In the Bhakti Sastri course we will systematically study four books, namely Bhagavad Gita, Sri Isopanishad, Nectar of Instruction and Nectar of Devotion.
The aim of the course is to familiarize devotees with the philosophy of Krishna consciousness, and also to enable devotees to understand Srila Prabhupada’s moods and missions by carefully reading and analyze the four books mentioned above.
We will provide the Purva-svadhaya (preliminary study guide or student handbook) to help students prepare before each session. We recommend students to read the prescribed reading for each session beforehand to familiarize themselves with the topics that will be discussed during the relevant sessions. Presentation slide decks will also be shared with students before each session begins. This course interactive and students are expected to participate during each session.
Students who pass the assessments will be awarded a Bhakti Sastri degree by the VCO.
The assessments will include:
1. Attendance and participation;
3. Closed book assessments; and
4. Sloka memorization.