Upadesamrta - Nectar of Instruction

Next Semester: July 9 - August 5, 2012

Lord Caitanya advented 500 years ago to bestow upon mankind the most intimate love of God known as prema-bhakti. He especially empowered Rupa Gosvami to write books instructing devotees how to develop this type of love, and thus Rupa Gosvami's The Nectar of Instruction (Upadesamrta) is a compilation of 11 verses outlining spiritual steps one must apply to cultivate such love.

This one month eCourse covers the complete text with commentaries by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Included are:

  • audiobook of the text
  • audio and video clips of Srila Prabhupada's lectures on specific topics in the text
  • graphic art to help illustrate various concepts
  • audio chanting of the mantras in both Sanskrit and English
  • practical exercises which help participants learn and understand Lord Krishna's teachings
  • open forums for discussions or questions
  • Interactive Weekly Review
  • personal guidance from teachers.

Following this proven method of studying in the association of devotees via the internet, with senior devotee facilitators and guides, is a sure method to enhance one's understanding of the text. See Right Panel for additional themes included in the eCourse.

The teachers for the course are Dhruva Maharaja dasa and Samapriya dasi, both initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada who have been practicing bhakti-yoga for almost 40 years.

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From the Course

Themes Discussed in the Upadesamrta

  • Qualifications of a Spiritual Master
  • Enhancing Love for Lord Krsna
  • What Spoils One's Love?
  • Relationships with Devotees
  • Various Levels of Devotion
  • How to Improve Daily Spiritual Practices
  • The Significance of Holy Places

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