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Krishna Das: Heart of Devotion Retreat

Pilgrim Heart: The Path of Devotion

Join Krishna Das for a weekend retreat of 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 consist of two evening kirtans and two afternoon workshops led by Krishna Das; group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao.
"Spiritual practices, like yoga or chanting, change the direction of your seeing, so you begin to see within. When you move deeper into your own being, you can find real love, real happiness, within yourself." 

"Devotion is a way of being, it's not something you do. It's dedication to finding awareness and love."

Click here to watch a video of Krishna Das performing at the Garrison Institute.

The Path of Devotion With Krishna Das and Friends

Please note, there are two options for this retreat. If you wish to attend from Friday to Sunday, please chose the partial retreat. If you wish to attend the full retreat, from Thursday to Sunday, register for the the full price option. 

If you are interested in attending an evening kirtan only, there are two public chants occurring during this retreat:

Click here to register for the kirtan on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM 

Click here to register for the kirtan on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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 2-3 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 three nights (Thursday evening to Sunday morning) or two nights (Friday evening to Sunday morning).

On Friday, Krishna Das will be joined by Lama Surya Das, who will share his experiences not only as a Buddhist teacher, but also having had Maharaj-ji Neem Karoli Baba’s darshan. 

There will be some extended chanting sessions included in the program over the weekend.
 
Also included in the retreat program is a group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao. This an opportunity for beginners and experienced chanters to join in the chanting this 40-verse prayer in praise of Hanuman, together as a group. The prayer is from the Indian tradition with Hanuman 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. 

Teachers:


Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras-- mostly in the Indian tradition, with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions. By sharing his life experiences on the path in his book Chants of a Lifetime, and workshops with people around the world, participants have found a way to integrate spiritual practices in their lives in a better way with some peace of mind. Krishna Das has just released his 15th album “Trust in the Heart." More information can be found on his website.







Lama Surya Das, who the Dalai Lama affectionately calls the “American lama,” has spent over forty five years studying with the great spiritual masters of Asia. He is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, and the founder of the Dzogchen Center. Surya Das is the author of the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World and twelve other books, including his latest release, Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation.  To see Surya's lecture and retreat schedule please visit his website







Nina Rao is Krishna Das's assistant and accompanies him in kartals. Her first recording is of the 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das's "Flow of Grace - Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa" album. In January 2013, she released her own album "Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts" and continues to chant with people in Brooklyn and beyond. More information can be found at on her website.
 







Lynn Taylor is an E-RYT500 Hatha yoga teacher and a Certified Yoga Heath Coach. Teaching for the past 23 years, her mindful application of physical alignment and breath based practices brings students into greater ease in the body and mind. As a Certified Yoga Health Coach, Lynn works with people assisting them through the sublime wisdom of Ayurveda to refine their health habits. By aligning with nature, students are able to live a more empowered, easeful life. More information can be found on her website, Lynn Taylor Vital Wellness.









Please note, there are two options for this retreat. If you wish to attend from Friday to Sunday, please chose the partial retreat. If you wish to attend the full retreat, from Thursday to Sunday, register for the the full price option. 

If you are interested in attending an evening kirtan only, there are two public chants occuring during this retreat.

Click here to register for the kirtan on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM 

Click here to register for the kirtan on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
When
2/8/2018 3:00 PM - 2/11/2018 2:00 PM
Where
Garrison Institute Route 9D At Glenclyffe Garrison, NY 10524

Pricing Information

Registration OptionFee
Commuter Rate$655.00
Commuter Rate - Partial$430.00
Dorm Room$745.00
Dorm Room - Partial SOLD OUT$490.00
Double Room$790.00
Double Room - Partial$520.00
Single Room - Partial SOLD OUT$560.00
Single Room SOLD OUT$850.00
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Total Fees by Room Choice.

Late Registration Fee

Online registration for this event will close the day before the start of the retreat. Late registrations may be accepted on a case-by-case basis; there is a $50 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy

This policy applies only to retreats for which Garrison Institute collected registration fees directly from guests. For cancellations made at least a week in advance of the start of the retreat, we assess a $50 cancellation fee. For cancellations made within a week of the event, in addition to the $50 processing fee, we will assess a fee of $40 per day for the length of the retreat to cover our direct costs for food, which will have already been ordered. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations made after 4pm the day before the start of a retreat.

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