The Path of Devotion with Krishna Das and Friends
Join Krishna Das for a weekend retreat of yoga, chanting and devotional heart-opening practices. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a group of dedicated seekers and immerse yourself in practices, teachings, and discussions. The retreat program consists of evening kirtans and afternoon workshops. Kirtans are approximately 2.5 hours of call-and-response chanting with musical accompaniment and workshops are approximately 3-4 hours of call-and-response chanting, talks about the spiritual path, and a forum for questions and answers. There is the option of registering for 3 nights (Thursday evening to Sunday morning) or 2 nights (Friday evening to Sunday morning).
On one day, Krishna Das will be joined by Lama Surya Das, who will share his experiences as a Buddhist teacher and his experience with Maharaj-ji Neem Karoli Baba’s darshan.
Group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao is also included in the program. This is an opportunity for beginners and experienced chanters to chant this 40-verse prayer in praise of Hanuman as a group. The prayer is from the Hindu tradition, wherein Hanuman is invoked as the very breath of the Divine – our own Divine nature. Many believe that chanting this prayer gives us the strength to get through difficult times with compassion and grace. Word sheets will be provided. No experience necessary.
There will be some extended chanting sessions included in the daytime programs over the weekend.
Yoga classes with instructor Jill Ganassi will be scheduled into the weekend.
PLEASE NOTE: There are two options for this retreat. If you wish to attend the full retreat from Thursday to Sunday, please register for the full price rooms to reserve your space.
If you wish to attend from Friday to Sunday, please register for the the partial retreat.
There will be two ticketed kirtan performances offered for those who are not a part of the retreat but wish to attend a performance. These tickets will be limited according to the capacity of the Garrison Institute.
Tickets will be available on Krishna Das’s website in January. We will provide links here when they are available to the public.