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Community Newsletter

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Please find below the latest Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter, “December 2016 edition”, covering news from October and November 2016.

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Highlights in this edition include:

A host of Diwali related functions

Celebrating the life of Srila Prabhupada

200k Book Distribution marathon

ISKCON 50th Anniversary event at the Bozar centre in Brussells, and the House of Lords in London

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Upcoming Special Classes

Friday, October 21st, 2016
Please note the following upcoming special classes and seminars by senior devotees:
All classes are in the Temple Room unless otherwise advertised. All morning classes begin at about 7.40am.
Caitanya Charan Prabhu
Sunday 23rd October – Ramayana seminar pt 1
Monday 24th October – Ramayana seminar pt 2
Tuesday 25th October – Ramayana seminar pt 3

Bhakti Prabhava Maharaj
Wednesday 26th October – Morning Bhagavatam class
Friday 28th October – Morning Bhagavatam class
Sunday 30th October – 1pm Afternoon class
Bhakti Charu Swami
Sunday 30th October – Sitayana katha pt 2 (from Sita’s abduction to return to Ayodha)
Monday 31st October – Special Govardhan Puja class

Prahladananda Maharaj
Sunday 30th October – 6pm Evening class
Tuesday 1st November – Morning Bhagavatam class
Wednesday 2nd November – Morning Bhagavatam class

Croatia Spiritual Retreat 2015

Sunday, December 28th, 2014


In May 2015, we had a wonderful Retreat to Croatia with HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj. Please find photos, recordings and video links all below…

On the success of Croatia Spiritual Retreat 2015:

Retreat Photos:

Retreat Audio Playlist:

Retreat Lectures:

Retreat Bhajan & Kirtans:

Retreat Other Videos:

Details about Retreat

From 9th – 16th May 2015, we were very honoured to have His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami as the chief guest for the European Spiritual Retreat to Croatia. This was a fabulous 7-day spiritual retreat to the beautiful Croatian island of Iz.

Life can get busy with work, family and friends. Often the sad reality is that the first thing to suffer is that which is most important in the ultimate sense, our spiritual life. We all need some time to simply absorb ourselves in the practice and process of Krishna consciousness.

To this end, the College of Vedic Studies aims to bring spiritual retreats to allow devotees to get away from everything else and simply reconnect with Krishna. The week-long retreat was packed full of kirtans, seminars, sanga and prasadam – providing an  immersive devotional experience for all within the beautiful, sunny surroundings of the island of Iz. It was definitely a week to remember!


The theme for the retreat was “Understanding Krishna Consciousness through the Stories of Srimad Bhagavatam.” The Srimad Bhagavatam is the ripened fruit of all Vedic knowledge, and is replete with the pastimes of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and His devotees. Referred to as the “spotless” Purana, the Bhagavatam is “directed towards bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world’s misdirected civilisation (SB 1.5.11).” Via this greatest of all literatures, we had the opportunity to extract the essence of Krishna consciousness in both theory and practice.



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