January 2019 Newsletter View in browser
Dear {contact.first_name},

Happy New Year! We hope you are well and had a fantastic start to 2019.

After an enriching and uplifting 2018, we at the London College of Vedic Studies would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your support. We hope you will continue your spiritual journey with us this year too as we aspire to provide further spiritual nourishment in the form of courses, seminars and workshops.

We are starting 2019 with the much-awaited Pujari Training seminar facilitated by our Head Priest, HG Murli Manohara dasa. This is an essential training if you would like to offer personal service to our Temple's presiding Deities Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara. Click here to hear more from the facilitator.

The Bhagavad Gita is widely renowned as a timeless masterpiece of spiritual wisdom and has had a significant impact on millions of lives worldwide. Sign up for the seminar entitled Unlock the Mysteries of the Bhagavad Gita facilitated by our resident monk, HG Dayal Mora dasa and discover pertinent insights and practical life lessons from this historical epic.

A not-to-be-missed seminar series and personal coaching by a senior bhakti practitioner, HG Cintamani dhama dasi starts in February. Come along to find out how we can develop our individual and collective devotional practices for spiritual advancement.

You can also sign up to the next units of Bhakti Sastri (resuming on 6th January) if you feel inspired to study Srila Prabhupada's books more deeply.

We are also pleased to announce the introduction of 50% student discount at our weekly yoga classes. Check out our website for more details.

We hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING
Pujari Training
Pujari Training
An introductory seminar on rendering personal service to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara

Dates: Saturdays, 5th & 12th January
Time: 2.30pm - 5.30pm

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.
Unlock the Mysteries of the Bhagavad Gita
Unlock the Mysteries of the Bhagavad Gita
How to apply this timeless wisdom in modern day life

Dates: Saturdays, 12th January - 9th February
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

The Bhagavad Gita was spoken over 5,000 years ago. Is it still relevant today? Discover how you can use the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita as an invaluable tool to address life's biggest questions and challenges even today!
Improving Our Sadhu Sanga
Improving Our Sadhu Sanga
Find the key to your spiritual advancement & personal happiness

Dates: Saturdays, 23rd February - 11th May
Time: Various

Learn the principles and protocols of devotee association to deepen your creeper of devotional service. In these seminars, we will look at what is sadhu sanga and how we can improve our sadhu sanga, specifically by improving our reading and discussions about Krishna.
ONGOING
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.
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 wellbeing at all stages of life. In these sessions you will also learn how easily you can incorporate a simple yoga regime in your daily schedule.
One-to-One Instrument Lessons
One-to-One Instrument Lessons
Learn to play kartals, mridanga or harmonium

Day: 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
Bhakti Vaibhava
Bhakti Vaibhava
A systematic study of Cantos 1 to 6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam

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

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.
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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Weekly Facebook Live: Mindful Mondays with Urban Monks
Facebook Live: Mindful Mondays with Urban Monks
Timeless wisdom for the modern you!

Day: Every Monday
Time: 7pm

Join our resident monks share spiritual insights and valuable wisdom from the sacred Vedic texts. They are also musicians, lifestyle coaches and inspirational speakers - don't miss these fun and instructive sessions with them.
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Atma Paradigm
We had a fascinating seminar The Atma Paradigm by HG Akhandadhi dasa, linking science to our consciousness.
Ayurveda Seminar
Our Ayurveda specialist HG Tribhanga dasa facilitated yet another informative workshop on Ayurveda and holistic wellbeing.
Book Distribution Training
Sankirtan devotees received valuable inspiration on book distribution from HG Visvambhara dasa just before the December Book Marathon.
Bhakti Sastri
Bhakti Sastri students completed the Unit 1 of the course in November by taking an examination.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Channah Mace
"I recently attended the seminar on Ayurveda at the London College of Vedic Studies. Before I went I had only a basic knowledge at best of the subject and was worried that the seminar might be beyond my understanding. What I found instead was a talk that was aimed at all levels, in language that everyone could understand and a teacher who was willing to spend as much time as needed answering all kinds of questions on the subject. The topics discussed were really interesting and relevant and could easily be applied to my daily life. Lots of people were interested in further Ayurveda seminars and workshops and I will definitely be attending any courses on the subject that are held in the future." - Channah Mace
TEACHER'S CORNER
Bhava Bhakti devi dasi
"I really enjoyed teaching the Bhakti Sastri module 1 with Jai Nitai dasa - we taught chapters 1 to 6 of the Bhagavad Gita. I found the course is improving in terms of its organisation and this really helped to make my role as the teacher less stressful and allowed me to simply focus on the teaching. In order to deliver knowledge you have to have some yourself!

I found therefore that teaching is an excellent way to dive deeper into one's own sadhana and ensure I am giving the best I can to the sincere students present. This year we had a lively and inquisitive class and the interaction was very inspiring. Highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to take their knowledge of Srila Prabhupada's books deeper." - Bhava Bhakti devi dasi