Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

How to be Krishna Confident

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

with HG Ghanashyam Priya das

Krishna consciousness is for everyone, there is no doubt about it. Indeed, Srila Prabhupada built a house in which the whole world can live. But in order to invite the world into our wonderful home, we have to help them to see the benefits of doing so.

Too often we lack confidence in presenting Krishna consciousness to others. How can we make it relevant to others and at the same time remain true to the ultimate reality? At work, at home, with friends, giving talks – there are a multitude of arenas where, as devotees, we struggle to represent ourselves in a credible way.

With this in mind, the College of Vedic Studies brings to you a series of 6 seminars and workshops on how to present Krishna consciousness to a contemporary audience.

In this course we will cover:

  • Insights about sharing Krishna consciousness from scriptures: How have the representatives of the Lord shared his teachings?
  • Public speaking training. Guidance on how to prepare & research for a presentation. Tips on presentation styles and formats
  • How to relate our philosophy to key world events in fields such as politics, economics and religion
  • On the spot thinking. How to answer common questions around family challenges, benefits of meditation, reasons for being vegetarian etc.
  • How to connect our families, careers and networks to Krishna Consciousness
  • How to observe and understand what a person needs to take the next step in their spiritual journey
  • What is genuine care? How to provide 1:1 advice and guidance tailored to each individual

Course Dates: each Sunday from 21st June 2015 (6 weeks)
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £35

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (cash or card). 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)


About Speaker: 

Ghanashyam Priya Das is a lifestyle and meditation coach who is powered by the zeal to make ancient intelligence accessible, relevant and valuable to a modern audience. He has been invited to present on meditation and lifestyle topics to a number of well known institutions including the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics and companies such as the BBC, RBS, Lloyds and Barclays. A former President of ISKCON Pandava Sena and president of an award winning KCSoc at university he has 10 years of experience in sharing Vedic wisdom with students and professionals with great success. His workshops are inspired from international ventures to India and the U.S. He will share practical yet profound points from our sacred texts to assist you with your journey to becoming Krishna Confident. Graduating with a 1st Class BSc (Hons) degree from Cass Business School, he lived as a monk for 3 years at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Now a Innovation Consultant for a well known firm, he leads several workshops on collaboration and communication.

IQ EQ SQ – Spiritual Quotient

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

IQ (Intelligence Quotient) tests are famous for assessing logical, mathematical and linguistic skills. We all wish we were in that top bracket of Mensa elite who have an IQ in excess of 140 – unfortunately only 0.5% of the population make it! Developed intelligence empowers one to gather, process and analyse information effectively. The intelligent can think in abstract ways and learn from their experiences. Despite this, history shows that the intelligentsia are not always the most successful, happy and influential people in the world.

Psychologists and neuroscientists are increasingly talking about the need for Emotional Quotient (EQ). Those with high EQ’s are emotionally balanced, able to maintain composure in the chaos of life, and great at relating with people in appropriate and inspiring ways. EQ empowers the successful utilisation of IQ – people act irrationally when volatile emotions hijack their mental state. Thus, EQ measures the human side of life and our interactions with the immediate environment.

While IQ and EQ help us to function in our present situations, SQ (Spiritual Quotient) is all about ‘thinking out of the box.’ People often come to the point where they begin to question life, the universe and everything – who am I, why am I here, what is my purpose, what should I strive for, and what will make me happy? By exercising their SQ an individual can discover deeper meaning, purpose and direction in life. Often, we are busily engaged in chasing things without seriously considering whether they are necessary, fulfilling and really adding value. Our daily endeavours are usually focused on asking the question ‘how,’ but SQ is all about asking the question ‘why.’

We hope this collection of articles will stimulate your SQ and offer some ‘food for thought’ in a world that (consciously or unconsciously) yearns for fresh perspectives and newer paradigms.

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Existence: The Atma Paradigm

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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

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.

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 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