Cultivating the Attitude of Gratitude


Over the past decade, numerous scientific studies have documented a wide range of benefits that come with gratitude, including happiness. These are available to anyone who practices being grateful, even in the midst of adversity.

An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis, for both the big and small things alike. It functions as an antidote for attachment to what we want but don’t have and aversion to what we have but don’t want. Gratitude is the opposite of being discontented. Gratitude is a vehicle to diffuse self-pity and self-centeredness, increase feelings of well-being, and prompt mindful awareness of that which is beyond oneself—of belonging to a greater whole, and of connection to others, as well as to the world.

Can gratitude really be developed in everyone, or is it something we have to fake? This seminar facilitated by travelling teacher and monk Vraja bihari das from Chowpatty, will teach the art of how to develop and maintain a grateful attitude, so one can learn to see this world from a different perspective.


Course Dates: Sunday 7th May 2017
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10

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.

For more information, please email or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

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About the Speaker

Vraja-Bihari-PrabhuVraja Bihari Das is a full-time teacher in ISKCON and is training Professionals and Students in the science of Bhakti Yoga. He has done his Honors degree in Economics, and Masters in International Finance, and is also a post-graduate MBA in Finance. He has worked with the Times Group and undertook projects for prestigious organizations such as ICICI Bank and KPMG Pete Marwick.

As a full time faculty and member of ISKCON, he conducts discourses on the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the Srimad Bhagavatam. He travels widely and freely shares his thoughts on mental hygiene, spiritual discipline, and finding deep emotional fulfillment. His self excellence courses, lifestyle management programs and corporate seminars are popular with both the youth and the elderly. He is also a prolific writer, and you could read his reflections on