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  • The 4th Annual MAN-tra Retreat - The Hero’s Journey

    ISKCON’s annual “MAN-tra Retreat” is coming to your computer screen in mid-November. The theme of this year’s virtual event is The Hero’s Journey!

  • Gita Nagari Farm Launches Bhakti Immersion Experience

    The Gita Nagari farm in Port Royal, Pennsylvania has launched the Bhakti Immersion Experience, a Krishna conscious residency for new and experienced bhakti practitioners aged 18 to 28 with three, six or nine-month options.

  • New Vrindaban to Offer Nourishing and Inspiring Mother’s Day Retreat in Safe Environment

    ISKCON New Vrindaban is set to offer a Covid-safe Mother’s Day Wellness Retreat for Vaishnavis and their families with an aim to provide nourishment, relaxation and inspiration for women during difficult times.

  • Virtual MAN-tra Men's Retreat Draws Global Participation

     Partakers appreciated the frank and open dialogues and creative, entertaining formats.

  • MANtra Retreat for Men Goes Virtual This Weekend

    Topics include "Vaishnava Masculinity,"  "Men, Marriage and Myth," "Fatherhood,"  "Pornography, Pernicious and Prevalent," "Empowerment," "Brahmacari Ashrama—The Spirit Still Matters, and So Does the Form," and more.

  • Women Welcome Transformation at Urban Devi Autumn Retreat

    Around forty-five women from Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil, Chile, and across the U.S. and Canada attended the fourth annual Urban Devi Retreat on October 17th, entitled “Welcoming Transformation” and held virtually on Zoom.

  • MAN-tra Retreat to Unlock “A Man’s Dharma in a Locked Down World”

    The retreat will take a look at challenges and opportunities through different stages of life from a Krishna conscious perspective, covering topics like fatherhood, marriage, brahmachari life, examples of healthy masculinity, and many other topics.

  • Virtual Bhakti Retreat for Spanish Speakers Celebrates Tenth Installment

    Husband and wife team Prema Rupa Madhava Das and Prema Rupini Madhavi Dasi, who previously organized Bhakti Vriksha programs and “Harinama Party Buses” in their hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, launched the retreat when the pandemic halted those activities.

  • New Vrindaban Provides Summer Weekend Retreats in Safe Environment

    Only a maximum of five to ten guests attend each retreat. Guests stay in their own separate rooms with attached bathrooms in the Palace Lodge, which receive deep cleaning and disinfection after every stay.

  • 100 Spanish-Speaking Devotees Participate in Online Bhakti Retreat

    With everyone in self-isolation and practicing social distancing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, devotees are coming up with more and more creative ways to associate with each other and hold events virtually that would previously have taken place in person.

  • New Vrindaban Becomes Hotspot for Retreats and Seminars with Packed 2020 Schedule

    From letters Srila Prabhupada wrote to his disciples, we know that he envisioned New Vrindaban as, among other things, a holy place of pilgrimage in North America, where devotees could gather for spiritual education.

  • ‘The Pilgrimage’ Provides Luxury Spiritual Retreats for Corporate Clients

    A new project, The Pilgrimage, is providing luxury spiritual retreats and online education for corporate clients, while also offering ISKCON devotees the chance to earn a living amongst Vaishnava peers.

  • Sacinandana Swami Brings Experiential “Living Name” Retreat to New Vrindaban

    The Living Name Retreat is a unique experience focused on reigniting one’s relationship with the Holy Name.

  • Men to Explore Confidence, Friendship and Values at MAN-tra Retreat

    Over 135 men from the UK, Canada and the United States are expected to to attend this second annual retreat, which will continue to explore the theme of “being a K.C. guy in the 21stcentury.” Ages will range from 18 up and include multiple generations – last year, grandfathers, fathers, and sons were all present.

  • ISKCON-London Organizes First International Community Retreat to India

    The first ever ISKCON-London India Retreat was organised by Champakalata Priya devi dasi and Bhaktin Aartee who led around 12 devotees on this beautiful journey in March 2019. 

  • Christmas Retreat for Russian-Speaking Newcomers to Heal Hearts

    Around 30 to 50 Russian-speakers from Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Chicago and New York are set to attend. As well as Russia they originally hail from former Soviet Union countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

  • Men Bond and Improve Themselves at First MAN-tra Retreat

    At MAN-tra, ISKCON’s first ever men’s retreat last weekend, devotee men bonded and dedicated themselves to self-improvement. They learned how to find themselves, become stronger, happier and more productive in society, balance Krishna consciousness and other duties, and how to become better husbands and fathers.

  • Devotee Women Empower and Support Each Other at Vaishnavi Retreat

    Seventy-two women, ranging in age all the way from 12 to 76, attended the Vaishnavi Retreat in Lake County, California from October 5thto 7th. Amongst them were 23 Srila Prabhupada disciples, and many second generation devotees and new bhaktins.

  • Excitement Builds for First Ever Men’s Retreat

    Excitement is ramping up for “MAN-tra,” ISKCON’s first ever Men’s Retreat, to be held in New Vrindaban and headlined by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura Vani, and comedian Yadunath Das. The event is subtitled “Being a KC Guy in the 21st Century,” and is gathering hype as the place to be this fall.

  • 2018 International Vaisnavi Retreat: The Art of Deity Worship

    The yearly International Vaisnavi Retreat was established in 2011 to give the ladies of ISKCON special educational opportunities and to strengthen networking connections between junior and senior vaisnavis.

  • New York Retreat Will Bring Attendees to the Heart of Bhakti Yoga

    Lovers of spiritual inspiration may want to set a weekend aside this summer for the Heart of Yoga retreat, to be offered in New York for the sixth time from June 1st to 3rd. The event grew out of the Bhagavad-gita classes senior Prabhupada disciple Yogesvara Das taught at Jivamukti for ten years.

  • Govardhan Retreat 2017

    In the sublime atmosphere of Giriraja Govardhana, devotees immersed themselves in the magical world of Krishna’s pastimes in the association of Sacinandana Swami, Bhurijana Das, Jagattarini Dasi, Madhavananda Das and Adi Purusha Das during the annual VIHE Govardhana Retreat.

  • Surabhi-Kunj Retreat 2017

    Krishna's devotees from Longmont, Fort Collins attended a spiritual retreat while staying in exquisite town of Breckenridge, in the midst of magnificent mountains of Colorado, USA.

  • Bulgarian Retreat to Care for Devotees’ Spiritual and Physical Health

    A unique type of event for ISKCON devotees, the Bhakti Yoga Health Retreat from September 11th to 18th this year in Bulgaria will care for participants’ physical health as well as their spiritual wellbeing. The retreat will be held at the Vita Rama Health Center, a clinic run by two devotee brothers – Lokaguru Das and Sudama Das – along with their father, dietician Georgi Slavov.

  • Pandava Sena Summer Youth Retreat

    ISKCON Pandava Sena, the dynamic youth organisation of the UK, will be visiting Goloka Dhama Temple in Germany this July, as part of its annual “Senagetaway” trip. The trip not only provides a spiritual break for many young members of ISKCON in the UK and abroad, but also allows them to expand their horizons and take the sentiment of service into the real world and apply it in their lives. 

  • Over 1,000 to Recharge at Sadhu Sanga Retreat

    Around 1,300 devotees from 41 US states will attend this year’s Sadhu Sanga Retreat from May 23rd to 26th over the Memorial Day Weekend. A unique festival, it creates an immersive space for devotees to experience rejuvenating kirtan from morning till night in the company of many senior Vaishnavas who have a deep taste for the Holy Name.

  • US West Coast Vaishnavi Retreat

    The 2014 West Coast Vaisnava Women's Retreat will be held April 25-27, 2014, at Radha’s Garden in the San Diego area. 

  • ISKCON News Video Contest: 2nd Place Winner

    "Bhakti Immersion Retreat" in Upstate New York by Hilary Tapper (Australia).

  • USA West Coast Vaishnavi Retreat

    The 2013 US West Coast Vaisnava Women's Retreat will be held March 22 – 24 at Radha’s Garden in the San Diego area.

  • 2013 Vaishnavi Retreat at Govardhana
    The Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education heartily invites Vaishnavi ladies to take part in the upcoming third International Vaishnavi Retreat, to be held at the foothill of Sri Giriraja Govardhana from March 30 to April 3, 2013.
  • Govardhan Retreat and Varsana Japa/Kirtan Retreat 2012

    The organizer Vrindavan Instritute for Higher Education (VIHE) invites anyone interested to participate at the upcoming annual Govardhan Retreat and Varsana Japa/Kirtan.

  • Following His Grace: The US Pandava Sena Retreat 2012
  • International Vaishnavi Retreat 2012
    Eighty devotees from 15 different countries attended the international Vaishnavi retreat at Govardhana Hill this year. With their luggage the participants also packed the resolution to come back for more sadhvi-sanga next year, and the determination to strive harder in their spiritual life.
  • Second International Vaisnavi Retreat at Govardhana
    Every devotee needs peer association and intimate relationships on the spiritual platform. Many a times it is difficult for ISKCON female devotees to have such association in their daily lives.
  • A Spiritual Retreat for Women in Brighton, Ontario, Canada
    Many women in the Hare Krishna community, if not all, undoubtedly have incredible amounts of responsibilities and duties to manage in every day life. Whether it's being a wife, a mother, a university student, an employee or a even head of a company, being able to manage personal lives with spiritual endeavours can be a difficult task to manage.
  • Divine Names Retreat in Radhadesh, Belgium
    In 2011, the Divine Names Retreat in Radhadesh will be held from April 22nd-28th. There is an additional "Building the Retreat Culture through a Teacher Training Program," which will be held for one day, on April 29th.
  • Devotees Soak up Holy Name at 3rd Level Japa Retreat
    Thirty devotees from the East Coast and across the US attended Level 3 of Bhagavat Life’s Japa Retreat from Saturday September 25th to Sunday October 23rd, continuing their mission to develop a deeper relationship with the Holy Names of Krishna.
  • New Vrindaban To Host Ninth Annual Vaishnavi Retreat
    ISKCON’s rural community in New Vrindaban, West Virginia is set to host its Ninth Annual Vaishnavi Retreat from October 1st to 3rd. The retreat is an opportunity for devotee women to nourish their bodies, minds, and souls in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
  • Wildfire Attacks Brazil’s Pandavas Paradise Retreat

    A huge wildfire engulfed Pandavas Paradise, ISKCON’s 1,000 acre retreat center in the grassy plateaus of Chapada dos Veadeiros, central Brazil on Sunday September 19th.

  • Mayapur Is Welcoming Hatha Yogis
    These yoga retreats will allow the participants to get a deeper understanding of the real meaning of "yoga", to realize and appreciate what is inside the world of yoga (and what are the yoga "ladders"), including bhakti-yoga, asanas, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, yogic diet, vedic culture, to obtain full satisfaction through yoga.
  • Luxury Estate Becomes Home to Spiritual Retreat
    A new luxury retreat in the suburbs just a few miles outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is offering ISKCON groups the use of its facilities for educational seminars, conferences, and training programs.
  • Spain to Host "Highly Experiential" Bhakti Inspiration Retreat
  • First Ever 'Bhakti Inspiration Retreat' to be Held in August
    The 'Bhakti Inspiration Retreat' will be held in New Vrajamandala, Spain, on 15th, 16th and 17th August, 2010, with Sacinandana Swami and Yadunandana Swami.
  • 2008 Vaisnavi Retreat Exceeds Expectations

    Every year, scores of women from all over the U.S., Canada and other parts of the globe travel to the hills of West Virginia to attend the annual Vaisnavi Retreat in New Vrndavan. The ladies come, young and old, to participate in an exciting weekend of activities beseeching the mercy of Srimati Radharani, the feminine counterpart of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  • Annual Fall Retreat for Vaishnavis

    FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN A SATSANG HIGHLIGHTING THE HEART Especially for followers and well-wishers of Srila Prabhupada Dates: Fri. Oct. 10,t,h Sat. Oct. 11,th Sun. Oct. 12th Place: New Vrindaban Community , West Virginia (Located in the Appalachian foothills - nearest airport: Pittsburgh )

  • Japa Retreat Adds New Twist to Bus Tour
    Members of the Kirtana Festival Bus Tour through Mexico and Guatemala, and members of Bhagavat Life met at a retreat center in Guatemala for the first Japa Retreat held exclusively for youth. The twenty-two participants had two full, and two half-days of workshops designed to help them develop a stronger connection with japa.