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Japa Retreat in Radhadesh with Sacinandana Swami

By: on March 20, 2009

Dear Devotees and friends,

With great happiness I am inviting you to Japa Retreat, Level 2, which will take place in Radhadesh from Monday the June 8th until Saturday June 13th, 2009.

Last year’s Japa Retreat in Radhadesh was wonderfully inspiring. The devotees felt such enthusiasm about their breakthrough experiences that we immediately decided to have Japa Retreat Level 2 in 2009.

Japa retreats are now being conducted in all parts of the world and are becoming more and more sought after by devotees and friends of Lord Krishna.

Let me try to explain the magic of such a retreat. A japa retreat offers more than just some help for you to improve your practice of chanting. It aims at improving your relationship with Radha and Krishna in Their most merciful forms of the Holy Name. Perhaps this is why japa retreats have become so popular.

What can you expect from a japa retreat?

  • New insights and techniques in relation to chanting the Holy Name
  • A stronger commitment to offenseless chanting of the Holy Name
  • Breakthrough experiences in chanting the Holy Name
  • The opportunity to earn how to expand the boundaries of your spiritual life so that you can have deeper and more rewarding spiritual realisations. 

In short, you can really increase your Krishna Consciousness.

Do you have the following question: “Can I attend Japa Retreat Level 2 if I have not attended Japa Retreat Level 1?”

The answer is: Yes! Level 2 is organized in a manner that allows you to absorb the knowledge and skills of Level 1. We will first repeat and deepen our understanding of aligning body, mind, and heart with the Holy Names.
Then we will expand on the knowledge and discover deeper ways of chanting.
Therefore, even if you join the Japa Retreat at level 2, you will still be taken along the path.

A personal note: It is a great honour for me to facilitate these japa retreats all over the world. I would be most grateful if you come in great numbers so that we can create a powerful sanga (community) of committed chanters.

It is essential that you register early, since last year some persons could not be accommodated because they registered too late.

We wish that you all come and participate in this unique experience. Wishing you all the best,

Your servant
Sacinandana Swami


Booking and traveling

The Japa Retreat starts on Monday (8th June) and end on Saturday evening (13th June). All participants should confirm their attendance with the Radhadesh Guesthouse 0032(0)86.387131 (

We will have following categories of accommodation:
1. Shared room (3 - 5 beds)
2. Dormitory (for this option own bedding or sleeping bag is needed)

Special care regarding accommodation can be offered upon request. For more information please contact Radhadesh Guesthouse.

Price package (accommodation, prasadam, seminar fee):
1. Shared room - 150 Euros
2. Dormitory - 125 Euros

These are the six days prices for one person (Monday 11:00 – Sunday 11:00).
Prasadam and seminar fee are included. Extra nights will be charged extra.
This offering is valid until 8th of May, one month before the Japa retreat starts.

*** Travel ***
When you are in Belgium, how to travel to Radhadesh?

Radhadesh Guesthouse
Petite Somme 5

*** Taxi service from Airports ***
To reach Radhadesh with devotee taxi you can call Pandu Vijaya dasa at mobile +32 (0) 494 384 171 or email Another driver is Ramaniyangam Krsna dasa at mobile +32 (0) 486 946 299 or email

*** Prices for pick up *** (calculated at 0.30 euro/km) are:
Brussels International airport - Zaventem - 70 Euros
Brussels South airport - Charleroi - 55 Euros
Luxembourg airport - 90 Euros
Liege train station - 30 Euros
Namur train station - 30 Euros
Marloie train station - 13 Euros
Barvaux train station - 6 Euros

Please remember that there are two airports near Brussels. One is called 'Brussels International' (Zaventem) and is very close to the city centre. The other is called 'Charleroi' *or* 'Brussels South'. Charleroi is a little bit closer to Radhadesh. This is to avoid long waits, which can occur if we get incorrect information. Give us details of where you want to be picked up from. Please give your flight information: flight number, arrival date, departure date & airport (or station).

At both airports you can buy a train ticket for 10.50 Euro which is valid for bus from airport to the train station and all trains till Marloie or Barvaux.

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