Bhakta Vinay shares his memorable experience of the Be a Monk experience at Bhaktivedanta Manor "[It] offered me a rare opportunity to cut myself off from the distractions of everyday life and focus internally through a holistic 7-day experience..."
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People may associate simple living with minimalism, a current movement that encourages us to avoid overcollecting and conspicuous consumption. However, for Srila Prabhupada, simple living was much more than this, for it was inextricably linked to high thinking.
Reflecting on 2022 and moving forward into 2023 as a time to deepen our Krishna consciousness by taking shelter and solace in the holy names of Krishna - as well as celebrating 50 years of Bhaktivedanta Manor.
More than ever, the people of this world need Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. His words and example have helped each one of us, saving us from a life of frustration, improving every aspect of our existence, and giving us true values, direction and hope
If we can manage to admit the inherent and unavoidable limitations we have, and if we open ourselves to the possibility of truths revealed in bona fide scriptures, we’ve opened the door to a compelling reality.
Unity in diversity can make us more fulfilled, broader devotees of Krishna. This sort of unity doesn’t mean uniformity and this sort of diversity doesn’t mean fragmentation.
The Sanskrit word for mercy is ‘prasada,’ and Srila Prabhupada’s Hare Krishna movement is internationally famous for a certain aspect of prasada: delectable and variegated vegetarian food that’s been offered to Krishna with love and devotion.
In honour of the appearance of Sri Balarama, we offer this meditation from the Srimad Bhagavatam
The Elected Mayor of Watford Cllr Peter Taylor made a special visit to the Gokula Food Bank on Market Street, in acknowledgement of the sixth anniversary of their popular Free Food Mondays project.
On Monday 22nd January Bhaktivedanta Manor joined in the global celebration of Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya.
Devotees organised an end of year celebration, themed around Bhaktivedanta Manor’s 50th anniversary. The organisers had embraced a joyous spirit and everyone was made welcome.
Bhaktivedanta Manor's Temple President, Her Grace Visakha Dasi, joined 21 other senior faith representatives from across the County of Hertfordshire
Everyone is invited to participate in the installation ceremony by taking darshan of the Kalash carrying Akshata (Holy Grains) from the Ayodhya Trust, which symbolises the invite to visit the temple in Ayodhya, either on the installation day itself or sometime in the future.
Volunteer Care Council have established a Volunteers Friendship Group for those who are 50 years and over to get together, socialise, play games, and puzzles - whilst of course keeping Krishna at the centre!
Taking the season to heart, the Bhaktivedanta Players performed a hilarious and lively parody of the Wizard of Oz.
Manor community devotees participated in a timely international conference organised the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies (BIHS), entitled “Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana: Current Research on History, Philosophy, and Science.”