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Every disciple should always remain busy in some work for Krishna. We shall not allow to remain vacant our mind, and if the mind is always filled up with Krishna Consciousness activities, there is no chance of Maya to sit on the mind and force us to act under her spell. – A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Letter to Mukunda, May 06, 1968)

So there we have it, the perfect instructions of the ISKCON Founder-Acharya, Srila Prabhupada. In keeping with these divine instructions, April experienced fully booked seminars about the mind, happiness and success in Krishna Consciousness, so it is only befitting that we follow up with an array of courses to keep us blissfully busy and trained up!

Starting with a new initiative for both men and women in Swiss Cottage, where we have a line up of experienced yogis ready to get you in shape physically, mentally and emotionally with Holistic Yoga (asana) classes. Open to all abilities, whether you have some experience or none at all, you can de-stress, unwind and detox on a Monday evening after work and gear up for a full week ahead.

What better way to prepare for a blissful lifetime and beyond of devotional service than to begin one's journey into the miraculous realm of guru-tattva on our ISKCON Disciples Course, taught by HG Dayal Mora dasa. If you are looking to receive spiritual initiation or just want to find out more about how to choose and take shelter of a spiritual master, then don't forget to sign up for this course.

Speaking of devotional service, who wouldn't jump at the chance to render some much coveted devotional service to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara Themselves!? Our head priest HG Murli Manohara dasa will facilitate a 2-day 'Pujari Training Seminar', covering philosophy as well as practical training on how to serve Their Lordships as a budding Pujari or as a refresher for well-seasoned experts.

Playing an instrument in kirtan can enhance the experience for you, and everyone present. Sign up for our upcoming workshops on playing harmonium, kartals and mridanga for a more immersive kirtan experience.

There's much more, so please read on!

We look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING COURSES
Vedic Parenting Seminar
Vedic Parenting Seminar
Principles of bringing up children according to the Vedas

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: 2.30pm - 5pm

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.

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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: Sundays, 12th, 19th & 26th May
Time: 10am - 4pm

A training program which is meant to help you deepen your understanding of guru-tattva and gurupadasraya within the multiple guru culture of ISKCON. It is designed for new devotees preparing to take initiation, but is also recommended for leaders, preachers, counsellors and educators in ISKCON.
Pujari Training Seminar
Pujari Training Seminar
An introductory seminar on rendering personal service to Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara

Dates: Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th May
Time: 6pm - 8pm

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 introductory seminar.

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Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
Bhakti Yoga For Beginners
An enlivening introduction to the eastern spiritual wisdom and practice

Dates: 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.
Harmonium Lessons for Beginners
Harmonium Lessons for Beginners
Learn to play this fundamental kirtan instrument from an experienced kirtaneer!

Date: Mondays, 3rd - 24th June
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm

Are you up for acquiring a new skill to boost your devotional career? This is a four day workshop for beginners or those with some knowledge, who would like to learn the basics of playing harmonium.
Tulasi Care & Worship
Tulasi Care & Worship
Learn about the bestower of devotional service

Date: Saturday, 22nd June
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Learn the importance and glories of Tulasi Devi and how to worship and practically look after her in a home setting.
The Nectar of Devotion (Chapters 20 - 26)
The Nectar of Devotion (Chapters 20 - 26)
The complete science of Bhakti Yoga

Dates: Saturdays, 6th & 13th July
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm

The Nectar of Devotion takes one into the heart of Bhakti. These chosen chapters are all about Krishna, His qualities and personality that make Him all attractive and the object of loving affection for His innumerable devotees.
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.
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.
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 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.
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY
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FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Weekly Facebook Live: Mindful Mondays with Urban Monks
Weekly Facebook Live: Mindful Mondays with Urban Monks
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!
We are now on YouTube
We are now on YouTube
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We were fortunate to interview HH Candramauli Swami on how to control our mind and emotions. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE.
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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Success Secrets from the Bhagavad Gita
HG Akrura dasa gave an empowering 2-day course entitled the 'Success Secrets from the Bhagavad Gita', exploring several verses from the Bhagavad-gita that can be used to achieve success in various areas of our life.
Bringing Your Mind On Board
HH Candramauli Swami enlightened us at the seminar 'Bringing Your Mind On Board', covering the Vedic principles of psychology on effectively controlling the mind and emotions and positively responding to negative circumstances.
Ayurveda Seminar
HG Tribhanga dasa provided valuable insights on how to practically adopt a healthier lifestyle in his 'Ayurveda' seminar.
Vedic Psychology
HG Tribhanga dasa led a fascinating seminar on 'Vedic Psychology', to help gain a richer and deeper understanding of our own and others' actions.
STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
Tushar Devchand
"The entire two-day course was brilliantly presented and the content was exactly what we needed. Leant principal aspects of Deity Worship; useful guidelines and practical descriptions in which we can improve our worship at home. Would be interested in any similar course that would be a practical guide on improving our development in spiritual service."

- Tushar Devchand (Home Deity Worship Seminar)
TEACHER'S CORNER
Dayal Mora dasa
"Srila Prabhupada painstakingly gave us this perfect system, therefore it is a matter of duty to honour the disciplic succession by passing down this perfect knowledge, as it is. As such, it is always a great privilege to teach and it is always humbling to see the progress of students as they imbibe this perfect philosophy into their lives. I am truly grateful to have this opportunity to teach and serve with the London College of Vedic Studies as a service to Guru and Radha-Londonisvara."

- Dayal Mora dasa (Unlock the Mysteries of the Bhagavad Gita)

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