‘When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you’
In His childhood Sri Krishna was famous for killing many demons in Vrindavan. The great saint Bhaktivinoda Thakur in his book Sri Caitanya Siksamrita explains how the demons Krishna slayed also have an inner meaning, representing various anarthas or unwanted qualities and obstacles within ourselves that stop us from progressing on the spiritual path. Without knowing about these anarthas, one can inadvertently water these weeds within the heart that stifle the growth the creeper of divine love.
In this intriguing look at the demons of vrindavan, His Holiness Candramauli Swami will facilitate a whole day seminar which will dive deep focussing on these enemies within and what we can do about them. This seminar is an absolute must for anyone who wants to go deeper into their spiritual life by looking in the mirror.
Course Date: Sunday 8th April 2018
Time: 10am – 5pm (full day workshop with two tea breaks and a lunch break)
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10 early bird price
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.
About the speaker
Born in New Jersey, USA, in 1947, HH Candramauli Swami came in contact with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 24. In 1973 he began practicing Krishna Consciousness in New York City and shortly thereafter began serving at the New Vrindavan farm comunity in West Virginia. That same year he received initiation from His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
In 1986 HH Candramauli Swami accepted the sannyasa order and began preaching in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. In the early 1980’s he became involved with the ISKCON Prison Ministry in the USA and began visiting prisoners and holding programs in jails, along with regularly writing letters to inmates and sending them Srila Prabhupada’s books.
HH Candramauli Swami is now the leader of the ISKCON Prison Ministry and has worked tirelessly to document the spiritual progression of the world-wide inmate community. His dedication to the welfare, growth and sustainable rehabilitation of these prisoners has culminated in the book “Holy Jail”, a touching compilation of the activities of the ISKCON Prison Ministry (IPM). In over thirty years of operation, the lives of hundreds of inmates have changed due to the practice of Krishna consciousness and the support received by devotees.
In 1995 he began serving as the resident sannyasi in Chicago where he was based until 2013 when he relocated to Karlovac, Croatia. At present HH Candramauli Swami offers spiritual guidance around Europe, USA and India.
HH Candramauli Swami is a disciple of ISKCON Founder Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and an initiating spiritual master within the ISKCON movement.