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ISKCON Disciple Course (Self-Paced)

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The ISKCON Disciple Course is an online training program that deepens devotees understanding of guru-tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. Designed for new devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON, the course is also recommended for leaders, preachers, councilors and educators in ISKCON. The course was developed under the direction of the Guru Services Committee, with the combined efforts of leading educators in ISKCON. The course is based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and the current ISKCON Law and gives reference to the writings from the broader Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition. The 14 lessons include Powerpoint presentations in pdf format, interactive workshops via forum discussions, and assessment exercises.

Course Certificate

We will bill only those devotees who require the ISKCON Disciple Course Certificate for their first initiation. You must pass the course assessment to qualify for the ISKCON Disciple Course Certificate. The requested donation for the course assessment is USD 19.00, which we bill after you pass it.


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What Will You Learn?

  • Guru-tattva and the Guru-parampara System
  • Srila Prabhupada ISKCON Founder Acarya and Preeminent Guru
  • Types of Gurus
  • Relationship between ISKCON Guru and ISKCON Authorities
  • Gurus outside of ISKCON
  • Guru-padasraya
  • Selecting a Guru
  • Following Initiation Vows
  • Guru-puja and Vyasa-puja
  • Worship of ISKCON Gurus
  • Guru-vapu and Vani Seva
  • Guru-tyaga
  • Developing Cooperative Relationships in a multi Guru environment

Course Content

Covering the Principles and Values of the Course's Broad Aims

  • Introduction
  • Principles, Values, and Aims

Course Forum

Course Content

Additional Reading

Supplementary Material

Frequently Asked Quesions

Course Summary Quiz

Student Ratings & Reviews

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3 months ago
Excellent course!
Param Gati
1 year ago
Nice course. Thanks.

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