Bhakti-tirtha Course

Bhakti-tirtha Level 2 at Jiva Institute Vrindavan has started on October 16th and will be running through March 30th 2018.  For a detailed description about the purpose and background of this course, please refer to our course announcement.


Every day at 9 am we have morning kīrtan. It includes prayers from the Bhāgavatam, and Mahāmantra. On Ekādaśīs there are no classes, but we observe silence and focus on japa.

Monday through Friday:

10 – 11 am Sanskrit Level 2 (by Jagadananda Das)
11 – 12 am Completing the second, third and fourth chapters of the Eastern wave of Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu followed by Bhagavat Sandarbha (by Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa)
12 – 1 pm Completing Tarka Saṅgraha followed by Alaṅkāra-kaustubha of Kavi Karnapura (by Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa)
5 pm – 6 pm Sanskrit Level 1 (by Jagadananda Das)



Babaji teaching Bhakti-tirtha

On Saturday 11 am, Babaji will continue teaching Hari-nāmāmṛta-vyākaraṇa (Sanskrit Grammar) for the interested students. Those who are interested in comprehending grammar through English can attend Ananda Mohan’s workshop after his class

On Sunday 11am there will be special optional classes on Vedic Psychology, Feminine Spirituality, Theogony of Sound, and lectures by visiting professors. They will be announced in advance.

On Saturdays and Sundays at 5 pm Babaji will give Bhagavatam classes, unless there is some other special program.


Brief Description of the Main Subjects:

Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu by Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī is one of the essential books of the Gaudiya sampradya that teaches the progressive stages of bhakti and the various rasas.Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī’s Bhagavat Sandarbha is the second book of the Six Sandarbhas that presents a detailed analysis of the Absolute Reality in its hightest manifestation Bhagavān, based upon Śrīmad Bhāgavata Purāṇa.Tarka Saṅgraha is an entry level book offering a systematic overview of Nyaya/Vaisheshika in its newer (navya) period.Kavi Karnapura’s work Alaṅkāra-kaustubha is a book on Sanskrit poetics.Jagadananda prabhu’s Sanskrit course will follow the new publication “Jiva Tirtha Sanskrit: Sādhaka Pāṭhyam and other Sanskrit Primers”.

Jiva Institute also offers optional courses on demand, e.g. Yoga, Hindi, classical music, and Ayurvedic cooking. On special occasions, we will also conduct tours of Vraja (Radha Kunda, Govardhan, Nandagaun, etc.).

BT classThere will be a two-week introductory course on Hinduism for students from Rutgers University, New Jersey, which can be attended by the Bhakti-tirtha students, beginning on December 27th.

The last week of January will be off. Students can stay on campus or leave.


The Fees:

For registration please write to: Food per month: $ 250.Accommodation:

Ashram: $ 150 per month. $ 800 for 6 months in advance.

Student Hostel: $ 210 per month. $ 1100 for 6 months in advance.

Guest House: $ 300 per month. $ 1600 for 6 months in advance.

There are other options for food and accommodation in the vicinity, which students are free to choose.

Remote, On-Line Study:

$ 550 for complete recordings of the whole course.

Recordings for registered students who attend the course: $ 150.

Each course can also be purchased individually. Details can be given upon request.

Course materials are not included in the above fees.

Please go through the product description before making a purchase as we don’t entertain refunds.


Please note that we have some students who do not have the financial means to support themselves and pay for the fees. If anyone would like to sponsor such students please contact us!





2 thoughts on “Bhakti-tirtha Course”

  1. Dear Malatiji,
    I must be missing the link for registration and payment for the course level 2, I’ve tried looking at the obvious options, store and courses in the menu but unable to spot it. Could you please guide me so I can complete the registration process.
    Warm regards,

    1. Pranam dear Manju ji! Yes, this is not very clear. I also have to add the accommodation prices. We have no link, best is to just contact us via website or email and let us know that you want to register. Then you can send the fees either via Paypal (I will add the button again on the Frontpage) or by some other means.
      Looking forward to seeing you again in Vrindavan!

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