Bhagavatam study group
A Bhagavatam study group is conducted on the first Friday of every month between 8.00 – 9.00 pm at 9, Ridgemont Close, Cherrybrook NSW.
Srimad Bhagavatam is the last of 18 Puranas compiled by the great sage Veda Vyasa. Not finding peace even after codifying the Vedas and giving the world, the greatest epic Mahabharata, Sage Veda Vyasa composed this divine literature which shows the beautiful path of Bhagavata Dharma.
Consisting of 18000 verses across 12 cantos, this Purana was written by Sri Veda Vyasa and narrated to King Parikshit by Sage Suka in seven days, when the later faced a curse of death by the sting of a serpent.
Srimad Bhagavatam talks about Yoga, Jnana, Karma, Bhakti and various different paths, and primarily shows the path of Bhagavata Dharma, through the life histories of various great Bhagavatas like Dhruva, Ambarisha, Ajamila, Prahlada, etc., and also speaks about the various incarnations of the Lord.
The Eleventh Canto of Srimad Bhagavata consist of many rare gems of upadesas which throw light on the greatest philosophies. It expounds the bhagavata dharma and also discusses the grand way of life that leads one to bliss. The nava yogi upakhyana and Uddava Gita form the major part of the Eleventh Canto.
In 2011, the study group will continue to learn the Bhagavata dhyana slokas and the 5 stutis from Bhagavatam, in the order – Kunti Stuti, Bhishma Stuti, Dhruva Stuti, Prahlada Stuti, Gajendra Stuti.
Poornima will expound on Srimad Bhagavatam initially and then take the Eleventh canto for detailed exploration in English. Most of the slokas will be dealt and study materials shall be provided.
To register your interest for the study group, contact Jayashree Ramakrishnan on 0420 522 629,
Weekly classes on SKYPE
Global Organisation for Divinity commenced a weekly class on SKYPE, every Thursday between 8.00 and 9.00 pm in November 2010.
Recognising the fact that people are distributed across geographies, classes are conducted through the net service, SKYPE, so that people can participate in the classes by connecting through SKYPE, from wherever they are.
Every Thursday evening, devotees from different parts of the country (Adelaide, Melbourne & Perth) and other Countries such as Singapore and India connect to these classes through SKYPE.
The program includes; group chanting/bhajans by composed by Sri Swamiji followed by a pre-recorded lecture in English by Poornima on Sishtashtakam, a text by Sri Krishna Chaitanya.
To register your interest for the SKYPE classes, send a contact request to “ozgodsatsang” (SKYPE ID) or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gopa Kuteeram classes
In line with a key objective of the organisation to provide spiritual education to the community, Global Organisation for Divinity launched an education program for children called “Gopa Kuteeram” on Sunday, the 16th August 2009 at the Scout Hall, Parramatta, NSW.
The aim of the program is to bring children together to learn about the various aspects of the Hindu religion and the universal values and to enable them to assimilate these qualities from a young age. The program is currently designed for children between the age of 5 and 12.
In 2012, the “Gopa Kuteeram” classes will be conducted on the fourth Sunday of every month between 4 and 5 pm at Crestwood Community Centre ( corner Crestwood drive and Chapel Lane) , Baulkham Hills.. The classes are conducted in English and are open to all children in the community. The classes are offered on a NO FEE basis to the participating children.
To register your child for these classes, contact Jayashree Ramakrishnan on 0420 522 629 or write to email@example.com
In line with a key objective of the organisation to provide spiritual education to the community, Global Organisation for Divinity launched an education program for children called “Gopa Kuteeram” on the last Saturday of every month at Mt street Neighbour Hood house,6,Mt Street,Glen Waverley-Melbourne , VIC 3150. The aim of the program is to bring children together to learn about the various aspects of the Hindu religion and the universal values and to enable them to assimilate these values from a young age. The program is currently designed for children between the age of 3 to 12 and it is intended to extend such classes for young adults in the near future. The classes are offered on a NO FEE basis to the participating children.
To register your child for these classes, contact Vidya Subramaniam on 0425770971.