Posts Tagged ‘mantra’

Chant on Beads

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Chanting on beads is known as japa and can be likened to the genuine call of a child for its mother. We whisper the sacred names and try to conscientiously hear the words. The human ear and mind are especially designed to receive these spiritual sound waves that flow from the spiritual world. You simply have to focus on the sound vibration – nothing else. By making a daily commitment to the process of japa meditation, we gradually free the mind, cleanse the heart, and come in direct contact with God. The early morning hours are considered the most  conducive  for  japa  meditation  since the mind can more peacefully flow towards Krishna during this time as the environment is quiet, the body is refreshed and the mind less distracted.

“Chanting Hare Krishna attentively and without offence establishes us in our conditional position as pure, blissful spirit-souls. We are bathed in knowledge and love…”

“…When the Supreme Lord reveals Himself to His devotee, there is Self-Realisation. Transcendence is revealed in the heart of the devotee. The Lord comes in the form of transcendental sound, which cleans the material dust from the mirror of the mind…”

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Need some beads?

Order online from the temple shop:

https://krishnashopping.com/collections/chanting-beads

Events at Krishna Wisdom – Hare Krishna Temple, Watford

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Feel like you want to experience something a bit more than the everyday ordinary?

Enter a world where every day is a new adventure into the spiritual realm!

You can always pop into your local Krishna Temple to catch a glimpse of how seekers of spirituality have been leading a spiritual lifestyle where day to day activities transform into a spiritual experience. And what’s more? Now you can even join in and celebrate with us! Here are a few events we host for everyone who want to fan that spiritual spark:

  • Mind Body Soul, Wednesday evenings 6.30pm, Meditation rooms 1st floor: An evening of mantra chants and meditation, soulful music, spiritual wisdom, great company and a delicious meal to finish off.
  • Yoga Retreats, Saturday once a month: A wholesome spiritual five a day retreat – Yoga for the body, Mantra meditation for the soul, Delicious meal for the tummy, Drumming and mindfulness for the mind, and Spiritual wisdom for a balanced lifestyle.
  • Music and Meditation, Saturday once a month: An evening of music, mantra chants and meditation, stories, comedy, drama, quiz and a meal. Come and share the love!

Wanna know more?

Just come along on a Wednesday evening, or if you have queries contact us via this form and we’ll get back to you.

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    All events held at

    Bhaktivedanta Manor
    Hilfield Lane
    Watford – WD25 8EZ

    For SatNav use postcode WD25 8HE. For travel directions, click HERE

    Yoga Wednesdays

    Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

    Ashtanga Yoga with Patricia Rafferty (Padma Malini dasi)

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    For the next term we will examine several elements of the traditional yoga of eight limbs. We will explore in detail the dynamics of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series, focusing on the foundational Suryanamaskar and standing postures with emphasis on bandhas, movement with breath and dristhis. There will be some inclusion of further postures according to ability when the sequence of initial posture can be practiced from memory. We will also examine in detail the Yamas and Niyamas, the first two of the eight limbs, by considering various characters from the Bhagavat Purana and Mahabharata that highlight the value of these ethical guidelines.

    Date: Every Wednesday  (2/09/15 – 21/10/15 and 4/11/15 – 3/12/15)
    Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
    Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
    Course Fee: £8 drop in or £40 for 6 classes (please note payment is by cash only)

    For more information, and to get in touch with the teacher, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goshallayoga

    Preparation for class:
    · You can bring your own mats and blocks, although some are available for general use
    · Avoid eating before the class, particularly large meals
    · Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in
    · If you have any serious injuries or health conditions, please check with your doctor before attending class and inform the teacher in advance

    About Patricia Rafferty
    Patricia began practicing yoga in Northern Ireland in 1991 with Norma Duffield, and received her yoga teacher training qualification from the Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland in 2001. After 8 years in an ashrama, she gained an in-depth understanding of yoga philosophy and psychology, mantra meditation, vegetarian cooking and Ayurveda. She has studied with teachers from various yoga traditions including Mira Metha, Ana Forrest, Hamish Hendry and John Scott, and has taught in Northern Ireland, America, India and England, working with people of all ages and levels of practice.

    Maintaining a regular practice has allowed Patricia to develop a deep, practical understanding of the therapeutic nature of yoga and the endless ways it can be adapted. She empowers others to experience the healing energy of focused mind, breath and body work within a safe and relaxed environment.

    Yoga Wednesdays

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

    with Patricia Rafferty (Padma Malini dasi)

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    • Explore a wide range of postures which allow you to enter into the therapeutic and invigorating experience of Yoga that is accessible to all practitioners. Increase strength and flexibility while releasing tension through foundational poses
    • Gain a practical experience of the immense benefits of conscious breathing and breath control. This timeless element of Yoga brings deep relaxation and allows the mind to become more calm and peaceful
    • Explore various lifestyle choices that can promote increased relaxation and health
    • Regardless of age or physical condition, Yoga can help everyone to feel more relaxed and rejuvenated 

    Date: Every Wednesday  (07/01/15 – 11/02/15 and 25/02/15 – 01/04/15)
    Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
    Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
    Course Fee: £10 drop in or £50 for 6 classes to be used within 3 months

    For more information, and to get in touch with the teacher, please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/goshallayoga

    Preparation for class:
    · You can bring your own mats and blocks, although some are available for general use
    · Avoid eating before the class, particularly large meals
    · Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in
    · If you have any serious injuries or health conditions, please check with your doctor before attending class and inform the teacher in advance

    About Patricia Rafferty
    Patricia began practicing yoga in Northern Ireland in 1991 with Norma Duffield, and received her yoga teacher training qualification from the Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland in 2001. After 8 years in an ashrama, she gained an in-depth understanding of yoga philosophy and psychology, mantra meditation, vegetarian cooking and Ayurveda. She has studied with teachers from various yoga traditions including Mira Metha, Ana Forrest, Hamish Hendry and John Scott, and has taught in Northern Ireland, America, India and England, working with people of all ages and levels of practice.

    Maintaining a regular practice has allowed Patricia to develop a deep, practical understanding of the therapeutic nature of yoga and the endless ways it can be adapted. She empowers others to experience the healing energy of focused mind, breath and body work within a safe and relaxed environment.