Institute of Indo-Vedic Studies – Centro Studi Bhaktivedanta

Institute Type: Higher Education / Tertiary

Head: Marco Ferrini (Matsya Avatar das), Founder and President

Address: Via Manzoni 9/A 56038 Ponsacco (Pisa, Tuscany)

Contact Number: +39 0587 733730, +39 320 3264838

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.centrostudi.net/en

Residential Facility: Yes

Brief description of Curriculum: Academic Departments and Courses: • Dept. of Indo-Vedic Studies: Distance Learning Courses in Traditional Sciences of Yoga and Human Resources • Dept. of Relational Counseling: Online and Onsite Training Courses to become a counselor; Continued Counseling Education; Counseling Desk • Dept. of Yoga and Ayurveda: Online and Onsite Training Courses for Yoga Teachers and Ayurvedic Technicians • Dept. Kitchen of the Soul: Online and Onsite Training Courses in Natural, Vegetarian and Ayurvedic Cuisine

Other details: Founded by Marco Ferrini (Matsyar Avatar das) in 1996, the Institute of Indo-Vedic Studies - Centro Studi Bhaktivedanta (CSB) has its head office in Ponsacco, Pisa (Italy) and conducts its activities throughout Italy and abroad. Born as recognized non-profit association and for social promotion one, the CSB has been recognized by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) in accordance with Directive 170/16. The institution is committed to spreading the universal wisdom of Yoga Psychology and Philosophy, with particular focus on the teachings of Bhakti Yoga according to the Vaishnava tradition, always integrating in the offered curriculum the Eastern vision with the Western one. Its aim is to preserve the holy scriptures and traditions of the Vaishnavas, the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Itihasas, Yoga Darshana and Ayurveda, to study them, following academic methods, in their historical and philosophical context, inspired by the teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and widespread through this Institute of Indo-Vedic Studies, Centro Studi Bhaktivedanta.