Institute for Vaishnava Education
The Leicester Institute for Vaishnava Training and Education is offering courses and seminars on the philosophy and practice of Caitanya Vaishnava Theology
Bhakti Sastri Course
In collaboration with the College, the Leicester Institute for Vaishnava Training and Education offers advanced courses and seminars on the philosophy and practice of Caitanya Vaishnava Theology.
These higher study courses are academic in nature and are only open to those who have completed all the courses listed on the Courses section of this website, namely, Explore, Bhakti Life and Gita Life.
Bhakti Sastri course
Bhakti Sastri is a 30 month course and covers in depth studies of Bhagavad Gita, Upadesamrita (Nectar of Instruction), Sri Isopanisad and Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu (Nectar of Devotion). The course modules and fees applicable are as follows:
· Modules 1 and 2: study of Bhagavad Gita: £80.00
· Module 3: study of Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu, Upadesamrita and Sri Isopanisad: £40.00
· Module 4: Thematic - £20.00
The programme allows advanced students and Vaishnava devotee practitioners in the UK and Europe to study on a part time basis alongside their day jobs and other responsibilities. Students will be required to complete assignments and essays as part of the learning. There will also be a closed book examination once a year for each module as part of the standard assessment as prescribed by the ISKCON Board for Examination. The annual examinations will be administered onsite at ISKCON Leicester.
For more information please get in touch with course facilitator Bhakti Prabhav Maharaj:
Pada Padma Course
The Padma Padma course is the first part of the study of Bhakti Vaibhava and covers an in depth study of Cantos I and II of theSrimad Bhagavatam (SB). This course is only open to those who have completed the Bhakti Sastri course. The course duration is three years and the modules are as follows:
· Module 1 – SB Canto 1 Chapters 1-8:
· Module 2 – SB Canto 1 Chapters 9-19:
· Module 3 – SB Canto 2:
The deadline for registration for the Bhakti Sastri and Padma Purana courses is 30 November 2016 – these courses commence in January 2017. Students who meet the requirements and wish to enroll onto these courses can register their interest by contacting the course facilitator via email at .