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Vaisnavi Retreat
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International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana

The Fifth Annual International Vaishnavi Retreat in Govardhan will be held on March 11-16, 2015.

Below is the report on International Vaishnavi Retreat 2014

"We want more!" Such was the feedback we got from the participants of the Vaishnavi Retreat 2013. So here we are, preparing for the next event. This time the retreat will last for six days. (We began with 4 in 2011.) The gathering has been a success from the start, a much needed addition to the already rich variety of programs offered by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness to the worldwide community of devotees. We invite you to make it your turn to come and experience for yourself the marvel of vaishnavi association in the holy land of Vrindavan. You can have a preview of past retreats by watching the two short video clips below and browsing through the links to previous years' reports and photographs.

The Vaishnavi Retreat was started jointly by the Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education (VIHE) and the GBC Vaishnavi Care sub-committee with the aim of facilitating spiritual association among women in bhakti. This retreat offers a wonderful opportunity to women from all over the world who are eager for sadhu-sanga. Krishna Priya remembers: "The vaishnavi sanga was warm, inspiring, and uplifting. The knowledge that was shared was so valuable. It was wonderful to learn from senior devoteewomen who have so much realization to share. Hearing from Shrila Prabhupada's disciples in this particular atmosphere was quite different from our previous experiences. Here, the devoteesfelt free to relate theirmemories and express the different difficulties they had gone through. It was very inspiring for us to know that through all of their struggles they're still here. I appreciated the chance to be together in Krishna consciousness, united with each other in Krishna's service. I felt at home."

We have kept the schedule compact to maximize the devotional synergy. Krishna-katha and philosophical presentations by senior vaishnavis, sharing of realizations by Shrila Prabhupada's disciples, kirtana, inspirational readings before japa, musical workshops, dramas, dance, and more have been the regular highlights of the previous retreats. This fourth event will additionally feature presentations of devotional poetry, both by vaishnava acharyas and talented contemporary vaishnavis.

Please contact vihe.office@pamho.net for further information.

International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana 2011



International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana 2012


Here are different resources to help you get acquainted with the retreat:
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2011
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2012
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2013
- Pictures from Gangamata Goswamini drama
- Realizations from Vaisnavi Retreat 2011
- Report from Vaisnavi Retreat 2012
- Report from Vaisnavi Retreat 2013 by bhn Maira
- Retreat 2014 registration form
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2014 poster
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2014 schedule
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2013 poster
- An article about retreat 2011 sent to DCC Journal



To register, please contact Mitra devi dasi: 09897726936 vihe.office@pamho.net