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Fri, Jan 12


ISKCON of New Jersey (Towaco)

ISKCON Disciples Course - January 2024

Ideal course for all newcomers to ISKCON and for anyone wanting to learn about the philosophy, practice and protocols on the topic of guru (spiritual master) and disciple relationship in the context of a multi-guru institution. Three-day course Fri evening through Sunday afternoon. $50 Fee.

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ISKCON Disciples Course - January 2024
ISKCON Disciples Course - January 2024

Time & Location

Jan 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – Jan 14, 2024, 2:30 PM

ISKCON of New Jersey (Towaco), 100 Jacksonville Rd, Towaco, NJ 07082, USA

About the event

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Fri 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Sat 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Sumptuous lunch  and break-time snacks will be provided)

Sun 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (Sumptuous lunch  and break-time snacks will be provided)

This course is required for all devotees who wish to take initiation within ISKCON. It is a training program that deepens devotees' understanding of guru-tattva and guru-padasraya within the multi-guru environment of ISKCON.  

This highly interactive course will feature breakout sessions involving fun skits that students will engage in to highlight key points in the course material.

You'll learn about:

  • Reasons for initiation
  • Necessity of accepting a spiritual master
  • Qualifications of a guru and disciple
  • Definition of diksa (initiation)
  • Procedures and protocols of initiation
  • Etiquette with regards to guru and disciple

Course fee of $50 covers course materials and sumptuous prasadam for all participants.

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