Posts Tagged ‘bhakti’

Bhakti Life

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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Bhakti-yoga is not an armchair philosophy, a religious doctrine or a Sunday ritual. It is a way of life. While the process may appear simplistic, when practiced with sincerity and purity it actually combines and synthesizes all other disciplines. In the Bhakti-Rasamrita Sindhu, a 16th century thesis on the science of devotion, the great teacher Rupa Goswami perfectly outlines how to practice bhakti-yoga in one’s daily life.

The practice of each aspect of bhakti-yoga is unlimited, and it can be developed, enhanced and refined over time. Engaging in these practical acts of bhakti-yoga will awaken a deep sense of fulfillment, happiness and enduring satisfaction. Indeed, Krishna assures us that the individual who is steadfast and determined in such spiritual practices can see him face-to face. It’s that simple.

This course provides an opportunity to learn more about the practice of bhakti, in today’s modern world. It acts as a great sequel to the “Gita Life” course, as well as a standalone series which will aid the student to make bhakti a practical reality in his or her daily life.

Course Dates: each Sunday from 5th July 2015 (4 weeks)
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue:
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £30

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000). 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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Bhakti Life Retreat 2014

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Bhakti Life Retreat Back

The trip is now fully booked. Apologies for any disappointments. Please keep a look out for any future trips. 

For those who have a place booked on the trip and have been asked for their details, please complete the booking form.

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Have you attended a course at the College of Vedic Studies in the recent past? Are you relatively new to Krsna consciousness and just want to spend a weekend away and dive into the ocean of devotion? Are you wanting to learn more about the philosophy and practice of Krsna consciousness? If yes, then please read on!

The Bhakti Life Retreat is a bank holiday weekend away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. It is a retreat set in the ambient Radhadesh Temple in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, providing an opportunity for you to step off the treadmill of life and take a few moments to immerse yourself in the deep and rich culture of the sacred tradition of Krishna Consciousness.

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A weekend full of kirtans, seminars and sangha, providing a chance for you to experience an immersion in devotion. There will be workshops ranging from yoga to QnA as well as practical philosophy to engage your mind, body and soul.

We will leave Bhaktivedanta Manor at 2pm on Friday 22nd August 2014, and return at 9pm on Monday 25th August 2014. Driving to Dover, we will catch the ferry over to Calais and from there take the 3-4 hour drive to Radhadesh, Belgium. Spending 3 nights in the picturesque surroundings of the Radhadesh (ISKCON) temple, this is a weekend away you really do not want to miss.

Dates: 1pm on Friday 22nd August – 9pm on Monday 25th August 2014
Venue: Radhadesh, Petite Sommes, Belgium
Fee: £149 for children/adults staying in a dormitory and £179 per person for a private ensuite room (minimum 2 people). The fee covers transportation, accommodation and prasadam

Please note that rooms, especially ensuite rooms, are very limited. Half of them have already gone to the early birds. So please do not delay your booking!

For more information / queries, please call Pradeep K on 07708 620256 or e-mail cvs-retreats@krishnatemple.com

If you would like to attend the retreat, please fill in the booking form.

Once we have received the form and reviewed it, we will be in contact and ask you to make your payment. 

Bhakti Life

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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Bhakti-yoga is not an armchair philosophy, a religious doctrine or a Sunday ritual. It is a way of life. While the process may appear simplistic, when practiced with sincerity and purity it actually combines and synthesizes all other disciplines. In the Bhakti-Rasamrita Sindhu, a 16th century thesis on the science of devotion, the great teacher Rupa Goswami perfectly outlines how to practice bhakti-yoga in one’s daily life.

The practice of each aspect of bhakti-yoga is unlimited, and it can be developed, enhanced and refined over time. Engaging in these practical acts of bhakti-yoga will awaken a deep sense of fulfillment, happiness and enduring satisfaction. Indeed, Krishna assures us that the individual who is steadfast and determined in such spiritual practices can see him face-to face. It’s that simple.

This course provides an opportunity to learn more about the practice of bhakti, in today’s modern world. It acts as a great sequel to the “Gita Life” course, as well as a standalone series which will aid the student to make bhakti a practical reality in his or her daily life.

Course Dates: Every Sunday (6 weeks), coming soon
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue:
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £45

For more information, or to discuss how you would like to proceed, please call Pradeep K on 07708 620256 or email cvs@krishnatemple.com

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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Bhakti Life – with Sutapa das

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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Bhakti-yoga is not an armchair philosophy, a religious doctrine or a Sunday ritual. It is a way of life. While the process may appear simplistic, when practiced with sincerity and purity it actually combines and synthesizes all other disciplines. In the Bhakti-Rasamrita Sindhu, a 16th century thesis on the science of devotion, the great teacher Rupa Goswami perfectly outlines how to practice bhakti-yoga in one’s daily life.

The practice of each aspect of bhakti-yoga is unlimited, and it can be developed, enhanced and refined over time. Engaging in these practical acts of bhakti-yoga will awaken a deep sense of fulfillment, happiness and enduring satisfaction. Indeed, Krishna assures us that the individual who is steadfast and determined in such spiritual practices can see him face-to face. It’s that simple.

This course provides an opportunity to learn more about the practice of bhakti, in today’s modern world. It acts as a great sequel to the “Gita Life” course, as well as a standalone series which will aid the student to make bhakti a practical reality in his or her daily life.

Course Dates: Every Sunday, starting on 9th February 2014 (6 weeks)
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue:
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £45

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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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.