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  • bhaktilife.org | The Path to Enlightened Living
    Upadesamrta is a compilation of 11 verses outlining spiritual steps one must apply to cultivate such divine love Srimad Bhagavatam 1 2 Divinity Divine Service Next Semester To be Announced Sri Isopanisad Next Semester To Be Announced Sri Isopanisad knowledge which brings one closer to the Supreme is the first text of the Upanisads books of spiritual wisdom from India We offer a five week eCourse on this text Introduction to Spiritual Wisdom from India Next Semester TBA Spiritual Wisdom from India outlines ancient Sanskrit texts known as the Vedas This two week eCourse covers Yoga Karma Reincarnation and Spiritual Vegetarianism First Step to Bhakti This free course introduces you to the fundamental principles of bhakti and prepares you for further study if you choose A Word About Online Education at BhaktiLife Welcome to Bhakti Life Bhakti Life offers courses workshops retreats and counseling that help support the spiritual lives of both devotees and people new to Krishna consciousness Our programs are highly interactive facilitating personal discovery growth and change Courses are fun eye opening introspective and practical and are aimed at helping participants make permanent improvements in their spiritual lives We specialize in offering courses that help devotees and aspiring devotees in the areas most needed for their continued spiritual growth In order to go more deeply into the particular areas of bhakti our courses cover and in order to have a deeply transformational experience we find it essential to schedule our courses over a full weekend or longer We also find it especially powerful for devotees to focus an entire weekend solely on improving their Krishna consciousness The added benefit of this is the deepening of relationships among devotees and strengthening of your community Our courses also fill the need of aligning the culture of ISKCON with the

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  • Programs | bhaktilife.org
    Spirituality Shastra People Teachers About us Support Partners Home Programs Contact Privacy Policy In loving service to His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust 2007

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  • Overview | bhaktilife.org
    given by Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad gita and handed down through the Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage of Sri Chaitanya In our programs the core principles of bhakti are combined with the broader practical and cultural gifts of the Vedas as well as appropriate and compatible contemporary knowledge and practice from the fields of yoga natural health and wellness and personal development always keeping bhakti principles as the foundation We develop

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  • Japa | bhaktilife.org
    and specific ways in which they can improve The devotees also look at how their daily activities affect their japa Most importantly these programs create an increased desire to improve one s chanting and give japa more priority The programs we offer are listed below The Japa Workshop All the principles taught in the Level One Japa Retreat are covered in the Japa Workshop although less time is available for chanting exercises and discussion and there is no 64 rounds day It is held at a private location either on temple property or in a rented location a location in which the workshop will not be disturbed by visitors Devotees do not stay overnight although if you prefer to have an overnight workshop this can be arranged Click Here for Full Details The Japa Retreat The Japa Retreat was developed by Sacinandana Swami to help devotees go deeply into their chanting and thus go deeper into their relationship with Krishna Seeing how easy it is to take chanting for granted Maharaja saw the need to create an environment in which devotees would get more out of their chanting overcome bad habits and begin to relish the Holy Names in ways that would have a transforming effect on them Thus the Japa Retreat is held at a retreat center where all the devotees live together for the entire retreat Click Here for Full Details Japa Day The most important principles and practices from the Japa Retreat are covered in a six hour workshop This program is designed for those who don t have the time to attend a workshop or retreat Click Here for Full Details Japa and Kirtan Workshop In this workshop we focus equal amounts of time on japa and kirtan This helps devotees not only improve their japa

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  • Bhakti Courses | bhaktilife.org
    and vitalizing one s sadhana including japa Ways to better deal with real world challenges faced while living and working outside the temple Balancing material and spiritual life Building better devotee relationships including other topics that relate to this Dealing with common and difficult obstacles Attitudes that impede or advance bhakti Overcoming emotional mental and behavioral conditioning Better applying spiritual principles in daily life Many important aspects of bhakti that cannot be given proper attention in short classes and seminars are explored More importantly we discover how these issues relate to our personal lives and our practice of sadhana The Sadhana Course is meant to energize and improve one s daily practice of sadhana One of the primary ways this is done is through the practice of sadhana at the workshop Therefore the schedule includes a full morning sadhana program beginning at 4 30 am There is no Friday night session so that participants can get to bed early Thus the Sadhana Course is especially appreciated by those who have never lived in an ashram or who are currently not regularly attending a temple morning program The Sadhana Course was conceived as a way to help devotees periodically improve their sadhana as well as come closer together as a community It is therefore helpful to offer this course once or more each year in your community Each successive course will review the material from previous courses as well as add new material and make the previous material available to first time participants Click Here for Full Details Sadhana Retreat The Sadhana Retreat is a weekend in which you focus on your sadhana and other issues related to improving your Krishna consciousness You will intimately associate with other devotees hear from them and also share your challenges and realizations Thus the

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  • Applied Spirituality | bhaktilife.org
    Click Here for Full Details First Steps to Enlightened Living Are you ready for your first step towards enlightened living Join us for a dynamic exploration into the principles of enlightened living revealed by the sages of ancient India masters of the secrets of connecting with our inner source of happiness through the timeless science of Bhakti the yoga of love Click Here for Full Details The Heart Of A Vaishnava Exploring The Power Of Humility And Honesty Devotees gain a deeper understanding of the meaning and practice of humility and its intrinsic position in devotional service Devotees also explore how their level of humility affects their Click Here for Full Details Strengthening Your Vows Being Committed In A Non Committal World Commitment to one s vows is fundamental to the practice of bhakti Yet many devotees find it difficult to maintain the vows they take be they initiation vows marriage vows or the simple commitments they make to themselves However there are tools and attitudes that empower one to deeply connect with their word of honor and improve their relationship with commitment Learning and practicing this makes a significant difference in one s ability to honor their commitments As such this course is greatly needed in ISKCON Click Here for Full Details Transforming Your Life Through Prayer We look at what we ask through prayer and investigate ways in which some of these desires may reflect misunderstandings fears unreal hopes lack of purity or unfounded concerns about surrendering to the Supreme Click Here for Full Details Finding Your Dharma Connecting With Your Mission Inspiration is vital to devotee s success in Krishna consciousness And one of the greatest sources of inspiration is simply to connect with an inspiring service a service that resonates so deeply with one s natural

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  • Shastra | bhaktilife.org
    help illustrate various concepts audio chanting of the mantras in both Sanskrit and English practical exercises which help participants learn and understand Lord Krishna s teachings open forums for discussions or questions Interactive Weekly Review personal guidance from teachers Following this proven method of studying in the association of devotees via the internet with senior devotee facilitators and guides is a sure method to enhance one s understanding of the text See Right Panel for additional themes included in the eCourse The teachers for the course are Dhruva Maharaja dasa and Samapriya dasi both initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada who have been practicing bhakti yoga for almost 40 years Cost for this eCourse 79 Click Here for Full Details Srimad Bhagavatam 1 2 Divinity Divine Service Next Semester To be Announced This four week eCourse covers one of the most important chapters in Srimad Bhagavatam spoken by Suta Gosvami in the beginning of the book as he sets a foundation for all subsequent instructions Included are complete text and commentaries by His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada audiobook including both Sanskrit and English audio and video clips of Srila Prabhupada s lectures on specific topics in the text graphic art to help illustrate various concepts practical exercises that help participants learn and understand the text open forums for discussions or questions interactive weekly review personal guidance from teachers Following this proven method of studying in the association of devotees via the internet with senior devotee facilitators and guides is a sure method to enhance one s understanding of the text See Right Panel for additional themes included in the eCourse The teachers for the course are Dhruva Maharaja dasa and Samapriya dasi both initiated disciples of Srila Prabhupada who have been practicing bhakti yoga for almost 40 years Cost for this eCourse 108 Click Here for Full Details Sri Isopanisad Next Semester To Be Announced The title Sri Isopanisad means knowledge which brings one closer to the Supreme This book of 19 mantras describes the Complete Whole the position of the living entities as parts and parcels of that Complete Whole and their relationship with the Supreme Our five week eCourse creates a foundation of knowledge and understanding based on spiritual teachings that help loosen the tight knot of material attachments Sri Isopanisad explains how we can live and work in this material world without binding ourselves to a network of anxiety and frustrations created through laws of karma The eCourse covers the complete text with commentaries by His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Included are Included are audiobook of the text audio and video clips of Srila Prabhupada s lectures on specific topics in the text graphic art to help illustrate various concepts audio chanting of the mantras in both Sanskrit and English practical exercises to help participants learn and understand the texts open forums for discussions and or questions a Live Weekly Review of the week s topics personal guidance from teachers Following this

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  • People | bhaktilife.org
    Spirituality Shastra People Teachers About us Support Partners Home People Contact Privacy Policy In loving service to His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness and The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust 2007

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