Mayapur Academy is a joint educational initiative of the Mayapur Deity Department and ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry with the aim of training brahmanas that are capable of fulfilling the needs of ISKCON communities.
The Mayapur Academy, commencing late 2007, will offer an outstanding range of innovative courses for devotees interested in developing their skills and ability as pujaris and brahmanas. These courses will present a relevant and challenging response to current demands of deity worship and brahminical services in ISKCON. They will be offered by some of the finest and most active educationalists in their fields in ISKCON. Underpinning the academic structure is a developing base of support; including training facilities and input from senior ISKCON members.
Mayapur Academy is aimed at developing devotees' proficiency in brahminical knowledge, skills and values through a wide range of courses which incorporate hands-on workshops and seminars including:
- Standard temple worship
- Brahminical culture and ethics
- Tulasi worship
- Deity dressing