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Social Media and Website Strategy course

Monday, September 4th, 2017

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE: BOOK NOW!

“All you need to know about Social Media” 

Whether you are serving in ISKCON, an entrepreneur, wanting to learn or brush up your skills…this course is just for you!
The award winning, world class young entrepreneur Avelo Roy (Ajita Das) will be facilitating a two day interactive, fun, thought-provoking and engaging workshop.

 

At Bhaktivedanta Manor
Goshalla classrooms
10.30am – 5.30pm both days (lunch included)
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017
   
Book and pay to reserve your place asap:
 
 
£35 per day, £60 both days
 
Day One – The world of Social Media  

How does social media work? How and why do we use it? The impact of it, through a successful case study. The effects and the power of words, creating quick and promotional graphics, hash tag selection and much more….

Day Two – Advanced Skills

What are analytics and how do we use then through a successful case study. How to convert interesting people to take action by capturing their contact data, translating Facebook to site traffic, Facebook insights to Google analytics, maximise visibility, paid ads and organic posts.

 
 
 
For further enquiries, please email: Radha.mohan@krishnatemple.com

 

 

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.

Veda Course

Monday, September 7th, 2015

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 : 4th October – 20th December 2015
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 26th September 2015.

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

Bhaktivedanta Manor School & PreSchool Summer Showcase

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Gurukula puppet show

Summer Showcase Featuring Dramas Of

Appearance of Radha Kund by Reception Class

The Story of Lord Narsinghadev by Key Stage 1

Appearance of Lord Jagannnath – A musical by Key Stage 2

Performed at Ark Theatre, Borehamwood (more…)

Avanti House Secondary School

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Avanti Schools Trust are delighted to announce that Harrow Borough Council’s cabinet have approved plans for Avanti House Secondary School to be built on Whitchurch Playing Fields, Stanmore.

Cllr Susan Hall Rama Navami

Cllr Susan Hall (right), Leader of Harrow Council announced the good
news to the crowds on Rama Navami at Bhaktivedanta Manor

This long awaited decision follows just days after the completion of a feasibility study by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) who announced earlier in the week that the site is indeed suitable. That evening, Cllr Susan Hall, Leader of Harrow Council was kind enough to attend Ramnavami celebrations at Bhaktivedanta Manor, updating an audience of 2,000 with the latest good news.

The proposal has met with overwhelming and unanimous support from Harrow Council’s cabinet. A new secondary school on the site not only helps to meet the high demand for new school places in the area, but preserves the use of the land for community use; in particular sports and recreation. Avanti Schools Trust will therefore work closely with developers to ensure the school plays an active role in the lives of local people.

A state-of-the-art building will be the centrepiece for the 25 acre site. In addition to the specialised areas (such as performing arts, science and design & technology), sports will also feature prominently, with a full size artificial 3G sports pitch, further natural grass pitches and a multi-use games area.

Avanti Schools Trust will now begin developing a detailed planning application, to be submitted in the summer, enabling a partial handover of the building in time for September 2015, with full completion by September 2016.

On hearing that Harrow Council had granted the site for Avanti House Secondary, Nitesh Gor, Avanti CEO said: “It’s not just good news for the school trust and the parents and pupils, but the whole community of Harrow.

“It’s a really positive development for the school and it has been a long time coming. Once the school is built and there is a permanent base it will have been worth the wait.

“The location of the new school site will not only be perfect for our current students but for the whole community we will serve.”

Avanti Schools Trust will continue to post news of the project on our Facebook page

Sabbatical

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Bhaktivedanta Manor is is not just a temple or a place of pilgrimage but also a theological college. One of the most outstanding courses the Manor has been offering over the years is the 6 month Sabbatical. Launched in 2002-2003 the Sabbatical offers young male devotees the chance to immerse themselves in the study and practice of Krishna Consciousness – full time.

The first 3 months are spend based in ISKCON Chowpatty where devotees will also be taken on pilgrimage to Jagganath Puri, Vrindavan and Mayapur. They will partake in festivals and get to hear from the senior devotees there. An opportunity will also be given to live in the recently developed Govardana Eco Village and really experience simple living and higher think by practice of Krishna Consciousness in a self sufficient farm community.

For the second 3 months, devotees will be based at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Activities will include deity worship, goshalla, collage preaching, nama hatta and sanga outreach as well as travelling book distribution and instrument lessons. And if that wasn’t enough, each candidates will receive a full Bhakti Sastri degree at the end of it.

Therefore any devotees who have either graduated from University, thinking of taking a career break or just want to experience Krishna Consciousness on another level, the Sabbatical provides a great opportunity to realise your potential and solidify, strengthen and deepen their faith and practice of Krishna Consciousness.

The deadline is approaching soon so apply now and give it a try.

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Ancient Wisdom For A Modern World – The Mahabharata

Monday, March 11th, 2013

with Gaur Gopal das

Ancient Wisdom For A Modern World
Lessons From The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is one of the greatest epics of all time and indeed the longest Sanskrit work to exist. It’s 100,000 verses are filled with mystery and intrigue, politics and spirituality, love and warfare.

Mahabharat

The core story of the work is that of a dynastic struggle for the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan. The two branches of the family that participate in the struggle are the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Although the Kauravas is the senior branch of the family, Duryodhana, the eldest Kaurava, is younger than Yudhisthira, the eldest Pandava. Both Duryodhana and Yudhisthira claim to be first in line to inherit the throne.

The struggle culminates in the great battle of Kurukshetra, in which the Pandavas are ultimately victorious. The battle produces complex conflicts of kinship and friendship, instances of family loyalty and duty taking precedence over what is right, as well as the converse.

There are many lessons, both practical and spiritual, that we can take from this great epic. HG Gaur Gopal prabhu, an exceptional and inspiring speaker from ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai, will be taking us through some of these lessons – allowing us also to apply them in your day-to-day lives.

 

Gaur Gopal prabhu

Gaur Gopal prabhu

Date: Saturday 20th April 2013
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue:
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10

For more information, please e-mail cvs@krishnatemple.com, or call +441923 851010

You can sign-up using Paypal (see link below), or at the Manor reception.

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London Bhaktivedanta Academy for Cultural Education

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

 

On 29th December 2012, HH Bhakti RasamritaSwami was special guest to the first London BACE, Bhaktivedanta Academy for Cultural Education, a house where full-time students can cultivate Krishnaconsciousness whilst meeting the rigours of university life.

The idea came from the brahmacaris Ananda Caitanya das, Jankinath das and Ghanashyam Priyadas, who all saw the success such student houses are having in Mumbai, India, and wanted to replicate it here. They regularly visit the place, located in the heart of Camden Town, to inspire the boys in Krishnaconsciousness, giving classes as well as one-to-one time to the residents.

 

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The nine boys have five floors to enjoy, including a view of the London skyline from the roof, fibre opticinternet for their study, and their very own Gaura-Nitaideities which they worship daily. Shiv Dattani, a resident and employee at KPMG, said “One of the best things about the house is we can all chant ourjapa early together before we go out for the day and when we come back we have a home-cooked meal waiting for us, lovingly prepared by a devotee fromISKCON-London!”

On the day of Bhakti Rasamrita Swami’s visit, hespoke about the importance of cultivating good character as devotees in society, behaving like gentlemen, and acting with responsibility, especially given their new-found freedom in living independently from their parents. He subsequently named the house “Govardhan”, after the worshipable hill near Vrindavana, India, telling the boys to become rock-solid in spiritually and their studies simultaneously.

Next year, the plan is to open more of these student houses around London, with many places available for young working professionals and university students.

Become a Governor for the Manor School

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Become a Governor for the Manor School

The Bhaktivedanta Manor Primary School is seeking expressions of interest/ applicants to be a school governor from people with a wide range of skills, experience and backgrounds across the local community.

Being a School Governor does involve a time commitment but it is also rewarding in that it enables you to make a contribution to the community, children and young people.

A number of posts remain to be filled in our school.

If you are interested, further information about the role of a school governor and application forms are available by emailing padma@krishnatemple.com

ISKCON Redbridge Celebrations

Friday, September 7th, 2012

 

The ISKCON Redbridge centre, which is located in east London, opened with the aim of bringing together local devotees and to give others the opportunity to learn about and practice the process of Krsna consciousness. Now it is much than a venue – it serves as the focal point of the local devotee community.

Celebrations last month started with a harinam in Ilford town centre led by Kripamoya das, who plays an advisory role for the community. The programme included a Servant of the Servant awards ceremony, which followed the theme of the Olympics with gold, silver and bronze medals being awarded. Four graduates from the Bhakti Sastri course were awarded certificates for passing the course that was at the centre as well.

Vishal Merai, chairman of the community’s leadership committee, commented “Our anniversary event allowed us to celebrate our progress to date and show our gratitude to the many people that have helped make ISKCON Redbridge a success over the last 12 months. Going forward, we will look to continue to endeavour to achieve our aim of developing ISKCON Redbridge into a community of care that empowers those that show an interest in the movement and to continually experiment so that we can remain vibrant in the ways in which we present Vedic teachings and culture in the context of modern, British society.”

 

ISKCON Redbridge runs various weekly activities that include a Sunday Feast class, Krishna Club for children, Bhakti Vriksha sessions, hatha yoga as well as  Bhagavad Gita, Sanskrit and harmonium classes. The community has celebrated several festivals over the last 12 months, such as Govardhan Puja, Gaura Purinma and Janmastami. The Janmastami festival attracted 170 people and the programme consisted of a talk, Krishna bhajans and a harmonium performance.

The ISKCON Redbridge community will be supported by Avanti Court Primary School, one of the latest I-Foundation schools, which is due to open its doors in September 2012 and will have almost 900 children attending when it runs at full capacity.