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International Vaisnavi Retreat 2016 in Govardhana

The Sixth Annual International Vaishnavi Retreat in Govardhan will be held on March 29-April 3, 2016.
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The sixth annual VIHE International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana is just around the corner. Are you coming? By this letter I am sending you our warm invitation to join in. The previous retreats have all been very rewarding. The atmosphere that is generated from the presence of all the sincere vaisnavis has captured our hearts and we cant wait to be there again together - hearing, chanting, dancing and sharing Krsna consciousness in all kinds of ways.

This year our teachers will be Her Grace Vraja Lila Devi Dasi, expert in emotional care and teacher of values such as compassion and gratitude, Prema Padmini Devi Dasi, the inaugurator of the Bhakti Vrksa program in the Gulf countries and author of the book Free to Preach, Her Grace Anuradha Devi Dasi, a long time devotee, mother of five children, myself (Prasanta DD...), and, if we are fortunate, Her Grace Yasomati Devi Dasi, disciple of Srila Prabhupada from Canada, organizer of the Kirtana Mela in Mayapura, known for her intense singing and dramatic narrations, will also be with us.

A special feature of the retreat will be workshops teaching the devotional art of garlands and flower ornaments making led by Govinda Devi Dasi, the head of the garland department at the Krsna Balarama Temple in Vrndavana. The workshops cover the making of flower, tulasi and dry fruit garlands, flower ornaments, flower mukuts such as belts, earrings and head pieces, as well as flower dresses.

The program includes seminars by Anuradha, Vraja Lila, Prema Padmini and myself, meetings with Srila Prabhupada s disciples, a six-hour kirtana in Ter Kadamba, the place of the bhajana kutira of Srila Rupa Gosvami near Nandagram, harmonium lessons by Hemarupa Devi Dasi from Surat, a garlands making workshop with Govinda Devi Dasi, the head of the garlands department at the Krsna Balarama Temple in Vrndavana, devotional morning programs, concentrated japa sessions, outings to Surabhi Kunda and Airavata Kunda, and the best of all - continuous darsana of Sri Giriraja Govardhana.

Please contact Balaji Priya Devi Dasi at to let us know your plans. The bus will be leaving from the main road in Vrndavana on March 29 at 10am. We are looking forward to spend that wonderful week in your association.
Please spread the word among your friends.
On behalf of your servants at the VIHE,
Prasanta Devi Dasi.

Click the links below for articles, pictures and videos of previous retreats.

International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana 2011

International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana 2012

Here are different resources to help you get acquainted with the retreat:
- Registration Form for Vaisnavi Retreat 2016
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2016 schedule
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2013
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2012
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2011
- Pictures from Gangamata Goswamini drama
- Realizations from Vaisnavi Retreat 2015
- Article from BTG about Vaisnavi Retreat 2014
- Report from Vaisnavi Retreat 2013 by bhn Maira
- Report from Vaisnavi Retreat 2012
- Realizations from Vaisnavi Retreat 2011
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2014 poster
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2014 schedule
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2013 poster
- An article about retreat 2011 sent to DCC Journal