London College of Vedic Studies, the educational arm of ISKCON-London, offers a wide range of courses based on ancient teachings of the Vedas. It is aimed at integrating spiritual teachings into everyday life through academic study of Vedic philosophy and practical training.

Our aim is to share with you how timeless philosophy and wisdom from eastern Vedic culture can be practically applied in modern times so you can lead a healthier, happier and more balanced life. Below are our upcoming courses and seminars for you to choose from.

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Here are our standard courses we offer all-year round in our Seminar Room (located on the Third Floor of our building) that include:


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Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Four-part seminar series with HG Madhavananda dasa

The Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared on this planet Earth for two reasons: to protect the devotees and to annihilate the demons. Krishna was to slain Kamsa, who was the demoniac king in the Yadu dynasty. Kamsa knew that Krishna would be the cause of his death and hence to kill Krishna, Kamsa sent many demons to Vrindavan.

Monday, 25 June 2018
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With HG Madhavananda dasa

Govardhana Hill pastime symbolizes the ideal life - happy and simple - yet opulent in natural gifts, centered on cow protection, brahminical (spiritual) culture, farming and worship of God by showing gratitude for His many natural gifts. We are thus encouraged to live a healthy life centred upon love and service to Krishna, in harmony with nature.

Saturday, 30 June 2018
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An enlivening introduction to the eastern spiritual wisdom and practice

Bhakti yoga is not an armchair philosophy, a religious doctrine or a Sunday ritual. It is a way of life. This course is for anyone who wants to know about the philosophy and practices of the bhakti tradition.

Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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Learn to use your mind or your mind will use you!

This seminar will cover the Vedic principles of psychology on controlling the mind and emotions and positively responding to negative circumstances. It will also include attitudes and practices to help us live without blame.

An introduction to Vedic cosmography based on Srimad Bhagavatam by Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies

This lively workshop, based on the book of the same title by Richard L.Thompson, shares a fundamental understanding of the cosmography through the words of Srimad-Bhagavatam – an essential sacred text of the Bhakti tradition. It helps one make sense of a subject which is as enigmatic as it is fascinating. Students will become acquainted with the Vedic view of the universe and some of its current interpretations.

Sunday, 08 July 2018
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We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

We are creatures of habit. Most of our everyday behaviour and action is based on habit. So if we want to take control of our life, we must take control of our habits! Learn about the importance of habits, how habits form and as devotees, especially, what kind of habits we should and should not form.

Saturday, 14 July 2018
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Insights on personal transformation from the Srimad Bhagavatam

Do you sometimes feel like you have one foot in one boat and the other in another – neither really into material life but yet neither fully embracing Krishna consciousness? Do you sometimes instruct others to follow practices of Krishna consciousness that you don't (or can't) always follow yourself? This workshop has been designed to provide insightful and effective solutions to these, and other similar challenges we face.

Tuesday, 07 August 2018
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Learn to play this fundamental kirtan instrument from a highly experienced kirtaneer!

Are you up for acquiring a new skill to boost your devotional career? This is a four day workshop for beginners or those with some knowledge, who would like to learn the basics of playing harmonium.

Friday, 07 September 2018
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Eternal wisdom revealed by a mysterious saint in the Srimad Bhagavatam

A saint from the ancient scripture shares how he took instruction from a wide variety of teachers (the earth, a mountain, a snake, an elephant, from fire, the wind and many more) simply by observing and studying their behavior. What did he learn and how can we also learn from the world around us? Please join us to find out.

Sunday, 23 September 2018
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A lifetime investment to systematically study Srila Prabhupada's books

The Bhakti Sastri course takes a personal approach to learning with interactive sessions on the wisdom from the East. It explores the Vedic philosophy along with practical applications in the modern day life.

Learn to play kartals, mridanga or harmonium

Traditional musical instruments are crucial for accompanying vibrant and soul-stirring kirtans. Learn different aspects of devotional music from an experienced kirtan musician.

A systematic study of Cantos 1 to 6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam

Bhakti Vaibhava is a systematic study of Cantos 1 to 6 of the Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa), the spotless Purana, which is “directed toward bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world’s misdirected civilization.” (SB 1.5.11)


9-10 Soho Street
London W1D 3DL, UK

Srila Prabhupada
Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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