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Spiritualised Living

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Introductory Course for Women

This is a three month residential course, starting January 5th 2015 ending March 31st 2015.

Learn Simple Living, High Thinking
Experience devotional lifestyle at Bhaktivedanta Manor amongst devotees and likeminded students. Learn to built up a regular sadhana (devotional practise) by attending the daily morning and evening program in the temple room.

We offer a variety of service engagements as, temple cleaning, assisting in the kitchen, food distribution, farming, milking cows, outdoor congregational chanting, book distribution and home programs etc.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week in the afternoon.

The syllabus
The course covers the studies of: Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy and Vaishnava Culture.

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded with a certificate.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

Fees
A nominal charge of £ 150 applies for the basic cost of study material, accommodation, food, and devotional clothing.

Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

Contact us more information:

vaisnavi@krishnatemple.com

Please download the application form

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Spiritualised Living

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Introductory Course for Women

This is a three month residential course starting on the 7th April 2014 and finishing on the 30th June 2014.

Spiritualised Living
Learn simple living, high thinking, experience the spirituality of the temple morning program, learn to play Indian musical instruments, meet other students, temple devotees and make new friends and so much more.

The Bhaktin Program is to gain new skills and experience.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week with accompanying general temple services i.e. temple cleaning, support in the kitchen and assisting a number of festivals.

And on other days acquire new or improve upon your existing skills and experience in the following areas; book distribution, home visit programs, street procession (Harinam), food distribution, farming and milking cows, cooking and deity services etc.

Fees
A nominal charge of £150 will be asked for the course to cover basic costs of study materials, clothing etc. Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

The syllabus
The syllabus of the Introductory Course / Bhaktin Course is as follows:
Students will take part in general temple service duties and festivals together with their classroom studies.

Each Student will cover 3 handbooks entitled Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy, and Vaishnava Culture.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded Introductory Course certificates.

Please note there are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and returned to us.

Fees
A nominal charge of £150 will be asked for the course to cover basic costs of study materials, clothing etc. Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

Contact Jagat Priya devi dasi for more information:
jagat.priya@krishnatemple.com
Daytime phone number: 07776060697

Please download the application form

Bhaktin Programme

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Introductory Course for Women

This is a three month residential course starting on the 6th January 2014 and finishing on the 31st March 2014.

Please note there are limited places on this course and there is an application form to be completed and returned to us.

Spiritualised Living
Learn simple living, high thinking, experience the spirituality of the temple morning program, learn to play Indian musical instruments, meet other students, temple devotees and make new friends and so much more.

The Bhaktin Program is to gain new skills and experience.

Classes and workshops will be held 4 days a week with accompanying general temple services i.e. temple cleaning, support in the kitchen and assisting a number of festivals.

And on other days acquire new or improve upon your existing skills and experience in the following areas; book distribution, home visit programs, street procession (Harinam), food distribution, farming and milking cows, cooking and deity services etc.

Fees
A nominal charge of £150 will be asked for the course to cover basic costs of study materials, clothing etc. Concessions or sponsorships can be available for those with limited resources.

The syllabus
The syllabus of the Introductory Course / Bhaktin Course is as follows:
Students will take part in general temple service duties and festivals together with their classroom studies.

Each Student will cover 3 handbooks entitled Devotional Practice, Theology & Philosophy, and Vaishnava Culture.

A) Devotional Practice Covers:

1: Devotional Service
2: Daily Schedule & Appearance
3: Four Principles
4: Hearing and Chanting: Tips and Pitfalls
5: Deity Worship: Tulasi Worship
6: Holy Days and Festivals
7: Preaching, Paramapara and ISKCON
8: Cleanliness and Etiquette

B) Theology & Philosophy covers:

1: The Existence of God
2: The Search for the Absolute Truth / 3 pramanas / 4 defects
3: “You Are Not the Material Body”
4: Faith
5: The Three Aspects of the Absolute Truth
6: Krishna: The Supreme Absolute Truth / The Five Primary Rasas
7: The Three Energies of the Lord
8: The Creation / Universal Time
9: Perceiving Krishna in His Creation
10: The Three Modes of Material Nature / the Law of Karma / Re-incarnation
11: Death & Liberation

C) Vaisnava Culture Covers:

1: ISKCON’s Cultural Identity
2: The Vedas
3: The Four Varnas
4: The Four Ashrams
5: Respect: The Basis of Civilisation
6: Ethics and Morality
7: Relating to Devotees with Due Respect
8: Relating to seniors, juniors, and Peers
9: Receiving a Guest
10: Fellowship and Association
11: Three Levels of Devotees
12: Offences to the Vaishnavas
13: Twenty-Six Qualities of a Devotee

To commend success in completing the course, students will be awarded Introductory Course certificates.

Contact Jagat Priya devi dasi for more information:
jagat.priya@krishnatemple.com
Daytime phone number: 07776060697

Please download the application form

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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

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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
Time:
10am – 1pm
Venue:
  Srila Prabhupadas darshan room
Course Fee:
£10
For more information, please email cvs@krishnatemple.com 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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ISKCON European Communications

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The recent ISKCON European Communications Seminar in Radadesh, Belgium, was a great opportunity for devotees to associate with each other, learn skills and get inspired by sharing experiences and information. Anuttama das, the ISKCON Global Communication Minister and Mahaprabhu das, who oversees Communications throughout Europe, facilitated the four day event.

Devotees representing the field of Communications from across Europe gave presentations on the latest achievements and discussed related issues in their countries.  Gauri das, Srutidharma das, Pranabandhu das and Radha Mohan das represented Bhaktivedanta Manor, giving reports of the history of the development of the Manor and sharing more recent news and breakthroughs.

Attendees also had the opportunity to visit the new ISKCON premises in Brussels, which is just a 5 minute drive from the European Union buildings. The new ISKCON centre also houses the offices of the Hindu Forum of Europe, of which Mahaprabhu das is the General Secretary.

 

Bhakti and the yoga ladder

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

A special look at Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12

Everyone is welcome to a three part seminar by Her Grace Urmila devi dasi

Dates: April 16th, 17th and 18th (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Time: 7:30 am

Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple room

Subjects covered:

  • What are common misunderstandings and confusions about bhakti?
  • What is the function of varnasrama?
  • What are the key bridges in bhakti and in the yoga ladder?
  • How can I accelerate my progress?

Urmila Devi Dasi, (also known as Dr. Edith E. Best), joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in 1973 in Chicago and became a disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON.

Her primary work in ISKCON has been in the area of education. In 1982 in Detroit she and her husband, started an ISKCON primary school, where she served as Principal for eight years. She founded another primary and secondary school in North Carolina in 1990, where she was Principal for ten years. Urmila has compiled a guidebook for education in ISKCON and has been engaged in “writing and coordinating the development of a Krishna conscious academic curriculum for primary and secondary students”. For eight years she was the education columnist for Back to Godhead magazine, where she is presently an associate editor. In 2008 Urmila wrote a paper based on Īśopaniṣad about the philosophy of education to be followed at Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow.

Urmila teaches some courses, such as ISKCON History, at Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium.
In September 2010., she published her 3 volume set ‘Dr. Best Learn To Read’, a program consisting of a set of children’s reading books, teacher guides, and student activity books to take a young child from learning the English alphabet to fluent reading. The reading books are all stories about Krishna or related to Vaisnava/Vedic culture.