Chakra Announcements

Varnasrama College Introductory Course

by Bharat Chandra das

Posted April 20, 2012

The prestigious Mayapur Institute (MI) at Sridham Mayapur will for the first time be running the 'Introductory Course' of Varnasrama College in collaboration with ISKCON Daiva Varnasrama Ministry (India).

This is directly in line with Srila Prabhupada's ardent desire and instruction to establish Varnasrama college courses everywhere wherever we have got our center.

"The varnasrama college has to be established immediately. Everywhere, wherever we have got our center, a varnasrama college should be established to train four divisions: one class, brahmana; one class, ksatriya; one class, vaisya; and one class, sudra. But everyone will be elevated to the spiritual platform by the spiritual activities which we have prescribed. ...So everywhere, in each center, this system should be introduced, and there must be practical application of the varnasrama. At the same time, this program of devotional service. Then it will go on very nicely."

- Srila Prabhupada, Morning Walk, Vrndavana 12 March 1974

This joint program shall offer the students a unique opportunity in a convenient way to attend both three month Bhakti Sastri course and one month Introductory certificate course of Varnasrama college which is split into two fortnightly sections before and after Bhakti Sastri.

The courses offerred will be four in number:

(1) Qualities for Civilized Human Beings (30 qualities from S.B)
(2) Basic Sanskrit (pronounciation of prayers, alphabetes and basic rules)
(3) Growing your own food (composting, preparing, sowing and harvesting)
(4) Traditional cow care(philosophy of cow protection, milking & healthcare)

Courses (1) and (2) will begin 15 days BEFORE Bhakti Sastri and courses (3) and (4) will be conducted AFTER Bhakti Sastri courses.

The seats are limited and preference will be given based on the interest of the student. Preference will also be given to those applying first.

Students will require to fill up an application form to apply for the course. Application will then be processed and student notified. For application form as well as other details of the course, kindly write to: OR

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