Bhisma on Trial

Replete with drama, mystery and intrigue, the Mahabharata is one of the greatest Sanskrit epics of Ancient India. With 100,000 verses, it is the longest poem ever composed. It’s stories and intricate plot have entertained many over the centuries.


One of the central figures in the Mahabharta shrouded in controversy is Bhisma, the gandsire of the Kuru clan. Named as one of the 12 great mahajanas in the Vedas, was Bhisma a spiritual crusader or just a guilty bystander? Did he demonstrate nobility or culpability?

This two part seminar will dive deep into the intricacies of understanding morality, ethical dilemmas, free will, human psychology, as well as the place of divine intervention. Bhisma’s character will be scrutinized under a microscope leaving no stone unturned. He will be placed on trial, and every aspect of his story will be analysed: the good, the bad and the ugly.

You get to decide on the evidence what Bhisma stands for, and benefit from the life lessons we can take away from his life.


Course Dates: starting Sunday 23rd April 2017 for 2 weeks
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £15

For more information, please email or call the Manor reception on 01923 851 000.

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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