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February 7, 2019—February 10, 2019

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

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. There is the option of registering for 3 nights (Thursday evening to Sunday morning) or 2 nights (Friday evening to Sunday morning).
 
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.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two options for this retreat. If you wish to attend the full retreat from Thursday to Sunday, please register for the full price rooms to reserve your space. 

If you wish to attend from Friday to Sunday, please register for the the partial retreat. 

There will be two ticketed kirtan performances offered for those who are not a part of the retreat but wish to attend a performance.  These tickets will be limited according to the capacity of the Garrison Institute. Tickets will be available on Krishna Das’s website in January. We will provide links here when they are available to the public. 

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 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.  

PLEASE NOTE: There are two options for this retreat. If you wish to attend the full retreat from Thursday to Sunday, please register for the full price rooms to reserve your space.

If you wish to attend from Friday to Sunday, please register for the the partial retreat. 

There will be two ticketed kirtan performances offered for those who are not a part of the retreat but wish to attend a performance.  These tickets will be limited according to the capacity of the Garrison Institute. Tickets will be available on Krishna Das’ website in January. We will provide links here when they are available to the public. 

Pricing Information

Commuter Rate (no bedroom)
Commuter Rate - Partial (no Bedroom)
Dorm Room
Dorm Room - Partial
Double Room
Double Room - Partial
Single Room
Single Room - Partial
675.00
450.00
765.00
510.00
810.00
540.00
885.00
590.00
Total Fees by Room Choice.
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