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Dear ,

We hope you are doing well.

In this month's edition we bring you a wide variety of courses and seminars, ranging from deep scriptural studies to basic health and lifestyle management.

HG Devaki devi dasi, Founder of the Institute for Spiritual Culture in Mayapur, will be sharing on the very relevant subject of harmonising male-female relationships. Our head priest, HG Murli Manohara dasa will take us on a fascinating journey with a mystical saint who will teach us practical life lessons by observing the world around us.

Our next batch of Bhakti Sastri is starting in October - register soon as spaces are limited for this course.

Rejuvenate your body and mind by taking a transformative journey into living a healthy lifestyle with our diet and wellness seminar and weekly yoga classes!

We hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING
Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
An enlivening introduction to the eastern spiritual wisdom and practice

Dates: Saturday 25th August & 6th October
Time: 10am - 1pm

Bhakti-yoga is not an armchair philosophy, a religious doctrine or a Sunday ritual. It is a way of life. This course is for anyone who wants to know about the philosophy and practices of the bhakti tradition.
Holistic Yoga for Women
Holistic Yoga for Women
Nourish your body, mind and soul

Date: Starting on 31st August, Every Friday
Time: 6pm - 8pm

Yoga has many benefits but primarily, a regular yoga practice helps our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing at all stages of life. In these yoga sessions you will also learn how easily you can incorporate a simple yoga regime into your daily schedule.
24 Gurus
24 Gurus
Eternal wisdom revealed by a mysterious saint in the Srimad Bhagavatam

Dates: Friday 7th & Saturday 8th September
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Find out how an ancient saint took instruction from a wide variety of teachers (the earth, a mountain, a snake, an elephant, from fire, the wind and many more) simply by observing and studying their behaviour. What did he learn and how can we also learn from the world around us?
A Healthy Diet for a Healthier Lifestyle
A Healthy Diet for a Healthier Lifestyle
Learn about balanced diet and nutrition for optimal health and well-being

Date: Sunday 9th September
Time: 10.30am - 1pm

We often hear the common phrase "you are what you eat". An awareness of the digestive processes and the choices we make in eating can help us achieve physical, emotional and mental balance, bringing peace and well-being. In this seminar, you will learn how to eat in a healthy way in order to nurture your body, mind and soul.
Being in Harmony with the Opposite Gender
Being in Harmony with the Opposite Gender
Discover the role and duties of men and women for a stable and harmonious society

Date: Saturday 22nd September
Time: 10.30am - 5pm

Discover the highly important role and duties of men and women within society - how the powerful feminine energy is meant to complement and inspire the male nature, on all levels: within marriage, within management and within society at large. For more details on the speaker visit: www.therootsofspiritualculture.net
Bhakti Sastri 2018-19
Bhakti Sastri 2018-19
A lifetime investment to systematically study Srila Prabhupada's books

Date: Starting on 7th October, Every Sunday (For 1 year)
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.
Home Deity Worship
Home Deity Worship
Learn the rituals for serving the divine form

Dates: Saturday 13th & 20th October
Time: 10am - 4pm

This course aims to give devotees an introduction to the knowledge, skills (practices of deity worship) and values of deity worship which will help them understand and develop an appreciation for the process of deity worship and assist them in carrying out home worship.
ISKCON Disciples Course
ISKCON Disciples Course
A training program which deepens devotees’ understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON

Dates: Saturday 27th October, 3rd November & 10th November
Time: 10am - 5pm

This course is based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and current ISKCON Law and gives reference to the writings from the broader Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. It is designed for new devotees preparing to take initiation, but is also recommended for leaders, preachers, counselors and educators in ISKCON.
One-to-One Instrument Lessons
One-to-One Instrument Lessons
Learn to play kartals, mridanga or harmonium

Date: Ongoing, Tuesday - Friday
Time: After 3pm (Via prior booking with facilitator)

Traditional musical instruments are crucial for accompanying vibrant and soul-stirring kirtans. Learn different aspects of devotional music from an experienced kirtan musician.
COMING SOON
Pujari Training
Pujari Training
An introductory seminar on rendering personal service to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara and getting to know what it involves

Date: Will be available nearer the time
Time: Will be available nearer the time

If you would like to have the opportunity to render personal service to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara, or you might simply like to know more about what is involved in being a personal servant of the Lord, then please join us for this informative seminar.

More details will be available in the coming weeks.
Bhakti Vaibhava
Bhakti Vaibhava
A systematic study of Cantos 1 to 6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam

Day: Every Saturday
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Bhakti Vaibhava is a systematic study of Cantos 1 to 6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam, the spotless Purana, which is "directed toward bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world's misdirected civilization." (SB 1.5.11)

More details will be available in the coming weeks.
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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ayurveda Seminar
We had a full house in our last Ayurveda seminar with HG Tribhanga dasa. He will be joining us again soon.
Be Conscious
HG Mahatma dasa delivered a powerful seminar on the importance of regularly studying and applying the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam.
Bhakti Sastri 2017-18
Bhakti Sastri 2017-18 has now ended, with a new batch starting soon in October. A group photo taken on the last class of Nectar of Devotion, with our facilitator HG Murli Manohara dasa.
Sonic Escape
HG Bhuta Bhavana dasa provided valuable insights on the science and philosophy behind chanting and how we can improve our own japa meditation.