VTE Bhakti-Sastri Teacher Training Course in Goloka Dhama – Abentheuer, Germany: October 16th-19th.
Bhaktivedanta College in collaboration with Vidyanagara (the Educational Office of ISKCON Germany)
cordially invites you to attend the
VTE BHAKTI SASTRI TEACHER TRAINING COURSE AT GOLOKA DHAMA, ABENTHEUER, GERMANY.
Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th of October 2014
Facilitator: Yadunandana Swami
Only 10 participants admitted! Please register NOW!
Registration: Damodara-priya dasi: Damodara-priya.SNS@pamho.net
Deadline: 15th September 2014
Cost: 108 Euros (includes ashram accommodation, prasadam and course fee)
Requirements: The VTE Bhakti-Sastri, TTC1 and TTC2 Certificates (or equivalent)
Venue: Goloka Dhama, Böckingstraße 4a-8, D-55767 Abentheuer, Germany
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 67 82-22 14
Learning and teaching sastra is one of the most important aspects of any Krishna conscious education. Srila Prabhupada’s books form the foundation for ISKCON’s activities and therefore ISKCON devotees hold the study of these books as essential to their spiritual growth. Bhakti Sastri study has become an essential anga of Krishna conscious life.
In order for ISKCON to offer excellent opportunities for devotees to study sastra qualified teachers are necessary. VTE, recognizing the need for these qualified teachers, established TTC1 and TTC2. These courses offer training in basic knowledge, skills and values required of an effective teacher.
Bhakti Sastri Teachers’ training is specifically designed to further build on the learning of the previous two teachers’ training courses with the aim of equipping teachers of VTE Bhakti Sastri courses with the specific skillset necessary for teaching sastra systematically.
The Bhakti Sastri Teachers’ training course offers potential teachers training in lesson planning, analyzing the aims of sastric study, effective assessment as well as the practical details of organizing a bhakti sastri
An important note: This course is available only for devotees who successfully completed Bhakti-Sastri, TTC1 and TTC2 courses and are seriously interested in teaching sastra.
Yadunandana Swami has been the Principal of Bhaktivedanta College since its opening, in 2002 until May 2014. He joined ISKCON in 1977 in Spain and received initiation from Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami and later sannyasa initiation from Jayadvaita Swami (both disciples of Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada). He has performed leadership and educational services in ISKCON since 1982. The latter include ministering spiritual education and counseling to many persons; teaching scriptural, academic, and vocational courses; and lecturing in more than twenty universities. He holds a MA in the Study of Religion from the University of Wales. He is also the Rector of the Instituto de Estudios Bhaktivedanta in Spain.