About this course
The ISKCON disciple course is intended for those wanting to understand the intricacies of the Guru-Disciple relationship. It covers theological principles and practical aspects such as the importance of a guru for spiritual progress, selecting a guru, forming a strong relationship with the guru, testing and serving the guru plus qualities of a bonafide guru and disciple.
The course is based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada, educates one on the history of gurus in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition and explains setbacks experienced by some gurus within ISKCON. This course helps one develop the values and attitude required of a disciple and is a prerequisite for candidates aspiring for initiation. The course includes PowerPoint presentations, interactive discussions, assessment exercises and provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and clear any doubts.
There are specific requirements for students to be eligible for the official certificate:
– Attendees must be present for all 4 sessions. If they are unable to make one or more sessions, they will need to attend these sessions next time the course is held
– Attendees will need to get at least 70% in the test held during week 4. This test will be short answers and multiple choice
– Certificates will be delivered in 3 weeks time from the test date. It is the student’s responsibility to attend all sessions and take the course well in advance to make sure they fulfil their requirements and receive the certificate in time for initiation.
*Due to our own Sutapa Prabhu’s Sanyasi Initiation on 26th June, we have rescheduled the class for this session to Saturday 25th June*
Provision of course material:
Please visit our FAQs which clarifies what material is / is not provided – https://schoolofbhakti.com/course-faqs/
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