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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

Level: Beginners

Duration: 7 days

Cost: £50

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!

Veda Course

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 3 months

Cost: £200

 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.


Level: Expert

Duration: 6 months

Cost: £300

You will spend the first part of your time traveling to exceptional Temples around Europe and/or India and experience the life of living in a spiritual community.
You will spend the remaining part of your time at Bhaktivedanta Manor studying Nectar of Instruction, Sri Isopanisad, Bhagavad-gita As It Is and Nectar of Devotion.   (Details may vary based on the course. Get in touch with us for specific details

Take the 'Be a monk' challenge

If you like the idea and want to find out more or are ready to take the challenge, please click the button below. You will be redirected to the Krishna Temple site where you'll be able to book the course.

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 18 reviews)
Very good11%

7 Day become a Monk Challenge November 1st 2021

Rated 5 out of 5
November 10, 2021

Again thank you so much for a week I’ll never forget !

Inspirational, challenging, immersive , inclusive, confusing, beautiful, non judgement-mental! Relentless , compassionate, happy, hard , loving , unbelievable, life changing , life affirming , spiritual, God consciousness, healing , trusting, once in a life time experience, or more for some Devotees. May Krishna bless you and all the other Monks and devotees today

Hare Krishna. Willie 🙏🕉️🦿🧎(Oxford one leg ! )


Would highly recommend

Rated 5 out of 5
November 2, 2021

Studying Bhakti Shastri here was such a wonderful experience. It’s such a great way to completely immerse yourself in studying sastra and make good friends. I would highly recommend it!


A transformational experience

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2021

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

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2021

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!

Komal Yagnik

Opportunity to learn more

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2021

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!

Dev Kishan Dhokia

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