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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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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.
Absolutely brilliant coarse.
Life changing and eye opening.
Spiritually enchanting, enhancing enlightening, mesmerising and scintillating! Thank you so much to all the wonderful and exalted devotees of the Bhaktivedanta Manor for taking the initiative through a lot of personal hardwork, time and effort to organise this revolutionary and life changing event. It was a great honour and privilege to be part of the association of such elevated personalities. I express my sincere gratitude. Haribol! Hare krsna! 🙏🏽
Monk Challenge 2023
A great experience which has certainly broadened my Spiritual path.
The love, understanding & care in which every monk & devotee teaches with will sit with me forever 🙏🏼
Door leading to spirituality
First and foremost, I want to express my immense gratitude to Jagat Priya Mataji and Amrita Vilasini Mataji. Without their dedicated efforts and the time they generously devoted to us as visitors, the ‘Be a monk challenge’ wouldn’t have been the incredible experience it was.
Where do I even begin? This entire journey was undeniably something extraordinarily profound. I had the privilege of participating in the entire week and was enveloped by the kindness, serenity, and tranquility at Bhakti Vedanta Manor.
For anyone who is new to spirituality or seeking answers to life’s profound questions, this is the place where you’ll discover those answers. The harmonious blend of serenity and devotion cultivated by the manor and the ISKCON community is genuinely remarkable. You’ll depart with an experience that will undoubtedly shape the way you lead your life thereafter.
Despite my deep spiritual background, what truly impressed me was how the course catered to individuals who had never explored their spirituality. I was fortunate to spend time with someone who had no prior spiritual exposure, and witnessing his spiritual growth was one of the highlights of my stay, a testament to the excellence of the ‘Be a monk challenge’ program.
Starting the day at Brahma muhurta, engaging in kirtan/bhajans to uplift the soul, practicing japa, and participating in learning and volunteering activities—what an incredible week it was! Whether it was the freshly prepared vegetarian food or the warm milk from the farm’s beloved gau mata, every bite of prasadam carried a profound purity that nourished both body and soul. The manor, surrounded by lush woods and gardens, provided a magnificent backdrop for morning walks while chanting mantras, creating an awe-inspiring experience. I could go on about my journey, but I believe it’s best left for you to explore personally. Come to the manor and embark on this transformative journey yourself. Discover how it can serve your spiritual path.
I extend my heartfelt thanks for the invitation, and I eagerly look forward to returning.
This week honestly was life changing in terms of my spiritual journey . The monks are very welcoming and go out their way to ensure we are looked after and always put our needs before theirs . I have learnt soo much from this experience and the level of detail is incredible to the point where I now feel confident to put all the things I have learnt into practice and continue my evolution. One week can honestly change your life if you take the plunge . Hare Krishna
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