As part of the ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry’s expanding regional training strategy, a nine-day temple worship course is taught in conjunction with Bhaktivedanta College situated at ISKCON Radhadesh, Belgium. The training covers many philosophical and practical details, as well as written and practical assessments while utilising a range of teaching approaches including interactive and experiential learning.
Schedule & Topics
The exact daily schedule of the course will be given to students just before the start of the course.
Topics that will be covered during the course include:
Components towards students’ final grade will include:
Bhoga offering assessment
Classroom etiquette and participation
Practical assessment of performing sodasopacara puja (sixteen-item worship*) of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, with students working in teams and being both supported and peer-assessed by one another.
*The sixteen-item worship includes bathing and dressing the Deities, putting on ornaments and garlands, offering flowers to Their lotus feet, and offering Them bhoga.
To come to study at Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium, one needs to be minimum 18 years old. Please also have in mind the following practical considerations:
Staying in the College building – there is a limited number of rooms available that can be rented;
Staying in the temple asram – it is expected from all residents of the temple to participate in the full morning program starting with the mangala-arati with a minimum financial contribution of 10€ per night;
Prasadam – taken in the temple for a minimum fee of 90€; days besides the course are not included and should be organized/paid separately;
Money – it is important to have some money available as Radhadesh is in a remote location and any trip to nearby towns requires paying for the transport; also, in case there is a medical need, services need to be paid on the spot and refund is requested from your insurance company later on.
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Deity Worship Course can be attended without any prerequisites.
The number of participants is limited, so register now!
*potential additional costs: accommodation, prasadam, travel, and visa costs
To register, please click the button below and fill out the registration form. After that, one of our team members will contact you to arrange all other details (please read the section ‘Studying onsite’). Your spot at the course is secured once you pay a non-refundable deposit of €50. In case you fill out the registration form and there are no more available spots, we will keep your registration on the waiting list.