Every so often we update the latest comments from Wwoofers (World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farming) who have sojourned at the Krishna Temple. If you’ve read these posts before, best to start at the bottom, with Yelena and Dan, the most recent, and work your way backwards up the list.
Every so often we update the latest comments from Wwoofers (World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farming) who have sojourned at the Krishna Temple. If you’ve read these posts before, best to start at the bottom, with Yelena and Dan, the most recent, and work your way backwards up the list. Though the irrigation lines are being rolled up and stored for the winter, and the freezers and storage areas are full of produce which has been frozen or canned, we are still getting a lot of applications from interested young people for the winter. Thanks to Hanuman for supervising the wwoofa operations, which this summer brought in literally tons of chilis, green peppers, corn, watermellons, cantelopes, honey dews, squash, beans, endames, beets, carrots, tomatoes, Under the leadership of Randy Gordon, the Salt Lake Temple will be home to another big gardening project of 3/4 acres next spring.
1/25/2011 4:12:22 PM by Anonymous
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.
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.
6/24/2011 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 Anonymous
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.
8/7/2011 12:03:04 PM by JLlamas
I stayed at the temple for three weeks in July; helping prepare for the llama fest and working out in the gardens. My traveling companion and I had a wonderful time. The work is enjoyable, and generally not more than four hours a day. Animals of all sorts abound here, ad there are ample opportunities to observe and take note of the life at the temple. What made our stay so memorable though, was the kindness and wisdom of the people here. It was nothing short of amazing. I came much closer to my personal spirituality during my stay, largely though listening to those around me and reflecting on their thoughts. There is a balance of energies at the Krishna temple which I have not found anywhere else, and I know that I’ll be back for an extended stay in due time.
9/12/2011 1:12:16 AM by klichtmannsperger
My boyfriend an d I stayed at the community for 11 days. We just had a great time! It was fantastic. We got to know lots of new experiences with a completly different religion and it was amazing! The work we had to do was a lot of fun and we got to know a lot of great people. When you join the farm to work there… it is like become a member of a new family! We really thank all the people there for the great days we spent at the farm! We hope that we can come back soon!
9/17/2011 7:04:25 AM by cosmia
My experience visiting the Krishna temple was life changing! I can say with confidence this is a special, lovely community. Not only was I able to work in a beautiful outdoor environment but I was given the opportunity to dive into my spirituality. The community provides their visitors with plenty of vegetarian food, comfortable housing, enjoyable activities/festivals, and friendship! Also there are friendly animals like llamas and cows to love on!! It was wonderful being among people who live a pure life, people who understand how to live in the spirit! I gained much knowledge through my participation. I am so thankful to the devotees for making me feel like part of the family. Love you all!!!
10/20/2011 8:59:00 AM by yelenak
The Krishna Temple is an incredible place in all kinds of aspects; the mountain views are breathtaking, the people are awesome, the work is unique and fun, and the exposure to Krishna consciousness quickly finds a sacred space in your heart. After spending five weeks at the Krishna Temple I am walking away with a new spiritual family, some life-long friends, useful life-skills, more aware, more knowledgeable, more confident in myself and my world, and with an endless store of memories I will look back on and cherish in this lifetime.
I can’t say enough great things about the community. Caru, Vai, Hanuman, and Vraja are beautiful people who have so much to share, if you allow them to. No one will push their beliefs on you, but everyone is open to sharing if you ask. I would suggest attending the Sunday services as well as the daily yoga classes. There’s dancing, singing, and a whole lot of fun! Also, I would suggest connecting with the other WWOOFers and exploring the surrounding area in your time off (hot springs are an awesome place to check out).
The Krishna community has proved to be a home away from home and I look forward to coming back time and time again. Thank you for everything! See you at Thanksgiving 🙂
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