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VTE Bhakti-shastri and Bhakti-vaibhava in Vrindavan

by VIHE

Posted February 2, 2005

Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Founder Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Come and immerse yourself in the stream of truths of bhakti scriptures in Vrindavan, whose atmosphere is mercifully helping sadhakas to work on their inner growth. Enhance your preaching and spiritual practice with a better basis in acharyas' beautiful explanations.

Get an extra helping of nectar, with generous seconds and thirds: Come for Bhakti Shastri or Bhakti Vaibhava, top it with the icing of Kartik in Vrindavan and on it place a cherry of the VIHE 1-week Govardhan Retreat.

Or else, you can take it piecemeal: If you cannot get away from your service for more than a month or two -- you can study in Vrindavan just one module or just one book and continue by correspondence after that, or come again next year.

*** Bhakti Shastri course ***

In-depth study of Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction and Isopanisad. Srila Prabhupada wanted all the second-initiates to be Bhakti Shastris.

Dates: July 3 to October 20

Requirements: Good sadhana, willingness to study and a proficiency in English. You also must have a recommendation from a senior devotee who knows you well.

Fees: 7,500 Rupees (appr. $170) to help cover the expenses connected with conducting the course. This does not include room, prasadam and Kartik courses.

To apply: Please write to vihe@pamho.net and register. Registration deadline is May 10th.

Teachers: Braja Bihari das (NOD), Kurma Rupa das ACBSP (NOI), Prabhupada das ACBSP (BG 7-18), Prashanta dasi (ISO), Adi Purusha das (BG 1-6)

*** Bhakti Vaibhava course ***

Study of the first six Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam. Do not stop at Bhakti Shastri. Dive into the generous ocean of Vedic conclusions and Krishna-katha.

Dates: July 31, 2005, to October 19 for the fourth and last year of the course (Cantos 5&6), and December 2, 2005, to March 15 for the next first year (Cantos 1 & 2).

Requirements: Good sadhana, brahminical tendencies, Bhakti Shastri diploma (or its equivalent in special cases) and a proficiency in English. You also must have a recommendation from a senior devotee who knows you well.

Fees: 10,000 Rupees (appr. $230) to help cover the expenses connected with conducting the course. This does not include room, prasadam, and Kartik courses.

To apply: Please write to vihe@pamho.net and register. Registration deadline is June 20 for SB5&6 and September 10 for the next first year.

Teachers: SB 5&6 -- Bhurijan das ACBSP, Narayani dasi ACBSP; SB1&2 -- Braja Bihari das, Madana Gopal das, Prashanta dasi, Adi Purusha das

"Listener" category is available, for which the fee is Rs. 4,000 and Bhakti Shastri diploma is not required.

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Classes are held 5 days a week. Men and women have their classes together.

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For more detailed information please contact:

E-mail: vihe@pamho.net; Web site: vihe.org
Snail-mail: VIHE c/o Krishna Balaram Mandir,
Bhaktivedanta Swami Marg, Raman Reti,
Vrindavan, Mathura Dist., 281124, U.P., India
Phone: +91 (0565) 2540238 or 2540228

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Please kindly post this information on your temple board and tell your friends.

Thank you!

Your servants at VIHE