Chakra Announcements

Service Opportunities At Bhaktivedanta Manor

by Bhagadatta dasa

Posted June 8, 2006

We are inviting devotees from around the world who would like to live and serve in our community.

Bhaktivedanta Manor is situated in Letchmore Heath, a picturesque Hertfordshire village of some one hundred and fifty houses. Located in the parish of Aldenham near Watford of Northwest Greater London, the temple is surrounded by beautiful greenery, farmland and villages. The Manor was donated to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada by the late Beatle, George Harrison, in 1973.

Housing a beautiful shrine, shop and bakery, farm with working oxen, college facilities, ashram, primary school, venue of huge public festivals, civil weddings and Open Days, the temple is now a major hub of spiritual activity.

Our temple runs a wide spectrum of departments, covering various areas of services, preaching activities and sangas. Every year a great number of well known ISKCON preachers visit our temple and give their enlivening association to our devotees and congregation.

Our temple has a magnificent shrine for the worship of Shri Shri Radha-Gokulananda, Shri Shri Sita-Rama and Shri Shri Gaura Nitai Deities.

The temple offers adequate accommodation in a clean and tidy dormitory rooms with about 4 (2 for the ladies) devotees staying in each room. The devotees get healthy and tasty prasadam meals 3 times a day, plus they can partake in the regular maha prasadam offerings (3 times daily). Our devotees also get regular trips to India sponsored by the temple.

We maintain a well attended morning and evening programs with classes on Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavat Gita. There are ample opportunities to attend various courses and seminars for those who are fond of studding.

There are a number of services available like preaching, Deity worship and assistance to pujaris, cooking and helping in the kitchen, making garlands and other decorations for the Deities, working in the farm which includes: growing vegetables, flowers and other crops and looking after cows, gardening, cleaning etc.

The candidates have to be single men and women who are willing to commit to staying and serving here for a period of at least 6 moths.

For further details please contact Bhagadatta das (Administration Officer) at: or call him on: +441923857244