhakti Ratna 3 course will start on October 16th, 2023. The class schedule as per Indian Standard Time from Monday through Friday is as follows:

3:00 pm – 4.00 pm IST Sanskrit for Beginners (by Dr. Paras Mehta)
4:300 pm – 5:30 pm Only on Mondays and Tuesdays: Sanskrit Readings (by Dr. Paras Mehta)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Prīti Sandarbha (by Babaji) 
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Nyāya Sūtras of Gautama (by Babaji)


8 pm – 9 pm Harināmāmṛta Vyākaraṇam (by Babaji)


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



If you want to follow the classes from home at your convenience, you can receive the daily recordings as audio files. Please visit our Online Store for that. 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


Registration: $ 250.
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:
$ 550 for complete recordings of the whole course.
Recordings for registered students who attend the course: $ 150.
Each course can also be purchased individually. Details can be given upon request.

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