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ISKCON DISCIPLE COURSE
 
 
 
 
 

The ISKCON Disciples Course is a training program which deepens devotees' understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. Designed for new devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON, the course is also recommended for leaders, preachers counsellors and educators in ISKCON. The course was developed under the direction of the ISKCON Guru Services Committee, with the combined efforts of leading educators in ISKCON. The course is based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada and current ISKCON Law and gives reference to the writings from the broader Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition. The 14 lessons include Power point presentations, interactive workshops and assessment exercises.

Topics covered in the ISKCON Disciples Course:
• Guru-tattva and the Guru-parampara System
• Srila Prabhupada as ISKCON Founder Acarya and Pre-eminent siksa Guru for ISKCON for all times
• Types of Gurus
• Relationship between ISKCON Guru and ISKCON Authorities
• Gurus outside of ISKCON
• Guru-padasraya
• Selecting a Guru
• Following Initiation Vows
• Guru-puja and Vyasa-puja
• Worship of ISKCON Gurus
• Guru-vapuh seva and Guru-vani seva
• Guru-tyaga
• Developing Cooperative Relationships in a multi-guru enviorment

 
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