Recently, students of Bhaktivedanta College, supported by additional devotees, recorded a CD called “Divine Love”. Krishangi-lila Dasi and Kalindi Dasi, two exceptional singers from Estonia, composed melodies for some of the most sacred Sanskrit verses of Srimad-Bhagavatam, and they are the main performers. They produced this CD for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha, the presiding Deities of Radhadesh. Three years ago, students of Bhaktivedanta Collegerecorded their first CD. The tracks included various bhajans, the Gopinath
Recently, Bhaktivedanta College ended the academic year 2007-08, its sixth year of operation since opening in September 2002. This year, twenty-five students from sixteen countries took its Ministerial Programme. Seven students completed their third year of studies and received Bachelor of Theology degrees. All seven graduates will be engaged in Krsna’s service. Four of them, in parallel with their devotional service, will pursue a Master’s degree. In the picture are six of the seven graduates and the College Principal: Kalindi Dasi, Jay
In May, eight students went to a three-day program in Den-Haag, because a key part of their education is applying the theoretical knowledge from their courses. Students learn how to speak in public, give presentations, and explain philosophy. So when there is an opportunity to meet new audiences, everyone feels enthusiastic. In February, some students had already visited Den-Haag, and the local devotees invited more students to return for the three-day program in mid-May. The students enjoyed every moment of the many events in May. On the first day,
Q: What you were doing before coming to the college? For twenty-nine years I was the Principal of the Vaishnava Academy for Girls, in America. I was also involved in ISKCON education on other levels, as a child-protection advocate, a trainer, and a judge and as a member of ISKCON’s Ministry for Educational Development. Q: What inspired you to serve as the Dean of Students? One reason is that I am inspired by the team of wonderful devotees developing the college and training the students. Another is that I am inclined to remain connected to ISK
After four months of intense study, four students completed the Bhakti Shastri course at Bhaktivedanta College. The students were: Dhavali Das (Brazil), Visvesvara Das (France), Bhakta Adam Watson (Northern Ireland), and Bhaktin Helis Loiku (pictured here) from Estonia. We congratulate them and wish them all the best in their devotional service.
We are glad to inform you of the recent exciting development that the roof on the first building of Bhaktivedanta College’s campus was finished yesterday, May 6 2008, an exciting and important moment for Srila Prabhupada’s movement. This building will be used as the College teachers’ and staff dormitory, but for an initial period it will be utilized to accommodate the ever-growing number of students. A Bhaktivedanta College graduate receives a Bachelor of Theology accredited by the University of Wales Lampeter. For the near future
We are pleased to announce and invite you to a nama-yajna (chanting of the holy names) with Sacinandana Swami, which will be held on Saturday, May 24th in the Radhadesh temple room. The program starts at 19:00 with Gaura Arati and ends at 22:00.
The License program is unique to Lampeter and is one of their most long-standing awards. It is also known as a “Graduate Certificate”. This certificate is granted upon completion of the final year of the three-year undergraduate Bachelor’s degree program in Theology. Entrance into the License program is restricted to persons who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another discipline. It is most often used to prepare graduates of another discipline for post-graduate work in Theology. The License program, however, als
Recently, the Year-1 students took a day trip to Brussels to visit several religious leaders. Mahaprabhu Dasa and Anupama Dasi, the tutor of the World Religions course, organized the trip so that the students could meet people with different religious backgrounds. The students visited the Islamic Center, a Protestant church, and the Buddhist temple. At each of these places the students were nicely welcomed and received. The hosts made interesting presentations, and the students asked questions, which were all answered adequately. The leaders of each