This course comprises an in-depth study of Bhagavad-gītā, Śrī Īśopanisad, Nectar of Devotion and Nectar of Instruction. It has been designed for devotees who have been seriously practicing Kṛṣṇa consciousness for at least a year, and have basic śāstric knowledge and understanding. For some it may be difficult to come and do the complete course in Śrīdhām Māyāpur due to various reasons. This course has a modular design. You can either complete the entire course online or you can do some units online and visit and stay in Śrīdhām Māyāpur during the Winter Śāstric Courses to complete certain units of your convenience. A Preliminary Self-study guide is available, once you have registered, to enable you to prepare ahead of each lesson, and before the course commencement.
- You must chant 16 rounds of japa daily and follow the four regulative principles.
- You must be recommended by an ISKCON authority who knows you well, certifying that you have been engaged favorably in the preaching mission of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu for at least the previous 12 months.
Enroll now to participate in this course. Only after receiving duly filled application with reference, your application will be processed. You will be permitted to begin a course when you have remitted the service charge for the course.
The course is conducted in Bengali. Your command of Bengali should be sufficient for you to study Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books, and be favorably assessed. This course is divided into five modules namely: Bhagavad-gītā (Chapters 1-6), Bhagavad-gītā (Chapters 7-12), Bhagavad-gītā (Chapters 13-18), Nectar of Devotion, Śrī Īśopanisad and Nectar of Instruction. These form the study content for the course.
Tests and certification
Assessments are accomplished through tests on ślokas, closed book, essays and class attendance for every module as part of the standard assessment prescribed by the ISKCON Board for Examination. One has to pass all the assessments in the module to pass the module. A pass in each module is required for an overall course pass. And that will result in the student receiving a certificate of successful completion issued by the Māyāpur Institute.