Bhakta Sam Cooper
School of Bhakti Teacher
Sam dived into monastic life aged 19 and has never looked back! After studying Sustainable Living and Eco-farming he began globe-trotting, visiting various spiritual communities, unwilling to follow the ‘normal’ path. On that journey he encountered the wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita and became inspired by the spiritual solutions it offered – socially, environmentally, economically and personally.
At Bhaktivedanta Manor he found this wisdom in action. He did a short residential course, and then travelled to the USA to further his understanding of spiritual environmentalism and simple living. Then, in 2018 he returned to the Manor to take up full-time monastic life. Since that time, he’s been avidly studying and sharing the knowledge of the Gita, and finding the ways and means for anyone to powerfully apply it in their life for spiritual self-transformation.
He has a passion for cultivating spiritual community and runs discussion groups, teaches residential courses, and travels in the local area and across the UK to share this knowledge in a variety of forums. Sam is also an incredible chef. He’s also not afraid to roll up his sleeves and do whatever practical things are required to keep Bhaktivedanta Manor a beautiful place for all the pilgrims!