Posts Tagged ‘Caitanya Caritamrta’

Caitanya-caritamrta Compact

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

with HG Sutapa das

Lord-Caitanya-Dances-with-His-Followers

In 1965, when Srila Prabhupada suffered sea sickness and multiple heart attacks on his voyage to America, his reading of Caitanya-caritamrta brought him great solace. He said it was the “nectarine of life” and his “source of vitality.” Srila Prabhupada also recollects how Caitanya-caritamrta was his spiritual master’s favourite book. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur had predicted that a time would come when people would learn the Bengali language simply to relish this classic composition of Krisnadasa Kaviraja Goswami. At present, however, Caitanya-caritamrta remains a relatively unexplored literature. Since the studies of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam are vast in and of themselves, many neglect the opportunity to bathe in the delightful narrations of Sri Caitanya’s life.

In 5 weeks, we hope to:
– Present an easy-to-follow overview of Sri Caitanya’s life
– Provide a ‘road map’ and framework for anyone who desires to explore the Caitanya-caritamrta in greater detail

Please Note: A foundational understanding of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam is recommended before undertaking this course. It is for more experienced devotees in Krishna consciousness.

Course Dates: Sundays 26th July & 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August 2015 (5 weeks)
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £30

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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Caitanya-caritamrta Compact

Monday, December 15th, 2014

with HG Sutapa das

Lord-Caitanya-Dances-with-His-Followers

In 1965, when Srila Prabhupada suffered sea sickness and multiple heart attacks on his voyage to America, his reading of Caitanya-caritamrta brought him great solace. He said it was the “nectarine of life” and his “source of vitality.” Srila Prabhupada also recollects how Caitanya-caritamrta was his spiritual master’s favourite book. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur had predicted that a time would come when people would learn the Bengali language simply to relish this classic composition of Krisnadasa Kaviraja Goswami. At present, however, Caitanya-caritamrta remains a relatively unexplored literature. Since the studies of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam are vast in and of themselves, many neglect the opportunity to bathe in the delightful narrations of Sri Caitanya’s life.

In preparation for Gaura Purnima 2015, we’ll immerse ourselves in Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s life and teachings, by studying this wonderful biography.

In 5 weeks, we hope to:
– To present an easy-to-follow overview of Sri Caitanya’s life
– To provide a ‘road map’ and framework for anyone who desires to explore the Caitanya-caritamrta in greater detail

Please Note: A foundational understanding of Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam is recommended before undertaking this course.

Course Dates: 26th July and 9th,16th,23rd,30th of August
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £30

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, or to discuss how you would like to proceed, please call Pradeep K on 07708 620256 or email cvs@krishnatemple.com

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Bhakti Rasamrita Swami

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
The extensive schedule of  Bhakti Rasamrita Maharaj’s upcoming classes at Bhaktivedanta Manor include:-

7.30am- 8.45am in the Temple Room

Friday 11th May (Srimad Bhagavatam)
Thursday 17th May ( Srimad Bhagavatam)
Friday 18th May, (Srimad Bhagavatam)
Saturday 26th May (Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 27th May ( Caitanya Caritamrita)
Friday 1st June ( Srimad Bhagavatam)
Saturday 9th June (Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 10th June ( Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 17th June, (Caitanya Caritamrita – London Rathayatra Festival)
Saturday 23rd June ( Caitanya Caritamrita)
Sunday 24th June (Caitanya Caritamrita)
(subject to change)

Bhakti Rasamrita Swami served as temple president in Mumbai, Belgaum and Vrindavan- which is the spiritual hub of world wide ISKCON temples. He has been preaching in many prestigious educational institutions all over India. Commemorating the hundredth birth anniversary of Srila Prabhupada in the year 1996, he travelled widely and conducted National level theistic debate competitions in various colleges and Universities across India and Nepal, covering 250 cities and over 5000 colleges.

In the month of March, 2010, honoring his dedication and devotion, He was awarded the order of Sannyasa (Renunciation) in ISKCON, with the title His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami. In his more than 23 years of dedicated devotional life in ISKCON, he has rendered several important services, preached in many countries of America, Europe and USSR, and continues to do so. Presently he is temple president of ISKCON Belgaum centre and is overseeing the development of a “self- sufficient vedic eco village” (Gokul Dham) in 450 acres of land nearby.