CLASS of 2012
Gainesville's Krishna House was established in 1971 by a young student couple who had turned their apartment into a peaceful place for students to practice bhakti yoga. In 1989 we moved to our current location at 214 NW 14th St. Today the center is home to the Bhakti Academy, an educational program designed to provide full-immersion experiences for students interested in practicing bhakti yoga in a temple atmosphere.
Bhakti Academy students live in the temple ashram for one to two semesters, studying ancient Vedic scriptures, including the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-bhagavatam, which provide foundational teachings on the philosophy of bhakti yoga. In addition to philosophy, other aspects of bhakti yoga are taught including mantra meditation, vegetarian cooking, devotional music, and Sanskrit.
In exchange for tuition and room & board, Bhakti Academy students serve Krishna Lunch on campus, organize community educational classes, assist in temple programs, and help maintain the temple/ashram facility. Students are also given an opportunity to learn community living skills, organic gardening techniques, composting systems, restaurant/kitchen management skills, and vegan cooking.