July 2019 Newsletter View in browser
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Believe it or not, we are halfway through the year - already! To keep you engaged and spiritually nourished, we have a variety of courses and seminars lined up for the rest of 2019.

Starting off this month is a very special seminar on Deity Worship with Nrsimha Kavaca dasa, who will impart knowledge on the philosophy and practices of Deity worship and brahminical services in ISKCON.

Did you ever want to become a change-maker? If so, then do join us for the seminar Create Green Karma for a Blue Planet to find out how to streamline our spiritual life with eco-friendly awareness and become that change that we all desperately need to see in the world today.

We are sure you all love flowers! Let your inner creativity flow in our interactive Flower Arranging Workshop with Devaki devi dasi. It's going to be fun so don't miss it!

It is with great excitement that we announce the start of the summary study of Srimad Bhagavatam with two experienced Bhakti yogis, Jai Nitai dasa and Bhava Bhakti devi dasi. These monthly sessions guarantee to provide many inspirational insights from this sacred text.

Health and fitness are the buzzwords these days. Please join us in Swiss Cottage to get in shape physically, mentally and emotionally with Holistic Yoga (asana) classes. De-stress, unwind and detox on a Monday evening with our experienced yoga and meditation teachers.

Speaking of yoga, don't forget that we also have our weekly Friday evening yoga classes exclusively for the ladies!

There's much more, so please read on!

We look forward to seeing you.

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING COURSES
Deity Worship Seminar
Deity Worship Seminar
Overview of deity worship at home and temple

Date: Sunday, 14th July
Time: 10.30am - 4pm

This seminar will give an introduction to the knowledge, skills and values of deity worship which will help you understand and develop an appreciation for the rituals and practices of worship. This will also assist you in carrying out worship of the divine form of the Lord at home or temple.
Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
An enlivening introduction to the eastern spiritual wisdom and practice

Dates: Saturdays, 27th July, 31st August, 21st September
Time: 10am - 1pm

If you want to know more about what the core practices in the life of a follower of the bhakti tradition are, then join us for this introductory course this summer.
Create Green Karma for a Blue Planet
Create Green Karma for a Blue Planet
Transform into a leader of positive environmental action at home and on the go

Date: Saturday, 3rd August
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

An educational, interactive, introspective and fun seminar on your relationship with the environment in accordance with the Vedas. Come, discover your karmic footprint and how to reduce it!
Flower Arranging Workshop for Beginners
Flower Arranging Workshop for Beginners
Express your inner creativity through flowers - one of the most beautiful creations of nature

Date: Saturday, 3rd August
Time: 3pm - 6pm

We all love flowers but sometimes are not sure how to arrange them for ourselves. The aim of this practical workshop is to give beginners the confidence and inspiration to make their own simple flower arrangements for their home, altar, etc.
Overview of Srimad Bhagavatam (Cantos 1-9)
Overview of Srimad Bhagavatam (Cantos 1-9)
Immerse yourself in a summary study of a timeless classic

Dates: Sundays, 11th August, 15th September, 13th October, 10th November
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

This course will provide an overview of a few of the powerful pastimes in the Srimad Bhagavatam in chronological order from 1st to 9th Canto with points from Srila Prabhupada's purports and summaries of important lessons and devotional principles to be learned.
Kartals & Mridanga Lessons
Kartals & Mridanga Lessons
Learn to play the fundamental kirtan instruments from an experienced kirtaneer!

Dates: Tuesdays, 10th September - 12th November
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm

Playing an instrument in kirtan can enhance the experience for you, and everyone present. This is a ten-day workshop for beginners or those with some knowledge, who would like to learn the basics of playing kartals and mridanga.
The False Ego - Our Constant Companion and Troublemaker
The False Ego - Our Constant Companion and Troublemaker
Feeding the false ego versus dissolving it

Date: Saturday, 21st September
Time: 10.30am - 5pm

Discover how our false ego is prompting us to act the way we shouldn't act, thus creating our miseries. We will learn practical tools to disregard the dictations of the false ego, which will help us to cultivate the most important qualities of tolerance, gratitude, humility and forgiveness.
The Yoga of Kirtan with Sri Prahlada
The Yoga of Kirtan with Sri Prahlada
Experience the magic of sacred rhythms and chants

Dates: Saturdays, 5th & 12th October
Time: 10.30am - 5pm

This kirtan course by the renowned kirtaneer Sri Prahlada, aims to prepare the students for a genuine kirtan experience, empower them to deepen their understanding of kirtan and give them the opportunity to enrich themselves in their chanting.
ONGOING COURSES
Holistic Yoga For All
Holistic Yoga For All
Nourish your body, mind and soul for lasting personal benefit

Day: Every Monday
Time: 7pm - 8pm

We aim to spread love, wellbeing and positivity so that you can lead a peaceful and balanced life, in harmony with other people and nature. These fun and dynamic sessions will help you realign your body, mind and soul with goals that bring steady personal growth and fulfilment.

Hear more from one of our yoga teachers.
Holistic Yoga for Women
Holistic Yoga for Women
Nourish your body, mind and soul

Day: Every Friday
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

Yoga has many benefits but primarily, a regular yoga practice helps our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being at all stages of life. In these yoga sessions you will also learn how easily you can incorporate a simple yoga regime in your daily schedule.
Bhakti Sastri 2018-19
Bhakti Sastri 2018-19
A lifetime investment to systematically study Srila Prabhupada's books

Day: Every Sunday
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

The Bhakti Sastri course takes a personal approach to learning with interactive sessions on the wisdom from the East. It explores the Vedic philosophy along with practical applications in the modern-day life. Being one of the most popular courses provided by the London College of Vedic Studies, it is suitable for devotees well familiar with the practice of Krishna consciousness and desiring to study Srila Prabhupada's books in greater depths.
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FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Weekly Facebook Live
Weekly Facebook Live
Timeless wisdom for the modern you!

Day: Every Thursday
Time: 7pm

Join our resident monks who share valuable spiritual insights and practical wisdom from the sacred Vedic texts. They are also musicians, lifestyle coaches and inspirational speakers - don't miss these fun and instructive sessions for guaranteed spiritual entertainment!
Our YouTube Channel
Our YouTube Channel
We were fortunate to interview HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami on various spiritual topics. Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/nzMtJhABoFU

The latest Monk meets Punk: Family = Comedy episode: https://youtu.be/bKgpht4ZPtU
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Srila Prabhupada's Aphorisms of Logic
HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami enlightened us at the seminar Srila Prabhupada's Aphorisms of Logic with various philosophical and worldly lessons.
Importance, care and worship of Srimati Tulasi Devi
Bhaktin Brioni expertly led an interactive, hands-on workshop on the Importance, care and worship of Srimati Tulasi Devi.
Harmonium Lessons
Bhakta Nimesh taught Harmonium lessons to some budding kirtaneers in a 4-day workshop.
Holistic Yoga, Wisdom & Meditation classes
We started Holistic Yoga, Wisdom & Meditation classes every Monday at a yoga studio near Swiss Cottage.
Bhakti Yoga
Vamsidhari dasa expertly introduced the principles and philosophy of Bhakti Yoga to some of our new guests.
Rathayatra
We had a wonderful time meeting guests and making new friends at the Rathayatra festival.
STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
Kancana-beli devi dasi
"I must admit although the course is intense I am really happy that I joined the study this year. Diving deeper into the books where I can get to know Krishna better with the association of other devotees, that's all what I could dream of."

- Kancana-beli devi dasi (Bhakti Sastri)
TEACHER'S CORNER
Jai Nitai dasa
"I enjoy studying and sharing that with others too so teaching Bhagavad Gita on the Bhakti Sastri Course was ideal. I had a focus each week to prepare my notes and then tried to serve the students somehow in showing them how wonderful it is to dive deeper into Srila Prabhupada's books.

Highly recommend this course as it is well organised by our London College of Vedic Studies team. "

- Jai Nitai dasa (Bhakti Sastri)

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