Students Across 25 🏅Universities : Discovering The Higher Self @ Bhaktivedanta Manor
The Krishna Consciousness Society (KCSOC) brought nearly 250 students from 25 different universities to Bhaktivedanta Manor. As the first in-person retreat in almost two years, a mood of care and service was created providing a day of kirtan, meditation, activities and workshops based on the theme ‘Discovering your Higher Self’.
Bhaktivedanta Manor is the largest UK centre of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Bhaktivedanta Manor propagates the teachings of the authentic Vedic scriptures. These were finally brought to the West by Srila Prabhupada, Bhaktivedanta Manor´s founder. George Harrison of The Beatles kindly donated Bhaktivedanta Manor to ISKCON in 1973 to cater for the growing congregation.
Today Bhaktivedanta Manor has developed into an important theological college, and has become renowned as a place of pilgrimage. It is a holy place dedicated to the upliftment of human society through spiritual education, culture and lifestyle. This rural retreat serves as a window to Vrindavan, Lord Krishna´s eternal home.
It is a God-centred community which gives refuge to people from all walks of life ..
The day started with some meditations by Keli Woods, followed by a keynote talk by Citi Sakti Devi Dasi in the temple room. This was an opportunity for many students to experience the deities and the Holy Name in a supportive setting.
Workshops included –
- Q&A with a monk,
- Conscious Cooking,
- Cow Care,
- Inner Art and
- Yoga Flow
And the day concluded with a fun uplifting and rocking kirtan with Radhika Das.