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Ever wondered what the word 'yoga' actually means? It means, 'to connect' but you already knew that didn't you!? Speaking of connecting – we have an awesome line up of courses to get you plugged in and connected to the wonderful world of Bhakti yoga and spiritual bliss.

The Ramayana is a legendary literature full of inspiration and on this occasion we are honing in on the lessons it has to share on cooperation, in Teamwork Lessons from the Ramayana with renowned monk and author Chaitanya Charan dasa.

The Srimad Bhagavatam is known by many as the cream of Vedic literature, we can't wait to take a wonderful journey of studying the Overview of the Srimad Bhagavatam with Jai Nitai dasa and Bhava Bhakti devi dasi!

Wanting to really get to grips with what Bhakti yoga is all about? Or perhaps trying to encourage friends and family to get more involved and better understand the process you are going through? Look no further than our on-going Bhakti Yoga for Beginners course.

Get polished up and ready to rock in our Kartals & Mridanga Lessons starting from September!

Renowned spiritual guide and speaker Devaki devi dasi is making her annual trip to London and we are excited to hear what she has to share in her upcoming seminar on the False Ego, guaranteed to get the mind into the first gear!

With the knowledge that 'yoga' means 'to connect' we are very pleased to be offering this course on the Yoga of Kirtan with Sri Prahlada, a famous mantra chanter. You can expect to connect to the sacred sounds in a way that you never have before.

We of course have our three ever popular courses that are so wonderful, we keep them on-going!

Much more in store, so please stay tuned.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,
London College of Vedic Studies
UPCOMING COURSES
Teamwork Lessons from the Ramayana
Teamwork Lessons from the Ramayana
Transcending differences through purposefulness

Date: Saturday, 10th August
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

In tough times, we are meant to see each other through, not see through each other. In this seminar, renowned monk and author Chaitanya Charan dasa will present empowering insights on synergizing individual excellence and team success based on the timeless epic - the Ramayana.
Overview of Srimad Bhagavatam (Cantos 1-9)
Overview of Srimad Bhagavatam (Cantos 1-9)
Immerse yourself in a summary study of a timeless classic

Dates: Sundays, 11th August, 15th September, 13th October & 10th November
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

This course will provide an overview of a few of the powerful pastimes in the Srimad Bhagavatam in chronological order from 1st to 9th Canto with points from Srila Prabhupada's purports and summaries of important lessons and devotional principles to be learned.

Hear more from our Temple President Jai Nitai dasa here.
Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
Bhakti Yoga for Beginners
An enlivening introduction to the eastern spiritual wisdom and practice

Dates: Saturdays, 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.
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.
The False Ego -
Our Constant Companion and Troublemaker
The False Ego - Our Constant Companion and Troublemaker
Feeding the false ego versus dissolving it

Date: Saturday, 21st September
Time: 10.30am - 5pm

Discover how our false ego is prompting us to act the way we shouldn't act, thus creating our miseries. We will learn practical tools to disregard the dictations of the false ego, which will help us to cultivate the most important qualities of tolerance, gratitude, humility and forgiveness.
The Yoga of Kirtan with Sri Prahlada
The Yoga of Kirtan with Sri Prahlada
Experience the magic of sacred rhythms & chants

Dates: Saturdays, 5th & 12th October
Time: 10.30am - 5pm

This kirtan course by the renowned kirtaneer Sri Prahlada, aims to prepare the students for a genuine kirtan experience, empower them to deepen their understanding of kirtan and give them the opportunity to enrich themselves in their chanting.
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 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.
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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 Pankajanghri dasa on various spiritual topics, including deity worship. Watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/djFyXydgbJg

The latest Monk meets Punk: At the Temple episode: https://youtu.be/ZROK06BSuaU
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Nectar of Devotion
Murli Manohara dasa led a 2-day seminar on the Nectar of Devotion, enlightening us on Krishna's qualities and pastimes.
Deity Worship
Nrsimha Kavaca dasa (ISKCON Deity Worship Minister) facilitated an interactive, hands-on workshop on Deity Worship at home and temple.
Meeting with HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami
Some of us met with HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami, who gave us his valuable association and spiritual guidance.
Soho Fete
We had a wonderful time teaching yoga and meditation, meeting guests and making new friends at the Soho Fete.
STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
Jagannivas Krishna dasa
"Bhakti Sastri has been a nice experience learning shastra with fellow devotees. There are a variety of aspects such as sloka recitation, assignments and class learning which all helps remembering the knowledge. Overall I would recommend Bhakti Sastri because it goes through the key scriptures of Vaisnava philosophy step by step, starting with the Bhagavad Gita to Nectar of Devotion which goes into the higher levels of devotional service."

- Jagannivas Krishna dasa (Bhakti Sastri)
TEACHER'S CORNER
Bhaktin Brioni
"Serving Tulasi Devi has been and continues to be, one of the greatest and most profoundly spiritual experiences of my life and I recommend everyone to make the endeavour to connect with Her. She is so integral to Vaisnava culture and we are so fortunate that our Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada gave us access to this most confidential service.

With that in mind, it was such a pleasure and privilege to share some of the wisdom passed down to me with others in the recent Care and Worship of Tulasi Devi seminar. The audience were so enthusiastic and gave me so much inspiration. Thank you to London College of Vedic Studies for this opportunity to share."

- Bhaktin Brioni (Care and Worship of Tulasi Devi)

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