Gurukula Purpose

  • To give children (ages 8-15) a comprehensive understanding and practical experience of Vaisnavism that will last their lifetime.

Gurukula Sampradaya:

  • Sri Brahma-Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya

Branch of Vedanta Philosophy:

  • Achintya-bheda-bheda Tattva

Gurukula Curriculum (Over a seven year period)

  • Smriti Mantras (Puranas, Itihasas)
  • Shruti Mantras (Upanishads, Samhitas)
  • Purana Stories (Mahabharat, Ramayan, etc)
  • Yoga & Pranayama
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Vaisnava Bhojana (Cooking)
  • Vaisnava Kirtan (Devotional Music)
  • Vaisnava Puja (Worship)
  • Vaisnava Acar (Etiquette)
  • Vedanta Philosophy 1 (Bhagavad Gita)
  • Vedanta Philosophy 2 (Puranas, Ithihasas)
  • Vedanta Philosophy 3 (Upanishads)

(To receive a copy of the Gurukul Syllabus contact Maha Visnu Das)

Diploma (awarded upon graduation):

  • Bhakti Yoga Sastri

Gurukula Calendar 2017:

  • Sunday, September 10 - Sunday, December 19

Gurukula Schedule:

  • Sundays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Gurukula Supplies & Uniform:

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

Gurukula Enrollment Deadline for 2018:

  • Sunday, November 26, 2017

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. There served 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.

Contact: Maha Visnu Das
Maha Visnu Das
Gurukula Mahasayi
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