Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

Male-Female Psychology

Friday, April 24th, 2015

with HG Ter Kadamba das

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We are all feminine on the absolute plane, but within the material sphere of duality, we are either masculine or feminine, purusha or prakrti. Since this energy is a fundamental principle in creation, pervading individuals both within and without and in many areas of life, it must be understood with clarity by both sides. Our going back to Godhead is dependent on our realization of what vehicle we are moving around in, so as to negotiate it properly.

There is no doubt that with this knowledge, marriages, raising children, and all relationships can be developed and maintained much more effectively.

Some of the core topics that will be covered in this seminar include:
– Men should be sense controlled and sensitive
– Women should be satisfied and chaste
– What is a marriage really? Arranged marriages versus unarranged
– House versus home
– Communication: how + why does it break down between men and women
– Children: How to raise them and how not. When should the parents let go?

Going to the fundamental essence of this science can help one to understand the world from a much deeper perspective. Despite its relevance, these topics are not often talked about. Please come and make use of this great opportunity.

Course Date: Sunday 19th July 2015
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

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

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.

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About the speaker

A resident of Sridhama Mayapur, Ter Kadamba das spends two-thirds of the year studying in the dhama, and the other third travelling in the western world sharing his bounty. Amongst others, he has been carrying out an in-depth analysis of texts such as Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Upadeshamrita (Nectar of Instruction), Sri Isopanisad, Dasa Mula Tattva (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Jaiva Dharma (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Tattva-viveka (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Sad-darsana (HH Suhotra Swami), Apasampradayas (HH Suhotra Swami), Manu Samhita, Sri Tattva Sandarbha (Srila Jiva Goswami), Lagu Bhagavatamrita (Srila Rupa Goswami), Brahma Samhita, and Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 and 2.

The philosophy is penetrating and thought-provoking, and Ter Kadamba’s mastery of the topic is exceptional. Combined with this, his delivery is peppered with a wit and humour that will have the most straight-faced amongst us chuckling away.

Transformational Seminars

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

with Brajarani devi dasi

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Please see details below of two exciting new transformational seminars coming soon at the College of Vedic Studies. The first is communication-based and the second focusses on adopting responsible paradigms and freeing ourselves from the burden of victim consciousness. Please see details below.

Conscious Living seminar
To serve in any field of endeavour requires the ability to listen and the commitment to understand. This seminar, which is based on spiritual principles of conscious living will give one tools, skills and practical experience for such transformative communication. Vaisnava philosophy is centred around the principle of empathy – A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was a great example of this. Other famous people like Theodore Roosevelt quotes: “people don’t care what you know till they know you care” and Paul Tillich’s says: “The first duty to love is to listen”. This seminar is essential for coaches and mentors in all fields.

In this seminar you will:
– Get to transform and build more meaningful relationships
– Gain insights into your communication style and how it affects your life and work
– Learn how to overcome ‘roadblocks’ to effective communication
– Discover problem-solving strategies
– Integrate assertiveness and gain self-confidence

Course Date: Sunday 22nd February 2015
Time: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £25

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000, option 9). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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The Responsible Paradigm
A key element of trustworthy character is being a person of your word.  Indeed, one of the foundational principles of Krishna consciousness is responsibility. This is a very broad subject, and overlaps many other important principles such as accountability, honesty and integrity, all of which are fundamental to relationships in today’s world.

The Bhagavad-gita is all about Krsna encouraging Arjuna to be responsible, honest about his own nature, material and spiritual, and acting according to that. It can be surprising to observe how prone we are to slip from these principles in our day-to-day lives. This can in turn affect our relationships with ourselves, our loved ones/others and even God.

In this seminar attendees will have an opportunity to cultivate this trait. Personal growth principles taught in this seminar are essential for any aspiring spiritualist.

In this seminar you will:
– Take a look at your relationship with your word
– Analyse the effects your behaviour has on your life and relationships
– Learn strategies for handling broken agreements
– Get to see how your language reflects your consciousness
– Learn alternative paradigm for conscious living
– Look to take full responsibility for your emotions and free yourself from the suffering of being a victim

Course Date: Sunday 1st March 2015
Time: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £25

Please note, the requirement to attend this second follow up seminar on ‘The Responsible Paradigm’ is that one must have participated in the first seminar above (‘Conscious Living’) or ‘Transformative Communication’ last September 2014. There can be exceptions for people who have knowledge and experience in this field. It is also imperative that all participants arrive on time – latecomers may be refused entry (without a refund) since this may lead to disruption.

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000, option 9). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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If you would like to attend both seminars in this series, there is a 20% discount. Please follow the link below:

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For more information on any of the above, please call Pradeep K on 07708 620256 or email cvs@krishnatemple.com

About the speaker: 
Brajarani Dasi is a Life Skills and Personal Transformation Coach. She graduated as a Life Coach in Oxford, UK (*CMA registered) with outstanding results, and received further extensive training from a unique and remarkable institute for personal improvement in USA ( *ICF accredited). Brajarani Dasi’s eagerness for the quest of life since early childhood brought her in contact with teachers and knowledge of the oldest scriptures. She brings knowledge and benefits of this experience to her work in the helping field. This, along with her unique coach training, facilitated Brajarani in her commitment to create meaningful changes in people through empowered communication and personal transformation founded on profound spiritual principles. She believes in each individual’s inherent knowledge and eternal, joyful qualities.
* CMA – Complementary Medical Association
* ICF – International Coaching Federation

The Four Goals of Family Life

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

with Jagannathesvari devi dasi (ACBSP)

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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.

Male-Female Psychology

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

with Ter Kadamba das

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We are all feminine on the absolute plane, but within the material sphere of duality, we are either masculine or feminine, purusha or prakrti. Since this energy is a fundamental principle in creation, pervading individuals both within and without and in many areas of life, it must be understood with clarity by both sides. Our going back to Godhead is dependent on our realization of what vehicle we are moving around in, so as to negotiate it properly.

There is no doubt that with this knowledge, marriages, child-rearing, and all relationships can be developed and maintained much more effectively.

Some of the core topics that will be covered in this seminar include:
–       Men should be sense controlled and sensitive
–       Women should be satisfied and chaste
–       What is a marriage really? Arranged marriages versus unarranged
–       House versus home
–       Communication: how + why does it break down between men and women
–       Children: How to raise them and how not. When should the parents let go?

Going to the fundamental essence of this science can help one to understand the world from a much deeper perspective. Despite its relevance, these topics are not often talked about. Please come and make use of this great opportunity.

Course Date: Sunday 31st August 2014
Time: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10

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

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)


About the speaker
A resident of Sridhama Mayapur, Ter Kadamba das spends two-thirds of the year studying in the dhama, and the other third travelling in the western world sharing his bounty. Amongst others, he has been carrying out an in-depth analysis of texts such as Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Upadeshamrita (Nectar of Instruction), Sri Isopanisad, Dasa Mula Tattva (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Jaiva Dharma (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Tattva-viveka (Bhaktivinoda Thakura), Sad-darsana (HH Suhotra Swami), Apasampradayas (HH Suhotra Swami), Manu Samhita, Sri Tattva Sandarbha (Srila Jiva Goswami), Lagu Bhagavatamrita (Srila Rupa Goswami), Brahma Samhita, and Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 1 and 2.

The philosophy is penetrating and thought-provoking, and Ter Kadamba’s mastery of the topic is exceptional. Combined with this, his delivery is peppered with a wit and humour that will have the most straight-faced amongst us chuckling away.

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 cvs@krishnatemple.com, or call +441923 851010

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

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