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Introductory Course for Women

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Spiritualised Living

This is a three month residential course, starting 6th April 2015 ending 30th June 2015.

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Learn Simple Living, High Thinking
Experience devotional lifestyle at Bhaktivedanta Manor amongst devotees and likeminded students. Learn to built up a regular sadhana (devotional practise) by attending the daily morning and evening program in the temple room.

We offer a variety of service engagements as, temple cleaning, assisting in the kitchen, food distribution, farming, milking cows, outdoor congregational chanting, book distribution and home programs etc.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week in the afternoon.

The syllabus
The course covers the studies of: Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy and Vaishnava Culture.

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded with a certificate.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

Fees
A nominal charge of £ 150 applies for the basic cost of study material, accommodation, food, and devotional clothing.

Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

For application and inquiry please contact:
vaisnavi@krishnatemple.com

Spiritualised Living

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Introductory Course for Women

This is a three month residential course, starting January 5th 2015 ending March 31st 2015.

Learn Simple Living, High Thinking
Experience devotional lifestyle at Bhaktivedanta Manor amongst devotees and likeminded students. Learn to built up a regular sadhana (devotional practise) by attending the daily morning and evening program in the temple room.

We offer a variety of service engagements as, temple cleaning, assisting in the kitchen, food distribution, farming, milking cows, outdoor congregational chanting, book distribution and home programs etc.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week in the afternoon.

The syllabus
The course covers the studies of: Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy and Vaishnava Culture.

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded with a certificate.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

Fees
A nominal charge of £ 150 applies for the basic cost of study material, accommodation, food, and devotional clothing.

Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

Contact us more information:

vaisnavi@krishnatemple.com

Please download the application form

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Spiritualised Living

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Introductory Course for Women

This is a three month residential course starting on the 7th April 2014 and finishing on the 30th June 2014.

Spiritualised Living
Learn simple living, high thinking, experience the spirituality of the temple morning program, learn to play Indian musical instruments, meet other students, temple devotees and make new friends and so much more.

The Bhaktin Program is to gain new skills and experience.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week with accompanying general temple services i.e. temple cleaning, support in the kitchen and assisting a number of festivals.

And on other days acquire new or improve upon your existing skills and experience in the following areas; book distribution, home visit programs, street procession (Harinam), food distribution, farming and milking cows, cooking and deity services etc.

Fees
A nominal charge of £150 will be asked for the course to cover basic costs of study materials, clothing etc. Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

The syllabus
The syllabus of the Introductory Course / Bhaktin Course is as follows:
Students will take part in general temple service duties and festivals together with their classroom studies.

Each Student will cover 3 handbooks entitled Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy, and Vaishnava Culture.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded Introductory Course certificates.

Please note there are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and returned to us.

Fees
A nominal charge of £150 will be asked for the course to cover basic costs of study materials, clothing etc. Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

Contact Jagat Priya devi dasi for more information:
jagat.priya@krishnatemple.com
Daytime phone number: 07776060697

Please download the application form

Bhaktin Programme

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Introductory Course for Women

This is a three month residential course starting on the 6th January 2014 and finishing on the 31st March 2014.

Please note there are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and returned to us.

Spiritualised Living
Learn simple living, high thinking, experience the spirituality of the temple morning program, learn to play Indian musical instruments, meet other students, temple devotees and make new friends and so much more.

The Bhaktin Program is to gain new skills and experience.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week with accompanying general temple services i.e. temple cleaning, support in the kitchen and assisting a number of festivals.

And on other days acquire new or improve upon your existing skills and experience in the following areas; book distribution, home visit programs, street procession (Harinam), food distribution, farming and milking cows, cooking and deity services etc.

Fees
A nominal charge of £150 will be asked for the course to cover basic costs of study materials, clothing etc. Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

The syllabus
The syllabus of the Introductory Course / Bhaktin Course is as follows:
Students will take part in general temple service duties and festivals together with their classroom studies.

Each Student will cover 3 handbooks entitled Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy, and Vaishnava Culture.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded Introductory Course certificates.

Contact Jagat Priya devi dasi for more information:
jagat.priya@krishnatemple.com
Daytime phone number: 07776060697

Please download the application form

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Sabbatical

Monday, August 12th, 2013

A Six Months Residential Course for Men

For those who are proficient in their understanding of Krishna Consciousness, the 6 month sabbatical course is an ideal opportunity to explore it further.

The first half of the Sabbatical takes place in India, where we discover the roots of the Vedic culture. There are seminars, practical workshops and training courses at ISKCON Chowpatty, a world-famous flagship centre of training and education. Living amongst 150 resident monks is certainly enlivening! There are also pilgrimages to holy places like Vrindavana, Mayapur and Jagannatha Puri. These unique trips offer us a glimpse into the spiritual world.

The second half of the course is based at Bhaktivedanta Manor focusing around completion of the Bhakti Shastri degree. Quality time is spent in studying the Nectar of Devotion, Nectar of Instruction, Sri Isopanisad and Bhagavad-gita. You will also gain an exposure to the variety of outreach activities at the Manor, and learn practical skills like public speaking, team leadership and project management.

First Half Course Date: 22nd Sept – 22nd Dec 2015
Second Half Course Date: 4th Jan – 26th April 2016
Venue: ISKCON Chowpatty (India) and Bhaktivedanta Manor
Second Half Course Fee: £200

There are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and sent back. Due date for completed application for the first half of the course is before 24th May 2015 and for the second half of the course before 28th Dec 2015.

For more information please email ashram@krishnatemple.com  or call 07930 464 750.

Veda Course

Monday, August 12th, 2013

A Three Month Residential Course for Men

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The residential Veda Course is designed for those wishing to gain a foundational understanding of bhakti-yoga. Over a period of three months, the following modules are covered: Theology and Philosophy, Devotional Practice and Vaishnava Culture.

You will experience the early-morning devotional programme, practical temple services and the variety of festivals that make Bhaktivedanta Manor famous. Living in a spiritual community will help you to deepen your knowledge, strengthen your faith and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

Course Date : 25th May – 22cd Aug 2015
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £200

There are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and sent back before 18th May 2015.

For more information please email ashram@krishnatemple.com  or call 07930 464 750.

Ashram Training

Monday, August 12th, 2013

A One Year Residential Training for Men

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Having completed the basic residential courses, one is offered the opportunity to become a resident at Bhaktivedanta Manor for one year.

A mentor will oversee your stay, carefully chalking out a tailor-made program which will inspire, educate, challenge and spiritually develop you. Your service will be focused in a particular area of the project such as university outreach, congregational development, temple maintenance, goshalla etc. Time will also be allocated for personal study according to one’s inspiration and interest.

This period is designed to help one ascertain whether a long-term career in monastic life is for them.

At the end of the course the graduates go on the annual brahmachari retreat. Watch the video of 2014 retreat below:

Course Date : 26th April 2016 – 31st May 2017
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor

For more information please email ashram@krishnatemple.com  or call 07930 464 750.

Spirituality Quest

Monday, August 12th, 2013

A One Week Residential Course for Men

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For those that want to get a taster for a week of spiritual life, this may just be the right course for you. Come to see, learn and experience the tranquillity of a harmonised spiritual lifestyle. A week packed full of nourishment on three different levels: Find out how to balance the demands of the body, mind and soul. Bhaktivedanta Manor is an ideal setting to learn how spirituality can be applied in our day-to-day lives, based on the principle of simple living and high thinking. This is the perfect opportunity for you to explore, as well as to energise your inner self.

Course Date : Winter/Spring 2016
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £50

There are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed.

For more information please email ashram@krishnatemple.com or call 07930 464 750.