Help a community of Hare Krishna monks surrounded by forests in Kaunas, Lithuania



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    We are an international, spiritual (Hare Krishna), rural living community of monks in the forest of eastern Lithuania between Kaunas and Vilnus. Mainly in the Monastery live young male monks 27-35 years old.

    We are engaged in the protection of cows according to the ancient Vedic tradition Go-rakshya. Our cows give a wonderful ahimsa milk, even without having calves. We are also making a garden using the natural biodynamic techniques.

    We are looking for some practical helpers(male) of all ages for gardening, building and cows care.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Help


    We have some vegetable gardens and look for some people who are interested to help enlarging with more vegetables and herbs. Also some general garden and land maintenance.

    In some of our buildings we have some renovation work, re-building walls, painting, etc. and would be happy for helping hands!

    We are especially looking for help with cows!

    And there are also many different kinds of activities relating to our vedic style temple activities for those who are interested.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Lithuanian: Fluent
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Russian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have various accommodation and room possibilities according to your needs, and cook the most amazing lacto-vegetarian food. Our milk comes from our cows.

    We do request that anyone staying with us not bring any meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, smokes, or other intoxications onto the property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Working day for volunteer here starts about 10AM, lunch at 2:30 and work day finishes about 5PM. 4-5 hours daily.

    There are many beautiful walking paths and ponds in the forest around. The nearest shopping town is 15 minutes away, and when you need something we can also bring it for you!

    We can teach the principles of natural farming, processing of dairy products, cooking vegetarian meals, free grazing cows, caring of cows (milking, scratching, feeding).

    We are a temple community and practice spiritual life, meditation, singing kirtan for Krishna, and regulative principles (no eating meat, fish, or eggs, no intoxications, no illicit sex, and no gambling). Most of us are taking part in morning and evening programs before and after work which are not required, but all are welcome to join if they want!

    We look forward to welcoming you here. Please just get in contact with us and we can discuss possibilities which fit to us all!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 897233559152