Karuna Bhavan’s principle ecological project, Krishna eco-farm is a developing low-impact project from seed to table, which uses permaculture and sustainable principles as possible.

In philosophy it draws inspiration from ancient Vedic Culture, a continued way of life that has lasted for thousands of years, also called Sanatana Dharma, the permanent (sustainable) way of life - self-perpetuating and regenerating.

In practice it allows to reconnect to the soil and mother earth, to develop a reverence for all life and to help appreciate the invisible hand of the Divine in everyday activities.

For more information on Krishna Eco-Farm please click here

In January 2010, Karuna Bhavan became a host to WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), which has enabled us to further develop the Project, as well as enable many people, from all walks of life, the opportunity to learn and experience the satisfaction of such a way of life. This opportunity is available to anyone who is willing to volunteer and who doesn't mind putting on a pair of Wellington boots!

Krishna eco-farm includes a walled garden, 3 green houses, a meditation garden and recent installation of energy saving technology including bio-gas boilers, solar panels, etc. There is always a range of seasonal activities to do, both in the greenhouse and outside, some more energetic (lifting, shovelling) than others (seed sowing, harvesting). An especially busy time is during planting and harvesting.

There are ongoing opportunities to participate in daily classes on Krishna Consciousness, to partake in seasonal festivals, year-round opportunities to practice Karma Yoga or selfless/devotional service in a spirit of loving community and to celebrate the sacredness of life through ecstatic transcendental music, sacred chanting and dancing.

We are a developing project and these are exciting times for anyone willing to take up the many opportunities to learn, contribute, grow and share. Where we need you...


  • To help us grow more food to make our kitchen completely self-sufficient

  • To contribute your knowledge and skills to help the project become more permaculture friendly

  • To help plant hedgerows and a fruit orchard

  • To help us research local medicinal plants and design a garden to grow them

  • To help us to design a forest garden

  • The many small and big activities that go into maintaining the Project


What can you expect?


  • Our famous veg food (3 meals a day)

  • Comfortable shared accommodation

  • Daily mantra meditation and science of self-realization/Bhagavad Gita classes

  • Year round opportunities to participate in seasonal festivals

  • Learning opportunities to best utilize and develop your innate capacities

  • Being part of a sharing, supportive and welcoming community, focused on learning and self-development

  • Access to bicycles to explore the local countryside

  • Internet Access is available in the local library in Lesmahagow (5 min walk)

Sounds good? Write us an email requesing an application form.

Come join us for a day, a few days, a week, a month or two. Be the change you want to see in the world!

WWOOFing/Organic Gardening Programme

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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