for ISKCON News on Feb. 4, 2011
Fostering a spirit of love and care between devotees is on the agenda for the up-coming International Vaishnavi Retreat. This special event is aimed at generating peer support between female devotees dedicated to Srila Prabhupada’s mission. It has sprung from an initiative of the now three-year old GBC Devotee Care Committee and is being organized by the Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education.
This very special event, centered around the theme of celebrating Srila Prabhupada’s mercy, will take place in Govardhana, India, on March 6-9, 2011. Spiritually focused, the gathering will include instructions on the chanting of japa; workshops; questions/answers with Srila Prabhupada’s disciples; kirtanas; and wonderful presentations such as “Dealing With Obstacles”, “Chanting With Purpose”, “Overcoming the Sanskrit Phobia” and “Mridanga and Karatala Lessons.”
Narayani Dasi, Urmila Dasi, Srimati Dasi, and Vraja Lila Dasi will be leading the participants in this devotional gathering. The retreat`s purpose is to help the participants getting closer to Krishna, and boost their devotional life. Vaishnavis of all ages who are dedicated to contribute to sustaining Srila Prabhupada’s mission are invited to take part.
For more information and to register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.