ISKCON Disciples Course Contents - ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry
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ISKCON Disciples Course Contents

Unit One: Introduction, Theory and Context

Lesson 1 – Welcome & Introduction
Lesson 2 – Guru-tattva and Parampara
Lesson 3 – Srila Prabhupada – ISKCON Founder Acarya
Lesson 4 – ISKCON Gurus

Unit Two – Establishing the Relationship with Guru

Lesson 5 – Guru-padasraya
Lesson 6 – Selection of Guru
Lesson 7 – Initiation Vows

Unit Three – Acting in Relationship with the Guru

Lesson 8 – Guru-puja
Lesson 9 – Guru- seva
Lesson 10 – Guru vapu and vani-seva
Lesson 11 – Guru-tyaga

Unit Four – Co-operatively Fulfilling the Relationship & Consolidation

Lesson 12 – Presenting One’s Guru
Lesson 13 – Relationships within ISKCON
Lesson 14 – Course Round Up

Appendixes

  1. Additional Quotes
  2. GBC Statement on the Position of Srila Prabhupada
  3. Mandatory Qualifications of Diksa-guru in ISKCON
  4. Standards of Conduct for ISKCON Gurus
  5. Qualifications for Initiation in ISKCON
  6. Rejection of a Fallen “Guru”
  7. Harmonizing ISKCON’s Lines of Authority
  8. GBC Resolution on ISKCON Disciple Course
  9. Principles for Creating a Diksa-guru System for ISKCON
  10. Classroom Norms
  11. Further Reading

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