Radhe Gendron: “I Just Want to Keep Painting Krishna” Radhe Gendron. To see Radhe’s portfolio and purchase her art prints, children’s books, puzzles and mugs, fridge magnets, t-shirts and lunchboxes featuring her art, visit https://www.radhegendron.com/. ‘I like illustrating the simple moments of exchanged love between the Lord and his devotees, friends, or family’ Srila Prabhupada called Krishna conscious art “Windows to the Spiritual World.” Every once in a while, an artist comes along who is truly blessed with the ability to open those windows for us. One of today’s most exciting spiritual artists, Radhe Gendron, [...]
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Why did you decide to study through Bhaktivedanta College Online? Please say a few words about yourself. Sriprada Dasi and her husband hit the jackpot when it comes to religious debates: her mother-in-law is a Protestant priest and she has another relative who's a Catholic priest. These lively conversations have not only been intellectually stimulating, but have also been a great source of inspiration and assistance in Sriprada's studies. Who needs Google when you have a family full of theologians? My name is Sriprada Dasi. I joined ISKCON in Croatia during my psychology studies in Rijeka. Soon [...]
The Modern-Hindu Experience Written by: Shyama Sakhi, the student As I looked over the class-schedule for February, I read the title “Modern Hindu Trends” and thought to myself: “Well, I really hope this course won’t be something too vague, but rather help me connect the history of India and Hinduism with what I practice in devotional life…” But soon, as we started our first hours of the course I realized how much wealth there is in studying the history of Hindu thought. Our teacher, Pranava Das, came from India with fresh news on [...]
Yoga Teacher Training Course at Bhaktivedanta College – The ‘authentic’ yoga in the Belgian ArdennesDario Knez2023-04-26T04:25:18+00:00
The ‘authentic’ yoga in the Belgian Ardennes Author: Alix Russel Alumni of Yoga Teacher Training Course. Alix's page. Authentic Yoga Teacher Training Course In case you haven’t noticed, yoga and particularly yoga teacher training courses have become the aerobics of the new millennia. But, there are very few authentic yoga teacher training courses available and a lot of research is required to find the right one. So, having practiced yoga for many years, I was delighted to learn that Bhaktivedanta College at Radhadesh would be holding their first 200-hour registered [...]
AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada and kirtan Author: Anupama dd, MA Teacher of Bhakti Sastri online Although faced with many hardships, Bhaktivedanta began giving Bhagavad-gītā classes in Bowery lofts and leading kirtan (devotional chanting) in Tompkins Square Park. His sincerity attracted the attention of young seekers, eager to learn more about meditation and Eastern spirituality. With their help, Bhaktivedanta rented a small storefront in New York’s Lower East Side and continued giving daily classes and leading kirtan. On October 9, 1966, Srila Prabhupada and his followers sat beneath an elm tree in Thompkins [...]
On the importance of Hare Krishna Maha Mantra (or why do we learn how to chant Hare Krishna at the Kirtan Course) Author: Anupama dd, MA Teacher of Bhakti Sastri online The Hare Krishna maha-mantra is mentioned in a number of ancient Vedic* scriptures like Kali-santarana Upanishad, Brahmananda and Padma Puranas, etc. The oldest source, Kali-santarana Upanishad, belongs to the Yajur Veda which is one of the principal four Vedas. Considering that Yajur Veda is a compilation of mantras for worship, it is thought-provoking that one of its texts (Kalisantarana Upanishad) presents the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra as [...]
Why sacred texts extol bhakti over advanced philosophy? Author: Janne Kontala, PhD Teacher of Yoga Teacher Training Course Janne's personal blog: https://www.jayananda.info/ The feelings and desires of manas, and the yearning to occupy the central stage connected to ahankara often cloud the buddhi. Therefore, even sincere engagement with philosophy entails the risk of ending up at odds with the Truth. Devotion is the essence Why do the sacred texts often extol the simple devotion of a bhakti-yogi, even compared with the all-time greatest philosophers? The key to understanding this [...]
Yoga and compassion Author: Janne Kontala, PhD Teacher of Yoga Teacher Training Course Janne's personal blog: https://www.jayananda.info/ The ascetic strand of yoga philosophy, from the earliest Upanishads onwards, tends to look at emotions as problems. While selfish emotions are problems, they do not cover the whole range of feelings. The emotion-critical ethos of some texts, therefore, requires the footnote where it reads, "selfish emotions are problematic; selfless ones stand for the solution." Enter the first chapter of Bhagavad-gita, and Arjuna's refusal to fight due to the compassion he feels towards [...]
The purpose of the Kirtan Course Interview with: Krishna Kshetra Swami, PhD Dean of Studies at Bhaktivedanta College Krishna Kshetra Swami's personal blog: https://www.kennethvalpey.com/ So the Kirtan Course is a beginning attempt for Krishna devotees in the West to get some systematic training in this very nice tradition. What is the purpose of the new Kirtan Course at Radhadesh and what is it`s significance for devotees? Krishna Kshetra Swami: Kirtan is our most essential activity. We have sravanam – hearing and kirtanam – chanting or glorifying the Lord. This is the movement of Sri Caitanya [...]
Yoga is the stilling of the mind’s changing states Author: Janne Kontala, PhD Teacher of Yoga Teacher Training Course Janne's personal blog: https://www.jayananda.info/ Our mind is in a constant state of flux: sometimes restless, sometimes dull, yet at other times focused, calm and clear. The process of yoga is meant to gradually elevate one from dullness to activity, and then from activity to clarity. Activity is not a stable platform: it easily relapses into dullness, or if activity increases too much, one becomes restless, unable to concentrate on one thing [...]