June 2019 Newsletter View in browser
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June has arrived and brought with it some glorious summer vibes. Here at the London College of Vedic Studies, we have an exclusive line up of amazing courses to get you into the swing of things!

As a special treat, we are very fortunate to have with us HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami this month, sharing the nectar of aphorisms of logic from Srila Prabhupada's teachings.

Who doesn't love sunshine and music!? Therefore, we have the great pleasure of presenting a course that will enhance any kirtan experience by giving you the skills to either begin or polish up your own instrumental talents with our kartal and mridanga lessons coming up.

Another focus for many during this summer season is health and fitness, so join us in Swiss Cottage to get in shape physically, mentally and emotionally with Holistic Yoga (asana) classes. De-stress, unwind and detox on a Monday evening.

Speaking of yoga, we also have our weekly Friday evening yoga classes exclusively for the lovely ladies out there!

It is with great honor that we can share a seminar about the Glories of Srimati Tulasi Devi. Tulasi Devi is a pure devotee and in her form as a most important plant, she can be found at most Vedic temples, especially those dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Her worship is highly auspicious and a great joy to learn about.

Last but not the least, The Nectar of Devotion with Murli Manohara dasa is a highly anticipated seminar on this unique spiritual text that explains the devotional science of bhakti yoga, or Krishna consciousness and how we can enjoy a blissful life.

There's much more, so please read on!

We look forward to seeing you.

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING COURSES
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.

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Srila Prabhupada's Aphorisms of Logic
Srila Prabhupada's Aphorisms of Logic
Learn philosophical & worldly lessons through nyaya sutras, based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada

Date: Saturday, 22nd June
Time: 2.30pm - 5.30pm

HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami will help us learn, analyse and apply the valuable philosophical principles from some of the key aphorisms of logic, that were frequently used by Srila Prabhupada in his books and lectures. Come, learn about these curiosities & expand your philosophical knowledge.

Hear more from the facilitator.
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.

Hear more from our teacher.
Create Green Karma for a Blue Planet
Create Green Karma for a Blue Planet
Transform into a leader of positive environmental action at home and on the go

Date: Saturday, 3rd August
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

An educational, interactive, introspective & fun seminar on your relationship with the environment in accordance with the Vedas. Come, discover your karmic footprint and how to reduce it!
Flower Arranging Workshop for Beginners
Flower Arranging Workshop for Beginners
Express your inner creativity through flowers - one of the most beautiful creations of nature

Date: Saturday, 3rd August
Time: 3pm - 6pm

We all love flowers but sometimes are not sure how to arrange them for ourselves. The aim of this practical workshop is to give beginners the confidence and inspiration to make their own simple flower arrangements for their home, altar, etc.
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.

Hear more from one of our yoga teachers.
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 well-being 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.

You can now sign up for Unit 5 (Sri Isopanishad)!
VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY
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FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Weekly Facebook Live
Weekly Facebook Live
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!
Our YouTube Channel
Our YouTube Channel
We were fortunate to interview HH Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami on how to live a life without conflicts. Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/rkmrIeXUy2I

The latest Monk meets Punk: Mind Trip episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2ZsWvH1l1E
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Vedic Parenting
Tribhanga dasa provided an instructive seminar on Vedic Parenting, covering various aspects of bringing up children according to the scriptures.
Life Without Conflicts
HH Bhakti Rasayana Sagar Swami enlightened us at the seminar Life Without Conflicts, by giving valuable practical techniques on conflict resolution.
ISKCON Disciples Course
Dayal Mora dasa led his first ISKCON Disciples Course, training devotees in their understanding of the guru-tattva.
Bhakti Yoga
Jhulan Lila devi dasi expertly introduced the principles and philosophy of Bhakti Yoga to some of our new guests.
Bhakti Sastri
Bhakti Sastri (Nectar of Instruction) group photo with our teacher, Vamsivata dasa.
Holy Name
We were fortunate to meet with HH Candramauli Swami, who diligently reminded us of the importance of attentively chanting the Holy name.
STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
Natasha Menon
"I found myself struggling with my mind so this seminar caught my interest. HH Candramauli Swami expertly delivered the subject and it was exactly what I needed.

The mind is so powerful that it can also make you do things that you don't want to. Srila Prabhupada explained in a morning walk, "You are independent of mind always. It is your mind. You are not mind. Then you are independent of mind always." The seminar helped me develop an understanding of how to see yourself different from your mind and harness it in ways that it becomes your best friend and not your worst enemy. It also covered spiritual intelligence that can equip us to function better in this world. We also learnt how to deal with our mind, overcome envy and effectively manage emotions.

I would highly recommend this seminar."

- Natasha Menon (Bringing Your Mind On Board Seminar)
TEACHER'S CORNER
Akrura dasa
"The course was attended each time by about ten devotees. The participants looked interested in the six topics. Some of them came for a follow up coaching session. Some of them were familiar with the topics but they seem to have gotten some new insights. To me it was the best course I had so far at ISKCON-London. I am still in touch with some of the students and we have coaching sessions."

- Akrura dasa (Success Secrets from the Bhagavad Gita)

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