Two to three thousand devotees are expected to pack out the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, North Carolina this weekend for Sadhu Sanga, ISKCON North America’s biggest kirtan retreat.
Sadhu Sanga, the biggest kirtan retreat in North America, is set to make another breakthrough. This year’s entire event, running from May 25thto 28th, will be live-streamed in multiple formats, including 4k 360-degree Virtual Reality.
A video by Ananta Vrindavan.
This year saw the Sadhu Sanga Retreat, the biggest ISKCON kirtan event in North America, continue its remarkable growth while offering up something special for ISKCON’s 50th anniversary. It immerses participants in the Holy Name from morning till night, with an ever-expanding list of senior Vaishnavas guiding them in developing a deeper taste. From an attendance of just 400 when it launched in 2011, this year’s event drew an incredible 1,800.
Krsna’s holy names resounded through the hills and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina at the recent Sadhu Sanga Retreat. Two thousand devotees relished each other’s association at one of ISKCON America's biggest functions of the year, celebrating Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in the country 50 years ago. A video by Ananta Vrindavan.
The 5th annual Sadha Sanga Retreat in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA, provided a wonderful opportunity for over 2,000 devotees from around the USA to associate through Krsna katha, kirtan and exceptionally wonderful prasadam.
Launched in 2011 as a small gathering for a few ISKCON gurus and their disciples, the Sadhu Sanga Retreat has quickly become the biggest kirtan festival in ISKCON North America. From just 250 attendees in its first year, 1,600 to 1,700 are expected this May from 41 U.S. states and several countries around the world.
Association creates a strong and many a times lasting impression in our life. Association being contagious, we unknowingly inherit the qualities of the people we associate with.
In May, a sadhu-sanga festial was held in Art of Living Foundation’s International Meditation Center near Boone, North Carolina, USA. The retreat lasted for three days and hosted well-known kirtaniyas, and 1400 guests.
It’s almost noon. The organisers Rasika Siromani Devi Dasi, Rama Vijaya Das and Govinda Charan Das are discussing last minute festival details over breakfast at the registration tables. Just across the street, surrounded by picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, there are around 1400 devotees immersed in chanting the Holy Names.
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.