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

We are very pleased to announce some of the exciting courses and seminars lined up over the next few weeks and hope you are able to take advantage of them as much as possible!

This year extend your Gaura Purnima celebrations by joining our senior monk HG Nama Sankirtana dasa who will be leading a course on the profound teachings of the Sri Siksastakam Prayers, starting from 24th March.

Soon after, we will explore one of the greatest spiritual quests in a much-awaited seminar on Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrita with HG Sutapa dasa.

You are also invited to join a special Henna Workshop with our friend Priya, which promises to teach this exquisite style of art in a fun and interactive setting.

There are many other courses coming up too, so please take a look below.

Don't forget about our ongoing offer - a whopping 50% student discount at our weekly yoga classes. Visit www.iskcon.london/lcvs/yoga for more details.

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING COURSES
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 Chaitanya, 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.
Success Secrets from the Bhagavad Gita
Success Secrets from the Bhagavad Gita
Six golden pillars of spiritual accomplishment

Date: Saturdays, 20th & 27th April
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

This course explores several Bhagavad Gita verses that can be used to achieve success in various areas of life. The audience will be asked to participate in several exercises that may be the beginning of using the Bhagavad Gita as a powerful personal success manual.
Ayurveda Seminar and Private Consultations
Ayurveda Seminar and Private Consultations
The science of holistic wellbeing

Date: Saturday, 4th May onwards
Time: Various

Learn how with a well-chosen herbal preparation and a modified diet, you can boost your immunity, recharge with energy, get rid of toxins, difficulties such as swelling of your legs or back pain and improve your skin's condition.
Vedic Psychology
(Bhuta Vidya)
Vedic Psychology (Bhuta Vidya)
Based on the principles of mind, intelligence and ego

Date: Saturday, 4th May
Time: 3pm - 6pm

This seminar will help you gain a richer and deeper understanding of your own and others' actions. It will also provide valuable insights on how people think, feel and act and enable you to apply your intelligence wisely to avoid psychological disorders.
Vedic Parenting Seminar
Vedic Parenting Seminar
Principles of motherhood according to the Vedas (based on Kaumara Tantra and Kashyapa Samhita)

Date: Saturday, 11th May
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Fulfilling our duty as parents requires taking care of our children's spiritual needs. The best parents are also good role models for their children. Find out how to demonstrate an inspiring spiritual way of life through your words and deeds, understanding that children learn what they live.
Life Without Conflicts
Life Without Conflicts
Practical techniques of conflict resolution from the Bhagavad Gita

Date: Saturday, 11th May
Time: 3pm - 5.30pm

Explore and learn some valuable tools in which you can live without conflicts in a world full of conflicts! This seminar will help us understand that if we are Krishna conscious then we can live happily under the protection of Krishna, even within this material world.
Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
Bhakti Yoga For Beginners
An enlivening introduction to the eastern spiritual wisdom and practice

Date: Saturdays, 25th May, 15th June, 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.
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.
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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 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!
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STUDENT TESTIMONIALS
Bhaktin Dovile
"I attended the Ayurveda seminar and personal consultation few months ago. I always wanted to know more about my body and how to be healthier. The seminar was very beneficial because I learnt a lot on the basics of Ayurveda and its roots. Also, an appointment with the Ayurvedic doctor blew my mind, because he found the reason why I cannot fall asleep at night even when I am exhausted. I highly recommend having an individual consultation with the doctor and becoming a controller of your own body."
- Bhaktin Dovile
TEACHER'S CORNER
Bhaktin Brioni
"The London College of Vedic studies has many branches of it's educational faculty, ranging from seminars on Ayurveda and henna classes to courses that explore science and philosophy, delving deeply into the subconscious and make up of the universe. Naturally it would make sense that we also offer a class that facilitates physical health through the timeless practice of yoga asana, as expounded in the Bhagavad-gita itself. Therefore it is with great pleasure that we host a weekly Astanga-vinyasa class. I try to intertwine the practice of yoga asana with the timeless wisdom from the scriptures of texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, so that students leave the class feeling enlivened both physically and mentally. After a 60 minute asana practice that detoxifies the mind and body, the consciousness is much more open to explore such topics, which we do at the end of class."
- Bhaktin Brioni