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Bhagavat Life

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

with Ananda Caitanya das


The Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) is an epic work of 18,000 verses over 12 cantos, and the foremost of the 18 Puranas. The profundity of the work is second to none, and after the Bhagavad-gita, it is the most important text for any sincere seeker to approach.

The setting is soul-stirring. Maharaj Pariksit, Emperor of the world, is cursed to die in just seven days. What does he do? Approaching the great sage Sukadeva Goswami, he asks some of the most fundamental questions of life. The ensuing discussion is inspiring, thought-provoking and full of insight.

However, many look at the breadth and depth of this great work and wonder how they will ever read it, never mind understand and apply it in their lives. The Bhagavat Life course provides an opportunity to gain an overview of one key pastime from each of the Cantos 1-10 of the Srimad Bhagavatam – in 10 weeks.

Each interactive session will take one of the seminal pastimes from the Canto and provide life lessons that are relevant to all. This course is sure to provoke deep thought, reflection and self-development.

Bhagavat Life is ideal for those who have completed Gita Life, but it is open to all. As with all College of Vedic Studies courses, recordings of all sessions will be sent out weekly to all participants.

This course should not be confused with the Bhagavatam Series which involves a more in-depth study of the Bhagavatam and is for the more experienced practitioners of Krishna consciousness.

Course dates: starting Sunday 18th January 2015 (for 10 weeks)
Times: 10am – 12.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £60

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

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.

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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.


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

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.