COURSES

OVERVIEW

Our courses are principally based on the Bhagavad Gita which was spoken 5,000 years ago in the holy place of Kurukshetra in North India. The College has developed structured formats to help clearly understand the ancient text and provide clarity on how the teachings are still relevant to all of mankind in this day and age. The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are timeless and have been highly praised by many great personalities including Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer and Mahatma Gandhi.  

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Explore is our foundational level Bhagavad Gita course which will give you a very good insight into the essence of vedic knowledge and the ancient text.

 

All of us have questions about life. Who are we? Why are we here? Why do bad things happen to good people? What happens after death? But living in such a fast paced world we run out of time to eat, drink and even sleep let alone find time to explore our deeper thoughts. Explore focuses on the key themes of the Bhagavad Gita which is universally renowned as the crown jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, to His intimate friend, Arjuna, the Bhagavad Gita’s 700 concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of yoga and self-realization.

 

In 4 sessions, the course will cover the principal themes of the Bhagavad Gita and how they are still relevant today. The style of learning for the course will  be quite active which has proven to be highly effective to help better understand the text. The course will include powerpoint presentations, interactive exercises, personal reflection and plenty of question and answer opportunities. You are encouraged to ask questions throughout the course and satisfy your curiosities.

 

Course content

  • 1. Introduction and the soul

  • 2. Karma

  • 3. God

  • 4. The world and time

  • 5. Gita in motion (a day trip)

 

Explore offers students:

  • Practical wisdom from experienced practitioners

  • Invaluable opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions

  • A place for answers

  • Inspiration and knowledge

  • Opportunity to acquaint with like-minded spiritual seekers

 

Course dates and times:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Term Dates

Thursday Classes 

      7pm to 9pm         

 29th August                      5th September                

 12th September                19th September                            

Sunday Classes

  10am to 12pm

1st September

8th September

15th September

22nd September 

28th September trip to Bhaktivedanta Manor temple, Watford.

 

VenueISKCON Leicester temple, 31 Granby St, Leicester, LE1 6EJ
Course fee:
£37.50

£35.00 if bookings and payments are made online in advance using the registration and Pay now option.

 

The course fee includes:

  • 4 weeks of classes

  • Bhagavad Gita book

  • Course notes

  • Audio recordings of each class

  • VIP trip to Bhaktivedanta Manor temple in Watford

For more information, please email: education@iskconleicester.org

GITA LIFE

Gita Life is our second stage Bhagavad Gita course and is open to individuals who have completed the Explore course.

 

Gita Life provides a thematic summary, giving pertinent themes and life lessons from this historical epic. There are also insights into the culture and practice of this ancient tradition including meditation, music and drama.

 

Gita Life is a ten week course that gives greater insight into the Bhagavad Gita. The course covers themes such as yoga ladder, caste system, gods and demigods, choice, death and many others. The learning format is similar to Explore and the course is a more in depth study and discussion that will deepen ones understanding and appreciation for the Bhagavad Gita.

 

VenueISKCON Leicester temple, 31 Granby St, Leicester, LE1 6EJ
 

Course feeTBD

 

Course dates and times:  Late October 2019 (exact dates to be published)

BHAKTI LIFE

Bhakti Life is our third stage Bhagavad Gita course and is open to individuals who have completed the Gita Life course.

 

In Bhakti Life you will learn how to incorporate the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita into your lives through the practice of bhakti yoga as recommended in the text. Bhakti yoga is not an armchair philosophy, a religious doctrine or a Sunday ritual. It is a way of life. While the process may appear simplistic, when practiced with sincerity and purity it actually combines and synthesizes all other yoga disciplines making this the topmost yoga system as revealed in the ancient scriptures.

 

The practice of each aspect of bhakti yoga is unlimited, and it can be developed, enhanced and refined over time. Engaging in these practical acts of bhakti yoga will awaken a deep sense of fulfillment, happiness and enduring satisfaction.

 

This course provides an opportunity to learn more about the practice of bhakti, in today’s modern world.

 

VenueISKCON Leicester temple, 31 Granby St, Leicester, LE1 6EJ
 

 

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