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.
Provision of course material:
Please visit our FAQs which clarifies what material is / is not provided – https://schoolofbhakti.com/course-faqs/
Informative, engaging and practical
Brilliant course – dispels a lot of myths and preconceived notions we have about gurus and even ISKCON. I have a much better understanding of the guru-disciple relationship, what to expect from a guru, who a guru can be/what they can/cannot do (which is very different from what you might think) and a whole host of other things.
Very useful course for one who wants to progress in KC. Complicated things were given in very nice and easy way! The atmosphere was very friendly! Thank you Radha Govinda das.
(Surprisingly) Enjoyable, Educational and practical.
I’d recommend the course (especially via physical class attendance). Radha Govinda Das is very knowledgeable and engaging. Principles, philosophy and application… all nicely covered!
Some key new learnings for me to take away, reflect on, and try to build on.
The course was very helpful. I was able to learn to serve Guru through Guru Parampara. The way in which Radha Govinda Prabhu’s classes were held was excellent. I definitely recommend this course for anyone who is seeking spiritual knowledge.
Really entertaining to listen to. Very interesting and informative. I like the way it was simplified and not over complicated. The best thing was how all questions were answered in great detail.
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