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Garrison, NY - Heart of Devotion Retreat with Krishna Das


As part of this retreat, Nina will lead group chanting of Hanuman Chalisas.

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 consist of two evening kirtans and two afternoon workshops led by Krishna Das. 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. 


Jill Ganassi will be teaching two morning Iyengar yoga classes which will focus on using asana as a platform to cultivate a feeling of freedom, stability, and non-judgemental internalized awareness. Appropriate for all levels. If possible, please bring one foam block, a strap, and one blanket. 

On Friday night, 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. On Saturday afternoon KD will be joined by Tulku Sherdor, dharma teacher and chant master.

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.

Tickets and details are available HERE