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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
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      Great for all cultures

      Rated 5 out of 5
      November 1, 2021

      Be a monk challenge is a life changing experience indeed. Being grown up in a Christian environment I never thought, that to be a monk it is not just some kind of unachievable idea of renunciation, but rather it is a very practical idea of an unforgettable and beautiful lifestyle. Modern world needs more spiritual people, modern world needs more monks, or people who have experienced this kind of beautiful and sacred lifestyle. Joining the challenge for me means giving a chance to yourself to grow up even more, to progress even more. So take a challenge and give peace and spirituality a chance in yourself and in the world. Many thanks to the team.

      Nitya Rasa

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