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/
Radha Govinda prabhu went through the course objectives and delivered a fantastic course and gave practical guidance of how to proceed in spiritual life, The interaction with the Group face to face and online was very good. Recommend this course for anyone on the spiritual path.
Helped me understand how we need to progress in your spiritual journey with a guru!
Engaging, Informative and Entertaining
Radha Govinda prabhu delivered an excellent course that explained clearly the Guru Disciple relationship whilst also making it fun and engaging. It also covers a lot of aspects of making progress in Bhakti – I would highly recommend it!
An eye opener
I learnt so many things about the Guru disciple relationship that I thought I knew, but I didn’t. Radha Govinda prabhu is also a very funny, yet knowledgeable teacher and makes the experience really inspirational and free flowing. Really recommend this course for everyone!
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