Babaji teaching Bhakti Tirtha

Bhakti Tirtha Level 4

On October 15th, we launched into the fourth year of Bhakti Tirtha, which has now become an ongoing program at Jiva Institute. People who cannot participate in the complete six months semester can also come for a shorter period or just follow the course through the recordings.

If want to follow the classes from home at your convenience, you can receive the daily recordings. Please visit our Online Store for that. You will then be added to student email groups, where you receive all the necessary information.

This course is a unique opportunity to study Gaudiya Vaishnava scriptures in specific and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gaudiya philosophy properly.

This semester, there will be no winter break. Rather, we will have a Japa Retreat from Jan. 4th until Jan. 11th. You can also participate in that if you don’t register for the course.


Class schedule from Monday through Friday
8:00 – 9:00 am Sanskrit Beginners (by Jagadananda Das)
11.00 – 12.00 am  Paramātma Sandarbha  (by Babaji Satyanarayana Dasa)
12:10 – 01:00 pm Sāṅkhya Tattva Kaumudi with Sanskrit commentary by Vacaspati Miśra (by Babaji)
5:30 – 6:30 pm Sanskrit Advanced: Reading of Bṛhad Bhāgavatamṛta with ṭīka (by Jagadananda Das) 
5 – 6 pm A Course in Sanskrit and Vernacular Devotional Poetry with special accents (by Radhika Devi)

Every morning there will be kīrtana at 9.30 (Please notice the changed time!) Everyone is welcome to join. Besides the regular schedule, we will also have additional classes and weekend seminars, which will be announced in our Bhakti Tirtha email group.


If you have any questions about the registration or the course, 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.