Srila Prabhupada's vision for ISKCON’s world headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal, India focuses on inspiring devotees worldwide through education. For the last fifteen years, the Mayapur Institute (MI)has been developing as a powerful institute to fulfill his vision.
We completed the foundation stone laying ceremony for the institute’s exclusive campus on the 17th of February, 2014. Our esteemed priest took nine new bricks and installed the Lord’s energies personified in them; also Bhumidevi was worshipped and her blessings invoked.
The 13th graduation ceremony at the Mayapur Institute (MI) took place on the 5th of March at the Prabhupada Samadhi Auditorium. This year it was a special event, it was the biggest batch of students graduating in MI's history with the inaugural batch of Russian Bhakti-sastri adding the extra celebration.
The course really sobered me, the way I see and deal with people. It was the teachers. They empowered and challenged me to apply what I was learning. To complete the course, I had to discipline my mind and senses more than ever. But I also tasted more love and trust with the devotees than I ever have. I want to learn more, and teach others.