Shekinashramin Glastonbury UK
Shekinashram is an ashram style holistic retreat centre that has been operational for 7 years. Whilst the project is solely focused on deepening in Radha Krsna bhakti, and aspires to proliferate the teachings of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, our mood is to maintain a welcoming openness, and non-judgemental allowance of others practising alternative traditions without compromising our own values or practices.
We aspire to in some way demonstrate the simple beauty and humility of the vaisnava path, as given by our Srila Gurudeva and the acaryas of our parampara, by focusing on cultivating relationship through offering service with love and affection. We aspire to create a devotional environment that is naturally attractive to those who wish to enter or deepen in spiritual life.
We have been fortunate to have hosted and developed many programmes over the years including those with our travelling sanyassis, preachers and kirtan wallahs. We have an ongoing prasadam distribution programme operating in the local community, a short term residential seva exchange programme lasting one or two weeks and where possible we try to support vaisnava initiatives.
Generally there are four longer-term residents and opportunities for other possibilities of engagement. We are the sister project of Eco-Bhakti Aldea in Villa Alpina, Cordoba, Argentina.