for ISKCON News on April 19, 2013
From Saturday April 20th to Sunday July 28st (14 weeks) Bhakti Raghava Swami will be giving a course entitled “Dharma Sastri” at La Nouvelle Vraja Bhumi located at St-Rémi d’Amherst near Mont-Tremblant (Laurentian Mountains) in the Province of Quebec, Canada.
The 3 hours sessions given each consecutive Saturday and Sunday will cover respectively 14 modules on “Varnasrama Dharma” and “Bhagavat Dharma” for a total of 28 modules.
The Dharma Shastri Course will present an overview of the ancient Vedic culture and traditional lifestyle as originally practiced in India, based on principles of Simple Living and High Thinking, the remnants of which can be found in various indigenous cultures around the world even today.
There are no fees to attend the classes but registration is required. Classes will be given from 10:30 am till 1:30 pm each Saturday and Sunday after which a vegetarian meal (prasadam) will be served. Courses will be given in French and are mainly intended for the French-speaking audience of Quebec.
The same courses will be covered later this summer in English, from August 3rd to November 3rd at the Saranagati Village near Ashcroft, British Columbia (around 350 km from Vancouver).
For information and registration please contact Syama Rupa das at email@example.com
Please visit the following websites at: www.vrajabhumi.org, www.saranagati.ca, http://www.iskconvarnasrama.com
La Nouvelle Vraja Bhumi
Teacher: Bhakti Raghava Swami is originally from a French-Canadian family having been raised in the Province of Ontario and having taken up his secondary and university studies in the Province of Quebec. In 1974 he joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and became his duly initiated disciple. Bhakti Raghava Swami Maharaja spent many years in India and has travelled extensively in various countries of the world. Since 2009 he serves as Minister for the ISKCON Daiva Varnasrama Ministry (IDVM) of India and chairs the Global Village Initiative Committee (GVIC) promoting self-sufficient and sustainable communities in keeping with the concepts and principles of the ancient culture called varnasrama dharma. For more information, one can visit www.bhaktiraghavaswami.com