The Māyāpur Institute had inaugurated Bhāgavata-vicāra, a weekly study of the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, for the First Canto on the 1st of January this year both in English and Bengali. It has turned out to be quite successful, in fact, more successful than we had expected.
The Second Canto of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam will start on the 6th of August and have classes for 13 sessions, one session each Sunday afternoon for about 90 minutes. By default, those take up the course also deal with assessments, but there is also a facility to simply listen to the classes. Those who have attended all the classes as listeners or attended the classes and completed the assessments as students will receive certificates from the Māyāpur Institute stating so. The Māyāpur Institute intends to complete all of these Cantos one by one, and then restart with series beginning with the First Canto; so, devotees who had not taken up the First Canto in Bhāgavata-vicāra can still join in from the Second Canto. The fee for this course is a nominal fee of Rs 100 per month.
This course offers the residents of Śrī Māyāpur a fine opportunity to continuously hear, remember and repeat the glories of the Lord as described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is itself highly recommended in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.8.36: “O Kṛṣṇa, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others’ doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death.”
Course Timings : Every Sunday 4.30 PM to 6.30 PM