History of

Karuna Bhavan

The first ISKCON temple to be established in Scotland was in Dundee in 1971, which was then moved to Edinburgh in 1972. The temple relocated in 1981 to Glasgow.

It was only in 1986 that the temple, now in Lesmahagow, took a secure footing and has grown 

from the initial three monks, to 40 local members with hundreds of supporters and thousands of well wishers. The original small temple was called Karuna Bhavan, which is the Sanskrit name for Abode of Compassion, and has developed into what is now a flourishing eco farm, spiritual education centre and a wonderful place for retreats.


Self-realisation events for students

Venue: University of Glasgow 

Contact: 07726688778, email: gukcsoc@gmail.com

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Every Sunday, 2pm-5pm

Feed Your Mind, Body & Soul

Venue: Karuna Bhavan, Garngour Road, Lesmahagow, ML11 0ES

Public transport: X74 bus from Buchanan Bus station

Contact: 07726688778, email: gouranga108@gmail.com

Date & Time : Every 2nd Saturday of the month 4PM-6PM

Kirtan & timeless wisdom of Bhagavad Gita


Venue : Quaker Meeting House, 98 Crown Street (off Union Street), AB11 6HJ

Contact: 07726688778, email: gouranga108@gmail.com

Every 3rd Friday of the month, 6:30PM-9PM

Kirtan Yoga Evening


Venue : The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB

Programme: Music, Mantras, Dance, Vegan Food 

Contact: 07726688778, email: scotlandkirtan@gmail.com

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ISKCON Scotland, Karuna Bhavan, Bankhouse Road, Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML11 0HQ 

Registered Charity No. SC001127

General Enquiries: info@iskconscotland.org

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