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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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The Pastimes of Lord Caitanya

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Garuda das will be giving a special presentation on the pastimes of Lord Caitanya.

Day: Sunday 1st March

Time: 7.30am – 9am

Where: Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Temple Room

 

Garuda das (Prof Graham Schweig PhD) Garuda dasGaruda das was the first disciple of Srila Prabhupada to re-enter the academic arena for the sole purpose of establishing Vaishnava thought.   He is a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Program at Christopher Newport University, and was a resident fellow of the Centre for the Study of World Religions at Harvard

 

 

 

 

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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Gaura Purnima 2014

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Schedule, registration and travel details as below:

 

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We would like to encourage everyone to register for this event for prasadam and for children space purposes. Register using this link:-

https://gaurapurnima-2014.eventbrite.co.uk.

The route from ISKCON’s Soho Street Temple to the Grand Connaught Rooms:

Directions to the venue

For more information about directions and parking, please see below:

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Gaura Purnima Schedule

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Wednesday 27th March 2013

Lord-Chaitanya-DancingMorning Programme

3.00am  Beginning of 24 hour Kirtan

4.30am  Mangala Arati

6.50am  Guru Puja

7.20am  Deity Greeting and Kirtan

 

7.40am  Devotees leave for Metropolitan Police Bushey Sports Club , Bushey Herts, WD23 2TR 

8.00am  Special class by H.H Sivaram Swami and H.H Radhanath Swami

 

10.00am Abhiseka

11.00am Coaches leaving for Maha Harinam in London from Metropolitan Police Bushey Sports Club

3.30pm   Coaches Return to Metropolitan Police Bushey Sports Club

 

Evening Programme:

at the Allum Hall:

Manor House, 2 Allum Lane, Elstree WD6 3PJ

4.00pm  Bhajan and Kirtan

4.30pm  Performance by Bhaktivedanta Gurukula Students

5.00pm  Performance by Bhaktivedanta Players “The Golden Avatar

5.45pm  Feast

Gaura Purnima Festival

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Schedule for Thursday 8th March at Bhaktivedanta Manor

 

Morning Programme:                         

3:00am – 24 Hour Kirtans begin

4:30am – Mangalarati

7:00am – Guru Puja

7:30am – Deity greeting and Kirtan

8:00am – Performance (to be announced)

8:30am – Special Class on the Apperance of Lord Chaitanya

10:00am – Abisheka (bathing of deities of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda)

11:00am – Buses leave for Maha Harinam in London

 

Evening Programme:

 

4:00pm – Bhajans in Temple room

7:00pm – Gaura Arati

7:30pm – Feast (served in Tent)

*24 Hour Kirtans till 3:00am next morning*

 

 

 

Gaura Purmina is the appearance anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534) who is an incarnation of  Radha and Krishna combined.
On this day, which is a full-moon day, everyone fasts till moonrise, and people visit the temple to see the Deities of the Lord in the temple room. The devotees present dramas and classes about Lord Chaitanya’s activities. The Deities of Gaura-Nitai receive new clothes, and the devotees engage in extra kirtan. At moonrise we serve a prasad feast (sanctified vegetarian food).

 

The word caitanya means “living force,” carita means “character,” and amrta means “immortal.” As living entities we can move, but a table cannot because it does not possess living force. Movement and activity may be considered signs or symptoms of the living force. Indeed, it may be said that there can be no activity without the living force.

 

Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the pioneer of a great social and religious movement that began in India about five hundred years ago and that has directly and indirectly influenced the subsequent course of religious and philosophical thinking not only in India but throughout the world.