The Saturday Feast


What is The Saturday Feast?

The Saturday Feast is an afternoon event (on Saturdays of course) to introduce the spiritual seeker in you to the wisdom from the East. They consist of an evening of mantra meditation, some life wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita (one of the oldest classics on spiritual philosophy from the East), and a delicious vegetarian feast (and when we say feast, we mean a feast). Sometimes we may even have theatre and other fun things to go with it. It’s a great way to be comfortable, meet new people who are into spiritual stuff and have a great way to spend a Saturday evening!

What can I expect on the day?

To make the most out of your Saturday Feast, follow the 3 simple steps below

Step 1

Show up on time, sit on a comfy chair and relax. Look around, check your watch and wait for the show to begin.

Step 2

Listen to spiritual wisdom, try mantra meditation, sing along, eat a lot of food, make new friends and have fun.

Step 3

Go home inspired and full of wisdom (and food). And then come back next Saturday!

Here are some things you’ll experience on the day

  • Mantra meditation

    Mantras are sacred sounds that elevate your consciousness and give you an experience beyond the paradigm of matter. They are ancient and can’t be made up by anyone. We sing these mantras in a call-and-respond fashion, everyone joins in and the energy of the room builds up to a crescendo. Hearing these mantras and reciting them purifies and elevates the consciousness so the experience stays with you even after you’ve left!

  • Spiritual Wisdom

    The wisdom of the East dates back thousands of years and has been passed down through generations of teachers and students (guru and disciple). One of the most important books of philosophy is the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ or the song of God, and it discuss various elements of philosophy like the soul, karma, reincarnation, meditation and how to be free and happy in this world. We’ll discuss this wisdom too.

  • Vegetarian feast

    Food can be spiritual too, and help you be mentally alert and raise your consciousness. It is said that we are what we eat, and the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita says that what you eat affects how you think, and the decisions you make in life. The diet recommended for spiritual seekers is meat-free, and when that food is spiritualised and consumed, it can help elevate your consciousness too.

  • Make lasting friends

    Well, it is said you can’t go on a long journey alone. Friends are important on any path, let alone a spiritual path where we need encouragement. These events are a way to meet new people who are on the same path and build lasting friendships so we can support each other and enjoy treading the spiritual path together.

Book your spot now!

Please fill out this form below to book your spot. The event is free to attend, but we ask you to stick to your commitment when you book. If you come regularly, you don’t need to book every time you come, but if it’s your first time, or you’re an occasional attendee, please book!

    Planning your Saturday Feast experience

    Schedule for the day

    A rough schedule for the day is as follows

    • 5.30pm – Special vegetarian feast
    • 6.15pm – Wisdom talk and mantra meditation with music (maybe even a drama!)
    • 8.00pm – Finish

    Further details will be sent to you when you book. Please arrive in good time to allow for the program to start at 5.30pm. For more details, see below.

    Guidance for new visitors

    We’re honoured that you want to visit us. Here are some things you’ll need to consider when you visit to make sure you have a smooth experience and make the most of your day.

    • Allocate enough time

      The Manor is a big place with lots of things to do.  Make sure you allow at least 2 hours to make the most of your trip. The time we recommend is around 11am, so you finish just in time for our free lunch (except Saturdays) at 1.15pm.

    • Be prepared for new experiences

      The Manor is a welcoming spiritual community, but be ready for people dressed differently in traditional Indian attire, taking your shoes off when you visit the temple, and quite a bit of walking. If you have concerns, speak to your tour guide who will be happy to help you out.

    • Get familiar with directions

      Check out the link below to get more directions on driving. It’s easy if you follow directions as instructed. Public transport is limited, so plan accordingly and allocate more time for your journey.

    Other considerations

    We strive to provide a pleasant and enriching experience for everyone. If you are a disabled badge holder, parking bays are available in the car park at the gate closest to the main Manor building.

    A ramp for wheelchair users can be found to the side of the main building. This is near the toilets, which include a disabled facility. 

    If you require special assistance, especially if you are coming with an assistance dog, please inform us at least 72 hours in advance when you book.

    Please note: During festivals the car park situation may be different, please always refer to the individual festival page to check if there is different and relevant information in this regard. For parking details at Janmashtami, please visit here

    In order to maintain the atmosphere of sanctity on the Temple grounds, the following policy is now in place:
    As much as we love all animals, with the exception of guide dogs, no dogs on site.

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