Chakra Announcements

Seats Are Still Available for the MIHE VTE Bhakti-sastri and Bhaktivaibhava Courses Starting on November 12

by Janmastami dasa

Posted September 22, 2005

On January 6, 1976, Srila Prabhupada directed the GBC by letter to implement a graduated system of sastric examinations to ensure that his disciples were carefully studying his books. Srila Prabhupada could understand that due to insufficient sastric knowledge, some of his followers were improperly representing him, others were falling down, and many were unsteady in their service. He hoped to remedy these problems by encouraging the systematic study of his books.

In pursuance of Srila Prabhupada's directive, the Mayapur Institute for Higher Education has offered the Vaisnava Training and Education (VTE) Bhakti-sastri and Bhaktivaibhava Courses to hundreds of devotees. These courses use a personalized approach to learning and encourage students not just to memorize the content of Srila Prabhupada's books, but also to digest the philosophy and practically apply it. They focus on behavior and character, nurturing students in appropriate Vaisnava values.

Some points to consider regarding studying Srila Prabhupada’s books in Mayapur:
Srila Prabhupada often told us that devotional service performed in the holy dhama earns a hundred times more benefit than the same service rendered outside the dhama. Furthermore, the "Navadvipa-dhama Mahatmya" states, "The glories of other holy places are present hundreds and millions of times over in Navadvipa in the age of Kali. Navadvipa is filled with ever-increasing bliss. All the holy tirthas reside in Navadvipa; therefore, by serving in Navadvipa one automatically serves all the tirthas".

MIHE students over the years have experienced that Srila Prabhupada's personal ecstasies, the Bhaktivedanta purports, come alive in the sanctity of Sridhama Mayapur. Studying Prabhupada's books in Mayapur is a very special and unforgettable experience stimulating Krishna conscious realizations that will remain deep within a devotee’s heart.

Please Register Online: Due to an exceptionally qualified line up of facilitators this year, we are receiving an unprecedented response from devotees registering online. We still have seats available and are encouraging devotees to register online ASAP at

Click Here to see the Bhakti-sastri Course Facilitators, the Bhaktivaibhava Course Facilitators, and the 2006 - 2008 MIHE Schedule for Systematic Sastric Study