Posts Tagged ‘spiritual’

How to be Krishna Confident

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

with HG Ghanashyam Priya das

Krishna consciousness is for everyone, there is no doubt about it. Indeed, Srila Prabhupada built a house in which the whole world can live. But in order to invite the world into our wonderful home, we have to help them to see the benefits of doing so.

Too often we lack confidence in presenting Krishna consciousness to others. How can we make it relevant to others and at the same time remain true to the ultimate reality? At work, at home, with friends, giving talks – there are a multitude of arenas where, as devotees, we struggle to represent ourselves in a credible way.

With this in mind, the College of Vedic Studies brings to you a series of 6 seminars and workshops on how to present Krishna consciousness to a contemporary audience.

In this course we will cover:

  • Insights about sharing Krishna consciousness from scriptures: How have the representatives of the Lord shared his teachings?
  • Public speaking training. Guidance on how to prepare & research for a presentation. Tips on presentation styles and formats
  • How to relate our philosophy to key world events in fields such as politics, economics and religion
  • On the spot thinking. How to answer common questions around family challenges, benefits of meditation, reasons for being vegetarian etc.
  • How to connect our families, careers and networks to Krishna Consciousness
  • How to observe and understand what a person needs to take the next step in their spiritual journey
  • What is genuine care? How to provide 1:1 advice and guidance tailored to each individual

Course Dates: each Sunday from 21st June 2015 (6 weeks)
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £35

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (cash or card). 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 Speaker: 

Ghanashyam Priya Das is a lifestyle and meditation coach who is powered by the zeal to make ancient intelligence accessible, relevant and valuable to a modern audience. He has been invited to present on meditation and lifestyle topics to a number of well known institutions including the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics and companies such as the BBC, RBS, Lloyds and Barclays. A former President of ISKCON Pandava Sena and president of an award winning KCSoc at university he has 10 years of experience in sharing Vedic wisdom with students and professionals with great success. His workshops are inspired from international ventures to India and the U.S. He will share practical yet profound points from our sacred texts to assist you with your journey to becoming Krishna Confident. Graduating with a 1st Class BSc (Hons) degree from Cass Business School, he lived as a monk for 3 years at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Now a Innovation Consultant for a well known firm, he leads several workshops on collaboration and communication.

Guru and Disciple Course

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

with Kripamoya das

SP“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.”

– Bhagavad-gita 4.34

Scriptures are littered with references pertaining to the importance of accepting and serving a spiritual master. But the path to a “bona-fide” guru can seem rather hazy at best, and fraught with danger at worst.

This course is designed to help you understand the guru-disciple relationship on a deeper level, and thus demistify the entire process.

Learn more about the qualifications of a spiritual master, how to recognize and choose a bona-fide guru, the significance and process of initiation, how to associate with your guru, the characteristics of a good disciple and his or her responsibilities in the relationship. The course also touches on the particulars of what acceptance of a guru practically means in the modern context of ISKCON today.

Though this course is an essential requirement for those seeking spiritual initiation, it is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about this most sacred of relationships.

Date: Sunday 8th November 2015
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

Please note, this course is mandatory for taking spiritual initiation.

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (cash or card). 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

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Spiritual Master and Disciple Course

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

with His Grace Kripamoya das

SP“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.”

– Bhagavad-gita 4.34

Scriptures are littered with references pertaining to the importance of accepting and serving a spiritual master. But the path to a “bona-fide” guru can seem rather hazy at best, and fraught with danger at worst.

This course is designed to help you understand the guru-disciple relationship on a deeper level, and thus demistify the entire process.

Learn more about the qualifications of a spiritual master, how to recognize and choose a bona-fide guru, the significance and process of initiation, how to associate with your guru, the characteristics of a good disciple and his or her responsibilities in the relationship. The course also touches on the particulars of what acceptance of a guru practically means in the modern context of ISKCON today.

Though this course is a requirement for those seeking spiritual initiation, it is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about this most sacred of relationships.

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Necessity for accepting a Spiritual Master
  • The Qualifications and Characteristics of a Spiritual Master
  • The Qualifications and Characteristics of a Disciple
  • Procedures and Standards for Initiation (Diksa)
  • Etiquette between Spiritual Master and Disciple
  • Deviant Philosophies

Date: Sunday 12th April 2015
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

Please note, this course is mandatory for taking spiritual initiation.

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

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539 314457

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Spiritual Master and Disciple Course

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

with His Grace Kripamoya das

SP“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.”

– Bhagavad-gita 4.34

Scriptures are littered with references pertaining to the importance of accepting and serving a spiritual master. But the path to a “bona-fide” guru can seem rather hazy at best, and fraught with danger at worst.

This course is designed to help you understand the guru-disciple relationship on a deeper level, and thus demistify the entire process.

Learn more about the qualifications of a spiritual master, how to recognize and choose a bona-fide guru, the significance and process of initiation, how to associate with your guru, the characteristics of a good disciple and his or her responsibilities in the relationship. The course also touches on the particulars of what acceptance of a guru practically means in the modern context of ISKCON today.

Though this course is an essential requirement for those seeking spiritual initiation, it is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about this most sacred of relationships.

Date: Coming soon
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

Please note, this course is mandatory for taking spiritual initiation.

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

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539 314457

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Spiritual Health – with Bhuta Bhavana das

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Prabhupada would often write “I hope this meets you in good health” in his letters. We know we are not the body, but how do we ensure that we keep the body, which in another one of Krishna’s instruments, in a good condition so it doesn’t become an obstacle for us while we render service?

By the end of this seminar, you will:

  • Understand the 3 Ayurvedic body types and their differences
  • Know what types of foods work for your body type
  • Know what types of exercise work optimally for your body type
  • Understand how regulation helps keep the body and mind in a healthy state

Date: coming soon
Time: 10am – 4pm
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 07539314457.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Yoga Thursdays

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

with Ananga Mohini devi dasi

hatha yoga pic

Rejuvenate, harmonise and balance body, mind and soul with the practice of yoga.

Each class includes the practice of with asanas (physical postures) to release tension and stress, pranayama (breathing exercises) to focus and calm the mind and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) to feel recharged and revitalised.

Classes also include chanting of transcendental mantras. These sacred sound vibrations clear away negative emotions from our heart and help us connect to our real spiritual self. There by experiencing the joyful nature we hold within.

Date: Every Thursday starting 15th January 2015
Time: 6.45pm to 8.00pm (please try to arrive at least 5 minutes early)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, Herts WD25 8DT
Fee: £10 drop in or £50 for 6 classes to be used within 3 months

For queries and bookings please email gautama@live.co.uk or call 07519 882199

Please note the following guidelines:

  • Classes are for adults of all yoga levels
  • Bring your own yoga mat if you have one or one will be provided
  • Wear loose, comfortable and modest clothing
  • Avoid eating at least 2 hours before class

About the teacher:
Ananga Mohini devi dasi is a qualified hatha yoga teacher, accredited with the Yoga Alliance. Having practiced yoga for 8 years she is keen to share the benefits with others. With a transformed heart and mind she is inspired to help others on their journey to inner peace.

Spiritual Master and Disciple Course

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

with Kripamoya das and Srutidharma das

prabhupada20

“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.”

– Bhagavad-gita 4.34

Scriptures are littered with references pertaining to the importance of accepting and serving a spiritual master. But the path to a “bona fide” guru can seem fraught with danger and a rather hazy one.

This course is designed to help you understand the guru-disciple relationship on a deeper level, which is essential for spiritual progress, and thus demistify the entire process.

Though essential for those seeking spiritual initiation, this course is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about this most sacred of relationships.

Learn more about the qualifications of a Spiritual Master, how to recognize and choose a bona fide guru, the significance and process of initiation, how to associate with your guru, and the characteristics of a good disciple and his/her role. The course also touches on the particulars of what acceptance of a guru practically means in the modern context of ISKCON today.

Date: Saturday 10th May 2014
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

Mandatory for initiations. 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)


Spiritual Master and Disciple Course

Monday, July 8th, 2013

with Kripamoya das and Srutidharma das

prabhupada20

“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.”

– Bhagavad-gita 4.34

Scriptures are littered with references pertaining to the importance of accepting and serving a spiritual master. But the path to a “bona fide” guru can seem fraught with danger and a rather hazy one.

This course is designed to help you understand the guru-disciple relationship on a deeper level, which is essential for spiritual progress, and thus demistify the entire process.

Though essential for those seeking spiritual initiation, this course is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about this most sacred of relationships.

Learn more about the qualifications of a Spiritual Master, how to recognize and choose a bona fide guru, the significance and process of initiation, how to associate with your guru, and the characteristics of a good disciple and his/her role. The course also touches on the particulars of what acceptance of a guru practically means in the modern context of ISKCON today.

Date: Saturday 30th November 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

Mandatory for initiations. 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)


Spiritual Master & Disciple Course

Friday, April 12th, 2013

with Kripamoya das and Srutidharma das

prabhupada20

“Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth.”

– Bhagavad-gita 4.34

Scriptures are littered with references pertaining to the importance of accepting and serving a spiritual master. But the path to a “bona fide” guru can seem fraught with danger and a rather hazy one.

This course is designed to help you understand the guru-disciple relationship on a deeper level, which is essential for spiritual progress, and thus demistify the entire process.

Though essential for those seeking spiritual initiation, this course is relevant to anyone who wants to learn more about this most sacred of relationships.

Learn more about the qualifications of a Spiritual Master, how to recognize and choose a bona fide guru, the significance and process of initiation, how to associate with your guru, and the characteristics of a good disciple and his/her role. The course also touches on the particulars of what acceptance of a guru practically means in the modern context of ISKCON today.

Date: Sunday 2nd June 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Srila Prabhupada’s Darshan Room
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.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Yoga Classes

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Yoga Classes with Ananga Mohini devi dasi (Omi Gautama)
hatha yoga pic

Rejuvenate, harmonise and balance body, mind and soul with the practice of yoga.

Each class includes the practice of hatha yoga with asanas (physical postures) to release tension and stress, pranayama (breathing exercises) to unblock energy channels and calm the mind and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) to feel recharged and revitalised.

Classes also include the practice of bhakti yoga with the chanting of transcendental mantras. These sound vibrations clear away negative emotions from our heart. Scared sounds help us to connect to our spiritual self so we can experience the joyful nature we hold within.

About the teacher:
Ananga Mohini devi dasi is a qualified hatha yoga teacher, accredited with the Yoga Alliance. Having practiced yoga for 8 years she is keen to share the benefits with others. With a transformed heart and mind she is inspired to help others on their journey to inner peace.

Date: Every Monday from the 9th September to the 9th December 2013
Time: 6.45pm to 8.00pm (please try to arrive 10/15 minutes earlier)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, Herts WD25 8DT
Fee: £10 drop in or £50 for 6 classes to be used by the 9th December 2013

For queries and bookings please email gautama@live.co.uk or call 07519 882 199

Please note the following guidelines:

  • Classes are for adults of all yoga levels
  • Bring your own yoga mat if you have one or one will be provided
  • Wear loose, comfortable and modest clothing
  • Avoid eating at least 2 hours before class