Bhaktivedanta College Belgium hosted the 2nd European Yoga Congress from May 27th to 29th, sharing insights and techniques with thirteen different yoga schools from twelve countries. The seeds of the event were sewn in November 2014, when many different yoga organizations met at Yoga Vidya in Germany, Europe’s largest yoga ashram, to explore commonalities and possibilities for cooperation. That gathering resulted in the creation of the European Yoga Confederation, and an agreement to hold a European Yoga Congress every two years. This year’s event i
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Interviewer: How has everything been for you since the Kirtan Course 2015? What has it been like having to resume high school immediately after you left? Katharina: I think I can say that the kirtan course was a very significant event for my devotional life. It made me understand to which extent devotional service (and especially the chanting of the Holy Name) can, and should be a part of our everyday life. When I went back to high school, I felt myself in the wrong movie. This feeling was very strong. I was sitting in the lessons and tried to pay a
Written by: Sive Mjindi As the sun set on Thursday, April 14th, Vrije Universiteit, in Brussels, opened its doors for a dialogue with the East. Students and staff from Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium delivered presentations on Eastern and Hindu philosophy and religion for the first time at Vrije Universiteit. Graciously hosted by Professor Werner de Saeger (Dept. of Religious Studies), the event was attended by a small delegation of academia and students, and it sparked a lot of discussion between the two Religious Studies programs. The audience wa
Surabhu Kunja is Bhaktivedanta College alumna and Kirtan Course karatal and harmonium teacher. Self-confidence I have been raised as Hare Krishna. When I was 15 years old, I didn’t know if I wanted to stay a devotee. I went to live with my grandmother for a year and was not busy with the religion at all. That year I found my life dry. Every day the same circle: wake-up, school, eat, sleep – life for me was starting to exist out of empty physical activities. It wasn’t deep. I then chose myself to become a devotee and to st
II European Yoga Congress – 2016 Radhadesh, Durbuy and European Parliament, Brussels – Belgium ‘The Relevance of Yoga for the European Society and for World Peace’ It is our great pleasure and honor as the hosting Organization for this year to invite you to participate in the II European Yoga Congress, which will take place on 27th, 28th and 29th May, 2016 in the headquarters of the ISKCON Radhadesh Ashrama located in Durbuy, Belgium. GENERAL PROGRAM – 27.-29.5. (Friday to Sunday) 3 days of workshops, lectures and classes – 29.5. (
Next Kirtan Course: read more and registrations Interviewer: Can you tell us about what you are up to these days and what you have been up to this past year? We understand you have been travelling quite extensively lately. Please tell us a bit about that. Abigail: We have just travelled to many places around the world over the last year, visiting ISKCON temples and seeing how different cultures imbibe Krishna Consciousness and doing Kirtan with devotees wherever we went. It was amazing to realize how much we really do have a worldwide
Katelin’s Kirtan Course 2015 diary Written by Katelin Knapp Opening week The class of 2015 has been launched into the kirtan course with blissful kirtans, deep insights and meaningful experiences. From Vancouver to London, the 18 students come from all different backgrounds to one peaceful place in order to chant the Holy Names, learn the basic instruments and unlock the nectar. Week one lays a h4 foundation for the temple of the heart, beginning with Sacinandana Swami’s mercy, stories and humour. Before even picking up an instru