Centro Studi Bhaktivedanta Cultural Association (CSB), headquartered in Ponsacco in the province of Pisa, is a non-profit and non-partisan association. It was founded in 1995 with the purpose of promoting the culture, traditions and spirituality of India.
This goal is pursued by spreading throughout Italy and abroad the teachings of the spiritual tradition of Yoga and of the Hindu-Vedic texts by publishing translations, commentaries, printed texts and audio and video publications (www.csbstore.com) and by using websites and blogs and any other available media.
CSB also offers conferences, seminars and courses on-site and via Internet at cultural Institutes, schools and universities, trade associations (arts, crafts and professions), religious institutes and through study trips to India (www.viaggidellanima.com). We have been organizing E.C.M. training events (Continuing Medical Education, with accreditation from the Italian Ministry of Health) and seminars on the leadership of well-being, for the enhancement of human resources. Some of our courses held at universities, have been validated by the Italian Education Authority and teachers at all levels received professional development credits from attending these courses. The core of the school is made up of courses in Traditional Indian Sciences (psychology and spirituality of yoga, Ayurveda or the science of health, sociology, pedagogy, philosophy, art and architecture). It allows, through individually personalized courses of study, for the rediscovery and enhancement of inner resources and thus elevating these resources to a higher awareness.We make use of meditation experiences derived from the tradition of Yoga.
This knowledge is of great help to solve existential problems, problems within families, work, and in every other social environment. Our Courses in Traditional Sciences of India, which are accessible to anyone, allow for the achievement of certifications and skills that can be used on a professional level. The Academic Department of the Centro Studi Bhaktivedanta called Bhakti Yoga College is recognized by the State of Florida (USA) and is authorized to grant academic degrees such as Master (MA) and Doctorate (Ph.D.).
Centro Studi Bhaktivedanta also offers the opportunity to attend courses of Spiritual Counseling for the Harmonization and the Development of the Qualities of the Soul (www.csbcounseling.org).C.S.B. is qualified for the delivery of such courses and is a member of the Free University of Counseling. The Diploma of the Counselor C.S.B. allows for the entry in the register of the Italian Professional Association of Counselors. The entry to this register grants the access to certification for Counselor accredited by the FAC (Federation of Associations for Certification).