DEVELOPING BHAKTI

Each course section is designed to further
strengthen your connection to Krsna
by strengthening your Bhakti.

After decades of working with dozens of ISKCON communities and thousands of devotees around the world, many senior devotees have discovered the pressing need for a comprehensive and practical series of introductory courses in bhakti-yoga, Gaudiya Vaishnava etiquette, and other elements of Krsna conscious culture – for newcomers, returning devotees, and long-term practitioners alike. The Bhakti Roots Course is part of the Fan the Spark network.

THE MISSION

The Bhakti Roots course is designed to inspire, equip, and empower new and aspiring devotees, and to prepare them for dedicated devotional service and mature leadership within ISKCON.

The course offers a comprehensive immersion in and appreciation for the Gaudiya Vaishnava philosophy through the teachings of ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya A.C. Bhaktivedänta Swami Prabhupada. Our ultimate aim is to expand Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s mission by giving people everywhere the means to be firmly situated on the path back home, back to Godhead.

Over nine lessons, the Bhakti Roots Course will nurture the seed of your creeper of devotional service so that it sprouts, grows into a vine, and ultimately flourishes with the flowers and fruits of love of God in the bhakti garden.

OUR PURPOSE

Our dedication to spreading Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s movement brought us to develop a simple and concise platform for learning bhakti.

Our Mission

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructed His disciples to write books on the Science of Krsna, a task which those who follow Him have continued to carry out down to the present day. The elaborations and expositions on the philosophy taught by Lord Caitanya are in fact most voluminous, exacting and consistent due to the system of disciplic succession. Although Lord Caitanya was widely renowned as a scholar in His youth, He left only eight verses, called Siksastaka.

Our Values

One should chant the holy name of the Lord in a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower than the straw in the street; one should be more tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false prestige and should be ready to offer all respect to others. In such a state of mind one can chant the holy name of the Lord constantly.

Our Solution

Glory to the Sri Krsna sankirtana, which cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for years and extinguishes the fire of conditional life, of repeated birth and death. This sankirtana movement is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon. It is the life of all transcendental knowledge. It increases the ocean of transcendental bliss, and it enables us to fully taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.