Posts Tagged ‘samskaras’

Ayurveda Series – Post-natal care

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

with Ananga Sakhi devi dasi

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 19.04.51The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayus’ meaning life and ‘vid’ meaning knowledge. The “science of life”, Ayurveda, is increasingly popular the world over, as people look for alternatives to allopathic care.

The Ayurvedic teachings have huge amounts of valuable insights into the process of childbirth and everything surrounding it, both pre- and post-birth. Since childbirth is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, it is something that needs proper study and understanding.

Did you know that with just a few simple tips and hints, you can make a big difference to your child’s development; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?

Following on from the very popular first session, Ananga Sakhi devi dasi will be continuing with two further sessions on the topic of post-natal care

Sunday 31st August – Immediate post-natal care

1. Care of mother post-birth
– Detailed look at the diet after birth
– Recommended lifestyle adaptations to help body heal
– Importance of post-natal care
– Herbal recipes for post-natal detox

2. How to care for the baby immediately after birth

3. Feeding newborn
– Looking at breastfeeding and why it is beneficial
– How to improve breastmilk
– Challenges of breastfeeding and how to overcome them
– Alternatives to breastfeeding

4. Bathing baby
– How often to bathe
– Using oils and massaging
– Creams and butters you can use
– Dressing – looking at cloth nappies, fabrics

5. Sleep
– Ways to sleep with your baby
– How to improve your childs sleep
– Dealing with sleep challenges
– Bedtime routine

There are so many practical things you simply did not know about how to raise your child; here is a chance to come and learn.

Date: Sunday 31st August 2014
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

Sunday 14th September – Long-term post-natal care

1. Diet and recipes
2. When and how to wean a child
3. Developmental milestones during the first year
4. Samskaras during the first year and their significance – annaprashana samskara
5. Common health conditions:
– Eczema
– Asthma
– Colds
– Fevers
– Natural remedies for babies

Date: Sunday 14th September 2014
Time: 
10am – 12.30pm
Venue: 
Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee:
£15

You can sign up to one or both of these courses by following one of the Paypal links below, or at the Manor reception. You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course. Please note that these sessions are open to all, male and female.

Special Offer: sign up to both sessions for just £25. Please follow the third Paypal link.

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

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About the speaker
Ananga Sakhi devi dasi has been formally involved with Ayurveda for over 10 years. She has run clinics across London, delivered numerous talks and seminars and has written a number of articles on different health topics. She has always had a keen interest in understanding how we can best provide our children with a natural healthy start to life and specialises in pregnancy. Along with Ayurveda, she also has an in-depth understanding of how Samskaras and other Vedic sciences like Astrology can contribute to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Aside from her Vedic understanding, she also has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, which allows her to understand the science of Ayurveda within the modern context. She is married with two boys (aged three and five), who have continuously provided her with practical experience to support her understanding.

Ayurveda Series – (Pregnancy diet, lifestyle and post-natal care)

Friday, June 6th, 2014

with Ananga Sakhi devi dasi

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 19.04.51The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words: ‘ayus’ meaning life and ‘vid’ meaning knowledge. The “science of life”, Ayurveda, is increasingly popular the world over, as people look for alternatives to allopathic care.

The Ayurvedic teachings have huge amounts of valuable insights into the process of childbirth and everything surrounding it, both pre- and post-birth. Since childbirth is one of the most significant events in a woman’s life, it is something that needs proper study and understanding.

Did you know that with just a few simple tips and hints, you can make a big difference to your child’s development; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?

In this, the first of a series of sessions, Ananga Sakhi devi dasi will be sharing wisdom on the topic of pregnancy. The topics to be covered are as follows:

  • Diet and lifestyle during pregnancy.
  • How to develop the child on all levels whilst in the womb
  • How to prepare the body for labour
  • Post-natal care
  • Caring for a newborn

So whether you or someone close to you is pregnant, or you are planning for the future, this session will be invaluable. There are so many practical things you simply did not know about how to raise your child; here is a chance to come and learn.

Date: Sunday 29th June 2014
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

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.

Name(s) of Attendee(s)


About the speaker

Ananga Sakhi devi dasi has been formally involved with Ayurveda for over 10 years. She has run clinics across London, delivered numerous talks and seminars and has written a number of articles on different health topics. She has always had a keen interest in understanding how we can best provide our children with a natural healthy start to life and specialises in pregnancy. Along with Ayurveda, she also has an in-depth understanding of how Samskaras and other Vedic sciences like Astrology can contribute to a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. Aside from her Vedic understanding, she also has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, which allows her to understand the science of Ayurveda within the modern context. She is married with two boys (aged three and five), who have continuously provided her with practical experience to support her understanding.

Vaisnava Samskaras: rites and rituals of Gaudiya Vaisnavism

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Course Dates: Every Thursday
Time: 8pm to 9.15pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor, Prasadam Hall
Course Fee: £65

Initiative Background:

A Subcommittee for Ceremonies (SCC) has been established to create a hub of skilled ceremonial brahmanas at Bhaktivedanta Manor to meet the increasing demands for domestic ceremonies involving samskaras and yajnas in and around the community. This initiative aims to train prospective priests to conduct ceremonies for the community or train fathers/fathers to-be to officiate domestic rites within the home.

Course Introduction:

In the Vedic tradition of Gaudiya Vaisnavism, the procedures of samskaras and yajnas are based on the domestic manual of the Sama Veda. Lord Caitanya deputed Gopala Bhatta Gosvami to document these procedures for the use of future devotee communities and thereby protect the principles of devotion (bhagavad-dharma-rakshartham). For this reason, Gopala Bhatta Gosvami wrote the Sat Kriya Sara Dipika in Sanskrit and documented the ceremonial procedures for posterity. This manual has been used as the standard for performing devotional rites in the Gaudiya tradition for over 500 years. Bhaktivinoda Thakura propagated this manual while establishing Lord Caitanya’s philosophy and Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati published it thrice with the last in 1935.

The course is primarily based on the unabridged Sanskrit text of the Sat Kriya Sara Dipika to teach the theory and art for the conduct of devotional rites. Ancillary vaidika texts will also be taught to facilitate training and will include insights on pronunciation, ceremonial regulations, grammar, accentation and panchanga.

Course Pre-requisite:

Attendees are required to be second initiated, as the ‘sacred thread of yajna’ is compulsory for training in the mantra-samhitas and performance of yajnas.

Registration & Attendance:

If you have any questions about the course, please email the course tutor on sri.radharamana@gmail.com. To register, please click on the Paypal link below. Materials, instruments and resources will be available and required to purchase as the course progresses. Certification will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Course Tutor:

Sri Radharamana dasa, the course tutor, is a subject matter expert on samskaras both from the vaidika tradition and its application in Gaudiya Vaisnava theology. He hosts Sanskrit courses at Bhaktivedanta Manor and is currently working on an Encyclopedia of Samskaras entitled ‘Samskara Visvakosha’ which will span numerous volumes.

 

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