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Kirtan Experience Weekend - The Sequel

Find your Joy!

Featuring: BB Govinda Swami, Indradyumna Swami, Akinchana Krishna, Yogi, Ananda, and Radha Raman Priya

One of the most striking things about India is how much joy people bring to their spiritual practice. Even the sacred scriptures of this great and mystic land describe life in the spiritual world as an every day festival. We wanted to bring some of that spirit to you. That’s why we started and are now repeating the Kirtan Experience Weekend – a weekend-long retreat that’s meant to immerse you in the joys of reconnection. If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing kirtan, you’ve already had a small taste of what we mean. Come and experience the full blast of it!

What to expect?
Expect devotional chanting and plenty of it! Better still, expect it in the company of elevated souls such as B.B. Govinda Swami, Indradyumna Swami and their friends, some of the most talented and passionate kirtan singers and musicians you can meet. There will be sharing of Vedic knowledge of course, with tips for more harmonious and joyful living, as well as delicious meals to enjoy together. All taking place in the enchanting setting of Hightower Castle, an actual castle offering breathtaking views of our country’s natural beauty.

What is kirtan?
Imagine yourself chanting from the heart within a group that is also chanting from the heart. You may start off feeling like a separate entity, but by the end of it, it’s not just your voices that have harmonized, you are connected somehow. Such is the power of the Maha Mantra, also known as the great mantra. We chant it in call and response manner and let it wash over us, soothing our sore places, softening our hard places, bringing us more joy than we’ve ever felt and ultimately opening our hearts!

Who’s coming?
You’re in for a special treat this year. B.B. Govinda Swami will be joining us again and he’ll be bringing his spiritual brother, Indradyumna Swami, with him. Meaning you’ll get to enjoy the company of, not one, but two swamis! Swamis are spiritually evolved people who have a soothing, quiet way about them. In their company, you tend to forget your worries and doubts. Their mere presence makes everything better.

What’s on the menu?
Meals are fully vegan and prepared with the same kind of devotion and care that pervades everything Bhakti. They’re also offered in prayer, which means they’re not only spiritualized, they’re also spiritualizing!

What else is on the menu?
Guided Japa Meditation
Sharing of Vedic Knowledge
Storytelling from the Vedas
Rise & Shine Yoga
Walk in the Forest
Historic Tour of the Castle


Kirtan Experience Weekend Schedule (tentative)

Saturday, September 21st

6:30am - 7am: Guided Japa Meditation
7:15am – 8:15am: Rise & Shine Yoga
7:30am – 9am: Breakfast and Registration
9:30am – 11:30am: Official Welcome and Kirtan
11:30 - 12:30pm: Vedic Class
12:30pm – 2pm: Kirtan
2pm – 4pm: Lunch
4pm – 5pm: Walk in the Forest
5pm – 7pm: Kirtan and Storytelling
7pm – 8pm: Dinner
8pm – 9:30pm: Kirtan


Sunday, September 22nd

6:30am – 7am: Guided Japa Meditation
7:15am – 8:15am: Rise & Shine Yoga
7:00am – 8:30am: Registration
8:30am – 9:30am: Walk in the Forest
9:30am – 10:30am: Breakfast
10:30am – 12:30pm: Kirtan
12:30pm – 1pm: Historic Tour of the Castle
1pm – 3pm: Kirtan
3pm – 5pm: Lunch
5pm – 7:30pm: Kirtan and Closing Words


Pricing (Inclusive of all activities and meals)

Early bird prices (before Sept 13th)
* ONE DAY PASS 59$
* TWO DAY PASS 108$

After Sept 13th
* ONE DAY PASS 72$
* TWO DAY PASS 132$

We accept WESTERN UNION & IN-PERSON payment at our center in Zalka. Online payment option available soon
Please contact us at 70 363 922 for more information



Accomodation (optional)
1) On site camping: $10/night

2) There are 3 Hotels close to the Castle and can be contacted directly for reservations

*** Alpine Family Hotel – Around 7 minutes away by car from the castle
Contact details: Mr. Samer Ghosn +961 76 751 223 Mobile
*** Heritage Hotel & Resort – Around 15 minutes away by car from the castle (4 stars)
http://www.lheritageresort.com/ +961 5 2671 371 Landline
*** Al Sakhra Hotel – Around 20 minutes away by car from the castle
Website +961 5 262 191 Landline

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