VAISHNAVI RETREATS

BHAKTI INSPIRED RETREATs FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN

Why consider attending the Vaishnavi Retreat 2019? Because you are worth it!

All of you ladies reading this should realize just how valuable you are and the importance of your wellbeing. Think of this retreat as a worthy investment in yourself. Not only is it an opportunity to escape the daily demands and stresses of life, our Vaishnavi Retreats strive to create a safe, supportive and spiritually-surcharged environment meant to facilitate the participants to focus on their spiritual intentions, build new (and enhance existing) friendships, and in some cases, find their voice. In order to meet that objective, we feel it is essential to limit the retreat to women only. Please leave your family at home, they’ll be glad you did when you return fully revitalized :) Of course if you have a daughter over 12 years of age who would like to participate in the retreat and you are confident that they would not be a distraction for you or others from being fully absorbed in the retreat, then they are most certainly welcome.

Will you join us?

2019

VAISHNAVI RETREAT

october 4-6th

MANDALA SPRINGS

WELLNESS RETREAT CENTER

  ✓ take a holiday from the mind and senses

  ✓ pack your japa bag

  ✓ navigate your way to the 2019 Vaishnavi Retreat

  ✓ inhale the fresh Mayacama Mountain air

  ✓ bask in radiant association

  ✓ take a guided tour into the spiritual realm

  ✓ revitalize your taste for hearing and chanting

  ✓ skip away from your excursion filled with plenty of

       transcendental fuel to venture to your ultimate destination

 

Nestled in the Mayacamas Mountains of Northern California, Mandala Springs Wellness Retreat Center is surrounded by a scenic park with a flowing creek. Lodging facilities include cabins and cottages, as well as tent and RV camping. Recreation facilities include a swimming pool, lake with water activities, camp-side fire pit and more. Located about an hour north of Santa Rosa, Closest airports are Santa Rosa, Sacramento and International and San Francisco. 

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REFLECTING THE TEACHINGS OF

ISKCON Founder-Acharya—  AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

iNTERACTIVE retreats to celebrate and connect with other women of Bhakti and spiritual seekers alike in a refreshing, supportive environment. Through illuminating classes and seminars, meditative japa and kirtans and spirited festivities, this retreat’s purpose is to inspire you to progress in your spiritual journey back to Godhead. Both body and soul will be nourished with pure Krishna prasadam, sanctified vegetarian meals prepared and offered with love.

A S S O C I A T I O N

The root cause of devotional service to Lord Krishna is association  with devotees. Even when one's dormant love for Krsna awakens, association with devotees is still most essential.   ~CC Madhya 22.83

INSPIRATION

• Morning devotional program

• Empowering workshops

• Mentoring

•Sharing experiences & wisdom

• Meditative & Rousing Kirtan

• Implementing positive changes

recreation

Relaxing walks in nature

• Swimming in pool or lake

• Paddleboating

• Evening campfires

• Massage therapy

• Cottage Marketplace

 

2019 RETREAT SCHEDULE

 

Therefore one must learn detachment by discussion of spiritual science based on authoritative scriptures, and one must hear from persons who are actually in knowledge. As a result of such discussion in the association of devotees, one comes to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.   ~Bhagavad-gita purport 15.3-4

4 OCTOBER 2019 • FRIDAY • 

3:30 PM — 9:30 PM......Registration

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM......Yoga with Jaya Sita devi dasi

6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM......Dinner

7:00 PM — 7:45 PM......Setting the Mood with Malati devi dasi

7:45 PM -- 8:00 PM......Retreat Logistics with Govinda Priya devi dasi

8:00 PM — 9:30 PM......Bonfire Kirtan

 

5 OCTOBER 2019 • SATURDAY • 

 

6:00 AM — 6:30 AM.....Mangala Arati, Nrsimha Prayers, Tulasi puja

6:30 AM — 7:45 AM.....Japa Meditation

7:45 AM — 8:00 AM.....Deity Greeting, Gurupuja

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM.....Session A — Visakha devi dasi: “What's a Woman to Do-- Part 2"

9:30 AM — Breakfast

10:45 AM — 11:15 PM...Session B — Radha devi dasi: "Vaishnavis as Gurus"

11:30 AM — 1:00 PM.....Session C  Karuna devi dasi: “Vaishnavi Self-care through Ayurveda”

1:00 PM — Lunch

3:30 PM — 5:30 PM.....Session D — Ananda Vrindavanesvari devi dasi: “Open Space”

5:45 PM — 6:30 PM.....Yoga with Jaya Sita devi dasi

6:30 PM — Dinner

8:00 PM — 9:30 PM.......Kirtan at the Lake

6 OCTOBER 2019 • SUNDAY • 

 

6:00 AM — 6:30 AM.....Mangala Arati, Nrsimha Prayers, Tulasi puja

6:30 AM — 7:45 AM.....Japa Meditation

7:45 AM — 8:00 AM.....Deity Greeting, Gurupuja

8:00 AM — 9:30 AM......Session A — Rukmini devi dasi: “ Flowers and Weeds on the Path of  Bhakti”

9:30 AM — Breakfast

11:00 AM — 12:30 PM....Session B — Rasa devi dasi: “The Intricacies of Deity Worship”

12:45 PM — 2:15 PM......Session C — Svarna Gopika devi dasi: “Rangoli Designs"

2:30 PM — Lunch (packed lunches to-go for those who must begin their journey home)

4:30 PM.....Yoga with Jaya Sita devi dasi