Bhakti-ratna Course

Our new course will start on October 18th. The class schedule as per Indian Standard time from Monday through Friday is as follows:

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm ISTSanskrit for Beginners (by Jagadananda Das)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pmSanskrit Reading: Bhagavad Gītā with ṭīkā (by Jagadananda Das) 
8:00 pm – 9:00 pmKṛṣṇa Sandarbha, continued (by Babaji)
9:00 pm – 10:00 pmVedānta Paribhāṣā of Dharmarāja Adhvarīndra, continued (by Babaji)

Saturdays:

4 pm – 5 pm               Readings from Caitanya Caritāmṛta

Every morning there is kīrtana at 10.30. Besides the regular schedule, there may be additional classes on weekends, which will be announced in an email group. There will be a winter break of approximately two weeks.

If 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.

There will be a winter break from Dec. 25th through Jan. 9th.

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.

Pricing

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:
$ 150 for the recordings of the whole course for all registered students.
Each course can also be purchased individually at the end of the semester. Details can be given upon request.

The teachers:

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 Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas,which are the foundational works of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. He also conducts courses on Vedic Psychology.

 

 

Jagadananda Das

Jagadananda Das, a.k.a. Jan K. Brzezinksi (b. 1950), joined ISKCON in Toronto, Canada, in 1970 and was initiated by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. In 1979, he joined the son and disciple of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Lalita Prasad Thakur from whom he took dīkṣā and vairāgya (bābājī veṣa) and was given the name Jagadānanda Dās Bābājī. For the next five years he studied the literature of the sampradāya in Nabadwip and was given the title Bhakti-śāstrī in 1982. In 1985, he took courses in comparative religious studies and the history of religions at McGill University in Canada, getting top honors. In 1988 he was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship to study for his doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies. In 1992 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Sanskrit Literature, the subject of which was the Gopāla-campū of Śrīla Jīva Goswāmī. In 2007, he returned to India where he taught Sanskrit and studied yoga meditation at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh. Since 2010 he has been living in Vrindavan where he has been working with Satyanarayan Dasa on translating and editing the Sandarbhas.

Jagadananda Das is the editor of the Gaudiya Grantha Mandir, on-line repository of Sanskrit texts (https://grantha.jiva.org) and of the online magazine Vrindavan Today (news.vrindavantoday.org).

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Comments ( 2 )
  1. Debra Rubins

    Online students pay $550 for the recordings and Facebook access. Do we need to register and pay $250 also?

    • Malatimanjari Post author

      The good news is that now all registered students only need to pay $150, regardless of whether they attend or not. I have changed this part of the text.

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