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Bus Service from Stanmore

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

We are Happy to announce a Bus service on Sundays to Bhaktivedanta Manor Starting 21st October from Stanmore station.

This Service is sponsored by Olympia transport limited

Pick ups from Stanmore station.
Every Sunday at 11.30am and 6pm

Return from Bhaktivedanta Manor to Stanmore  at 3pm and 8.30pm.

Please note

  • You are required to reach on time in order to take this service.
  • The passenger is responsible to make his/ her own way in case of missing the bus.
  • This service is free of charge but we request you to make a donation to help with the consistency of the service.

Please contact Alpesh Patel on 07956907653 for more information

Fire in Goshalla Hay Barn

Friday, September 21st, 2018

We are glad to announce that the Temple is now open again for regular worship.

The Goshala (farm) is also open. The hay barn has been completely destroyed and fire fighters are onsite as the last remains of the fire burn out.

The main building of the Goshala, as well as the large barn and workshop areas, remain undamaged by the fire. No one was harmed and all the cows are safe.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

We are incredibly grateful to the fire services for their speedy response and clear expertise and bravery in tackling the blaze. They have been both vigilant, courageous and extremely well mannered.

We are also deeply grateful to an off duty police officer and two other lads, one with an English three lions tattoo on his upper arm, for jumping into action with a take charge attitude in clearing buildings and securing the site. They just happened to be visiting the farm and we do hope to track them down for an official community thank you.

We have lost a barn to a fire. It is devastating and we remain somewhat still in shock. However we are full of thanks to Lord Krishna in our prayers that all are safe and we will rebuild our barn.

 

 

 

Haveli construction work

Sunday, March 4th, 2018
 
As construction work of the Shree Krishna Haveli continues, there will be minimal impact to the temple, which remains open as per usual timings. 
 
However, there are some minor inconveniences:
 
Radharani’s Bakery has been relocated.
 
The Playground is closed and will remain so until the Haveli completion next year.
 
Tulsi houses have been relocated and darshana is now available. 
 
The driveway has been altered to facilitate construction. All car-parking remains the same.
 
Apologies for the Inconvenience
 
Learn more about how you can support the completion of the Haveli project: 

UK Premier: “The Joy of Devotion”

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

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There will be a UK Premiere screening of “The Joy of Devotion” documentary on the evening of Thursday 5th January, from 6pm, at the Camden Centre in London. The film was produced in honour of ISKCON’s 50th Anniversary.

 Organisers are honoured to confirm that HH Sivaram Swami will be the guest of honour, together with various other Prabhupada disciples.

This event is a collaboration between ISKCON-London and Bhaktivedanta Manor.

Tickets will be on sale from 9am Saturday 24th December at:

www.iskcon.london/iskcon50/joyofdevotion

Only £10 (includes snacks and gifts)

Book now to avoid disappointment!

 

Upcoming Special Classes

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Please note the following upcoming special classes and seminars by senior devotees:
All classes are in the Temple Room unless otherwise advertised. All morning classes begin at about 7.40am.
Caitanya Charan Prabhu
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Sunday 23rd October – Ramayana seminar pt 1
Monday 24th October – Ramayana seminar pt 2
Tuesday 25th October – Ramayana seminar pt 3

Bhakti Prabhava Maharaj
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Wednesday 26th October – Morning Bhagavatam class
Friday 28th October – Morning Bhagavatam class
Sunday 30th October – 1pm Afternoon class
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Bhakti Charu Swami
Sunday 30th October – Sitayana katha pt 2 (from Sita’s abduction to return to Ayodha)
Monday 31st October – Special Govardhan Puja class

Prahladananda Maharaj
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Sunday 30th October – 6pm Evening class
Tuesday 1st November – Morning Bhagavatam class
Wednesday 2nd November – Morning Bhagavatam class

Srila Prabhupada Garden Opening

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Everyone is cordially invited to  Srila Prabhupada Garden Grand Opening at Bhaktivedanta Manor
On Saturday 16th July from 3pm- 6.30pm

With special Guest: His Grace Yogesvara Dasa

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Please confirm you attendance with this link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/srila-prabhupada-garden-grand-opening-tickets-26115046808

The Event

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ISKCON a new garden will be opened and dedicated to His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and his early disciples who most courageously established ISKCON all over the world.

We are honoured to have special guest His Grace Yogesvara dasa with us, and as part as the ceremonies we will be launching his new book about Srila Prabhupada, Swami in a Strange Land.

 

Schedule

Serving Srila Prabhupada

1.00pm     Srila Prabhupada Abhiseka in the temple room

 

Garden Opening

3.00pm     Ceremonious Garden Opening

4.00pm       Dedication

4.15pm       Book Launch—Swami in a Strange Land

6.00pm       Prasad

 

Evening Presentation

7.30pm       Swami in a Strange Land presentation by Yogesvara Prabhu in the temple room

 

Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, Watford. WD25 8HE

 

Mens Sabbatical

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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A Six Months Residential Course for Men

For those who are proficient in their understanding of Krishna Consciousness, the 6 month sabbatical course is an ideal opportunity to explore it further.

The first half of the Sabbatical takes place in India, where we discover the roots of the Vedic culture. There are seminars, practical workshops and training courses at ISKCON Chowpatty, a world-famous flagship centre of training and education. Living amongst 150 resident monks is certainly enlivening! There are also pilgrimages to holy places like Vrindavana, Mayapur and Jagannatha Puri. These unique trips offer us a glimpse into the spiritual world.

The second half of the course is based at Bhaktivedanta Manor focusing around completion of the Bhakti Shastri degree. Quality time is spent in studying the Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction, Sri Isopanisad and Bhagavad-gita. You will also gain an exposure to the variety of outreach activities at the Manor, and learn practical skills like public speaking, team leadership and project management.

First Half Course Date:  Sept – Dec 2016
Second Half Course Date: Jan – April 2017
Venue: ISKCON Chowpatty (India) and Bhaktivedanta Manor
Second Half Course Fee: £250

There are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and sent back. Due date for completed application for the first half of the course is before 30th May 2016 and for the second half of the course before 28th Dec 2016.

For more information please email ashram@krishnatemple.com  or call 07930 464 750.

Veda Course

Friday, April 1st, 2016

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A Three Month Residential Course for Men

The residential Veda Course is designed for those wishing to gain a foundational understanding of bhakti-yoga. Over a period of three months, the following modules are covered: Theology and Philosophy, Devotional Practice and Vaishnava Culture.

You will experience the early-morning devotional programme, practical temple services and the variety of festivals that make Bhaktivedanta Manor famous. Living in a spiritual community will help you to deepen your knowledge, strengthen your faith and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

Course Date : 16th May – 14th August 2016
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £250

There are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and sent back before 8th May 2016.

For more information please email ashram@krishnatemple.com  or call 07930 464 750.

Bhakti Shastri

Monday, December 21st, 2015

A Four Months Residential Course for Men

For those who are proficient in their understanding of Krishna Consciousness, the 4 month course is an ideal opportunity to explore it further.

The course is based at Bhaktivedanta Manor focusing around completion of the Bhakti Shastri degree. Quality time is spent in studying the Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction, Sri Isopanisad and Bhagavad-gita. You will also gain an exposure to the variety of outreach activities at the Manor, and learn practical skills like public speaking, team leadership and project management.

Course Date: 4th Jan – 26th April 2016
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £250

There are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and sent back by 28th Dec 2015.

For more information please email ashram@krishnatemple.com or
call 07930 464 750.

 

Diwali Festival & Fireworks Cancelled

Friday, November 6th, 2015

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There will be no Fireworks, Dramas, Stage show or any other festivities.

The Bhaktivedanta Manor Festival Committee has made a decision to cancel the Diwali Festival, including the firework display and other festivities scheduled for Sunday 8th November 2015. An assessment of the car parking facilities was undertaken this morning. The areas of field used for car parking is water-logged, posing safety concerns for the public.

With the expected number of worshippers and vehicles on site, it would be difficult to park cars in the waterlogged field. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment (especially to children) this decision may have caused. We appreciate the firework display is a significant feature of the Diwali celebrations at Bhaktivedanta Manor. However, the safety of the public is paramount, we therefore appreciate your cooperation in this matter.