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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

Sounds like a deal? Here's how to apply

Fill out the form below and get in touch with us, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

Admission to the residential courses is subject to further assessments & references and will be at the discretion of ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you may be asked to do a Covid test and/or isolate. Please fill out the form and get in touch with us before you make plans.

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      Rated 4.9 out of 5
      4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 16 reviews)
      Very good12%


      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

      Made meaningful friendships

      Rated 5 out of 5
      November 1, 2021

      Residential courses at the Bhaktivedanta manor are life changing. Meeting and making close and meaningful friendships with amazing and eager devotees from around the world. The knowledge acquired in the courses is priceless and cannot be found anywhere else. Must do!

      Abhay Buddhdev

      Veda Course

      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.


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