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Dear {contact.first_name},

We hope you are well and had a fabulous January.

As you know, our courses and seminars are aimed to help develop character, provide spiritual nourishment and inspiration for a more balanced lifestyle. Below is a list of such offerings that you can take advantage of.

The much-awaited seminar series and personal coaching on Sadhu Sanga by an experienced Bhakti Yoga teacher, HG Cintamani dhama dasi starts in a few days! Come along to find out how we can develop our individual and collective devotional practices for a holistic spiritual advancement. Click here to hear more from the facilitator.

We are very excited to announce that our senior monk HG Nama Sankirtana dasa will be leading a course on the profound teachings of the Sri Siksastakam Prayers. Spaces are limited so sign up soon to avoid disappointment!

Explore one of the greatest spiritual quests in history in a not-to-be-missed seminar on Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrita by HG Sutapa dasa.

Are you willing to learn something new this year? Then come along to our Henna workshop with Priya, which promises to teach you this exquisite style of art in a fun and interactive setting.

You can also sign up to the next units of Bhakti Sastri if you feel inspired to study Srila Prabhupada’s books more deeply.

Finally, just a reminder that we have introduced a 50% student discount at our weekly yoga classes. Visit www.iskcon.london/lcvs/yoga for more details.

We hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING COURSES
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.
Sri Siksastakam Prayers - The Sacred Necklace
Sri Siksastakam Prayers - The Sacred Necklace
Understand, relish and apply the eight instructions of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

Dates: Sundays, 24th March - 14th April
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

This seminar aims to deepen one's understanding and appreciation of the most profound and esoteric piece of divine poetry that ever existed - Sri Siksastakam. Devotees attending will also be able to discover relevant means of practically applying these instructions in their own life, with abundant facility to fine-tune their attitudes according to the guidance of Lord Caitanya, Srila Prabhupada and our previous acharyas.
Henna Tattooing Workshop
Henna Tattooing Workshop
Let your creativity soar through an exotic, decorative body art

Date: Saturday, 6th April
Time: 4pm - 6pm

If you have ever wanted to know a little bit more about henna and just fancy seeing how you get on with it why not come to our upcoming henna workshop. This workshop is suitable for the beginner! Whether you're new to henna or have been practicing for years, there is always something to learn. Begin or grow your love of henna in a small group, interactive setting.
Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrita - An epic by Sanatana Goswami
Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrita - An epic by Sanatana Goswami
Dive into two parallel spiritual odysseys with Sutapa dasa

Dates: Sundays, 7th & 14th April
Time: 2pm - 4pm

Explore one of the greatest spiritual quests in history - Narada Muni's journey to find out the devotee who has received the greatest mercy from Krishna. In this two-part seminar we will discuss the wonderful lessons that the Brihad Bhagavatamrita offers us to enrich, enhance and empower our spiritual life so we can reach newer heights in our devotion to Krishna.
ONGOING COURSES
One-to-One Instrument Lessons
One-to-One Instrument Lessons
Learn to play kartals, mridanga or harmonium

Day: 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.
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.
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.
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 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!
COMING SOON
Ayurveda Seminar
Ayurveda Seminar
The science of holistic wellbeing

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

Ayurveda is the oldest medicine in the world. With a well-chosen herbal preparation and a modified diet, you can boost your immunity, recharge with energy, get rid of toxins and improve your overall health.

More details will be available in the coming weeks.
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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Atma Paradigm
HG Dayal Mora dasa led a comprehensive 5-weeks course on the key teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and how to apply them in modern life.
Ayurveda Seminar
Our Head Priest HG Murli Manohara dasa facilitated a Pujari training explaining what it involves to render personal service to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Angela
"I decided to attend the Pujari Training course to see what happens behind those divine curtains and I found that all the pujari community is very fond of this service. Through their personal relationship in taking care of the Deities, they put into practice their love and devotion. I will always keep in my heart the moving video about the lovely ladies and gentlemen that, despite old age or difficulties, wake up early every single day to come to the Temple and serve Their Lordships so nicely.

Now, I understand better what I see when I come to pay obeisances at the Temple: behind every flower, every jewellery and every decoration there are many devoted souls who deserve respect and praise. All glories to the wonderful pujari service! "
- Angela
TEACHER'S CORNER
Vamsi dhari dasa
"It is very rewarding to be with inquisitive and keen learners who want to understand spiritual science, specially the introductory science of Bhakti Yoga. London College of Vedic Studies (LCVS) gives me that opportunity. It has helped me to go deeper in my own study of ancient vedic texts and use this science to simplify complex modern life!

Courses like ‘Journey of Self Discovery’ provide an open platform to students for expressing their thoughts and discussing on subject matters that are vital for holistic understanding of the self, nature and the universe. It has been very exciting teaching this course and I have made wonderful friends in the process."
- Vamsi dhari dasa