Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Join Jagat Bandhu, Karmendra and friends for an inspiring weekend of Kirtan. This weekend will focus solely on the sacred mantra Baba Nam Kevalam. The meaning is “Only that feeling of Divine love!” By singing and dancing to this mantra we immerse ourselves in a positive vibration.
Location: Prama Institute
Program: Kiirtan Retreat 2019
Faculty: Jagatbandhu, Karmendra & Friends
COST & REGISTRATION
Shared Accommodation (Includes program, accommodation & meals):
Regular Price – $195
Commuter Rate (Includes program and meals):
Regular Price – $95
Couples Rate: $350
Children Above 13: $50
Date Rate (Saturday): $50
PREVIOUS KIIRTAN RETREATS
WHAT TO EXPECT
Akhanda means “endless”, so this type of kirtan format focuses on continuing the chant in an unbroken chain for a selected period of time. In the case of this retreat we will likely have a few 3 hour Akhanda Kirtans depending on the number of people present. Akhanda Kirtan is done in a counter clockwise circular motion around a puja table. This movement symbolizes the movement of the devotee moving ever closer to the Cosmic Nucleus. Participants are encouraged to move together with the simple dance Lalita Marmika.
Practiced later in the evening and in the sweetest way possible, Avartta Kirtan continues to be one of the most popular kirtan formats. This kirtan is done by successively facing six directions – east, west, north, south, up and down with six different melodies that reflect the different ideations used for each direction. The ideations are:
1. – I am completely obedient to Parama Purusa.
2. – I have tremendous love for Parama Purusa.
3. – My mind is purified in the fire of devotion.
4. – I am removing my external and mental obstacles.
5. – O lord, take me on your lap.
6. – I surrender everything I have for you.
Sadhana Shivir combines kirtan with silent meditation by alternating between 30 minutes of kirtan and 30 minutes of silent meditation. This is a great way to experience the depth of a prolonged meditation for those who have trouble sitting for extended periods of time. The kirtan and sadhana are alternated 3 times meaning the total time is 3 hours.
Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to fourteen days before the start date of the program. If a cancellation occurs between fourteen and two days before the start date of the program, your fee can be transferred to any other Prama organized program (less a $50 cancellation fee) within one year. No credits or refunds are available for cancellations two days or less before the start date of a program, or for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. People cancelling 14 days or less before the start of a program can also transfer their space and fee to an unregistered participant. Please allow seven days for processing of fees. Refunds will be issued by check.
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Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
Friday Nov 22
3:00 – 5:30pm Arrival, Registration, Settling In
5:30 – 6:30pm Kirtan
6:30 – 7:30 Meditation and Welcome
8:30-9:30 Avarta Kirtan
Saturday Nov 23
5:00am – 5:45am – Paincajanya
7:00am – 7:45am – Kirtan
7:45am – 8:30am – Meditation / Talk
8:30am – 9:30am – Breakfast
9:30am – 12:30pm – 3 hour Akhanda Kirtan or Sadhana Shivir
12:30pm – 1:00pm – Meditation
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Break
3:00pm – 6:00pm – Akhanda Kirtan or Sadhana Shivir
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Meditation and Talk
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Dinner
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Avarta Kirtan
Sunday Nov 24
5:00am – 5:45am – Paincajanya
6:30am – 9.30am – Akhanda Kirtan
9:30am – 10:30am – Meditation / Closing Ceremony
10:30am – Brunch / Departure