Gurukula Philosophy and Vision

Children of Vaisnava parents should, upon acheiving adulthood, have the desire, knowledge and confidence to choose to live an uplifting and fulfilling life based on the principles of Vaisnavism. These Vaikuntha children should be given the ability to create and sustain an uplifting spiritual environment for themselves and their future families. No matter where they go or what career they have these Vaikuntha children should be able to live a  life of strong spiritual character and maturity. It is with this intention that this Gurukula endeavors to serve the parents and children of Massachusetts.

Gurukula Purpose

To give children a comprehensive understanding and practical experience of Vaisnavism.

Gurukula Curriculum (Overview)

(Over a four year period)

  • Kirtan
  • Mantras
  • Purana/Itihasa
  • Puja (Deity Worship)
  • Vaisnava Acar (Etiquette)
  • Sadhana and Yoga (Daily Spiritual Practices)
  • Bhakti Sastri Overview 1 (Bhagavad Gita)
  • Bhakti Sastri Overview 2 (Isopanisad, Upadesmrita, Bhakti-rasamrita)
  • Bhakti Vaibhava Overview (Srimad Bhagavatam)


Gurukula Calendar 2017:

  • Sunday, September 10 - Sunday, June 10

Gurukula Schedule:

  • Sundays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Gurukula Supplies & Uniform:

  • Yellow Chaddar/Dupata (Provided by parents)
  • Notebook

Gurukula Enrollment Deadline for 2017:

  • Saturday, August 19 (Janmastami)

Gurukula Tuition:

  • $25 p/mo. ($225  Full school year for 2017)

Gurukula Admission Policy:

The Gurkula currently has place for only 10 students in the Junior class and 10 students in the Senior Class. Admission to the Gurukula takes place after interviews with both the parents and prospective student. For more detailed information on admission policy and student requirements please contact Maha Visnu Das.
Massachusetts' Vaisnava Gurukula
Karunya Rasa came to Krsna consciousness in 1976 in Chicago. Her son, Vyasadeva, grew up for a time in the temple community in Evanston, Ill. until he was sent to be educated in some of the many US Gurukulas of the day. In 1985 At the age of 11 he was sent to the Vrndavan Gurukula in India where he studied for a year and then transferred to the Mayapura Gurukula in W. Bengal where he remained for the following 14 years.

Vyasadeva received diksa initiation in 1990 at the age of 17 and received the name Maha Visnu. Two years later he received Brahmana initiation and graduated Mayapura Gurukula. In addition to secular studies he learned to read and write Sanskrit, became fluent in Bengali and completed in-depth studies in Vaisnava and Vedic culture and philosophy from Bhakti Sastri to deity worship and music to cooking. Rather than leaving after graduation Maha Visnu remained in the Mayapura Gurukula for almost another decade where he successfully served, first as an Asrama and Sastra teacher, then as Asrama Coordinator, and a stint as interim Principal. After completing his assignments he moved to Norway in 1999.

In Norway he continued teaching Krsna consciosness as he served the Norwegian and Swedish ISKCON yatras. In 2000 he led the original team of devotees who conceived, developed and organised the first Annual Scandinavia Bhakti Sangam. He went on to serve on ISKCON's Scandinavian Regional Council until his return to the United States.

Upon his return to the US in 2002 Maha Visnu served the ISKCON Boston Temple in various capacities from Head Pujari, to Vice President and President. He now lives in Massachusetts where he and his wife have recently opened the Radha Krsna Gurukula Mandir.
Maha Visnu Das
Gurukula Teacher
Gurukula Admission Form
Please fill out and submit the completed form below. All information is kept confidential and for Mandir  use only.
155 Otis Street, Northboro, MA. 01532
Sri Radha Krsna Gurukul Mandir
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