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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%

A foundational course

Rated 4 out of 5
November 1, 2021

Learnt good foundational principles that will help me grow in my Krishna consciousness. Thanks to all the speakers for their time.

Ben Warren

A great overall experience

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2021

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.

Bhakta Peadar

Amazing experience of a monk lifestyle

Rated 4 out of 5
November 1, 2021

Residential course for Bhakti Shastri – amazing learning experience of monk life in the Hare Krishna tradition. Lots of great service opportunities to help us rise to the mode of goodness, and take this nature to all walks of life. Being able to learn the deeper meaning behind 4 fundamental sastras of our Bhakti tradition with like minded devotees is a bonus!

Brijesh Patel

Great Course!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2021

Great course! Practical solutions for todays busy lives and minds. Detailed explanation of the Vedic understanding of the mind. Perfect for anyone who wants to get the best out of their life and their mind.

Hiten Parmar

An eye opener

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2021

A brilliant course to participate in, an eye opening and life changing experience with practical tips to apply in the real world. Classes are insightful and fun and the teachers are the best ever.

Himesh Parmar

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