Madan Mohan Units of Study

Madan Mohan Units of Study
(each unit covers 8 – 10 weeks)

Year One

What Makes Someone Bhagavan?

Students study and analyze the six opulences of Krishna, making their own artistic booklets in the process.

Bhagavad Gita As It Is – Chapter Two, Contents of the Gita Summarized

Students have an opportunity to study this important chapter in detail. Independent study of the Gita is encouraged to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of Srila Prabhupada’s great literary achievement.

Preaching is the Essence: Prabhupada’s Mission

Students learn about Srila Prabhupada’s unending determination to fulfill the orders of his spiritual master. They follow his struggles and successes while starting worldwide preaching movement.

Vegetarianism and a Non-Violent World

Health, environmental, economic, and moral reasons for vegetarianism are explored. Man’s use of animals in research and testing is shown, as well as references to vegetarianism in other world religions. This session concludes with instruction on the importance of prasadam and how to offer your own food.

The Vedic View

Abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia are thoroughly explained. Popular reasons supporting and opposing the topics are discussed, concluding with the Vedic view.

 

Year Two

Vaishnava Behavior

The six loving exchanges among devotees, qualities of devotees, handling conflict and insults, Vaishnava relationships (with guru, superiors, equals) and forgiveness are covered.

The Pastimes of Lord Krishna

The qualities of Lord Krishna are discussed while studying some of the Lord’s pastimes from the Srimad Bhagavatam, Tenth Canto.

The Nine Islands of Navadwip

Students are taken on a tour of the various sites on the nine islands of Navadwip. They construct individual lotuses representing the nine islands that illustrate the holy places.

Media Madness

In this course, students are challenged to resist blind acceptance of the media. Intelligent use of television, the Internet, movies and literature is outlined, as well as the dangerous aspects of each.

Festivals of India – Part One

Students learn of the cultural and spiritual significance of 5 well–known festivals. They learn the way the holy days were traditionally celebrated and work together on various activities to celebrate their own “mini-festivals.”

 

Year Three

The Four Pillars of Religion

The four regulative principles are examined as students take a look at present day results of ignoring these ancient religious principles.

Stories from the Srimad Bhagavatam

The stories of King Bharat, Ajamila, and King Citraketu are related from Srimad Bhagavatam. After learning the stories, the children uncover and examine the underlying lessons found in each one.

Prayer

Students are encouraged to examine and improve their personal prayer lives. The mood of prayer, bhajans and chanting as prayer are discussed.

Is There Life on Other Planets?

Modern accounts of alien sightings and encounters are explained from a Vedic viewpoint. The possibility of life on other planets is discussed, UFO’s compared to heavenly vimanas, mystic powers, and a description of life on other planets are explored in this session.

Vaishnava Saints

The fascinating lives of Narottama Das Thakur, Haridas Thakur, Madhavendra Puri, Visvanatha Chakravati Thakur, Bilvamangala Thakur, and several great Vaishnavis are narrated.