A Study of Brahma-saṁhitā
This is a brief and intensive study program on Brahma-saṁhitā as explained by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and Śrīla Prabhupāda.
There is evidence that Prabhupāda wanted the Brahma-saṁhitā to be studied. In fact, he had included Brahma-saṁhitā as a book to be studied for the first Bhakti-śāstrī examination that he had conducted in ISKCON (on 4 September 1969, a Janmāṣṭamī).
Starting on 7 Jan 2023
Ending on 19 Jan 2023
On-site at Rameswaram.
Available online too.
Medium of Instruction: English
Fee: Dakṣiṇā — pay what you want
Unit 1 will be a study of Brahma-saṁhitā with the purports of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. The commentaries on Brahma-saṁhitā by Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī and Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura will also be referred to herein.
Unit 2 will be an overview of Prabhupāda’s remarks on the verses of Brahma-saṁhitā from his books.
Both units will be taught simultaneously.
Vidvān Gaurāṅga dāsa: Unit 1
Dharmātmā Nimāi dāsa: Unit 2
Assessments: There will be a closed-book assessment, an open-book assessment and verses to memorize. As is customary, a student handbook containing a question bank for the closed-book assessments, a list of essay questions for the open-book assessment and verses to memorize will be issued to the students.
Online participation: Online students participate in the study program real-time via Zoom. Their attendance will be taken into consideration.
Timings: There will be four 90 minute sessions per day, starting at 7:30 am, 9:45 am, 11:30 am and 4:30 pm.
Interested candidates should fill up the registration form in this page. Those who have been tentatively accepted for the study program will be notified by e-mail after which they will have to attend an interview. After the interview, those whose acceptance has been confirmed will be notified of the same.
Last date of registration: 31 August 2022
First come, first served.