Posts Tagged ‘teacher’

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

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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 Master and Disciple Course

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

with Kripamoya das and Srutidharma das

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“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)


VTE Teacher Training Course 1

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

with  Rasamandala Das   and  Abala Devi Dasi

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This six-day intensive course is highly participatory and suitable to a broad spectrum of devotees with a wide range of teaching experience. It is particularly appropriate for devotees involved in training. Preachers, managers, gurukula teachers, communications specialists and others interested in systematic training and education will also find it of immense value and interest. The features of this preliminary course are as follows:

  • Learn about teaching styles and methods, especially interactive and experiential
  • Explore Krishna Conscious approaches to educational theory and practice
  • Plan a lesson and write a corresponding lesson outline
  • Practice basic skills of speaking, facilitation and classroom management
  • Experience a fun, highly interactive and transformational course

Course Dates: Monday 22nd July – Saturday 27th July 2013
Timings:
Morning session: 10.00am – 1.30pm
Lunch: 1.30pm – 3.15pm
Afternoon session: 3.15pm  – 6.00pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £59

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or                   call 07539314457.
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.

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About the speakers
Rasamandala das joined ISKCON in 1973 at Bhaktivedanta Manor. He is director of ISKCON Educational Services and is currently helping Bhaktivedanta College set up a Single Honours course in Education Studies (to start September 2012 and validated by the University of Chester).
Abala Devi Dasi is originally from Greece, and read ‘Western Philosophy with Religious Studies’ in Oxford, where she also gained a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Religious Education / Secondary-level). She currently teaches Philosophy at Bhaktivedanta College and coordinates the much-esteemed Bhakti Shastri Course. She also co-ordinates the College’s mentoring scheme and it’s recently-launched career-guidance service. Abala has assisted her husband Rasamandala Das in teaching the TTC2 several times