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Family Open Day

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

 

The Family Fun Day will give you and your family an incredible experience of activities and fun in the Hare Krishna tradition. It is especially suitable for first-time visitors and newcomers. You will have the opportunity to explore the amazing Bhaktivedanta Manor in a comfortable and friendly environment with lot of activities to take part in.  You will have an opportunity to:

  • Get a tour of the Mock-Tudor mansion gifted by the Beatles FREE
  • Feed the Oxen, Cows and the Calves
  • Go on an Ox-cart ride FREE
  • Try some face-painting
  • Decorate your hands with some Henna designs
  • Discover your future with ancient Indian palm-reading
  • Have some fun on the bouncy castle (kids only)
  • Try some amazing cuisines, snacks and sweets
  • Discover a traditional eastern culture with the Temple and Meditation rooms FREE
  • Learn about the history of the Hare Krishna movement FREE
  • Meet the monks and ask questions FREE
  • Join in with some some yoga and meditation taster sessions FREE
  • Relish a sumptuous veggie lunch FREE

There are many more things to do and we can’t list them all here!

How much do I pay?

Entry the the Family Fun Day is FREE and so are a lot of activities. Some activities require just a small charge to pay for the items used.

Can I just turn up?

Yes, you can! Please do register with the registration gazebo to claim your free access to a lot of activities on site.

Is there free parking?

Yes, and there’s lots of it!

What time is the FREE lunch?

The free lunch is at 2pm.

Can I bring my dog?

Although dogs are generally welcome on lead on the grounds during regular days, we request you not to bring your dog due to the number people present and any concerns they may have.

How long can I spend?

All day if you like. But a tour would take about 20 minutes, and then it depends what activities you want to take part in. We recommend a couple of hours at least to get the full experience!

What time is the yoga?

Three sessions – 11.30 am, 12.30pm, and 1.30pm. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise we’ll have one for you here. Due to the limitation of the size of the rooms, we’ll only be able to take the first 15 yoga enthusiasts!

Cost: FREE (just for you, your friends and family), but you are welcome to make a donation on the day.

 

Dharma and Ecology

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

 

The introduction of Positivism in science and technology has led to the extensive spread of the paradigm of industrial agriculture. This modality of agriculture currently represents 30 percent of the world’s food supply, and accounts for 75 percent of the ecological damage done to the planet , and is therefore , one of the main polluting anthropic actions.

As a response, many alternative organic trends emerged since 1920 in search of balance. Agro-ecology has unfolded as a paradigm that includes traditional knowledge, a holistic interaction with animals and it also includes man as an important transforming agent. In other emerging trends the bovines are considered responsible for the important aspects in the environmental crisis, like global warming and deforestation.

However, milk is an essential ingredient in the practice and rituals of Bhakti Yoga. The Vedas propose that the proper attitude towards cows and bulls is the basis for an advanced civilization. They are the representatives of Dharma.

This poses a challenge for Vaishnava practitioners: to show a functional system for producing milk from protected cows and the benefits of such milk for the upliftment of consciousness. At the same time, the production of cruelty free milk is inserted in a whole system design where the sustainable production of grains, fruits, vegetables and forestry are integrated in a balanced agro-system.

There is a great demand for the Vaishnavas to generate produce from ethical farming, and milk from protected cows. A deep understanding of how dharma impacts on ecological practices may reveal a missing link for environmentalism and the mainstream thought processes on ecology and sustainability.

In this seminar we will explore the relevance of bhakti yogis adopting and contributing to a lifestyle of abundant living in full consciousness.

Latest Manor Newsletter

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

You can view the ‘April 2019’ edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter here:

It is a downloadable PDF file. 

APRIL 2019 MANOR NEWSLETTER

Main Stories include: 

Celebrating the Golden Avatar

In honour of Lord Rama

50th anniversary of London’s first Krishna Temple

Shri Krishna Haveli update

The Manor’s resident sannyasi

Mother Isvari passes away

Appointments process reception at Windsor Castle

Watford Football Club

 

Free Bus Service to Temple

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

We are happy to announce a Bus service on Sundays to Bhaktivedanta Manor from Stanmore station.

This Service is sponsored by Olympia transport limited

Pick ups from Stanmore station:
Every Sunday at 11.30am

…and leave Bhaktivedanta Manor at 2.30pm to return

 Important notes:
 
You are required to book your free ticket in advance. Please text the below devotees your name and number of tickets required at least 2 hours in advance. 
 
You are required to reach on time in order to take this service.
 
The passenger is responsible to make his/ her own way in case of missing the minibus.
 
This service is free of charge but we request you to make a donation to help with the consistency of the service.
 
To book your seat, please contact Alpesh Patel on 07956907653; or Veera Mataji on 07508322172

 

 

 
 

Sanctuary for the Soul

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

In the Hertfordshire countryside just north of London, Bhaktivedanta Manor, complete with its farmlands, beautiful gardens and temple is a real sanctuary for the soul. Open all year round to visitors and students of ancient wisdom, the temple offers a great experience with tours of the shrine, gardens and compassionate farm. See the rooms of the famous Hare Krishna guru Srila Prabhupada, to whom George Harrison gifted this iconic mock Tudor mansion. Visitors may participate in inspirational talks, yoga classes, mantra meditation, vegetarian cooking classes and various retreats.

Come and feel the peace, you certainly deserve it.