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Monday, July 30th, 2018

You can view the August 2018 edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter at the link below  You can also download the PDF file. 

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It covers community news between May and August this year.

The main articles include:

50th London Ratha Yatra

Superb Open Day

Haveli project update

Book Distribution festival with Vaisesika prabhu

Hare Krishna film plays across UK

Kirtan London’s Summer of Success


Yoga and Meditation Open day 2018

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The Yoga and Meditation Open Day for 2018 is on 7 July, Saturday, 10am – 3pm

What will I get from the Yoga and Meditation Open Day?

The Yoga and Meditation Open Day will give you and your family an incredible experience of activities and fun in the Hare Krishna tradition. 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. The manor was gifted by George Harrison of the Beatles in 1973 and is home to the George Harrison Garden, Woodland Walk, the biggest cow protection and working oxen centre in the UK, organic farm, a magnificent Krishna Temple, Meditation rooms. And what’s more… we have a special Yoga and Meditation Theme this year which means you can get FREE Yoga and Meditation lessons! Apart from that, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Join in with our special yoga and meditation sessions FREE
  • 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
  • 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. If you’d like to be informed of future events similar to these, then just fill out this form and we’ll keep you updated!

Is there free parking?

Yes, and there’s lots.. you can bring a few cars.

What time is the FREE lunch?

The free lunch is at 3pm.

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?

All day! 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!

What should I do if I have further questions?

Please click the link below to get in touch with us 🙂 You can even use this link to get travelling directions. And if you’re really really stuck, you can call Radha Govinda on 07903212291


Here’s a quick (and really lousy) video we made from last year’s open day. (We need a good video editor if you’d like to volunteer!)



Hare Krishna! Film:

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Hare Krishna! Film: Tickets on Sale

The wait is finally over! Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all is coming to cinemas in the UK! Never before has there been a bigger opportunity for a mainstream audience to experience Srila Prabhupada’s incredible story!

Book your tickets at

Tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis so book your ticket/s early to avoid disappointment!

Director, Yadubara dasa, and Co-Director, Vishaka devi dasi, both Srila Prabhupada disciples, will join the premiere. Also present at this red carpet event will be Srila Prabhupada’s UK-based disciples and other high-profile guests.

Other London screenings
There will also be screenings in Harrow, Watford & Wembley.

If you cannot attend the London screenings or miss out on tickets, please note there will be other screenings throughout the UK following the London screenings.

For more information:

You can also contact us at for any further queries.

Manor Newsletter online

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The “April 2018” edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor Newsletter is now available online HERE

To access higher resolution version of the photos, you can download the PDF file. 

Main articles include:

An audience with the Queen

Conscious Leadership – Radhanath Swami speaks in UK Parliament

The new Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire

Latest news about Shree Krishna Haveli project 

Gita Walk

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

This sponsored charity walk ​takes us another step closer to fulfilling ​Srila Prabhupada’s vision ​for​ Bhaktivedanta Manor.

​T​he Shree Krishna Haveli will provide facilities ​to bring our community together for cultural activities, education and spiritual rejuvenation and ​no matter​ who we are, each of us can contribute to building this spiritual oasis. Support the Gita Walk and ​invest in the cultural and spiritual ​upliftment of society and future generations

​The Haveli project is the culmination of decades of struggle and sacrifices made by the community to secure their right to worship Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda.

Come walk Krishna’s talk; raise some funds to support this unique project.

Register and start fundraising through virgin Money giving.

An audience with the Queen

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

On Wednesday 14 February, Sruti Dharma das, Temple President of Bhaktivedanta Manor, joined 1000 dignitaries from across the British Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace. 

He was then invited to have a private audience with the Queen and other members of the Royal family.

Upon meeting Her Majesty, he discussed her visit to the Krishna Avanti School in 2015, which she remembered well. She also confirmed that the tapestry of Lord Chaitanya gifted to her hung on one of the walls of the Palace. 


Sruti Dharma then spoke to Prince Charles about all the activities at Bhaktivedanta Manor, especially organic farming and its reliance on ox-power. The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, was particularly impressed with the humanitarian work of ISKCON. 

Further meetings were with Prime Minister Theresa May and the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Boris recalled his student days when he used to visit the ISKCON-London temple. He would go there for a vegetarian lunch and simultaneously learn about the Hare Krishna mantra. Boris then requested for some prashadam (temple cooking) to be delivered to him at Parliament, and for Sailesh Vara MP to help him organise a special visit to the Manor.

Manor Newsletter online

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Please view the December – February 2018 edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor community newsletter HERE

The PDF file can be easily downloaded and printed. 


Leading articles include:

New site for Manor School

Braving the cold to share spiritual knowledge (Winter book Marathon results)

Celebrating Lord Nityananda’s Appearance

“Keep it Spiritual” – the Temple’s motto for 2018

Shri Krishna Haveli project update



Classes by Sacinandana Swami

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Latest Newsletter online

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Please view the November – December 2017 edition of the Bhaktivedanta Manor community newsletter HERE

The PDF file can be easily downloaded and printed. 

Leading articles include:


Haveli project updates

Syamasundar launches his new book in the UK (Chasing Rhinos with the Swami)

Krishna Wisdom aired on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans

40th Anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance

Class Schedule for Brajasundara prabhu

Monday, January 8th, 2018
Brajasundara Dasa, a disciple of H.H.Radha Govinda Goswami holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology. His interest in Krishna Consciousness dawned during his school days. He resides in Sri Dham Vrindavan and besides conducting seminars on Srimad Bhagavatam in various parts of the world, including South America, Europe and India He serves as a Project coordinator for ISKCON NBS Projects, which has encouraged hundreds of devotees to take shelter of Srimad Bhagavatam. He can be followed on his Facebook page Bhagavata Carca with Brajasundara Dasa:  
His schedule for Manor:
Saturday 6th January
– Eve Sanga Class Sunday 7th January
– CVS Course – 2pm-5pm – “Bhagavata Teachers Training Course & Introduction to Bhagavata Vidyalaya and Bhagavata Carca”
Tuesday 9th January
– 7.30-9.00: Life of Yayati Maharaja (Pt 1)
– 6.00pm-7.00pm: Life of Sudama Vipra (Pt 1)
Wednesday 10th January
– 7.30-9.00: Life of Yayati Maharaja (Pt 2)
– 6.00pm-7.00pm: Life of Sudama Vipra (Pt 2)
Thursday 11th January
– 7.30-9.00: Life of Yayati Maharaja (Pt 3)
– 6.00pm-7.00pm: Life of Sudama Vipra (Pt 3)
Saturday 27th: January 
7.30am-9.00am : Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam: Part 1
Sunday 28th January 
7.30am-9.00am : Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam: Part 2
5.30pm-7.00pm: Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam: Part 3