Bhakti-vrksha Notes

from Advaita Candra Prabhu

Children’s Programs

Minimum age 5 years old

Like Sunday School

Can go on at temple or in separate room from adult Bhakti-vrksha program

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Program:

Bhakti-vrksha Program

Led by coordinator and timekeeper

Emphasis on discussion rather than lecture

6 parts—duration maximum 90 minutes, then prasadam

  1. Icebreaker—10 minutes
  2. Kirtan using mantra sheet; take turns leading—10 minutes
  3. Discussion on 10 basic edifications (see Manual)—30 to 40 minutes
  4. Focus on chanting; reading from Sri Namamrta and chant one round of japa—10 minutes
  5. Focus on preaching; reading from Preaching is the Essence—10 minutes
  6. Prasadam and association

Follow-up

Real preaching starts after the program meeting ends. Regular cultivation is essential to success of program. Call participants during the week, 5-10 minutes only. Discuss on friendly platform, don’t mention program.

Some other ideas for follow-up: conference call, NetMeeting, email