ONE DAY EVENTS

Feel free to join us spontaneously for an event, but if you know in advance you are coming please do RSVP us (via email, phone, or our facebook events) so we have some idea of how many to expect.

Saturday 15 September
KIRTAN FOCUS

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11 AM–2 PM
Join us for extended kirtan, related discussion, and a sanctified vegetarian feast. Beginner-friendly.

Saturday 22 September
THAKUR BHAKTI VINOD

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11.30 AM–2 PM
The appearance day of Thakur Bhakti Vinod. We will be discussing the great spiritual pioneer who wrote over a hundred books in numerous languages delineating the teachings of bhakti. A highly respected government magistrate by occupation, in his spare time Thakur Bhakti Vinod worked tirelessly in many different ways to reveal and preserve the spiritual tradition and culture of India.

Friday 28 September
FRIDAY NIGHT KIRTAN

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7–8 PM

Saturday 29 September
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11.30 AM — 2.30 PM
Discussion with Sriman Devashis Prabhu.

Sunday 30 September

CONSCIOUS COOKING

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3–5 PM
Ratnavali Devi will be beginning a new monthly series of vegetarian cooking workshops with a spiritual twist. Born and raised within a traditional Bengali family in the midst of urban London Ratnavali has had the best of both East and West and will be exploring dishes of regional India, the Mediterranean, Middle East, England, and more. Beginner-friendly. See here for more info on our vegetarian diet. 

SANSKRIT CLASS
(This class was originally scheduled for Sunday 23 September but was rescheduled to Sunday 30 September)

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4–5 PM
Beginner’s Sanskrit with Oxford graduate Lucian Wong (Lalita Madhava). Beginner-friendly. This class will continue on a monthly basis.

Saturday 6 October
REVEALED TRUTH: PART 1
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12 — 1 PM
We are beginning a new study group focused on the text ‘Revealed Truth’ by Swami B.S. Govinda, which delineates the ten fundamental principles of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
Recommended reading: the first three chapters of Revealed Truth, which is available for online reading here: https://premadharma.org/revealed-truth/

Sunday 7 October
HOLY NAME DAY RETREAT
11 AM–4.30 PM
This is a special retreat we are organising for our SCSM family members which will focus on the chanting of the Holy Name. The retreat will include workshops and discussion led by distinguished speakers as well as members of the community, as well as various activities for the youth. Please enquire for details or if you are interested to participate in any way.

Sunday 14 October
MRIDANGA CLASS PART TWO
11 AM — 12.30 PM
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With Nitai Chand Prabhu.

Saturday 27 October
KARTIK KIRTAN

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4–8 PM
In honour of the sacred month of Kartik we are holding a special four hour kirtan.

Saturday 10 November
TULASI WORKSHOP
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4–6 PM
Caring for the sacred Tulasi plant: an in-depth, practical workshop with Swami B.K. Tyagi and Satish Maher. Don’t miss this!

ONGOING STUDY COURSES

Prema Dharma Study

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Daily 7–8 am
We are continuing our daily study of the classic Bengali text Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta by Kaviraj Goswami centring around the life and precepts of Lord Chaitanya, foremost proponent of the Prema Dharma, religion of divine love.

Srimad Bhagavad gita
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Wednesdays 7–8 pm
We are continuing our regular study of this famous Vedic text, beloved to anyone who knows anything of the Vedic traditions. Beginner-friendly.

Catch up on some of our previous Bhagavad-gita classes here.

RETREATS

Please enquire through our contact page if you would like to join one of our retreats abroad. These retreats are all beginner-friendly.

Bhakti yoga retreat in Spain
5 — 12 September

Bhakti Yoga Retreat in Italy
13–24 September

See photos from some of our previous retreats here.

ADDITIONAL

Hatha-yoga
Tuesdays 7–8 pm

In addition to our bhakti-yoga curriculum we also hold weekly hatha-yoga classes. Please book in advance through our contact page if you would like to participate. Please note we do not run these classes during the month of August due to an extra busy schedule.

See here for more info on the yoga classes.