Posts Tagged ‘seminar’

Deity Worship in the Home

Friday, June 6th, 2014

with HG Pankajanghri das (ACBSP)

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“This Deity worship – this is training. The same thing will continue when you go to Vaikuntha or Vrndavana.” (Lecture on SB 2.3.1-3 – Los Angeles, May 22, 1972)

Deity worship is a key means by which to develop a personal conception of the Lord and the mood of service. In the home, it can help to make the Lord the centre of the household and worshippers to purify their existence. Ultimately it is the training ground for the spiritual world, and thus a fundamental aspect of one’s development in Krishna consciousness.

Furthermore, it was Srila Prabhupada’s desire that his followers develop the qualities of a brahmana. Peacefulness, self-control, austerity, purity, sobriety etc. are all important aspects for the sadhaka to develop in her or his devotional life. But we often wonder how we can practically cultivate these virtues.

Please come to this seminar to gain insights into the following topics, and more:

– Principles of brahminical lifestyle
– Making the deity the centre of the home
– Standards of worship
– Developing brahminical qualities

“Every one of my disciples should become so nicely trained that they may all develop the brahminical qualities.” (Letter to Turya – Calcutta January 27, 1973)

Course Date: Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: ===Full House===

===Full House===

For more information, please email or call 07539314457.

About the speaker:

HG Pankajanghri das joined the Manor and became an initiated disciple of HDG AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1973. He was present for the installation of Sri Sri Radha Gokhulananda in the same year.

Soon afterwards, he visited Sridhama Mayapur, an experience that completely blew him away. He decided to settle in Mayapur in 1974 and took up pujari services, serving alongside his twin brother Jananivas das. Since then, both have remained there and become established as amongst the leading authorities on deity worship within ISKCON. Pankajanghri das is regularly requested by other ISKCON centres around the world to share his expertise on deity worship as well as other aspects of Krishna Consciousness.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from him and have a chance to ask questions in relation to deity worship within the home. This is not a session to be missed.

The Life of Dhruva Maharaj

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

‘The Life of Dhruva Maharaj course’ due to take place at Bhaktivedanta Manor has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen circumstances

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The Bhagavatam is replete with pastimes of inspiring personalities, but maybe none is more stirring, more moving, than that of Dhruva Maharaj. Shunned from his father’s lap by his step-mother, the ksatriya prince leaves for the forest to beg the Lord for better circumstances. His determination is second to none, and his journey to pure devotional service gives hope to us all.

This pastime from the fourth canto is packed with lessons and insights into how we can propel ourselves in life, and especially in spiritual life. It will thrill and inspire no end… real life insights, funny stories, serious lessons, these sessions will have it all.


ENVY – The Original Enemy

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

with His Grace Bhuta Bhavana das

“Due to envy the living entity falls down from the spiritual world into this material world.” — Srila Prabhupada


This course aims to help us to reflect on this fundamental, binding force. What is this original envy that binds us to the material world, and how does it continue to effect us in our spiritual lives?

If you wish to move into deeper levels of spiritual progress, we need to look within and work on our anarthas. In this spirit, we invite you to a study of envy and its effects on our own consciousness as well as that of others.

You will be encouraged to delve deep with a focus on the following topics:

  • The difference between envy and jealousy
  • The effects of envy on spiritual progress
  • How to minimize the envy of others
  • How to reduce our enviousness
  • What causes us to feel envious
  • What is original envy

Please join us for this interactive seminar by Bhuta Bhavana das.

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.

Course Date: Sunday 18th August 2013
10am – 1pm
  Srila Prabhupadas darshan room
Course Fee:
For more information, please email or call 07539314457.

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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2011-2012 Highlights

Friday, August 17th, 2012
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Saranagati – Process of Surrender

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Saranagati is one of Bhaktivinode Thakur’s popular writings. ‘Saranagati’ means ‘Process of Surrender’.

Saranagati means that a person has a desire to do something for Krishna. And as long as this desire does not appear, and the willingness to sacrifice does not appear, a person cannot truly consider himself a devotee.

Bhakti, or love of God, begins with Saranagati (surrender) unto Him, and as Saranagati develops in us our feelings for Krishna become more and more alive.

Time: 7:30am

Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple Room

Date: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May

Bhakti Vijnana Goswami was born in Tashkent, former Soviet Union. He took to spiritual life in 1980, during a difficult time during the communist era in the former Soviet Union. He is a disciple of Radhanath Swami and resides primarily in Moscow, Russia, working tirelessly towards the building of a monumental temple there.

Since 1997 Bhakti Vijnana Goswami has acted as a member of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission and since 2005 has served as one of the initiating gurus of ISKCON.

In 2010 the Council for Public Awards of the Russian Federation awarded Bhakti Vijnana Goswami a medal “for professional and business reputation” third degree, “for his contribution in strengthening Russian-Indian friendly relations, and for his contribution to the popularization of the spiritual-cultural literary heritage of India.”

The Path of Grace

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The path of grace is a seminar on the glorious pastime of Lord Caitanya and Maharaj Prataparudra. Maharaj Prataparudra was the king of Orissa and was desperate to get the darshan of Lord Caitanya. Despite having been refused a number of times by the Lord, find out how the King ultimately obtained the most valuable treasure – the mercy of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in this five part series with HG Gaur Gopal prabhu.

Seminar Dates:
Saturday 7th April,
Sunday 8th April,
Monday 9th April,
Saturday 14th April,
Saturday 15th April,

Time: 7:30am

Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple Room

HG Gaur Gopal prabhu is a disciple of HH Radhanath Swami. Based in ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai, India, HG Gaur Gopal prabhu has lectured extensively throughout India, including the top educational and business institutions.

His vast knowledge of Srila Prabhupada’s books has seen him preach not only throughout India but Europe awell. His talks enable people to understand Srila Prabhupada’s books in a digestable, enlivening and practical way.