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Social Media Course

Monday, May 7th, 2018

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE: BOOK NOW!

Social Media course 

Following on from the tremendous success of last year’s course on National Communications Day, Avelo Roy (Ajita Das) returns to share the latest cutting-edge tips and tricks of Social Media!

Whether you are serving in ISKCON, an entrepreneur, curious or wanting brush up your skills…this course is just for you!

The award winning, world class young entrepreneur will be flying in from India to facilitate an interactive, fun, thought-provoking and engaging day.

 

At Bhaktivedanta Manor

Goshalla (Gaura) classroom

10am – 6pm

Saturday 19th May 2018

   

£35 for the day (includes full lunch)

Book and pay to reserve your place NOW:

Book your place here via College website page 

(PayPal link at bottom of their page)

For attendees also wanting a one-hour personal consultation with Avelo: £50 altogether (arrangements will be made on the day)

Course content:

1) Why to Wow – Understanding why people should care about your cause and creating the “wow” factor around it

2) “Science of Persuasion” and its use in creating content for social media

3) Creating impressions everyday: Instagram stories and Facebook stories

4) Video marketing & the art of story telling

5) Paid ads & influencer marketing to target and attract potential seekers

6) Build-test-learn (Analytics)

7) An artificial Intelligence platform that will fill your festivals and events. 

 

For inquiries, email: Radha.mohan@krishnatemple.com

Cosmology On Trial

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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EXPLORING PROBLEMS WITH ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE THEORIES

What if you knew the answers to most cosmological problems that theoretical physicists keep from the public?

What if you could impress your colleagues, teachers, friends with your cutting edge analysis?

Is modern scientific explanation of the universe’s creation, being and future fact or a leap of faith? Come along to get a firm foundation of the Vedic understanding and what is available within the modern-day scientific realm from the author of the Amazon best seller, Vaiyasaki das. Below is an overview of what he’ll cover:
On Wednesday 27th evening :

1. Science & spirituality

2. Our understanding of the universe

3. What scientists know of the universe

4. Showing the evidence & which authority to accept

5.  Q & A
On Thursday 28th evening :

1. The future of the universe – the dark energy/dark matter enigma

2. The goldilocks enigma of the laws of nature

3. Modern cosmological findings since 2015

4. Understanding planet Earth

5.  Q & A

On Friday 29th evening:

1. Is the Earth we live on a globe or a horizontal plane?
2. The modern mechanistic model vs the personal Vedic model of reality
3. The Vedic 24 hour clock explained
4. The Big Bang model
​5.  Q & A
Course Dates & Times:  27th, 28th & 29th April 2016 | 7pm – 9pm Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor Course Fee: £15 for all sessions, £7 per session

For more information, please click here. To register, follow the Paypal link (on the web page) or visit the Manor reception.

Karma-free Baking

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Learning to make Crunchy Peanut Butter cookies and Carob Chip cookies

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This workshop is great for siblings and friends to get together and make some tasty treats together to take home. Not only this, but you will be given the recipes for these great cookies, so you can replicate them whenever required.

All equipment and ingredients will be provided, but you will need to bring a box/container to take home your goodies. Aprons and hats are also supplied for use during the class but you can bring your own if you wish.

Of course, everything we cook is for the pleasure of the Lord, so the workshop will end with a demonstration of how to offer items to the Lord.

Course Date: Saturday 25th July 2015
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: 
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £20

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

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Building a Successful Marriage

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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Last year, the percentage of marriages ending in divorce was over 40%. Many are shocked by this statistic, and indeed, the reality can be ugly. But it is definitely avoidable, often with the help of some simple advice and practical adjustments.

Married for over 30 years, and with three children, Kripamoya das brings together some ancient and modern wisdom in this interactive and insightful seminar.

Please come and share your thoughts, as well as hear about the following very interesting and relevant topics:

–          Can I really be a devotee and be married – at the same time?
–          Help! I’m a devotee but my partner isn’t!
–          Sorry, but I just don’t have time to Chant!
–          The breakfast of bliss – how to be spiritually powerful even before you eat your Weetabix
–          Every marriage is an ashram; every home is a temple
–          Four secrets of a successful marriage

Course Date: Sunday 12th July 2015
Time: 10am – 1.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15 per person

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

 

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Culture of the Divine

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

with HG Ter Kadamba das

1935400The ‘Culture of the Divine’ seminar will investigate the effect culture has on our everyday lives. How do we know the often unspoken social guidelines governing society actually work for our benefit, rather than keep us from realizing our full potential as human beings? What does the Vedic paradigm have to say about culture? Is it possible for us to apply principles from the Vedic model in our modern lifestyle, and if so, how? What would be the benefit?

 

Core Topics to be covered:

– What is culture?
– What function does culture play in our lives?
– What makes different cultures the way they are?
– How do cultures evolve?
– What is the reason for cultural conflicts?
– How do we resolve cultural conflicts?
– How do we apply Vedic principles in our modern lives?

Course Date: Sunday 2nd August 2015
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


About the speaker

A resident of Sridhama Mayapur, HG Ter Kadamba das spends two-thirds of the year studying in the dhama, and the other third travelling in the western world sharing his bounty. Amongst others, he has been carrying out an in-depth analysis of texts such as Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Upadeshamrita (Nectar of Instruction), Sri Isopanisad, Dasa Mula Tattva (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Jaiva Dharma (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Tattva-viveka (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Sad-darsana (HH Suhotra Swami), Apasampradayas (HH Suhotra Swami), Manu Samhita, Sri Tattva Sandarbha (Srila Jiva Goswami), Lagu Bhagavatamrita (Srila Rupa Goswami), Brahma Samhita, and Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 and 2.

Male-Female Psychology

Friday, April 24th, 2015

with HG Ter Kadamba das

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We are all feminine on the absolute plane, but within the material sphere of duality, we are either masculine or feminine, purusha or prakrti. Since this energy is a fundamental principle in creation, pervading individuals both within and without and in many areas of life, it must be understood with clarity by both sides. Our going back to Godhead is dependent on our realization of what vehicle we are moving around in, so as to negotiate it properly.

There is no doubt that with this knowledge, marriages, raising children, and all relationships can be developed and maintained much more effectively.

Some of the core topics that will be covered in this seminar include:
– Men should be sense controlled and sensitive
– Women should be satisfied and chaste
– What is a marriage really? Arranged marriages versus unarranged
– House versus home
– Communication: how + why does it break down between men and women
– Children: How to raise them and how not. When should the parents let go?

Going to the fundamental essence of this science can help one to understand the world from a much deeper perspective. Despite its relevance, these topics are not often talked about. Please come and make use of this great opportunity.

Course Date: Sunday 19th July 2015
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


About the speaker

A resident of Sridhama Mayapur, Ter Kadamba das spends two-thirds of the year studying in the dhama, and the other third travelling in the western world sharing his bounty. Amongst others, he has been carrying out an in-depth analysis of texts such as Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Upadeshamrita (Nectar of Instruction), Sri Isopanisad, Dasa Mula Tattva (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Jaiva Dharma (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Tattva-viveka (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Sad-darsana (HH Suhotra Swami), Apasampradayas (HH Suhotra Swami), Manu Samhita, Sri Tattva Sandarbha (Srila Jiva Goswami), Lagu Bhagavatamrita (Srila Rupa Goswami), Brahma Samhita, and Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 and 2.

The philosophy is penetrating and thought-provoking, and Ter Kadamba’s mastery of the topic is exceptional. Combined with this, his delivery is peppered with a wit and humour that will have the most straight-faced amongst us chuckling away.

Deity Worship Course

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The Essentials of Deity Worship

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“Generally in the conditioned state we are contaminated. But this worshiping system called arcana-vidhi cleanses the polluted heart and one becomes actually fit for becoming qualified brahmana.” (SP to Brahmananda, 15th September, 1968)

Srila Prabhupada instituted in ISKCON the most exquisite standards of Deity Worship and his desire was for these standards to be maintained.

At Bhaktivedanta Manor, our attempt is to please Their Lordships and Srila Prabhupada by maintaining and excelling these high levels of service and devotion. Every day, Sri Sri Radha-Gokulananda, Sri Sri Sita-Rama Laxman Hanuman and Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai are daily given 6 offerings and aratis, bathed and dressed twice.

Of course, serving the deities is not child’s play. Amongst many things, it requires knowledge, attention to detail and devotion. Furthermore, it requires training. To this end, this course, “The Essentials of Deity Worship”, is being organised to ensure that the standards of worship to Their Lordships continue to develop and increase. The sessions will be facilitated by Murli Manohara Prabhu and Gadadhara Prabhu, head pujaris at ISKCON London and Bhaktivedanta Manor, respectively.

There will be two days of lessons and practical workshops giving in depth insights into the theory and practice of deity worship in the temple environment. So whether you are currently engaged in deity worship at the Manor, or hope to be in the future, please attend this course. Open to both first and second initiates.

The content of the two days’ training is given below:

Saturday 27th June 2015 (please note, change of date)

  • Why perform deity worship?
  • The Lord is present in His deity form
  • Definition and goal of arcana
  • Authenticity of deity worship
  • Pancaratrika & bhagavata-vidhi
  • Practical Sessions on acamana and offering arati

Saturday 4th July 2015 (please note, change of date)

  • Qualifications for arcana
  • Position of the spiritual master
  • Variations in arcana procedures and standards of worship
  • Mood of worship
  • Values, attitudes, and behavior of a pujari
  • Purity
  • Practical Sessions on bhoga offerings & waking and resting the deities

“If one attains perfection in Deity worship, that is called arcana-siddhi. Arcana-siddhi means simply by Deity worship one goes back to Godhead immediately after this life. So this arcana-siddhi program is given in the Narada-pancaratra especially for the householders. Householders cannot undergo strict disciplinary activities of austerity, therefore for every householder the path of arcana-siddhi is very much recommended.” (SP to Himavati, 18th March, 1969)

Course Dates: each Saturday from 27th June 2015 (2 weeks)
Time: 10am – 5pm (lunch will be provided, 1pm-2pm)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £40

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

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The Good Parenting Guide

Friday, March 20th, 2015

with HG Sridama das and Kaishori devi dasi

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“The two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.”~ Hodding Carter Jnr

Scripture explains that one of the main duties of the parents is to bring up one’s offspring to become devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

However, raising children to become moral, upstanding citizens in society is difficult enough, what to speak of inculcating devotional qualities in them. In this age of Kali, there are so many adverse influences, that it can seem nigh on impossible to make your children Krishna conscious.

However do not fear…

Please come along to this seminar and learn some practical hints and tips that will clarify your doubts and help you to raise your children and give them the best possible opportunity for a bright future, from all points of view.

Course Date: Sunday 3rd May 2015
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue:
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

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About the speakers
Sridama das and Kaisori devi dasi are senior disciples of His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj, and members of the Radha-Gopinath Temple (Chowpatty) community. They have been pivotal in developing the Mentorship System in Chowpatty, and in recent years, have travelled to many countries around the world, inspiring and helping other temples to do the same.

 

Gundica Marjanam…

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Cleansing the mirror of the heart

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During Caitanya Maharapbhu’s 18 year stay in Jagannath Puri, the Lord would annually gather together hundreds of associates and together they would clean the Gundica Temple, in preparation for the Ratha Yatra and the arrival of Lord Jagannath. It was a wonderful jubilant affair that is described in detail in Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya 12.

But this cleaning was no ordinary cleaning. It carries a great symbolism for the gradual process of cleansing the heart of the conditioned living entity through the practice of Krsna consciousness. It is described that according to the cleanliness of the heart of the individual, he was able to clean with greater quality.

Date: Course cancelled
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 (all proceeds to go to the College of Vedic Studies, Bhaktivedanta Manor)

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

Gaur Gopal prabhu

HG Gaur Gopal das

About the speaker
His Grace Gaur Gopal Das is a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami and is based in ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai, India. He has lectured extensively throughout India, including the top educational and business institutions. Over the past 10 years, he has also been regularly travelling to the UK and Europe in order to deliver lectures and seminar on varying aspects of Vedic Culture and Krsna consciousness, wowing his audiences with his unique mix of deep knowledge and witty humour. His talks enable people to understand the books of Srila Prabhupada in a digestible, enlivening and practical way.

The Path of Transformation…

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Lessons from the Life of Dhruva

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The Story of Dhruva Maharaj, described in the Fourth Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam, is profound and instructive in so many ways. A young prince, wounded by the ignominy of rejection from his father, enters the forest to find the Lord and demand a kingdom of his own. Instructed by the great sage Narada, his severe austerities not only gain him an audience with the Lord, but at the same time transform him. His mission was initially highly motivated but ended in him taking full shelter of the Lord without any desire for self-gratification.

This was one of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s favourite pastimes, one that he would delight in hearing repeatedly. Come and get the essence of this wonderful narration and learn some of the invaluable life lessons it has to offer.

Date: Saturday 11th April 2015
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 (all proceeds to go to the College of Vedic Studies, Bhaktivedanta Manor)

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Gaur Gopal prabhu

HG Gaur Gopal das

About the speaker
His Grace Gaur Gopal Das is a disciple of His Holiness Radhanath Swami and is based in ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai, India. He has lectured extensively throughout India, including the top educational and business institutions. Over the past 10 years, he has also been regularly travelling to the UK and Europe in order to deliver lectures and seminar on varying aspects of Vedic Culture and Krsna consciousness, wowing his audiences with his unique mix of deep knowledge and witty humour. His talks enable people to understand the books of Srila Prabhupada in a digestible, enlivening and practical way.