Chakra Announcements

Vaisnava Life Skills and Personal Transformation Seminars in North Carolina

by Mukunda das

Posted November 28, 2003

The well known Vaisnava Life Skills and Personal Transformation courses will be taught in North Carolina, near Greensboro, January 16th to 24th, 2004. The Foundational course (Jan. 16-18) teaches techniques to help participants make appropriate behavioral changes through more effective communication. In this course students will acquire listening tools as a basis for modules including interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, commitment, teamwork and assertiveness. This is a concentrated, powerful communication training, leading to self-actualization and satisfying relationships. This self-understanding will improve communication at work, with family, and in all interactions.

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The Advanced course builds on the groundwork of the Foundational course. It is an intensive, highly experiential seminar that addresses life issues in a substantial manner. In the Advanced course, participants explore more fully the real-life, practical applications and insights gained in the Foundational course. The communication and personal growth tools acquired in the Foundational course assist this process. Students identify their most genuine, authentic commitments and gain clarity and conviction to act on them. Through this Advanced course, students realize in a uniquely personal way what is integrally important to them, resulting in life choices aligning with life purposes. Participants open new possibilities for extraordinary accomplishments and satisfaction.

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Facilitator's Profile

Dhira Govinda das (Dr. David Wolf) holds a Ph.D. in Social Work, and his doctoral dissertation is entitled Effects of the Hare Krsna Maha-Mantra on Stress, Depression, and the Three Gunas. His writings include a book entitled Krsna, Israel, and the Druze -- An Interreligious Odyssey, and several publications on Vedic social and mental health science in leading journals in the fields of psychology and social work. With over 20 years presenting workshops and seminars on empathic listening, effective communication and accountability throughout the United States and internationally, in Vaisnava communities and in society at large, he is a dynamic and effective communicator who utilizes extensive audience participation and experiential exercises to enhance learning and retention of information.


Tuition includes: Approximately 23-hour course, course material, lunch and snacks.

Tuition: $195 before Dec. 12th. $220 after that.
Hours: Friday, January 16th, 4:15 P.M. (Registration).
Course 5 P.M.-9 P.M. with a break
Sat. and Sun., Jan. 17th & 18th, 9 A.M.- 8 P.M. (approx.)


Tuition includes: Approximately 60-hour course, course material, lunch and snacks.

Tuition: $645 before Dec. 12th. $695 after that.

Combined (register for both courses and save $):

Tuition includes: Approximately 83-hour course, course material, lunch and snacks.

Tuition: $745 before Dec. 12th. $795 after that.
Accommodation package available, call us.
Group and students discount: Call to inquire
Registrations: Online:
By phone: 352.871-1153 or 386-418-3828
By E-mail: or
By mail: Satvatove, 9131 NW 222nd Ave. Alachua, Florida 32615


Dhira Govinda prabhu's practical two-day seminar on "Life Skills" was both educational and enjoyable for Canadian ISKCON Leaders as well as future leaders who attended. They all requested a sequel. -- Bhakti Marga Swami

Thank you for this course. For me it was inspiring and interesting how you put it within a Krsna Conscious framework. I have a view that your course should be an integrated part within the training and teaching of our leaders, preachers, managers, etc. -- Smita Krsna Maharaja

I wish to again thank you for your Mayapur seminar entitled Vaisnava Minister Counseling Course. Attending it was a highlight of my Indian pilgrimage; Vishakha and I found ourselves repeatedly discussing its merits. -- Yamuna Devi Dasi, Saranagati

Not only did you present knowledge on specific skills, but you also gave knowledge that improves and empowers our overall state of consciousness. I will definitely recommend this course to others. It was structured and presented better than any of my college courses. -- Karl Delaney, University Student

The listening and counseling skills presented, as well as the personal-transformation tools, are essential for anyone acting in a pastoral role, guiding others and caring for their spiritual life. Such skills should be considered the sine qua non for any congregational director. -- Carlo Oppecini, Editor, Congregational Preaching Journal

I truly enjoyed the personal transformation life skills workshop. These skills will only serve to enhance my work with clients and relationships with my family. -- Norma Rivera, BSW, social worker

This training provided me the opportunity to learn skills that will enable me to help others, and to gain many spiritual realizations. -- Dr. Arun Vibha, Physician

Seminar Guarantee: If after attending the full seminar you are not satisfied, you can notify Satvatove within 24 hours of the end of the seminar and request a refund of the entire tuition.