VIHE Govardhana Retreat 2020

Every year at the end of month Kartik VIHE holds the annual Govardhan Retreat. Devotees from all around the world come to participate in a wonderful week of Krsna-katha, ecstatic kirtans and many breathtaking darsanas of Giriraja Govardhana. The sublime atmosphere of the sacred Govardhana Hill enables those who live and preach outside the Holy Dhama to immerse themselves in the magical world of Krsnas pastimes. We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to enhance your devotional life and your preaching with an unforgettable experience since we believe that staying at Giriraja’s lotus feet while listening to Krishna-katha is the perfection of human life.

This year the VIHE annual Govardhan Retreat dates are December 13-21, 2020. The registrations will open in July.

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VIHE Holy Name Retreat 2020

On behalf of the teachers, His Holiness Sacinandana Swami and His Grace Bhurijana Prabhu, we heartily invite you to take part in this wonderful week of hearing and chanting of the Holy Names. Our residence will be at the foot of Govardhan Hill. From there we may travel short distances for outdoor chanting of japa and kirtans. We will gather to chant 64 rounds and have inspirational readings. Classes enhancing our understanding of and practice of the chanting of the Holy Names will also be held. But since the main purpose of the retreat is to work on our chanting, lots of the time will be spent doing japa. We invite all serious practitioners to come and experience chanting in the Holy Dhama in the association of all the devotees. The retreat includes daily evening kirtans as well as an entire day dedicated to kirtan. The Holy Name Retreat is open to devotees aged 14 and up, as we strive to maintain a serene and meditative atmosphere.

This year the VIHE annual Holy Name Retreat (Japa & Kirtan) dates are December 4-10, 2020. The registrations will open in July.

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