Educational Programs

The soul being part and parcel of The Supreme Personality of Godhead has Cit – knowledge or cognizance potency in minute quantity – which is now covered over by ajnana or ignorance.Education means process of uncovering this ‘Cit’ potency that is dormant in every living entity.

nitya-siddha krishna-prema ‘sadhya’ kabhu naya shravanadi-shuddha-citte karaye udaya

“Pure love for Krishna is eternally established in the hearts of living entities. It is not something to be gained from another source. When the heart is purified by hearing and chanting, the living entity naturally awakens.”

The 6 friends of a good contemplator or introspective sage are “who, what, when, where, why and How”.  By systematic cultivation of contemplation, applying these questions in relation to absolute truth our mind becomes tranquil, it gets permanent reality to hold on to. (This stage is called as ‘Sakshatkar’ or realisation of the Absolute Truth)

SB 1.1.2, verse ‘vedyaà västavam atra vastu çivadaà täpa-trayonmülanam….” says Lord Krishna is the absolute truth, he is the västava- vastu (the real object) and spiritual world is real situation we should be in. By holding on to these permanent realities mind gets pacified. To train oneself and others in this direction is the real purpose of education.

Education means following 3 things

What                                                                     (who) How                                                                      (when, where) Why 
Sambandh jnana                                                Abhidheya jnana                                                           Prayojana jnana
To Know                                                               To do                                                                               To be
Theory                                                                  Practical / Application                                                  Conclusion / Realization
Reason                                                                 Process                                                                           Goal  / Objective
(Information about self, God & others)          (Process of achieving the Goal)                                  (End result to be achieved)                         Knowledge                                                           Skills                                                                                Values /  Qualities
You are not this body but a spirit soul            Chanting the holy names of the lord                              
about spiritual world and material world       Worshipping the deities
about the three modes of nature                    Reading Srimad Bhagavatam
                                                                               Associating with devotees
                                                                               To devolop Love for God 
                                                                               To go back to godhead
                                                                               To be free from material existence                                         
  His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
Founder - Acarya, ISKCON
In short, education means to equip and engage oneself and others in constant up gradation of knowledge, skills and values of Krishna consciousness.

We offer following programs for the purpose of education

1. Value Education

We offer value education in schools to inspire children to lead a principle-centered life. We do this by offering sessions in the schools, conducting Bhagavad-Gita contests, Essay & Elocution contets and painting workshops.

2. Teacher Training Course

We offer training, opportunities and support for teachers to become effective in teaching, counseling and management within society.

Some of the contents of this is course are

  • What is Education?
  • Art of Teaching
  • Assessment for Public Speaking
  • Teach, Counsel and Manage Oneself
  • Teach, Counsel and Manage Others
  • Contact, Cultivation and Care

3.  School Visits

We facilitate various schools for educational and cultural visits to our New Vedic Cultural Center.