Demigod Series: Lord Siva

Demigod Series: Lord Siva

Description of course

One of the most iconic personalities within the Vedic pantheon.  Lord Siva is instantly recognisable with his ash-covered, snake wearing ascetic appearance. His form is ubiquitous in ancient Vedic temples, alternative new-age shops and museums and galleries all over the world. 

He is the protector of the holy land of Vrindavan and the personality who allows access to pure devotion to that Sacred land and the esoteric intimate exchanges of love that the Supreme Divine, Krishna has with his devotees. In this course his beautiful character will be looked at in depth with references from the great saints and sages in the Krishna conscious tradition. And the following areas will be examined:

- Who is the enigmatic and often misunderstood personality known as Shiva? 

- How is he relevant for us in our day to day lives? 

- This course will explore the mysterious pastimes and apparent contradictions surrounding Lord Siva with many practical lessons

- There will be a special focus on how Lord Shiva and Krishna are intimately connected and what that means for modern practitioners of spirituality


Description of teacher

Ramnatha Sukha das (ACBSP) joined the Krishna consciousness movement in April 1973 in Atlanta Georgia. He received in the Krsna conscious disciplic succession by Srila Prabhupada in 1975 and has presented the philosophy and teachings of Krishna consciousness for many decades in America, Europe, and India. 

Known for being judicious in his approach to the philosophy and how it is applied in practice. Ramanath Suka has provided valuable social commentary on the development of the modern-day Hare Krishna movement in terms of how it is managed in line with Krishna conscious principles of governance. 

In 1989-90 he served as the temple president of ISKCON Philadelphia. He has resided in London for almost 3 years and is presently serving at Bhaktivedanta Manor as a mentor and counsellor. For the past 6 years he has also been involved in researching the Bhakti tradition to bring to light deeper esoteric understandings of the relationship between the Supreme Divinity known as Krishna and the celestial personalities known as Demigods.

Known for his oratory skills, Ramanatha Suka has many personal stories and realizations from his spiritual journey which he is known to enthusiastically share. Especially with new people interested in finding out more about the devotional path (Bhakti) of Krishna consciousness.

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