Course facilitators: HG Krishna Dharma das & HG Cintamani dhama dasi
“The root cause of devotional service to Lord Krsna is association with advanced devotees (sadhu sanga). Even when one’s dormant love for Krsna awakens, association with devotees (sadhu sanga) is still most essential.” CC Madhya 22.83
Srila Prabhupada tells us that sadhu sanga will only have the desired effect if we do it correctly, and that this requires training: “unless and until one is trained in the culture of good association, one cannot become good.” (SB 3.3.6 purport)
The College of Vedic Studies is offering a FREE 4 module course to help participants get the full benefits of sadhu sanga. Since each module builds on the previous one, we request participants to come to the first one. There will be a handout for the first module, so please do register as we need to know how many copies to have available. You will not be able to attend later courses if you’ve missed the preceding ones. The course modules are as follows:
1. An Introduction to Improving Our Sadhu Sanga: Saturday 11thMay from 2 – 5:30 pm
· Defining sadhu sanga;
· The benefit of good sadhu sanga;
· Dangers of poor sadhu sanga;
· How to improve our sadhu sanga.
2. The Key Principles of Sadhu Sanga: Saturday 18thMay from 2 – 5:30 pm
3. 18Protocols that will Powerfully Transform your Sadhu Sanga: Saturday 25thMay from 2 – 5:30 pm
4. Creating happy households with good sadhu sanga: Saturday 1stJune from 2 – 4:30 pm
About the facilitators:
Krishna Dharma das joined ISKCON in 1979. He lived as a brahmachari until 1985 when he married Cintamani dhama dasi. In 1986 they moved to Manchester to open a centre. After starting their family, they moved back to the Bhaktivedanta Manor community in 2001. During his time as the Temple President in Manchester, Krishna Dharma was also the UK National Secretary. It was also during this time that he wrote his popular retellings of the Mahabharata and Ramayana. He is also co-authoring with his wife a serialised retelling of Srimad Bhagavatam. The first three cantos are already published under the titles: The Sages of Naimisharanya (canto 1); Mysteries of Creation (canto 2); Vidura’s Pilgrimage (canto 3 part 1); and Two Avatars (canto 3 part 2).
Cintamani Dhama dasi joined in 1981. She was on the ladies sankirtan party until she married her husband in 1985. She assisted her husband in opening and running the Manchester Center, whilst also bringing up their three children: Madhva, Radhika and Janaki. Since returning to the Manor community she has been developing many ladies’ sadhu sanga groups. She wrote most of the material for the Improving Our Sadhu Sanga webpage (www.improvingsanga.wordpress.com ), and has developed and facilitated many modules of the current course. She has recently started a ladies’ Srimad Bhagavatam reading group.
To enrol on these seminars please complete the following form: