On Monday, September 9th, Bhaktivedanta College began its twelfth academic year with a busy orientation week. The introductory ceremony was one highlight, with the students and staff getting to know one other through games, kirtan, and introspection activities. At the inauguration ceremony, Jayabhadra Dasi warmly presented the new college students to the Radhadesh community with complete introductions about them.
Yadunandana Swami shared his insights on learning and spirituality: “We should feel at home, but we are to be active at home, not lazy at home. We should aim to build a spiritual family — a family with responsibilities.”
He also emphasized the importance of combining spiritual engagement with professional training, noting that spiritual substance is the juice of life, like the juice accompanying a gulubjaman. The inauguration ceremony ended with pizzas and ice-cream. All students and staff hope to have a positive year, rich in academic and spiritual learning.