Posts Tagged ‘life’

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

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Existence: The Atma Paradigm

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

A synthesis of ancient philosophy & latest science

with Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)

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In this four-part series, Akhandadhi das tries to resolve the big questions:

            What is consciousness? Where does it come from?

                        What’s moving matter? Are there different states of reality?

                                    What is life? How do species appear?

                                                What’s driving the Universe? What’s beyond?

If you’re dismayed with the arguments between chance and creationism, then discover a rational third option with The Atma Paradigm – a radical modern take on current scientific evidence inspired by some ancient ideas.

If you love science, but worry about its paradoxes, inconsistencies and absurdities, The Atma Paradigm offers a logical model that resolves the contradictions and offers a testable set of propositions.

If you suspect there is more to life and the universe than just the chemistry and physics of inert particles, then the Atma Paradigm adds a dimension that conserves will, purpose, freedom, love and transcendence.

Warning: –  These talks do rock a few boats.

The Mystery of

Consciousness & the Self

The Mystery of


Matter & Energy

Sat 25th April 2015

2pm–5pm

Sat 2nd May 2015

2pm–5pm

(1.45pm: catch-up if you missed previous talk)

  • When science goes bad
  • Why science needs philosophy
  • Consciousness: The Hard Problem
  • Can you trust your senses?
  • Terminator model of perception
  • Who controls your brain?
  • Keeping neuroscience real.
  • Who’s the brain talking to?
  • Who do you think you are?
  • What is this stuff we call matter?
  • Where does it come from?
  • We need a bigger box to put it in.
  • The quantum quandary
  • Matter & consciousness: a chicken & egg issue?
  • What organises chaos?
  • Is mind under or over matter?
  • Intention and manifestation

 

The Mystery of


Life & Existence

The Mystery of

the 
Universe & Beyond

Sat 9th May 2015

2pm–5pm

(1.45pm: catch-up if you missed previous talk)

Sat 16th May 2015

2pm–5pm

(1.45pm: catch-up if you missed previous talk)

  • What makes life alive?
  • The information of natural selection
  • Why species evolve
  • Are humans special?
  • The arrow of evolution
  • A mechanism for new species
  • Co-intentional transformation
  • What’s love got to do with it?
  • The vehicle of consciousness
  • Cosmic conundrums
  • Free lunch universe
  • The multiverse monkey cage
  • The universe: the playground of consciousness
  • What’s at time t=0
  • When the universe is just an idea.
  • “Our bodies are made of stardust, but our minds made the stars”
  • How far back can we go?

Course Dates: Saturdays 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May 2015
Times: 2pm – 5pm (all Saturdays)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 for any one of these sessions, £25 for all sessions

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.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

For all sessions

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


For any one session 

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


akhandadhiAbout Speaker: Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)  is a teacher of Vedanta philosophy and has researched its relevance with the most recent discoveries in physics and biology. He is best known for his regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Wales.

Akhandadhi das has held numerous positions of leadership over the past 40 years in ISKCON. Most recently, he has acted in an advisory capacity for some of the leading projects across the UK, helping them to success on many fronts. He was also central in the decade-long campaign in the mid-80s to keep Bhaktivedanta Manor open, and led the temple to safety.

Akhandadhi das’ breadth and depth of knowledge is astounding. He has been researching into science and it’s practical application for many a year, and has some insights that could transform your perspective on life, the universe, and everything – forever. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity.

Bhagavat Life

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

with Ananda Caitanya das

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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 cvs@krishnatemple.com

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.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Ayurveda for the Winter

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayus’ meaning life and ‘vid’ meaning knowledge. The “science of life”, Ayurveda, is increasingly popular the world over, as people look for alternatives to allopathic care.

The Ayurvedic teachings are very broad-ranging, providing valuable insights into all medical matters; mental as well as physical. It is a deep yet very practical science.

Living in the UK, winters can be cold and bitter. Many of us cannot wait until spring blossoms and temperatures begin to rise again. With winter fast-approaching, this session will aim at providing some helpful insights into how to deal with the cold and everything that comes with it. Ward off a host of illnesses and diseases and deal with any that linger, in this great one-off session.

This session will specifically look at:
– how the winter affects our physical and mental state
– the foods which will help us to balance our bodies through the winter
– the different lifestyle activities which can help balance the body
– how incorrect food and lifestyle habits can cause problems

Date: Sunday 16th November 2014
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
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, or to discuss how you would like to proceed, please call us on 07539314457 or email cvs@krishnatemple.com

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


About the speaker
Ananga Sakhi devi dasi has been formally involved with Ayurveda for over 10 years. She has run clinics across London, delivered numerous talks and seminars and has written a number of articles on different health topics. She has always had a keen interest in understanding how we can best provide our children with a natural healthy start to life and specialises in pregnancy. Along with Ayurveda, she also has an in-depth understanding of how Samskaras and other Vedic sciences like Astrology can contribute to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Aside from her Vedic understanding, she also has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, which allows her to understand the science of Ayurveda within the modern context. She is married with two boys (aged three and five), who have continuously provided her with practical experience to support her understanding.

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. 

Existence: The Atma Paradigm

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A synthesis of ancient philosophy & latest science – with Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)

building-teams

In this four-part series, Akhandadhi das tries to resolve the big questions:

            What is consciousness? Where does it come from?

                        What’s moving matter? Are there different states of reality?

                                    What is life? How do species appear?

                                                What’s driving the Universe? What’s beyond?

If you’re dismayed with the arguments between chance and creationism, then discover a rational third option with The Atma Paradigm – a radical modern take on current scientific evidence inspired by some ancient ideas.

If you love science, but worry about its paradoxes, inconsistencies and absurdities, The Atma Paradigm offers a logical model that resolves the contradictions and offers a testable set of propositions.

If you suspect there is more to life and the universe than just the chemistry and physics of inert particles, then the Atma Paradigm adds a dimension that conserves will, purpose, freedom, love and transcendence.

Warning: –  These talks do rock a few boats.

The Mystery of

Consciousness & the Self

The Mystery of


Matter & Energy

2pm–5pm, Sat, 25th April 2015

2pm–5pm, Sat, 2nd May 2015

1.45pm Catch-up if you missed previous talk

  • When science goes bad
  • Why science needs philosophy
  • Consciousness: The Hard Problem
  • Can you trust your senses?
  • Terminator model of perception
  • Who controls your brain?
  • Keeping neuroscience real.
  • Who’s the brain talking to?
  • Who do you think you are?
  • What is this stuff we call matter?
  • Where does it come from?
  • We need a bigger box to put it in.
  • The quantum quandary
  • Matter & consciousness: a chicken & egg issue?
  • What organises chaos?
  • Is mind under or over matter?
  • Intention and manifestation

 

The Mystery of


Life & Existence

The Mystery of

the 
Universe & beyond

2pm–5pm, Sat, 9th May 2015

1.45pm Catch-up if you missed previous talks

2pm–5pm, Sat, 16th May 2015

1.45pm Catch-up if you missed previous talks

  • What makes life alive?
  • The information of natural selection
  • Why species evolve
  • Are humans special?
  • The arrow of evolution
  • A mechanism for new species
  • Co-intentional transformation
  • What’s love got to do with it?
  • The vehicle of consciousness
  • Cosmic conundrums
  • Free lunch universe
  • The multiverse monkey cage
  • The universe: the playground of consciousness
  • What’s at time t=0
  • When the universe is just an idea.
  • “Our bodies are made of stardust, but our minds made the stars”
  • How far back can we go?

Course Dates: Saturdays 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May 2015
Times: 2pm – 5pm (all Saturdays)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 for any one of these sessions, £25 for all sessions

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.

For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com or call 07539314457.

For all sessions

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


For any one session 

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


akhandadhiAbout Speaker: Akhandadhi das (ACBSP)  is a teacher of Vedanta philosophy and has researched its relevance with the most recent discoveries in physics and biology. He is best known for his regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 and Radio Wales.

Akhandadhi das has held numerous positions of leadership over the past 40 years in ISKCON. Most recently, he has acted in an advisory capacity for some of the leading projects across the UK, helping them to success on many fronts. He was also central in the decade-long campaign in the mid-80s to keep Bhaktivedanta Manor open, and led the temple to safety.

Akhandadhi das’ breadth and depth of knowledge is astounding. He has been researching into science and it’s practical application for many a year, and has some insights that could transform your perspective on life, the universe, and everything – forever. Do not miss out on this rare opportunity.

The Life of Dhruva Maharaj

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

‘The Life of Dhruva Maharaj course’ due to take place at Bhaktivedanta Manor has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances

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The Bhagavatam is replete with pastimes of inspiring personalities, but maybe none is more stirring, more moving, than that of Dhruva Maharaj. Shunned from his father’s lap by his step-mother, the ksatriya prince leaves for the forest to beg the Lord for better circumstances. His determination is second to none, and his journey to pure devotional service gives hope to us all.

This pastime from the fourth canto is packed with lessons and insights into how we can propel ourselves in life, and especially in spiritual life. It will thrill and inspire no end… real life insights, funny stories, serious lessons, these sessions will have it all.

 

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.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


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.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


The Veda Course

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A 12 week residential course for men

The Veda Course is about learning to see and live life from the inside-out rather than the outside-in. The course aims to answer all the unanswered questions of life. The Veda Course invites you to learn from an ancient body of tried and tested wisdom, “the secrets of the east”, through philosophy seminars, applied spirituality workshops and exciting projects and festivals. The program provides the opportunity for conversation and dialogue with the leading thinkers, teachers and practitioners of this lifestyle in the modern day.

Course contents:

1. Experience Bhakti-Yoga in a unique and enlivening temple environment.

2. Systematic study of scriptures and literatures. Modules include:

  • Theology and Philosophy
  • Devotional Practice
  • Vaishnava Etiquette

3. Basic training in Sanskrit verses and Indian Classical Instruments.

4. Learn to prepare and offer food according to Vedic standards.

5. Basic training in deity worship according to Vedic practices.

When: 14th January – 14th April 2013

Where: Bhaktivedanta Manor

Who: Contact 07930464750
ashram@krishnatemple.com