HOLY NAME RETREAT
with S.S. Sacinandana Swami
July 05-08 2022

Holy Name Retreats are now being conducted in all parts of the world and are becoming more and more sought-after by devotees and friends of Lord Krishna. Let me try to explain the magic of such a retreat.
It’s a truly transformational experience because the retreat offers much more than just some skills to help you to improve your chanting. It aims at improving your relationship with Radha and Krishna in Their most merciful forms of the Holy Name. Perhaps this is why the Holy Name Retreats have become so popular.
What can you expect from a Holy Name Retreat
● Strengthening your inner connection to the Divine Couple
● New insights and techniques in relation to chanting the Holy Name
● A stronger commitment to offenseless chanting of the Holy Name
● Breakthrough experiences in chanting the Holy Name
● The opportunity to learn how to expand the boundaries of your spiritual life so that you can have deeper and more rewarding spiritual realisations.
In short, you can really increase your Krishna Consciousness

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE

TUESDAY 05

14.30 Check in
18.00-20.00 Welcoming address, Katha and Kirtan by H.H. Sacinandana Swami (Chakra room or garden)

20.00 Break
20.15 Dinner

WEDNESDAY 06 AND THURSDAY 07

04.30 Morning prayers (temple room)
06.00-07.00 Japa meditation (Chakra room)
07.15 Guru Puja (temple room)
07.30 Deities Darshan (temple room)
07.50 Lecture by H.H. Sacinandana Swami (temple room)
09.00 Breakfast
11.00-13.00 Workshop (Chakra room or garden)
13.30 Lunch
16.30-17.30 Japa meditation (Chakra room or lake or forest)
18.00-20.00 Workshop and Kirtan (Chakra room or garden)
20.15 Dinner

FRIDAY 08

04.30 Mangal Arati (temple room)
06.00-07.00 Japa meditation (Chakra room)
07.15 Guru Puja (temple room)
07.30 Deities Darshan (temple room)
07.50 Lecture by H.H. Sacinandana Swami (temple room)
09.00 Breakfast
11.00-13.00 Workshop (Chakra room or garden or forest)
13.30 Lunch
16.30 Feast with Bharatanatyam dance, Yajna and SURPRISE!
The end of the Holy Name Retreat will also be the beginning of the Sravanam Kirtanam Festival, 24h Kirtan, of the next two days, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10. Reservations for the Sravanam Kirtanam must be made separately by filling in the appropriate form:
https://forms.gle/gXbmyir5dB55W3fi8.

PARTICIPATION FEE

The bedrooms and bathrooms are all shared and will be organized respecting seniority and/or specific needs. BEFORE MAKING ANY PAYMENT IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO HAVE FILLED IN THE DEDICATED GOOGLE FORM; you will be contacted by the reception to continue with the booking.
The contribution includes all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner from dinner on Tuesday 5 July to dinner on Friday 8 July.
IMPORTANT! Those who also intend to participate in the Sravanam Kirtanam must:
– fill in the appropriate form

– make a single payment specifying it in the reason for payment.

COSTS:

GUEST HOUSE
– 230€ Holy Name Retreat all inclusive (3 nights, meals from dinner on Tuesday 5th to dinner on Friday 8th)
– 170€ only meals and retreat (meals from dinner on Tuesday 5 to dinner on Friday 8)
– 320€ Holy Name Retreat + Sravanam Kirtanam all inclusive (5 nights, from dinner on Tuesday 5th to dinner on Sunday 10th)

CAMPER OR TENT
– 200€ Holy Name Retreat all inclusive
– 270€ Holy Name Retreat + Sravanam Kirtanam all inclusive

OVERNIGHT STAY IN VILLA CASAVECCHIA (double bedroom and private bathroom with kitchen, only 10 places)
– 275€ Holy Name Retreat all inclusive
– 395€ Holy Name Retreat + Sravanam Kirtanam all inclusive

The Holy Name Retreat will start from Tuesday 5 at 18.00 (check in from 14.30) and will end on Friday 8 after dinner (check out after breakfast, maximum by 10.00).
If you want to stay the following two days for the Sravanam Kirtanam Festival it will be important to register on the dedicated form where you will find all the information.

PARTICIPATION

To participate in the retreat it is mandatory:
– fill in the registration form that you find on this link:
https://forms.gle/GSEH4w84DUtaWDTH6
– send a non-refundable deposit of € 70 by 01/05
– pay the entire contribution by 01/06.
Find all the information in the participation form.

PLEASE NOTE:
Once the payment has been made, communicate it to kirtan.italy@gmail.com by writing to
reception@villavrindavana.org
If you need more information on accommodation, contact reception@villavrindavana.org
If you need transport to / from Villa Vrindavana contact garudaflorence@gmail.com (see how to reach VV)

We remain at your disposal.
Hare Krishna,
Holy Name Retreat Italy Team