Posts Tagged ‘mentorship’

Initiiation Policy Update

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

We hope you will find the new Initiation Procedures & Standards Policy more informative and fairer. The standards have been revised and separated into two categories; essential and desirable, making them more realistically achievable.

Devotees who feel they are ready for first or second initiation, email the information requested below to 

1) your legal name and, if applicable, your spiritual name

2) your contact telephone no.

3) whether you are desiring first or second initiation

4) name of your Sanga/Bhakti Vriksha/Nama Hatta leader

5) name of your mentor

The new Initiation Procedures & Standards Policy will apply to ALL devotees from 01/01/14.  In all cases, any letters of recommendation for initiation will be valid for a period of one year only. Devotees are therefore strongly advised that they as soon as possible:

  • read through the new policy
  • register with the Mentorship System
  • begin following the procedures and standards as set out in the new policy

See below to view the Initiation Procedures & Standards Policy. We request all devotees to carefully read through the policy as it is very likely that it will affect you at some stage in your Krishna conscious journey whether you aspire for initiation in the future, or whether you are already initiated and are guiding someone else.

ISKCON UK Initiation Policy March 2019

your servants,

Bhaktivedanta Manor Initiation Committee


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, or call +441923 851010

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

First time on the course:  

Name(s) of Attendee(s)

Those who attended session 1: 

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


Mentor Ship Sets Sail

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

It’s our way of extending the care for Krishna’s devotees that is so important to us here at the Manor. If you’ve already begun chanting the Hare Krishna Maha Maha Mantra on japa beads, four rounds a day or more, and you’d like to take part or hear more about this new network of friends, you’re invited to come along and find out more on Saturday 26th May.

Bhakti Rasamrita Swami has been invited to address devotees on the importance, needs and benefits of such a devotee care system.

Saturday 26th May 2012

6pm to 7.20pm (Prasadam Room):Those who arrive early can have one – to – one meeting with Bhakti Rasamrita Swami regarding devotee care / Mentorship System.

7.30pm to 9pm (Temple Room): Address by Bhakti Rasamrita Swami & other senior devotees with opportunity for Q&A.

9pm onwards: Prasad and registration of devotees wishing to participate in Mentorship System

For more information on about mentorship:

A Network of Friends

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

If you’re a committed devotee, chanting at least four rounds a day of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra on beads and looking for occasional support in your spiritual practise, you might like to find out more about Bhaktivedanta Manor’s Mentorship System. It’s a new, helpful network of friendly devotees that functions alongside the sanga groups.

Mentors are devotees of Krishna who have been requested by the Mentorship Team to help others. They have experience and enthusiasm, and can offer tips on daily sadhana practise and spiritual guidance if you need it. You will be able to get together with your mentor as part of a small group fortnightly or monthly – the choice is yours. You can also meet your mentor one-to-one for personal advice.

If you’d like to find out more please watch the video that introduces how it works, there is also a manual giving further information on the system, details of mentors and an invitation to join by choosing your personal mentor. Remember it’s NOT a permanent commitment and you can change mentors whenever you need to.

Members of the Mentorship System will be invited to annual retreats and exclusive programmes with some of the most distinguished leaders of ISKCON.

So why not give this exciting project a try and you might be surprised how much you like it!