BHAKTIVEDANTA ACADEMY

FOR

 CULTURE & EDUCATION

(BACE)

The educational wing of ISKCON Chowpatty that conducts scriptural & cultural classroom courses

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) often expressed his thoughts:

“We are traveling all over the world, but there is no university, no institution, no school, no academy where the education of spiritual nature is imparted.”

Therefore he considered the establishment of a Vedic academy very essential. Hence, the BACE has been established for this purpose of conducting courses for a systematic study of vedic literatures, and various other courses on lifestyle management and cultural training.

SCRIPTURAL COURSES AT ISKCON CHOWPATTY

BHAKTI SHASTRI

This course consists of the in-depth study of four books: Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction & Sri Ishopanisad. It has been designed for devotees who have been practicing Krishna consciousness seriously for one year with a basic sastric knowledge and understanding.

BHAKTI VAIBHAVA

This course is a concentrated study of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Cantos 1 to 6. It is designed to empower you to dive deep into the nectar of Bhagavata-katha while still keeping pace with your regular daily life. This is made possible by inspiring classroom discussions and experience sharing by the participants.

GITA STUDY SESSIONS

It equips the candidate with Gita based life tools to take full charge of one’s life and emerge as victorious Arjuna. Highly qualified mentors, who are full time dedicated missionaries take you through this divine journey. Learn Gita, Live Gita.

CULTURAL COURSES AT ISKCON CHOWPATTY

SHLOKA CLASSES

Reciting Shlokas that glorify Lord Krishna can awaken the soul to eternal knowledge. Repeating Shlokas does not cause boredom but increases peace in the mind. The powerful effects of chanting mantras are glorified not only in the Vedic literature but also by psychological researchers of the modern period.

MUSIC CLASSES

It not only benefits to improve the quality and texture of our voice, but is very good for our mind also. It helps us greatly in improving our patience and concentration. Most scriptures were sung and learning the ragas will help in absorbing oneself and the audience in the Divine.

DANCE CLASSES

Classical Dance is not just an art of quintessence of Beauty, Power but also an attraction to achieve divine power through it. Dance is a form of meditation and prayer that keeps our mind peaceful. Depicting Lord’s pastimes throughout dance is one of the best meditations on the Absolute.