Drawing on 16 years of experience in education and training of students worldwide, Mayapur Institute (MI) is committed to developing leaders who make a difference in the world. Our portfolio of many comprehensive sastric study programs fulfils this mission by building outstanding leaders.
Our students learn how to take charge of their devotional life and progress rapidly in their Krishna consciousness through a transformational experience. Upon successfully completing these sastric programs, you will walk away as different person with a different vision of the world based on the sacred texts.
“Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, Bhaktivedanta, and Bhakti-sarvabhauma. All our brahmanas and anyone wanting to become brahmana, will have to sit for examination once a year at Mayapur. They will be expected to know Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction, Sri Isopanisad, a book soon to be published on Deity worship, as well as all the small paperbacks. If they pass the examination they will be awarded Bhakti-sastri certificate. Sannyasis will be asked to sit for Bhakti-vaibhava examination which will include the first six cantos of Bhagavatam.”
– Srila Prabhupada in a Letter to Tusta Krsna – 9 January, 1976: Bombay
Why Mayapur Institute?
Our excellent internationally recognized faculty involves many sannyasis, senior Prabhupada disciples and the most experienced teachers in ISKCON, who have studied, lived by, and taught sastra for many years. This is one of the reason students from around the globe select Mayapur Institute to acquire the knowledge and skills to excel in their sastric studies.
With their guidance, students hone their skills, build their faith and develop deeper understanding of the scriptures. Together, professors and students create a supportive, close-knit scholarly community energized by lectures, group works, role-plays, dramas and parikramas. Our faculty bring their years of spiritual realisations to the classroom, enabling students to gain in-depth experience of scriptures.
Some of our faculty include – HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami, HH B.V.V. Narasimha Swami, HH Chandramauli Swami, HH B.B. Bhagavat Swami, HH Yadunandana Swami, HH Bhanu Swami, HG Atul Krsna dasa, HG Laxmimoni DD and others.
With the experienced course coordinators and teachers, MI provides the encouragement and individual attention to the students to help them to fully develop and realize their academic potential and students can form lasting relationships with teachers.
Effective Teaching methods
We are committed to excellence in teaching methods and providing best learning environment and materials to our students. We employ a wide variety of modern teaching techniques like interactive and experiential learning methods, which generates lot of enthusiasm in the students and makes them feel active part of the learning process. You will be encouraged to read widely, to question and analyse what you have read, and to discuss openly your own ideas in seminars and tutorials. You will find some excerpts from our students testimonials below.
The Mayapur Experience
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains in his Sri Navadvipa-Dhama-Mahatmya, that while most holy places reduce in potency during the Kali Yuga, only Sri Mayapur actually continues to increase in its potency. Srila Prabhupada also stated that any service done in Mayapur is worth one thousand times the same service done elsewhere. From this perspective, one can see how valuable the experience to study in Sri Mayapur Dhama is.
This is a place with incessant flow of unlimited mercy, where you experience deep spiritual realisations and get a unique experience of learning scriptures.
Sri Mayapur Dham is filled with boundless bliss with so many festivals lined up every month, gorgeous darshan of the deities, wonderful morning programs, enlivening Srimad Bhagavatam class by many senior vaishnavas, bathing experience in Ganga, Parikrama to nearby holy places – and the list is endless. As many students expressed, it is an incredible and unforgettable experience at Mayapur.
Unit wise flexibility
The MI courses are divided into several units. This gives the flexibility to the students to participate in the course unit wise as per their convenience. The certificate will be awarded to the students after completion of all the units.
Here are MI’s various sastric courses to help your devotional roots to grow deeper to address the challenges of the life.
Separate Sections for Men and Women (23rd Oct 2016 to 22nd Feb 2017)
Bhakti Vaibhava Course – Module 1
Bhakti Vaibhava is a concentrated study of Srimad Bhagavatam Cantos 1 to 3
Bhakti Vaibhava Course – Module 2
Bhakti Vaibhava is a concentrated study of Srimad Bhagavatam Cantos 4 to 6
Bhakti Vedanta Course – Module 2
Bhakti Vaibhava is a concentrated study of Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10
You can enrol now and enjoy diving deep and tasting the ripened fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literature.
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to acquire your required preliminary self-study materials, and prepare yourself for what will likely be the most productive and blissful experience yet in your devotional career.
After finishing your sastric course, we also encourage you to participate in the Gaura Purnima Courses, which will help you deepen the devotional life skills needed to be an effective representative of the guru-parampara.
After finishing your sastric course, we also encourage you to participate in the Gaura Purnima Courses, which will help you deepen the devotional life skills needed to be an effective representative of the guru-parampara.For Gaura Purnima Courses Schedule Click here
We look forward to your association and to opportunity to serve you soon in Sridhama Mayapur.