Bhaktivedanta College is nestled in the serene community of Radhadesh where Radhadesh Mellows is held each year. Bhaktivedanta College offers a diverse blend of on-site and online courses in bhakti yoga, kirtan, vedanta and Vaisnava studies. For information about all of the programs available through the College, please visit BhaktivedantaCollege.com.
The featured on-site courses below offer students in-depth study in kirtan technique and japa meditation. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Dates: June 17th – June 24th, 2018
Tutors: Jahnavi Harrison (the main tutor), Krishangi Lila (harmonium and vocal), Surabhi Kunja (kartalas) and Balarama Nityananda (mridanga)
If you love kirtan and would like to dive deeply into learning about the philosophy and tradition of this practise, as well as gain some knowledge of traditional kirtan instruments – please join us for this 7 day immersion course!
Whilst the six-week summertime Kirtan Course course (listed below) welcomes those at all levels of practise, this course particularly facilitates beginners, either in instrument study and/or the bhakti yoga philosophy and lifestyle.
Students will gain skills in playing instruments and singing for kirtan, enhanced by a thorough exploration of the teachings that support kirtan practise.
Dates: July 2nd – August 12th, 2018
Residential tutors: Gopal Anandini (assistant), Krisahngi Lila (vocals and harmonium), Surabhi Kunja dd (kartalas), Krsnadas (mridanga)
Visiting tutors (one week): Jahnavi Harrison, Kadamba Kanana Swami, Sacinandana Swami, Bhakti Ghamya and Bhuta Bhavana, Mahendra
Over the period of six weeks this course will uncover the basics of kirtan practice through the facilitation of experienced kirtaniyas, chanters, and teachers such as Sacinandana Swami, Jahnavi Harrison and others. The course covers historical, theoretical and practical aspects of kirtan, which includes an in-depth beginners study in singing, harmonium, kartalas and mridanga playing.
Dates: June 27th – July 1st, 2018
Tutor: Sacinandana Swami
What can you expect from the Japa Retreat:
- Strengthening your inner connection to the Divine Couple.
- Gaining new insights and techniques in relation to chanting the Holy Name.
- Developing a stronger commitment to offense-less chanting of the Holy Name.
- Experiencing breakthroughs in chanting the Holy Name.
- Learning how to expand the boundaries of your spiritual life so that you can have deeper and more rewarding spiritual realisations.
In short, increasing your Krishna Consciousness.