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Manor Newsletter online

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

You can view the latest Bhaktivedanta Manor newsletter online at the link below (as a downloadable PDF file):

http://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/December-2018_web.pdf

Highlights include:

Diwali Celebrations: Festival of Light Illuminates the Manor

A letter to the community from His Grace Sruti Dharma prabhu

Srila Prabhupada remembered with inspiration and reflection

Book Marathon 2018: “Follow his footsteps, reach the doorsteps”

Over 300 university students inspired by Retreat

Sri Krishna Haveli Update

Community member honoured by the Queen

 

Community Newsletter

Monday, October 8th, 2018

You can view and download the PDF version of the “October 2018” edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter below:

OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

(For higher resolution images, download the PDF file)

Contents:

Celebrating Krishna’s advent ………………………………3

Offering our love to Srila Prabhupada …………………..7

Radharani: the bestower of devotional service ………..8

Thanking the Patrons …………………………………………9

Ratha yatra along Brighton’s promenade …………….10

World Holy Name Festival 2018 ………………………..10

St Bartholomew’s class of 1968 …………………………11

New National Communications Director ……………..11

Strides along the sunny South-east coast ……………..11

The Commission on Religious Education ……………..12

The Bhadra Campaign …………………………………….12

Avanti Nights ………………………………………………..13

The best ever Soul Expressions …………………………..13

Youth convention in Belgium ……………………………..14

Pandava Sena Retreat to Sweden ……………………….15

“Vigilance and bravery” during Hay Barn fire ……….16

Eastbourne …………………………………………………..17

Consciousness in Science …………………………………17

Sri Krishna Haveli project update ……………………….18

The Gita Walk ……………………………………………….20

OMBUDS Programme

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

ISKCON UK has established an Ombuds program so devotees can raise concerns, dealing with interpersonal conflicts and find clarity on ISKCON policies and practices. The team are from different parts of the UK and are a diverse group of devotees. They have been trained by Vraja Vihari prabhu from ISKCON Resolve. The idea is to work towards “zero barriers”- so that members of ISKCON should be able to raise, in good faith, concerns they have, and discuss how they can be addressed.

An ISKCON UK Ombuds will listen to you and help you consider the various options you have in dealing with a matter or issue, big or small. ISKCON UK Ombuds are totally confidential (except imminent risk), independent of Management in their capacity of Ombuds, neutral, and informal (conversations are off the record).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR CONTACT DETAILS PLEASE WRITE  TO:  ISKCONOMBUDSUK@GMAIL.COM

Manor Newsletter online

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The “April 2018” edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter is now available online HERE

To access higher resolution version of the photos, you can download the PDF file. 

Main articles include:

An audience with the Queen

Conscious Leadership – Radhanath Swami speaks in UK Parliament

The new Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire

Latest news about Shree Krishna Haveli project 

Initiation Policy Document

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Over the past year, after much thought and discussion, Bhaktivedanta Manor Initiation Committee has made significant changes to the standards and procedures for initiation. We hope you will find the new Initiation Procedures & Standards Policy more informative and fairer. The standards have been revised and separated into two categories; essential and desirable, making them more realistically achievable.

Devotees who feel they are ready for first or second initiation, and who wish to have the previous initiation policy applied to them, MUST email the information requested below to initiation@krishnatemple.com by midnight 31/12/13 (you must submit the details again, even if you have supplied this information in the past to your mentor/member of management etc):

1) your legal name and, if applicable, your spiritual name

2) your contact telephone no.

3) whether you are desiring first or second initiation

4) name of your Sanga/Bhakti Vriksha/Nama Hatta leader

5) name of your mentor

We will discuss with your mentor or yourself your personal situation, and (if appropriate) we will apply the previous policy to you if that is your wish.

The new Initiation Procedures & Standards Policy will apply to ALL devotees from 01/01/14 other than those who have supplied the above details to initiation@krishnatemple.com before the deadline of 31/12/13 and have been accepted to be assessed on the previous policy.  In all cases, any letters of recommendation for initiation will be valid for a period of one year only. If initiation is not taken within that period, the new policy will apply in full. Devotees are therefore strongly advised that they as soon as possible:

  • read through the new policy
  • register with the Mentorship System
  • begin following the procedures and standards as set out in the new policy

Devotees should especially note that if they do not email their details before the 31/12/13 then it will be at least two years from the time that they start following the requirements set out in the new policy before they may be recommended for initiation. After 31/12/13 devotees should NOT come directly to the Initiation Committee requesting initiation but rather their mentor should approach the Committee when they feel the time is appropriate – more details in the policy.

See below to view the Initiation Procedures & Standards Policy; paper copies are available from the Manor reception desk. We request all devotees to carefully read through the policy as it is very likely that it will affect you at some stage in your Krishna conscious journey whether you aspire for initiation in the future, or whether you are already initiated and are guiding someone else.

For those wishing to attend the Guru and Disciple Course by Kripamoya prabhu and Srutidharma prabhu, the next course will be on Saturday 30th November 2013 from 10am to 4pm at Bhaktivedanta Manor. For more information, and to register, please visit the Manor reception or log-on: http://www.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/home/?p=8159

your servants,

Bhaktivedanta Manor Initiation Committee

 

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