Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

Building a Successful Marriage

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Marriage pic

Last year, the percentage of marriages ending in divorce was over 40%. Many are shocked by this statistic, and indeed, the reality can be ugly. But it is definitely avoidable, often with the help of some simple advice and practical adjustments.

Married for over 30 years, and with three children, Kripamoya das brings together some ancient and modern wisdom in this interactive and insightful seminar.

Please come and share your thoughts, as well as hear about the following very interesting and relevant topics:

–          Can I really be a devotee and be married – at the same time?
–          Help! I’m a devotee but my partner isn’t!
–          Sorry, but I just don’t have time to Chant!
–          The breakfast of bliss – how to be spiritually powerful even before you eat your Weetabix
–          Every marriage is an ashram; every home is a temple
–          Four secrets of a successful marriage

Course Date: Sunday 12th July 2015
Time: 10am – 1.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15 per person

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

 

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The Four Goals of Family Life

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

with Jagannathesvari devi dasi (ACBSP)

Four Goals

Based on the book of the same name, this course is taught by the author as a sequel to the book. The aim of the course is to further explore and understand some of the vital issues presented in the book and to open them up for discussion.

According to Vedic teachings, the four goals of human life are dharma (religious principles, or righteous action), artha (economic development), kama (gratification of the senses), and moksa (spiritual liberation).  A balanced household life, in which material and spiritual progress are both valued, combines these four goals together in harmony. By pursuing one’s dharma, and by dovetailing artha and kama according to dharma, one can ultimately attain moksa. The course examines these four principles, how they apply to us today, and how they can be combined together for balancing spiritual and material advancement in contemporary family life.

The course includes the most fundamental Vedic teachings on marriage and family life in all four of the above departments, focussing on the most essential aspects rather than the details, and seeing how these principles relate to modern life in the Western world. The purpose is to understand how essential principles of Vedic culture can be practically applied to deal with the day-to-day challenges of modern family life, with the aim of cultivating peace, prosperity, happiness, and progress in the home and in relationships.

Topics include religious principles for householders in general and for men and women specifically, husband-wife relationships, home economics, raising a family, educating children, spiritual activities in the home, social relationships, balancing material and spiritual life, cultivating detachment, and dovetailing material assets in devotional service to Krsna.

Ancient Secrets of Harmony and Balance in Household Life
Session 1 – Dharma (essential principles of righteous action for householders, translated into a modern context) and artha (economic development balanced by dharma)
Session 2 – Male and female dharma (co-operation of male and female psychological tendencies for harmonious marital relationships)
Session 3 – Kama (sensual pleasure balanced by ethical principles), moksha (spiritual liberation), and prema (the 5th goal of life)
Each session is stand-alone, so participants can attend individual sessions if they wish.

Course Dates: Sundays 28th Dec, 4th + 11th January (3 weeks)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: 
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £30 (£15 for a single session)

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

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (call 01923 851000). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

To attend the entire course:

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To attend one of the sessions, please follow the below link, stating next to your name which of the three sessions you would like to attend:

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About the speaker
Jagannathesvari devi dasi is a British disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. She was initiated in 1976 in Vrindavan, India, and she has served ISKCON in India, South Africa, and U.K. Her services have included public relations, publications, administration, book distribution, deity worship and cooking. She has been settled in Hertfordshire for the last 25 years with her husband and two sons, who are now grown-up. She heads up the ISKCON UK Marriage Committee, and her current services include writing, teaching, and matchmaking. Her book, The Four Goals of Family Life, is selling all over the  world and has also been translated into Russian. She has a BA in literature. Her husband, Visvambhara dasa, is the National Adviser for BBT Book Distribution in UK.

Sacred Union – The Art of Relationships

Friday, June 6th, 2014

– with Mahatma das (ACBSP)

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Marriage is an ashram.

It is important to make it successful.

Do we need a workshop to help our marriages? If you are married, if you plan to marry, or even if you don’t plan to marry but will be instructing married couples, the answer is a resounding yes.

Married life is an asrama and Prabhupada wanted us to make it successful. To be successful in your service and sadhana and not in your asrama is a paradox.

What does it mean to be successful in the grhastha asrama? Of course, success means becoming Krsna conscious, but there are many factors that contribute to a Krsna conscious marriage. One of the most important is to, as Prabhupada said, “Live peacefully.”

To live peacefully we need to know how to make our partners happy.

Many of us are confused about household life. To make matters worse, we tend to act as husbands and wives more according to our conditioned natures than according to the guidance of sastra. Plus, it is common for devotees to misunderstand the roles of wife and husband as taught in our scriptures. To top this off, many of us, even though we have been married for years, don’t deeply understand the psychology of our spouses and thus continue to make mistakes in our relationship.

But good marriages are extremely important for our spiritual life. If home life is disturbed, it disturbs our spiritual life. And if we can’t learn to serve our families well, what is the meaning of being servants? If we fail in our family life and succeed in our service, then we have only succeeded by failing.

Furthermore, this course is relevant not only to those in household life. The principles discussed here are universal and will be relevant for all relationships.

If you plan to marry, or are newly married, consider this workshop as mandatory for you. In other words, you owe it to your spouse or partner to take this course. It is only an investment of a weekend, but it will make a huge difference in your life. So please come along to this transformational weekend – your relationships will never be the same!

There are laws that create good relationships.

You owe it to your spouse to learn them.

Date: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014
Time: 10am – 5.30pm (both days)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £50

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.

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Building a successful marriage in Krishna consciousness

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Marriage pic

Last year, the percentage of marriages ending in divorce was over 40%. Many are shocked by this statistic, and indeed, the reality can be ugly. But it is definitely avoidable, often with the help of some simple advice and practical adjustments.

Married for over 30 years, and with three children, Kripamoya das brings together some ancient and modern wisdom in this interactive and insightful seminar.

Please come and share your thoughts, as well as hear about the following very interesting and relevant topics:

–          Can I really be a devotee and be married – at the same time?
–          Help! I’m a devotee but my partner isn’t!
–          Sorry, but I just don’t have time to Chant!
–        The breakfast of bliss – how to be spiritually powerful even before you eat your Weetabix
–          Every marriage is an ashram; every home is a temple
–          Four secrets of a successful marriage

Course Date: Saturday 12th October 2013
Time: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Venue: Prasadam Hall, Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15 per person

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

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

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Manor Weddings Bookings

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The Manor’s Wedding Services are happy to announce that they are now taking bookings for 2014.

**Even better news: we now have some additional available dates for this year (2013).  If you are interested in this year, please get in contact asap.

Please call 01923 851 002 or visit the website for inquiries:

http://weddings.bhaktivedantamanor.co.uk/

 

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