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Krishna Das: The Path of Devotion: Trust in the Heart

Krishna Das: The Path of Devotion

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 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.
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.

Individual Concert Tickets are available for those not attending the retreat, but who wish to chant with Krishna Das and Friends. Concert attendance is included in the cost of the retreat.

The Saturday Kirtan has sold out.

There will be NO ON-SITE SALES.  

Friday Kirtan Feb 8, 2019 8:00pm - 10:30pm EST | Tickets Available Here

Saturday Kirtan - SOLD OUT


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 16th album “Peace of my 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." She released her second album, “Anubhav,” in September 2018, and continues to chant with people in Brooklyn and beyond. More information can be found at on her website.

Jill Ganassi is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with 18+ years of teaching experience and a student of Patricia Walden and Mary Dunn. She is also a Social Worker with a private practice and has a studio and office in lower Westchester County. For more info on Jill please visit her website.  

2/7/2019 3:00 PM - 2/10/2019 2:00 PM
Garrison Institute Route 9D At Glenclyffe Garrison, NY 10524

Pricing Information

Registration OptionFee
Commuter Rate (no bedroom)$675.00
Commuter Rate - Partial (no Bedroom)$450.00
Dorm Room$765.00
Dorm Room - Partial SOLD OUT$510.00
Double Room$810.00
Double Room - Partial$540.00
Single Room$885.00
Single Room - Partial SOLD OUT$590.00
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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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