Krishna Eco Farm

Krishna Eco Farm is based in a peaceful countryside next to the small historical town of Lesmahagow, originally started by monks. It is a relatively new project of the Hare Krishna spiritual community 'Karuna Bhavan' ('Sanctuary of Peace') that includes families, monastics and volunteers. It is being developed as a holistic spiritual centre, to help re-establish the sacredness of life. Our aim is to promote peace of mind and offer a positive alternative to the dominant consumerist and materialistic world view.

We invite you to experience an alternative lifestyle that benefits body, mind and soul and is based on the motto 'simple living, high thinking'. It is a unique chance to get out of the rat race, see things from a new perspective and ask yourself questions you might never have asked before.

We are making 1st steps, however in a long-term we are aiming for self-sufficiency. Being a new project, the eco-farm provides good opportunities for development and initiative. We invite volunteers to share their skills to develop this project. Eco Farm includes a walled garden, green houses, a meditation garden, energy saving technologies and an ashram for spiritual practices. If you prefer fruits over alcohol, fresh air over cigarettes, our famous vegetarian food over meat and would like to experience a detox retreat then the Krishna Eco Farm is for you!

We very highly value hospitality and treat all our guests and volunteers with care as we belong to Bhakti Yoga tradition that emphasises treating everyone nicely.

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United States


The Krishna Eco Farm was a great first volunteering experience for me. They were extremely welcoming from the moment I arrived. They are really flexible if you wanted to switch some hours around. The work wasn’t very strenuous, and as a non vegetarian I have to say that the food was really tasty and filling. The work varied from gardening, cleaning and some odd fixes and repairs here and there. They were very respectful and did not push any of there beliefs on to me whatsoever. The do not pressure you to check out there services. I highly recommend volunteering here!!

2 days ago

United States


I had a good time at the Karuna Bhavan ISKCON. The devotees there were all very friendly, welcoming and non-pressuring, but very willing to have deep conversations about their faith and life philosophy.

It was an amazing way to connect with ideas of faith, and there was a lot of time to reflect. Isana is an extremely communicative host and does everything he can to make the volunteers feel welcomed and accommodated.
The surrounding area is very quiet with some fun things to explore, but most of the time is spent working, eating and relaxing in the ashram. The food and alpacas are amazing.

19 days ago



This place was confortable, always clean, pluricultural and the people was nice and explained me with patience my activities. The host asked us if we were enjoing with the job, that made me feel in a secure place. The food was delicious, thanks to much for leave me stay with your, are lovefull people.

27 days ago



My stay was excellent, from the beginning I felt very welcome. The hosts are very kind and patient (something very important for me, since English is not my native language). The tasks are simple and you have the opportunity to learn a lot from the community. In summary I can say that I learned a lot, made great friends in a short time and it is a place I would return to.

about 1 month ago



I really enjoyed the experience, the other volunteers such as the permanent residents are the bests, at any time they're ready to help, the food is incredible and the tasks are simples.
It had benn a really great way to know about Krishna conciusness.

about 2 months ago

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Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan


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Yoga / Meditation