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Want to explore your spiritual options a bit more?
Feel like you would like to cut out the wishy washy faff and experience first hand what it’s like to lead a spiritual life in a thriving community?? Join the Be a Monk Challenge at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Spend a month, three months, or even 6 months at Bhaktivedanta Manor in the UK and be spiritually revived!
‘Be a monk’ challenge
Duration: 7 days
This course will give you an opportunity to cut yourself off from everyday distractions and focus on your spiritual wellbeing. Over a period of 7 days, you will get a taster of spiritual practices in real life.
You will get to know yourself better spiritually, strengthen your mind and determination and, most importantly, have an amazing time with like-minded individuals!
Duration: 3 months
The residential Veda Course is designed for those wishing to gain a foundational understanding of bhakti-yoga.
Over a period of three months, you will learn about the theology and philosophy, devotional practice and Vaishnava culture, experience the early morning devotional programme, engage in practical service and make lifelong friends temple.
Duration: 6 months
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A transformational experience
The 3-month Veda Course was for me a transformational experience. I can easily say that it changed my life completely in the best way possible. I learnt a lot about my real self and about my connection with the Divine. I met amazing people, who taught me many things just by exhibiting wonderful behaviour and qualities. I also got engaged in many services which gave me the feeling of being part of the community, part of the mission;. I cannot imagine anything else that could happen to me to help me grow so much. I recommend this course to everyone and I can guarantee you will not lose anything; rather – you will gain the treasure that will stay with you for eternity.
A must have experience
I previous stayed at Bhaktivedanta manor for a short while before jumping into the Sabbatical. All the ladies were so encouraging and kind, the sabbatical changed my life forever. I’m so glad I took the decision to take a sabbatical from work to dive deep in the scriptures and engage in service. Life is too short to wait jump in!
Opportunity to learn more
The best thing life has to offer without a doubt, opportunity to learn the Vedic Science from some of the best teachers. The Bhakti Shastri course took me on an amazing spiritual journey and definitely a timeless course to remember!
A foundational course
Learnt good foundational principles that will help me grow in my Krishna consciousness. Thanks to all the speakers for their time.
A great overall experience
The bhakti shastri summer course was the best experience of my life. To be situated in a beautiful mansion, surrounded by cows and being taught the essence of all Vedic knowledge by extremely learned and compassionate devotees – who are fully living the teachings that they are presenting to us, is the rarest and most divine experience. Moreover, to get the chance to live the life of a monk, including morning program, service and preaching is what solidifies the knowledge we learn in class. Being surrounded by sincere devotees is what gives you the faith that this is the most sublime way of life. I encourage everyone to make time for this experience within their own lives.
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