Summary of all Teachers and Courses

Click here for a complete summary of all the teachers who are coming to the Pure Bhakti Academy and the courses that they are teaching. While many of the teachers’ biographies are included below there are a few still to come. Therefore, for a complete overview please click here.

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It’s Finally Here!

It’s finally here! After much anticipation the first ever is launching on January 20th! Devotees – teachers and students alike – are flying from around the globe to assemble in Jagannath Puri. We will be recording and uploading all classes so that no one is left out! If you will not be attending in person and want to be […]

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Course Schedule for Pure Bhakti Academy

We are happy to be able to announce that the initial schedules for the first ever Pure Bhakti Academy are now in! Pure Bhakti Academy will consist of two waves of courses – each spanning a fortnight – allowing you decide which courses are the most attractive for you. No matter which fortnight you choose to attend, there will be additional scheduled time for Puri […]

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Syamarani didi: The significance of Jagannath Puri

The significance of Jagannath Puri In a short interview with Syamarani didi, she highlights the benefits of locating the Pure Bhakti Academy in Jagannath Puri. The academy includes the study of many of the great Vaisnava works. Syamarani explains why studying them here will make a significant impact on our understanding of the philosophy and […]

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Syamarani didi talks about Gurudeva’s mood

If we want to progress in bhakti and ensure a successful life then it is vital to find the best association. Syamarani didi has been practicing bhakti-yoga since 1966 and took shelter of two mahabhagavats. In my first year as a devotee in 1996 she was always so kind and encouraging to me while at […]

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Let’s Serve Together!

Let’s Serve Together! We hope that this offering, of the Pure Bhakti Academy, is pleasing to our parampara. Our acaryas have always taught us the importance of education, the centrality of rendering service and the lofty ideal of co-operation between devotees. Pure Bhakti Academy is an initiative which seeks to embody these ideals and foster co-operation […]

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Srila Gurudeva Glories

Srila Gurudeva Glories Reflections on years travelling and serving Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja to inspire and remind us of his preaching and teaching and very special mood but also to allow us all to feel the mercy that we all have access to as all bone fide gurus emanate from the same original sakti. […]

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Namahatta Preaching

Namahatta Preaching “After accepting Sannyasa Srimad Godrumachandra who is the most merciful incarnation and the purifier of Kali yuga, preached the holy names of Hari all over the world. While residing at Jagannatha Puri the Lord personally distributed love of Krishna to the residents of Orissa and South-India. He ordered Srimad Nityananda Prabhu and Sri […]

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Deity worship + Yajnas

At the heart of bhakti-yoga is the goal of developing an intimate personal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna. This is something we are taught to cultivate in our daily activities. One of the most important ways in which we can develop in this way is to learn and progress in our […]

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Devotional Cooking

Prasadam is at the core of the Krishna Conscious way of life. It is one of the best ways to preach to those yet to come to bhakti-yoga and it (IS)an essential practice amongst practitioners. Vaisnavism world-wide is famous for its delicious food preparations with its secret mantra ingredient!   Teacher: Sriman Madhuvrata dasa

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Sri Dasa Mula Tattva

Sri Dasa Mula Tattva “I worship Sri Gauracandra [Lord Caitanya] Who has revealed the path of wisdom. The Vedic scriptures are the only authority for knowledge of the ninefold aspects of wisdom, which are (1) Sri Hari is the only source of wisdom; (2) He is omnipotent; (3) H e is an ocean of bliss; […]

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Sri Manah Siksa

What are the beautiful yet highly disciplined internal attitudes that are to be deeply embedded in the heart of one who sincerely aspires to be follower of Srila Rupa Gosvami? In this book, the foremost rupanuga, Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, reveals the firmness of mind required to attain that topmost goal. These eleven nectarean and […]

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Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Srimad Bhagavad Gita is also known as Gitopanisad. It is the essence of all Vedic knowledge and the most significant Upanisad( in Vedic literature. Those who constantly study this book with faith, under the shelter of the spiritual master, saintly persons and Vaisnavas will be able to ascertain its true import easily. As a result, they will transcend the ocean […]

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Gambhir Lila

Krsna was thinking, I will take the mood of a devotee and I will come in this world and teach all the devotees how to practice bhakti, by My own example. I Myself will practice this. How was Mahaprabhu practicing? He was staying in the Gambhira with His friends, two intimate associates-Svarupa Damodara and Raya […]

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Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta Part I

Sri Brhad Bhagavatamrta Part I In the first part of Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrta, Srila Sanatana Gosvami examines the different gradations of Bhakti and Bhaktas; it is presented in such an astonishing way that the reader is left completely amazed and spell bound, receiving a most detailed insight in the nature of Bhakti. “Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrta alone is […]

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Sri Rag Vartma Chandrika

Sri Rag Vartma Chandrika Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura’s Raga-vartma-candrika is one of the most important compositions within the great treasure-house of Vaisnava literature. Written in the eighteenth century, this book illuminates the rare path to achieving a relationship based on spontaneous love with the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna. Teacher: Srimati Syamarani devi dasi

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Bhajan – Sri Gaudiya Gita Gucha

Bhajan – Sri Gaudiya Gita Gucha Kirtan has been performed throughout the ages, but its real glory and importance was revealed five hundred years ago when Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu descended to this world. In the lineage of Śrīman Mahāprabhu, all prominence is given to kīrtana. It is His life and soul and also the life and soul […]

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Acintya-bheda-abdheda Tattva

Acintya-bheda-abdheda Tattva “From Madhva I will take two essential teachings; his complete rejection and defeat of the Mayavadi philosophy and his service to the deity of Krishna accepting Him as an eternal spiritual personality. From Ramanuja I will accept two teachings; the concept of devotional service, unpolluted by karma and jnana, and service to the […]

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Sri Jaiva Dharma 1st part

Sri Jaiva Dharma 1st part This compelling narrative based on spiritually developed personalities and others in cultured Bengali life a few hundred years ago, serves as the basis of Śrila Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s presentation of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava philosophy, from its basic tenets to its esoteric pinnacle. Woven into the story are penetrating philosophical questions that […]

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Sri Madhurya Kadambini

Sri Madhurya Kadambini Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti has given us a detailed analysis of the obstructions to our individual and collective devotional service. He has given us a sublime outline of the stages of progress up to prema [ecstatic love of God]. Now the challenge is before each of us to fully use what he has […]

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Srimad Bhagavatam

Srimad Bhagavatam The Srimad Bhagavatam is the science of Krishna, the Absolute Personality of Godhead of whom we have preliminary information from the text of the Bhagavad-gita. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has said that anyone, regardless of what he is, who is well versed in the science of Krishna (Srimad-Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita) can become an authorized preacher or […]

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Saranagati

Saranagati This axiomatic tenet of Vaisnavism is expounded clearly in the following famous verse which states that the process of surrender is: “Accepting everything favourable to devotion to Krishna, rejecting everything unfavourable to devotion to Krishna, being confident that Krishna will grant His protection, embracing Krishna’s guardianship, fully offering one’s self to Krishna, and realizing […]

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Sri Upadesamrta

Sri Upadesamrta by Srila Rupa Gosvami This unprecedented edition contains the commentaries Srila Radha-ramana dasa Gosvami, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada. Translated from the Hindi edition of Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, Sri Upadesamrta gives instructions indispensable for practitioners of the devotional path. Without following these instructions, entering the realm of […]

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SANKHYA, AYURVEDA, & BHAKTI

Sankhya, Ayurveda & Bhakti An applied understanding of Sankhya philosophy and Ayurveda will provide you with a more solid foundation for your practices and progress in bhakti yoga. Sankyha philosophy is the analytical study of the difference between matter and spirit and is explained in the Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-Gita. Ayurveda is applied Sankyha in the […]

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Guru Tattva

Guru Tattva Our only aim in life is to cultivate Krishna consciousness. This can only be done under the guidance or instruction of a devotee of Krishna. Sri Varshabhanavi-devi, Srimati Radharani, is most favored by Krishna. Worshiping her is most favorable for worshiping Krishna. No one is more favorable than Sri Radha. Those who are […]

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Srimati Syamarani devi dasi

Srimati Syamarani devi dasi After graduating from Music and Art High School in 1964, Syamarani dasi became a student at New York City College, majoring in art and history. In 1966, at the age of 19, she met her spiritual master. .

Her spiritual master is His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder-acarya of […]

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Sripad Bhaktivedanta Nemi Maharaja

Sripad Bhaktivedanta Nemi Maharaja Sripad Bhaktivedanta Nemi Maharaja joined ISKCON in 1973, took hari-nama and diksa from Srila Prabhupada. He spoke at the first “Life Comes from Life” conference in Vrindavana in 1977, and travelled and preached in UK, East Africa, USA and Scandinavia. He joined Srila Gurudeva’s sanga in 1996, and since then has been […]

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