Bhakti and the yoga ladder

A special look at Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12

Everyone is welcome to a three part seminar by Her Grace Urmila devi dasi

Dates: April 16th, 17th and 18th (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Time: 7:30 am

Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple room

Subjects covered:

  • What are common misunderstandings and confusions about bhakti?
  • What is the function of varnasrama?
  • What are the key bridges in bhakti and in the yoga ladder?
  • How can I accelerate my progress?

Urmila Devi Dasi, (also known as Dr. Edith E. Best), joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1973 in Chicago and became a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON.

Her primary work in ISKCON has been in the area of education. In 1982 in Detroit she and her husband, started an ISKCON primary school, where she served as Principal for eight years. She founded another primary and secondary school in North Carolina in 1990, where she was Principal for ten years. Urmila has compiled a guidebook for education in ISKCON and has been engaged in “writing and coordinating the development of a Krishna conscious academic curriculum for primary and secondary students”. For eight years she was the education columnist for Back to Godhead magazine, where she is presently an associate editor. In 2008 Urmila wrote a paper based on Īśopaniṣad about the philosophy of education to be followed at Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow.

Urmila teaches some courses, such as ISKCON History, at Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium.
In September 2010., she published her 3 volume set ‘Dr. Best Learn To Read’, a program consisting of a set of children’s reading books, teacher guides, and student activity books to take a young child from learning the English alphabet to fluent reading. The reading books are all stories about Krishna or related to Vaisnava/Vedic culture.



Published onThursday, April 5th, 2012

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