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We’re always enthusiastic to share spiritual wisdom with others and lift the lid on how the teachings of the ancient Vedas hold the solutions to all of life’s problems and more.
The insights we’re sharing weren’t plucked out of thin air, though and neither were they the result of years of scientific research. They go way back beyond the realm of time as they are eternal truths brought to us by disciple succession.

The Srimad Bhagavatam explains how the knowledge of the Vedas was revealed by Krsna to Lord Brahma, who then shared it with Narada Muni. Narada Muni gave it to his disciple, Vyasadeva who actually compiled the Vedas. Following an unbroken chain of gurus and disciples, this knowledge reached Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura. He wanted to help fulfil the prophecy that this process of Krsna consciousness would reach every town and village of the world. Taking up this divine mission, his disciple, Srila Prabhupada brought it to the West so that we could all benefit from it. Cool, right?

Krishna Roots

Who's this for:
8 TO 16 YEAR-OLDS

Krishna Roots is a nourishing and engaging space for devotee kids aged 8-16 to learn and have fun.
We will be having festival celebrations, retreats, sangas, quizzes and courses exploring pastimes from Krsna Book, Ramayana, Mahabharata,
Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya-Caritamrita and more! 🔥
For more information please join the Krsna Roots WhatsApp group

Uncommon Sense

Who's this for:
11 TO 13 YEAR-OLDS

Uncommon Sense is a dynamic event held on a fortnightly basis for students aged 11-13 at Avanti House Secondary School. The events consist of thought-provoking discussions on topics such as reincarnation, vegetarianism and karma with like-minded people and events aren’t complete without a rocking Kirtan (spiritual meditation) and sumptuous prasadam (sanctified food). The skills that you develop throughout these sessions and the friendships that you make will keep your enthusiastic and prepared for every challenge life can throw at you.

Sena Nights Live

Who's this for:
14 TO 16 YEAR-OLDS

SNL is a fortnightly house programme aimed at encouraging and deepening young peoples’ knowledge and practice of spirituality and really broadening their mental horizons. The sessions are aimed towards students aged 14 to 16 and incorporate interactive discussions, mesmerising Kirtans (spiritual meditation) and delicious food. The friendships you make through these events last a lifetime and the thought provoking topics will encourage and inspire you to think outside the box to really live an enlivened fulfilled lifestyle.

Project X

Who's this for:
16 TO 18 YEAR-OLDS

This is the place to be on a Friday night. This fortnightly event ensures
that you start your weekend on a spiritual high. The karma-free food
is always on point and the philosophical discussion based on ancient yet practical Vedic wisdom
gets everyone all deep and introspective. We conclude with musical mantra mediation — it’s a real feast
for the soul. And at the end, we leave ready to take on the world with a fresher, more spiritual outlook on life. To find out more please contact

Krishna Consciousness Societies

Who's this for:
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

KCSOC is an award-winning society established in over 30 universities across the UK with some new societies forming across Europe. It consists of weekly meet-ups at your university, lead by monks, ex-monks and working professionals giving talks on spirituality, meditation and life. The best part? Yummy free food, spiritual retreats throughout the year, new friends and a whole new outlook on life.

Mentorship

The Pandava Sena Mentorship system is a network of spiritual friends. In life we all need a mentor, a guide and a friend to keep in touch with, reveal our minds and hearts to, and encourage us to become the best versions of ourselves. The Mentorship community, consisting of hundreds of spiritual practitioners, further supports one's deep spiritual growth and practice. If you're looking for guidance and support, look no further than the incredible individuals who have dedicated their lives to the Krishna Consciousness movement.

Principles, practice and our
spiritual heritage

OUR CORE CONTENT AND TOPICS

SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES

The Vedic scriptures explain that in order for society to remain peaceful and happy, we have to maintain certain religious principles (dharma). This is represented by a bull, whose four legs stand for cleanliness, austerity, truthfulness and compassion.
Cleanliness refers to abstaining from sex that isn’t within a marriage and for the purpose of raising children. We can practice austerity by avoiding intoxicants such as caffeine and alcohol and not smoking either. Gambling is said to encourage a cheating mentality so by not engaging in this, we can uphold the principle of truthfulness. As for compassion, that refers to being a vegetarian.
Maintaining these four principles makes it easier to practice spiritual life, creating a favourable environment for us to make a real go of it. Of course, it’s not as straightforward as that. It’s definitely a gradual process. What tends to happen is that as we increase our spiritual practice, we tend to, very naturally, let go of the things that are holding us back.

KARMA AND REINCARNATION

Karma is essentially the universe’s way of ensuring that everybody gets the appropriate punishment and reward for their actions. It’s the ultimate justice system and nobody is exempt. Simply put, “what goes around comes around”, but it gets so much more subtle than that. Karma is so deep, in fact, that when Arjuna asked Krsna about it in the Gita, He said that it was too intricate for him to grasp.
The law of karma means you are impelled to not only accept the consequences of your actions but also the results of the consequences of your actions and even the results of those results and so on. Karma makes you responsible and encourages you to think before you act — not bad, ‘eh?
It seems like we’re stuck in a never-ending cycle of birth and death, bound by the law of karma. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The Vedas explain that by offering our activities to Krsna and serving Him with love, we can get free from the shackles of karma. This means we go back to the spiritual world, a place free of karma and full of eternal life.

MEDITAION AND YOGA

At Pandava Sena, we practice and teach the path of bhakti yoga; this means connecting to God with love and devotion. Of all the different types of yoga, bhakti yoga is said to be the most direct and most simple to practice in this day and age. In fact, all of the other yogas culminate in this bhakti yoga.
Meditation, or more specifically in the bhakti yoga tradition, mantra meditation, is at the heart of this spiritual process. Practitioners chant the maha-mantra quietly to themselves or aloud with friends and accompanied by instruments:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
There are really no hard and fast rules for chanting so it’s really easy to pick up and doesn’t require any complicated sitting postures, just your tongue, your ears and a little enthusiasm goes a long way. It can be really fun and sometimes, we can’t help but dance as we sing along.
Regular chanting transforms the heart and helps us see ourselves for who we really are: spirit souls not of this world, hard-wired to love and serve infinitely.

VEGETARIANISM

“Food glorious food..!” Okay, we don’t want to get that song stuck in your head but let’s face it, we love our food! Who doesn’t right?
It’s got to be veggie, though! As you stroll down the spiritual path, you find yourself becoming more and more thoughtful, wanting to live life in such a way that the least harm is caused to others.
If we can enjoy lots of palatable vegetarian dishes, why should we kill animals for food? That’s one of the reasons why you’ll find a lot of spiritual practitioners with a vegetarian diet.
Not only that but biological research says that the human body isn’t actually designed for meat consumption and leads to a higher chance of cancer. It has grave environmental and economical consequences too.