This course aims to provide detailed information on the nine stages of the spiritual journey, from sraddha to prema, or initial faith that a practitioner starts his/her journey with to the highest level of spiritual realization – love of Godhead. Madhurya Kadambini offers plenty of information on how to overcome common and more specific obstacles in our spiritual lives so we can be encouraged that no obstacle is stronger than spiritual techniques provided for dealing with them, even before they surface!
This course is made of six weeks of teaching and two additional weeks to prepare for and take the final exam.
All assessment is done online, at a time convenient for the student. If a student wishes to test his/her knowledge of the subjects discussed in this course, the following assessments are available:
Weekly question(s) – are answered in the course forum where the interaction with the teacher is happening throughout the course.
Two quizzes – based on multiple-choice questions, one covering the first three weeks of the course and the other one covering the remaining two.
One essay – at the beginning of week 3, students have 20 essay questions from which they can choose the one most relevant for them, either from the philosophical or personal perspective. The instructor will provide comments and answers to the points raised in submitted essays.
Participating in the forum, taking quizzes, and writing the essay are optional.
How To Study Online
The course has a scheduled starting and ending date and it lasts 5 weeks in total.
Each week, on Monday, students get access to different sets of materials and then have that week to go through the materials and do the assignments. All the lectures are pre-recorded and put on our learning platform along with other learning materials. There are no live lectures so students don’t need to be present online at a specific time but can watch the videos and study at their convenience. If they want to interact with the teacher and peers, students do need to set the time aside to dedicate to the course but it can be at the time that suits them.
A convenient feature of the lectures is that they are cut into small units dealing with one specific topic. So, whenever there is some free time, a student can use it to go through the topic, then continue with other activities and think about what has been said. This system is very practical for those who have busy lifestyles but it is also proving to be helpful for just anyone, helping to better focus on the most important points from the lectures.
In the self-study mode, students can start and finish whenever they want as they immediately get access to all course materials. The teacher is available for answering questions once a week.
Madhurya Kadambini course can be attended without any special prerequisites. Students do need to have basic knowledge of the bhakti-yoga philosophy in order to understand the topics presented in the course.
By clicking the enrollment button, you will be required to create a profile on BCOC – Bhaktivedanta College Online Campus (if you don’t have one already) and then proceed with the payment.