Welcome to Govardhan and Holy Name Retreats!

Dear devotees, please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Every year at the end of month Kartik VIHE holds the annual Govardhan Retreat. Devotees from all around the world come to participate in a wonderful week of Krsna-katha, ecstatic kirtans and many breathtaking darsanas of Giriraja Govardhana. The sublime atmosphere of the sacred Govardhana Hill enables those who live and preach outside of the Holy Dhama to immerse themselves in the magical world of Krsnas pastimes. We invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to enhance your devotional life and your preaching with an unforgettable experience, since we believe that staying at Giriraja’s lotus feet while listening to krsna-katha is the perfection of human life.

Please visit our photogallery to get a glimpse of Govardhan Retreat and read some of the devotees’ appreciations. The recordings of the previous years’ retreats are available from the VIHE Audio Ministry. Please feel free to contact us to obtain them or to attend the next Govardhan Retreat. Please follow the development of our Govardhan Retreat Centre

The dates for Govardhan Retreat 2018 are December 6 - 13.


The VIHE annual Holy Name Retreat (Japa & Kirtana) 2018 will be held on November 27 - December 2.

On behalf of the teachers, His Holiness Sacinandana Swami and His Grace Bhurijana Prabhu, we heartily invite you to take part in this wonderful week of hearing and chanting of the Holy Names. Our residence will be at the foot of Govardhan Hill. From there we may travel short distances for outdoor chanting of japa and kirtanas. We will gather to chant 64 rounds and have an inspirational readings. Classes enhancing our understanding of and practice of the chanting of the Holy Names will be held during some of the time. But since the main purpose of the retreat is to work on our chanting, lots of the time will be spent doing japa. We invite all serious practitioners to come and experience chanting in the Holy Dhama in the association of all the devotees. The Retreat includes daily evening kirtanas as well as an entire day dedicated to kirtana. The Holy Name Retreat is open to devotees aged 14 and up, as we strive to maintain a serene and meditative atmosphere.

To get further insights of the Holy Name Retreat, please visit retreat photogallery. The recording of previous years' retreats are available from the VIHE Audio Ministry. Please feel free to contact us.

View the pictures from Holy Name Retreat 2015.

Sri Vrindavana Dhama ki-jaya! Sri Giriraj Govardhan ki-jaya! Hare Krishna.