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Bhagavad Gita – Competition

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Calling all talented young people, we have an exciting competition for you to explore Bhagavad Gita. This is your chance to participate in either a drawing and / or a speech competition.

You can show off your best artistic skills by drawing something from Chapter 10 of the Bhagavad Gita. In this chapter, Krishna talks about His opulences with Arjuna.  Choose a verse or combination of verses and share with us your understanding and imagination.

Can you talk for a minute* on any of these 4 topics – Krishna, Journey of the soul, Devotional service or Karma. You will need to use your best voice and storytelling skills to share what Krishna has explained about these topics in the Bhagavad Gita

This competition is part of our Live to Give campaign that aims to inundate the world with the treasure house of Bhagavad Gita. The competition is designed for 3 Age groups – Bala Gopal (0 – 7), Nanda Gopal (8 – 12) and Nanda Kishore (13+). 

Registration Fee: £5 (includes Bhagavad Gita per entrant)

Submission deadline: 15th December

Results announced: Gita Jayanti Day – 25th December

World Gita Day Competition : All entries will also be entered into this competition (https://worldgitaday.webflow.io/empowered-by-gita/creative-contest)

Due to Covid 19, we request you take a picture or scan the drawing and take a video of the speech for submission. 

Have Fun!

Register for the Competition

 

Competition Rules

Competitor’s must supply full name and email details and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.

  1. Entrants must be UK residents.
  2. There are 3 Age Categories for both Drawing and Speech competitions. These are Ages 0 – 7, 8 – 12 and 13+. A person can enter separately for drawing and for speech competitions.
  3. Registration fee is requested to cover costs of prizes, promotion and administration.
  4. Any surplus monies will go towards the Live To Give Campaign
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person for each of Drawing and Speech.
  6. The winners will be decided by a panel of judges and their decisions are final.
  7. The winners will be contacted personally after the closing date.
  8. Prize winners must be prepared to take part in post-competition publicity.
  9. The Promoter (Bhaktivedanta Manor – Sankirtan Team) does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries.
  10. Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.
  11. There will be no cash alternatives.
  12. The Promoter’s decision is final in every situation, including any not covered above, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  13. The Promoter reserves the right, in the event of circumstances arising outside of its control which in its opinion makes it necessary, to cancel or change the competition at any stage.
  14. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition. This agreement is covered by the laws of England and Wales.
  15. If there is any conflict between these rules and those specified on the competition page, those specified on the competition page take precedence.

World Gita Day

Thursday, November 12th, 2020


Read Gita

Recite the entire Bhagavad gita… in 5 hours! Refresh your soul in the company of His Grace Sutapa das & His Grace Radha Govinda das. The entire 700 verses of the Gita will be recited, and chapter summaries will be presented. A fire yajna will be conducted throughout the recitation. You can join along in the reading from the comfort of your homes. 

Live Gita

The Bhagavad-gita is not simply a philosophical treatise, but rather a call to action. We are meant to read it, learnt it and ultimately live it. The profound wisdom that Krishna imparts is something that everyone can experience as a tangible reality. However, this is only possible when we practically implement the teachings and spiritualise different aspects of our daily life. By incorporating four timeless spiritual practices into our lifestyle we can quickly become peaceful, happy and self-realised.  Read More

Share Gita

You are invited to sponsor Bhagavad-gitas and participate in the online recitation of the entire Bhagavad-gita accompanied by a fire yajna (havan). Gita Jayanti offers the opportunity to celebrate the appearance of Bhagavad Gita and to distribute this gem to many others. You are invited to sponsor Bhagavad Gitas and distribute them to your friends, family and colleagues. Alternatively the Temple on your behalf will place them in schools, universities, hospitals or prisons through its various programmes.

To sponsor Bhagavad gitas please click here

Sponsor Gitas

 

Live Gita

Thus I have explained to you knowledge still more confidential. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do. (Bhagavad-gita 18.63)

The Bhagavad-gita is not simply a philosophical treatise, but rather a call to action. We are meant to read it, learnt it and ultimately live it. The profound wisdom that Krishna imparts is something that everyone can experience as a tangible reality. However, this is only possible when we practically implement the teachings and spiritualise different aspects of our daily life. By incorporating four timeless spiritual practices into our lifestyle we can quickly become peaceful, happy and self-realised.

A – ASSOCIATION

Try to visit a local ISKCON temple on a regular basis, and take advantage of the classes, festivals and various opportunities for devotional service. If you live far away from a temple, you can attend one of the Krishna groups

B – BOOKS

Read the books translated by Srila Prabhupada. Along with the well-known Bhagavad-gita there is also the Srimad Bhagavatam. Its 18,000 verses continue the philosophical teachings of the Gita, and also describe Krishna’s divine appearance and avatars. It’s best to read daily, either a certain number of pages or for a certain amount of time. We can make a thorough study, noting interesting or difficult passages, or we can simply read our way through, confident of our spiritual purification.

C – CHANTING

Recite the Hare Krishna mantra on a circle of 108 wooden beads. This is known as japa meditation. One time round the beads each day is for beginners, four times round as a daily minimum is for more committed practitioners, and sixteen ‘rounds’ are for those who have taken (or are planning to take) their lifetime vows. You can chant these holy names of the Lord anywhere and at any time, but the early morning hours are deemed ideal. While you’re chanting, simply fix your mind on hearing the sound of the mantra. When you talk, it’s natural for you to listen to your voice, and during meditation, direct this natural attentiveness to hearing the mantra. The quality of your meditation will depend on how well you do this.

D – DIET

One should offer all their food to Krishna before eating. From the purchasing, to the cooking, then the offering and finally the eating, every step can be an act of love which brings one closer to God. In preparing food, cleanliness, attention to detail and devotion are the main principles. After cooking, arrange portions of the food on special dinner-ware kept especially for Krishna. The easiest way to offer food is simply to pray, “My dear Lord Krishna, please accept this humble offering”. There are also special mantras which can be chanted to invoke a devotional consciousness. Then you can accept that sanctified food and share it with others!

Bhagavad Gita Yajna

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

The Bhagavad gita Maha Yajna will be taking place in the Sri Krishna Haveli.

Recite the entire Bhagavad gita… in 5 hours!

Refresh your soul in the company of His Grace Kripamoya das & His Grace Navadvipa Chandra das. The entire 700 verses of the Gita will be recited, and chapter summaries will be presented. A fire yajna will be conducted throughout the recitation.

Gita Jayanti offers the opportunity to celebrate the appearance of Bhagavad Gita and to distribute this gem to many others. You are invited to sponsor Bhagavad Gitas and distribute them to your friends, family and colleagues. Alternatively the Temple on your behalf will place them in schools, universities, hospitals or prisons through its various programmes.

To sponsor Bhagavad gitas please click here

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This will be the first major event to take place in the Sri Krishna Haveli before we get the full handover over the venue in late January. The recital of the Bhagavadgita and the Yajna will take place in the function hall and we will also be serving prasad in the new facility.

It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to see two main halls in use for the first time.

This year there will be no Live Broadcast of the event as the venue is large enough to hold everyone.

The formal opening of the Sri Krishna Haveli will be announced in the new year once the handover is completed.

Gita Jayanti

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Recite the entire Bhagavad Gita… in 5 hours!

Refresh your soul in the company of His Grace Sutapa das & His Grace Radha Govinda das. The entire 700 verses of the Gita will be recited, and chapter summaries will be presented. A fire yajna will be conducted throughout the recitation.

Gita Jayanti offers the opportunity to celebrate the appearance of Bhagavad Gita and to distribute this gem to many others. You are invited to sponsor Bhagavad Gitas and distribute them to your friends, family and colleagues. Alternatively the Temple on your behalf will place them in schools, universities, hospitals or prisons through its various programmes.

To sponsor Gitas please click here

Please note that due to limited space, a maximum of 2 persons per sponsorship can participate in the temple room recitation, (1 person for £51 sponsorship). Additional space will be provided in other rooms equipped with video feeds.

gita.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk

Bhagavad Gita classes

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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Bhagavad-gita classes will now be taking place at 6pm until 7pm in the Temple room every weekday.

These new timings were considered more favourable for most devotees and guests.

 

The Bhagavad Gita (“Song of the Lord), often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700 scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the epic Mahabharata

The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

The Bhagavad Gita presents dharma (religious duty), devotion (bhakti), the yogic ideals of liberation through jnana, bhakti, karma etc. In summary, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna to “Everything you do, do it for Me”. This is understood to be the highest form of yoga.

Bhakti and the yoga ladder

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

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.