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Secrets of Success – and Failure – in Devotional Service

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

with HH Giriraj Swami

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tṛṇād api su-nīcena
taror iva sahiṣṇunā
amāninā māna-dena
kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ

“One who thinks himself lower than grass, who is more tolerant than a tree, and who does not expect personal honor but is always prepared to give respect to others can very easily always chant the holy name of the Lord.” (Siksastakam 3)

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, the spiritual master of our Srila Prabhuada, said to his disciples in his last days on the planet that one’s advancement in devotional life is measured by how closely and strictly we imbibe the principles of this verse in our lives.

In spiritual life, there are a few key secrets, such as this one, which if adhered to can propel us forward. There is no limit to the advancement we can make in Krishna consciousness. But ultimately the rate of advancement in spiritual life depends on the attitude of the follower, as Srila Prabhupada explains in the Preface to the Nectar of Instruction. Thus we have to continuously improve ourselves, looking to imbibe the ingredients for success in our endeavours.

Relatedly, it is important to be aware of potential pitfalls in spiritual life, so that one may take necessary steps to avoid them.

Please come and hear from Maharaj as he shares with us some of the deepest insights and realisations after over 40 years of dedicated practice.

Course Date: Saturday 14th March 2015
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10

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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There are only a few places remaining, so please sign-up now in order to avoid disappointment.

For more information on this course, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539 314457.

Priti Laksanam – The Art of Loving Dealings 2

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

(Interactive seminar, facilitated by HG Bhuta Bhavana Das)

Love is the basis, love is the means, and love is the end..

There was so much to speak about in the first session on Sunday 27th January that everyone wanted a second session. This follow-up session will be on Sunday 24th February 2013. Attendance of the first session is not required in order to access the second.

This (second) seminar will continue to explore some essential principles in the limitless ocean of spiritual relationships, including Vedic perspectives on…

– Male/Female psychology
– Trust building principles
– Friendships

When: Sunday 24th February 2013
Timings: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: Tutor Group Room, Bhaktivedanta Manor
Fee: £15 (£10 for those who attended session 1 on Sunday 27th Jan)

Places are limited so please book asap to make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

About the speaker:

His Grace Bhuta Bhavana Prabhu (from London, UK) is a graduate from the prestigious London School of Economics where he studied Politics and Philosophy and further obtained a Masters from Birkbeck, University of London; one of the UK’s leading Philosophy departments.
Since then, Bhuta Bhavana Prabhu has been a Motivation and Leadership Consultant, whilst actively partaking in multiple Government, Educational and Charitable initiatives. He has succeeded in adding value through leadership, motivational, and meditation workshops, delivering presentations to audiences across the world. He is one of the most prolific speakers, preachers and mentors! A senior disciple of His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami, Bhuta Bhavana Prabhu really is an inspirational of devotee and touches the hearts of all that he meets.

For more information, please e-mail cvs@krishnatemple.com, or call +441923 851010

You can sign up for this second session by paying using Paypal (see link below), or at the Manor reception.

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