This module focuses on the transformations of Hinduism during modernity and late modernity while covering, as background, the development of Hinduism and the bhakti movements during the Islamic rule. Central to our historical approach will be attention to the growth and development of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
The Caitanya Caritamrita module aims to provide an understanding of important themes, historical context, structure and content of the Caitanya Caritamrita, enabling a fuller appreciation of the text and greater access to reading and relishing it in the light of personal and institutional practice.
This module takes the Bhagavata Purana, sacred literature foundational to the Vaishnava tradition and approaches it from several different angles, including the contemporary scholarship. Such an approach fosters our attempts to understand the Bhagavatam as something to be presented to others in the wider world, in the contemporary world.
Unlike our standard Bhakti Sastri course, which has six scheduled assessment periods, the asynchronous one allows the student to schedule the assessment at his/her own pace within the overall deadline for the entire course.
Bhagavad-gita is a widely read scripture that for centuries has been considered the heart of India’s timeless wisdom. In this course, we will explore the five main themes of the Gita – the self, matter, action or karma, time, divinity – and get some new insights into the mysteries of life!
Yoga Philosophy course invites students to cultivate a meaningful understanding of yoga that will build a strong foundation for lifelong practice both on and OFF the mat. Over the course of 5 weeks, we will study the ideas of traditional yoga and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
ISKCON Disciple Course is a training program that deepens devotees' understanding of guru tattva within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. Designed for new devotees preparing to take initiation, the course is also recommended for leaders, preachers, and educators in ISKCON.