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/
This course is well structured and provides a safe space to learn, share thoughts, doubts and opinions. Radha Govinda was a great facilitator!
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Really insightful course. Radha Govinda prabhu is incredibly knowledgeable. The course is delivered in a very engaging way. Lots of opportunity to ask many questions. I thought it was delivered in a way that was accessible for both beginners and those with more experience.
Would definitely recommend!
I’ve just completed the course and I’m so glad I took the chance and enrolled. Every session was enjoyable for different reasons and Radha Govinda prabhu brought a great depth of knowledge, experience and teaching skills each week. I now feel much more confident to continue on with my ‘spiritual journey’ wherever it leads to (hopefully, one day, initiation).
Radha Govinda prabhu has explained in a simple way to understand.. got to know many things… like how to select a guru and how would we carry on relationship with guru… very interactive and clearing all doubts.
This course is well structured and provides a safe space to learn, share thoughts, doubts and opinions. Radha Govinda Prabhu was a great facilitator!
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