The following ten principles and values underpin the VTE’s approach to Training and Education:
1. Training and Education must be consistent with Srila Prabhupada’s
2. Training and Education is one of ISKCON’s main purposes.
3. The Brahmacari and Brahmacarini ashrams are educational institutes.
4. Effective training is individualised.
5. Effective training is scheduled and pro-active.
6. Effective training fulfils the needs of both the individual and the
7. Devotional service is based on free-will.
8. Krishna consciousness in dormant in everyone’s heart.
9. Effective training is goal-oriented.
10. The main purpose of training is character development.