Bhakti Tirtha Course

The classroom at Jiva

The classroom

This 5-year course 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.

The first three semesters was successfully completed. The new course will start on October 15th, 2019 and will run until the end of March. New students are welcome but are recommended to listen to the previous recordings before the new semester starts.

Bhakti Tirtha Level 4

The new semester starts on October 15th, 2019

Class schedule from Monday through Friday:

10.20 – 11.20 amSanskrit Level 2 (by Jagadananda Das)
11.20 – 12.20 am Paramātma Sandarbha  (by Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa)
12:30 – 1:20 pmĪśvara Kṛṣṇa’s Sāṅkhya-kārikā (by Babaji)
4 – 5 pmSanskrit Level 1 (by Jagadananda Das)


5 – 6 pmA Course in Sanskrit and Vernacular Devotional Poetry with special accents (by Radhika Devi)

Every morning there will be kīrtana from 9.00 to 9:50. Everyone is welcome to join.

Besides the regular schedule, we will also have additional classes and weekend seminars, which will be announced in our Bhakti Tirtha email group. Further, a japa retreat is planned before or after the course.

During the Rutgers student program (tentatively at the end of the year and the first two weeks of 2020), there will be a winter break, but students are welcome to attend the program.

Registration is only required for students who will attend at least 3 months in Vrindavan!

To register, please fill in our registration form online. If you have any questions about the registration or the course, please write to

Please only pay your registration fee after your registration has been accepted and confirmed. 

The Fees:

Registration fees: until end of June: $ 200 US Later registrations: $ 300

For students staying at Jiva Vrindavan:

Food: $ 250per month.

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.

There are other options for food and accommodation in the vicinity, which students are free to choose.

Remote Audio 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.

Course materials are not included in the above fees.

Please note that we have some students who do not have the financial means to support themselves and pay for the fees. If anyone would like to sponsor such students, please contact us!

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