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Title: Welcome to Gita Coaching http:vedicilluminations.comgitacoaching


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Welcome to Gita Coaching http//vedicilluminatio
ns.com/gitacoaching
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Helping devotees succeed!
Gita Coach
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Coming Up!
  • Wisdom stories
  • Instructive DVDs
  • Interactive exercises
  • Building your skills
  • Powerful personal success tools
  • Individual coaching taster sessions
  • Coaching demonstrations

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Who will help us succeed?
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How to achieve success?
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What is coaching all about?
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Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati
  • The world stands in no need of any reformer. The
    world has a very competent person for guiding
    it's minutest happenings. The person who finds
    that there is scope for reform of the world,
    himself stands in need of reform.

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  • The world goes on it's own perfect way. No person
    can deflect it but the breadth of a hair from the
    course chalked out for it by providence.

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  • When we perceive any change being actually
    affected in the course of events of this world by
    the agency of any particular individual, we also
    know very well that the agent possesses no real
    power at any stage.

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  • The agent finds himself driven forward by a force
    belonging to a different category from himself.
    The course of the world does not require to be
    changed by the activity of any person. What is
    necessary is to change our outlook to this very
    world.

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  • This was done for the contemporary generation by
    the mercy of Sri Caitanya. It could be only known
    to recipients of His mercy. The scriptures
    declare that it is only necessary to listen with
    an open mind to the name of Krishna from the lips
    of a bona fide devotee.

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  • As soon as Krishna enters the listening ear, He
    clears up the vision of the listener so that he
    no longer has any ambition of ever acting the
    part of a reformer of any other person, because
    he finds that nobody is left without the very
    highest guidance.

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  • It is therefore his own reform, by the grace of
    God, whose supreme necessity and nature he is
    increasingly able to realize, by the eternally
    continuing mercy of the Supreme Lord.

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DVD 1 Legacy
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Do We Need Coaching?
  • Most people change only when it hurts too much.
  • Prevention is better then cure.
  • We have a choice!

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Sink or Swim!
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  • How to get the most benefit from the
  • Gita Coaching Course?

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Follow Up!
  • Practical application
  • Working with a coach
  • Peer coaching
  • Personal journal
  • Audio learning
  • Reading books and articles
  • Keeping in touch
  • Counsellor system

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Krsna Consciousness and Coaching
  • Fan the spark!
  • Introspection
  • Fresh challenge
  • Lazy intelligent
  • Independently thoughtful
  • and competent
  • Self discipline

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Krsna Consciousness and Coaching
  • Revealing one's mind in confidence, inquiring
    confidentially
  • Developing unbreakable determination
  • Powerful questions
  • Failure - pillar of success
  • Yukta vairagya

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Krsna Consciousness and Coaching
  • Make the best of a bad bargain
  • Prevention better than cure
  • See through the eyes of the scriptures
  • Mode of goodness
  • Make your mind a friend

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  • Some look on the soul as amazing, some
    describe him as amazing, and some hear of him as
    amazing, while others, even after hearing about
    him, cannot understand him at all.
  • Bg 2.29

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Story Acres of Diamonds
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Limiting Beliefs
  • KC means that we have to give up EVERYTHING
  • KC means that we can't maintain personal traits
  • Suffering means advancement
  • In KC there's no room for creativity
  • Success is a bad word
  • Devotees are poor

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Limiting Beliefs
  • Devotees are not organized materially
  • Rather than taking action, we rely on Krishna
  • Reading Srila Prabhupadas books means to mainly
    understand how terrible this world is
  • Non-devotees are without worth
  • Everything is maya
  • KC means no more fun
  • Great material accomplishments mean nothing and
    we should look down upon them

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Excuses by Arjuna
  • Compassion Bg 1.27
  • Fear (mouth, limbs, hair) Bg 1.29
  • Enjoyment of the kingdom Bg 1.32-35
  • Sin Bg 1.36, 37-38
  • Destruction of dynasty Bg 1.39
  • Unwanted progeny Bg 1.40

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  • Do you want excuses in your life or results?

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Story Eagle
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Maximize the mind!
  • Change your thinking, change your life
  • One must deliver himself with the help of his
    mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the
    friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as
    well.
  • Bg 6.5

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Metaphors for a Coach
  • Mental fitness trainer
  • Instruction manual
  • Lighthouse
  • Bridge
  • Facilitator
  • Pyramid explorer

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Metaphors
  • Guru
  • Supersoul
  • Compass
  • Guide
  • Fellow traveller
  • Motivator

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Story Butterfly
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Pitfalls in Coaching
  • Lecturing
  • Advising
  • Talking too much
  • Judging
  • Emotional involvement
  • More?

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Coaching Facilitates
  • Being self-reliant
  • Taking responsibility
  • Making wise choices
  • Increasing awareness
  • Setting clear goals
  • Achieving goals

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Benefits of Coaching
  • Clarity
  • Self coaching
  • Overcoming bad habits
  • Focus
  • Self discipline
  • Increased self awareness
  • Taking responsibility

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Benefits of Coaching
  • Effective communication
  • Become firm and free from doubt
  • Positive mindset
  • Reform bad habits
  • Self control
  • Anger management
  • Creativity
  • Overcome obstacles

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Story Mango Lover
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Qualities
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DVD 6 Coach Stone
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Qualities
  • A greater interest in people than in things
  • A genuine desire to offer service to devotees
  • Genuine interest in devotees
  • The ability to balance his own life and to put
    his own issues on hold
  • Being totally committed to the devotees success

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Qualities
  • Excellent Verbal Communicator 17.15
  • Confidential Upadesamrta 4
  • Non-Judgemental and Non-Critical
  • Explorer and Provider of Options (various yogas)
  • Committed

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Goal Setting
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Goals In The Gita
  • I am the goal 9.18
  • Their aim is one 2.41
  • Disturbance is due to want of an ultimate goal
    2.66 P
  • Cross the obstacles of conditioned life by My
    grace 18.56
  • Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you
    wish to do 18.63

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Goals Areas
  • Self discipline
  • Sadhana
  • Service
  • Skills
  • Self renewal
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Finances
  • Learning
  • Family

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Who really wants it?
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On a Scale of 1 to 10
  • How strong is your desire to achieve this goal?
  • How determined you are?
  • If it's not 10, what needs to happen to make it
    10?
  • What is it in you that holds you back?
  • How important this is to you?
  • How ready you are to take action to achieve this
    goal?

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DVD 12 Goal!
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Exercise
  • Think about one area of your life that you would
    like to change (e.g., sadhana, service, career,
    relationships, health, etc.)
  • Write it down and explain to a devotee next to
    you why and how you would like to change it

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A Journey
  • To assist a devotee to get from where he is now
    to where (s)he wants to be.

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Devotees Journey
  • adau sraddha tatah sadhu-
  • sango 'tha bhajana-kriya
  • tato 'nartha-nivrttih syat
  • tato nistha rucis tatah
  • athasaktis tato bhavas
  • tatah premabhyudancati
  • sadhakanam ayam premnah
  • pradurbhave bhavet kramah
  • Bg 4.10 P

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Two Main Ingredients Of Coaching
  • Helping the devotee to define where he wants to
    be ? setting his goals
  • Helping the devotee to reach that destination ?
    achieving his goals

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Write down your goals!
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Case Study
  • Yale University survey in the 1950s
  • And survey after 20 years
  • 3 worth more than 97 combined
  • Better health, relationships and
  • finances

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SMART Goals
  • Specific - clearly defined
  • Measurable - tangible, practical,
  • quantifiable
  • Attractive inspiring, exciting
  • Realistic - within your
  • capacity/influence
  • Time-bound - have a deadline

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Exercise
  • Choose one goal for the next
  • week
  • Turn it into a SMART goal
  • Choose someone to report to
  • about your progess

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Coach-Coachee Relationship
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  • Great devotees see Krsna as the reservoir of
    all relationships.
  • He is the ocean of all the relationships
    exchanged between two living entities, between
    the gods, or between the Supreme Lord and His
    devotees.
  • Bg 11.14 P

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Establishing Rapport
  • Get in tune with the devotee so that your mutual
    communications are totally successful
  • Make it easy for the devotee to relate to you

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Exercise
  • Rapport self-test (Handbook)
  • Practice establishing rapport with another
    devotee
  • Report to the group

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Coach As Servant
  • Did you ever have a teacher, a leader, a friend,
    a coach, or an adviser who believed in you when
    you didn't believe in yourself? One who stayed
    with you regardless? Not someone who was soft and
    permissive with you, someone who gave in to you,
    but someone who would neither give in to you nor
    give up on you.

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Coach As Servant
  • A coach sees you in terms of your potential, not
    in terms of your present behaviour or performance.

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Coach As Servant
  • A coach helps you succeed in your chosen area
    by assisting you to clarify what you want, find
    the way to achieve it, overcome obstacles and
    take action.

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Coaching Skills
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DVD 9 Big Rocks
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Coaching Skills
  • Listening (Upadesamrta 4)
  • Questioning (SB 1.2.5)
  • Turning problems into opportunities (2.32)
  • Expanding options (beyond this lifetime, beyond
    the body)
  • Promoting action (2.40, 3.30, 2.3, 11.33)
  • Challenging (2.11)
  • Giving feedback (2.11)

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Listening Attentively
  • The Skill That Separates the
  • Near-Great from the Great

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Everyone likes attention
  • A British acquaintance told me about an aging
    executive who could always be seen at London
    restaurants dining with the most beautiful women
    in the world. It wasnt his looks or animal
    magnetism. He was short, jowly, overweight, bald
    and well into his seventies, but when my
    acquaintance asked one woman why she was so
    enthralled with this man, she answered, He never
    takes his eyes off me. Even if the Queen walked
    in, he wouldnt be distracted. He would still be
    devoting his full attention to me. Thats hard to
    resist.

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Listening
  • Before the session, clear your mind of all
    personal issues so that you can be fully focused
    on the devotees needs and fully understand him
  • Through your understanding enable him to
    understand himself

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Listening
  • Listen ¾ of the session time, talk maximum ¼ of
    the time
  • Listen attentively seek first to understand
  • Encourage the devotee to express himself more
  • You may interrupt if the conversation is leading
    astray

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Exercise
  • Listen to the devotee next to you for 3 minutes.
  • You must not make any sound, say anything, nod,
    shake your head or show any other signs.
  • Repeat back your understanding of the key points
    he made. Ask a devotee whether you understood him
    well.

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Questioning
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  • To help the devotee succeed, you first need to
    help him feel comfortable sharing information
    openly and honestly with you (guhyam akhyati
    prcchati)
  • The questions you ask and how you ask them
    determine his level of comfort and trust in you
    and his willingness to share valuable information

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  • Story
  • The Question That Saved Lechs Life

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Common Peoples Questions
  • Why bad things happen to a nice guy like me?
  • Why THEY are not perfect?
  • Why I am poor and others are rich? Its not
    fair!

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Powerful Questions
  • What one great thing would you dare to dream if
    you knew you could not fail?
  • Do you want results in your life or excuses?
  • What can I give today?
  • How can I add value to people's lives today?
  • If you would be superintelligent, how would you
    solve the problems that you face and achieve the
    results you want to achieve?

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Powerful KC Questions
  • How can I please Krsna today?
  • How can I please Vaisnavas today?
  • How can I be selfless today?
  • How can I see through the eyes of the scriptures?
  • What can I do for Krsna with great enthusiasm and
    determination?

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The Choice Map
  • Behind every choice are questions. Ultimately,
    our results in any area of life reflect the
    questions we asked to get us there.
  • The Choice Map is a powerful tool for personal
    and professional discovery, action, and results.

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Judger Questions
  • Whose fault is it?
  • Whats wrong with me?
  • Whats wrong with the other person?
  • How can I prove Im right?
  • How can I be in control?
  • Why bother?
  • Generally lead to
  • A mood of pessimism, stress, and limitations
  • A mindset that is reactive, inflexible, and
    judgmental
  • Win-lose relationships and results (at work and
    at home)

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Learner Questions
  • What do I want?
  • What do I appreciate about myself (and the other
    person)?
  • Whats useful about this?
  • What can I learn?
  • Whats possible?
  • Whats best to do now?
  • Generally lead to
  • A mood of optimism, hope, and possibilities
  • A mindset that is thoughtful, flexible, and
    accepting
  • Win-win relationships and results (at work and at
    home)

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Switch!
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Switch!
  • Ask Learner Qs to avoid Judger Pit
  • Am I in Judger?
  • What are the facts?
  • What assumptions am I making?
  • What are the consequences?
  • How else can I think about that?

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Exercise
  • Create 10 great questions that will help you
    solve your problems and achieve your goals
  • Examples
  • What inspires you the most in Krsna
    consciousness?
  • What connects you to Krsna the most?
  • What would you like to become an expert in?

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Turning Problems Into Opportunities
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  • My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of
    faults, there is still one good quality about
    this age Simply by chanting the Hare Krsna
    maha-mantra, one can become free from material
    bondage and be promoted to the transcendental
    kingdom.
  • SB 12.3.51

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  • O Partha, happy are the ksatriyas to whom such
    fighting opportunities come unsought, opening for
    them the doors of the heavenly planets.
  • Bg 2.32

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Exercise
  • Listen to a devotee attentively speaking
  • about a problem. Then ask him/her
  • What can you learn from this?
  • What unseen opportunities lie within this
    problem?

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Expanding Options
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  • Mobile phone options
  • Who else can give you ideas?
  • What else is possible?
  • GITA Cards

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Promoting Action
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Do something!
  • Its better to do little than nothing
  • Even a little endeavor on the transcendental
    path offers a great hope for deliverance.
  • Bg 6.37 P
  • Its better to do something imperfect, than
    nothing perfect.

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What if I fail?
  • Failure is the pillar of success. Then try.
    Again you shall try.
  • Room Conversation, August 17, 1977,
    Vrndavana
  • Every endeavor is covered by some fault, just
    as fire is covered by smoke. Therefore one should
    not give up the work born of his nature, O son of
    Kunti, even if such work is full of fault.
  • Bg 18.48

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Promoting Action
  • Clarify what specific action the devotee will
    take in writing
  • Ask him for commitment
  • Hold him accountable by regular reports

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Personal Action Plan
  • What one thing, if you would do exceptionally
    well every single day, will have the greatest
    positive impact on your life?
  • Turn it into a written SMART goal with a specific
    reporting time to a specific partner regarding
    your action points

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SMART Goal
  • Specific - clearly defined
  • Measurable - tangible, practical, quantifiable
  • Attractive - inspiring
  • Realistic - within your capacity/influence
  • Time-bound - has a deadline

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GITA Coaching Model
  • GOALS
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • IDEAS
  • What is possible? What are the options?
  • TESTS
  • What are the challenges or obstacles?
  • ACTION
  • What will you commit to do and when?

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Practice Coaching
  • Use the GITA Coaching Model and coach another
    devotee for 30 minutes. Then switch roles.
  • Share with the group what you have learned and
    experienced both as a coach and as a coachee
  • Krsna conscious benefits of mutual coaching

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  • I am the ability in man. Bg 7.8

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Everything Is Possible!
  • Everything is possible by the grace of the Lord.
    SB 3.31.18 P
  • By Krsna's supreme will, everything is possible.
    Krsna Book 50
  • By the blessings of a Vaisnava, everything is
    possible. SB 5.1.10 P
  • For advanced devotee, everything is possible.
    Lecture 1975

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The Result of Coaching
  • The result of Krsna consciousness is that one
    becomes increasingly enlightened, and he enjoys
    life with a thrill, not only for some time, but
    at every moment.
  • Bg 18.76 P

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Krsna Consciousness Means Great Success!
  • Wherever there is Krsna, the master of all
    mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the
    supreme archer, there will also certainly be
    opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and
    morality.
  • Bg 18.78

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Maha Maha Coaches
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Follow Up!
  • Practical application
  • Working with a coach
  • Peer coaching
  • Personal journal
  • Audio learning
  • Reading books
  • Reading articles
  • Keeping in touch
  • Counsellor system

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Fan the spark!
  • Just like people come here with little faith.
    That faith is the little spark of fire. Now you
    have to fan it, fan it, so that fire may
    increase.
  • Srila Prabhupada, Lecture 1972

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All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
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Dear Devotees,Gita Coaching is at your service!
  • Let's keep in touch
  • via email, phone
  • Or Skype!

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Thank you!
  • Gita Coaching
  • http//vedicilluminations.com/gitacoaching
  • http//gitacoaching.blogspot.com
  • Email akrura_at_pamho.net
  • Skype akrurad
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