Below are the updated comments from Wwoofers who have sojourned at the Krishna Temple and farm this year. Due to Hanuman’s supervision and their collective help since the first of the year, our one acre of gardens is spectacular!!! Could be a photo for a magazine cover.
Below are the updated comments from Wwoofers who have soujourned at the Krishna Temple and farm this year. Due to Hanuman’s supervision and their collective help since the first of the year, our one acre of gardens is spectacular!!! Could be a photo for a magazine cover. And we are getting so much produce, supplying our own needs and selling (squash, cucumber, green pappers, beans, chilis) as well at a roadside stand. Wwofers are obliged to work 4 hours 6 days for room and board, but many, such as Will, who has been with us more than 4 months, work many more hours than that voluntarily. They are also generally willing to help out in the gift shop, with cooking, llama grooming and training, landscaping, and all manners of service. We are immensely grateful to the many wwoofers who have visited us and made a difference.
12/24/2010 9:39:26 AM by sbrooney87
Really a great experience! Awesome! I came in december when when one wouldn’t expect there to be a lot of learning and work to be done outside but there was. Activities went form building a cold frame, to mulching carrots to helping pull a fountain out of ice with a person scooting in a boat.
The hospitality and community were also about as good as you can expect. Immediately I was treated like a family member. They were so receptive to teach my about their faith but were not preachy or intrusive about it in the slightest. It was also very relaxing, probably due partly to the yoga and meditation. I can just imagine what it would be like in the growing season, with the one-two punch of agriculture and mountains all around, and then religious practices and yoga. Truly a unique experience.
1/18/2011 11:20:19 AM by keithmak
Definitely a UNIQUE & different experience from the usual wwoof host. My girlfriend and I were a bit worried about finding hosts during the Christmas / New Years holiday but Caru and the Krishna Community welcomed us with open arms. We have been here for three weeks and counting.
This is a community of Hare Krishna devotees living and serving at the temple. Everyone we met has warmly recieved us like family. The living accomodation is luxurious and the building & surroundings beautiful. They were glad to share with us their religion, but never forced it upon us. Although we do not share the same beliefs, we were never put into any uncomfortable situations.
Although it was the winter season, we still spent time outdoors helping mainly with the llamas. Also, we spent lots of time in the kitchen helping with their daily vegetarian buffet. Indeed, you will NEVER go hungry here as the buffet is always open. The work is very flexible & reasonable with the opportunity to work on the jobs that most interest you.
We are really enjoying our time here and had our all expectations met. They are upstanding and genuinely caring wwoof hosts. You are bound to have a positive experience if you decide to visit.
Wwoofing during the growing season must be very interesting. With the opportunity to grow & cook food from the gardens + the hiking trails, mountains, and hot springs around.
– Daily Meditation, Chanting, Hare Krishna philosophy classes, yoga.
– Learning about Indian culture, dress, and cooking!
1/25/2011 4:12:22 PM by Katingale
I stayed at the Krishna temple for a week in January 2011. I found the community so embracing and inspiring it immediately felt like I’d joined a new family. The temple offers a wonderful opportunity to experience another culture and I highly recommend immersing yourself in the lifestyle–learn to cook Indian entrées and join evening yoga, meditation and chanting groups. The mountain scenery is fantastic and I hope to visit again in the summer time when the garden is growing and the llamas are heading out with hikers.
3/3/2011 4:23:00 PM by leviduke
I would nearly go as far as saying that my life would never have been complete without a stop here. My accommodations were top-notch (especially the food), but that’s secondary. A stay at this Hare Krishna temple is almost like a retreat to perfect soul body and mind. If you choose, you can learn yoga, cooking, meditation, and about the vedic texts and spirituality in general. What keeps the pulse here beating so strongly is the familial community of interesting, caring, spiritual devotees, which you will quickly find yourself a part of if you are respectful and helpful.
4/20/2011 10:01:02 PM by Kyoko
I’ve been staying at Krishna temple for 2 weeks and few days. I had a wonderful experience there. I had been many kind of farm before(Canada,UK,the US),and I wanted to do something diferrent,and I chose this place. They have many kind of event. The most interesting event was Yoga Retreat for me. We went to hicking with Llamas. And the landscap is so wondeful! It likes that someone drew the picture. I had a nice company there. Everyone is kind and tought correct english for me. Oh, I forgot to say the most important thing. The food is amazing!!!!! I already miss that food. Thank you everyone!
6/3/2011 12:19:13 PM by nmangili
My boyfriend and I stayed one week at the Temple and had a great time! Everyone was very personable and welcoming. No one was to preachy or pushy about their beliefs. The buffet was available from lunch to dinner, yoga throughout the week, what else could you ask for? We’d recommend trying morning or evening Aarti and definitely the Sunday feast. Vai and Charu are wonderful people. Would absolutely make the trek back for Holic/the Festival of Colors.
6/16/2011 4:49:49 AM by antowild
i stayed almost 10 days in this temple and it was a great experience. I met nice people, ate good indian food and did good activities (yoga for example). The place is very nice with the big valley and the beautiful mountains. Thanks for all.
6/24/2011 3:19:04 PM by JenCDuck
wwoofed about 3 weeks at the temple and had a wonderful experience. the workload was reasonable, the food was great and the people were very kind and generous. very interesting to learn more about the krishna beliefs, especially without anyone pushing those beliefs. yoga most days and vita classes, meditation and chanting daily. utah valley is beautiful, surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes. hope to come back for the holi festival of colors next march.
6/29/2011 10:00:44 AM by Elizabeth
I stayed here for about three weeks and had a good time. Work was pretty hard (mulching) but only for four hours a day and in good company it went quickly. Yoga on a nightly basis was lovely and lots of interesting people passing through. Thanks for having me guys.