Vrindavan and Jaipur Pilgrimage & Atma Kriya Yoga Retreat

Friday, Apr 29, 2016
to Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Vrindavan & Jaipur, India
Mahamandaleshwar Sri Swami Vishwananda

"Krishna demonstrated such Love, such humility in Vrindavan, where He would dance with the gopis, He would dance with the shepherd, He would dance with the cows. He showed such Love that He didn’t limit Himself for Himself, but He limited Himself for His devotees, He limited Himself for everybody to enjoy Him." Paramahamsa Vishwananda

Description

Vrindavan is a place, where the stories of Radha and Krishna’s pastimes are imprinted in and are emanating from every corner, every tree and every place. These stories speak of nothing else but of the eternal relation between the soul, represented by Radha and the Gopis and its Supreme Beloved, Sri Krishna. When we enter Vrindavan, we actually come to the realm of the Soul and we experience the infinite love of Sri Krishna, the love of God for us. We enter His eternal Lila and receive a chance to become part of it.

Vrindavan is also a place, where the blissful river Yamuna flows. The one, who bathes in Her and bows to Her, attains the bliss of attaining Vaikunta. That is why Vrindavan and Mathura are the most important places of pilgrimage for all Vaishnavas – devotees of Lord Narayana and Krishna.

The area of the Lord’s pastimes, Vraj Bhumi, covers an area of about 3,800 sq. km. There are over 6,000 temples in this place. During our pilgrimage we will travel around this holy land with Guruji, who will join us in this pilgrimage for 8 days.

After visiting Vraj we will travel to the city of Jaipur – famous religious centre of India, also known as Chhoti Kashi (small Varanasi). Some of the famous temples in Jaipur include Govind Dev Ji Temple, Galtaji, Shri Kali Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, Garh Ganesh Temple, Amba Mataji Ka Mandir and others.

For all Vaishnavas the most important is Govind Devji Temple. The Deity of Govind Dev ji was brought here from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. Lord Krishna’s murti in the temple looks exactly like Krishna looked during His incarnation on Earth. The deity originally belonged to Srila Rupa Goswami who was a disciple of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Along with the pilgrimage program, we will have an exceptional Atma Kriya Retreat, first time in India! The main teachers of the Atma Kriya retreat – Tulsidasananda and Roshan – are preparing an exclusive program for us.

The program of the Retreat and Pilgrimage will include:

• Visit the famous temples of Vrindavan, as well as sacred sites in the area: such as Govardhana Hill, Radha Kunda, Bandir Van and many others – more information will follow!

• Boat trip on the holy river Yamuna,

• Morning and evening classes on Atma Kriya Yoga,

• Satsangs with Swamis and Swaminis and with Rishi Tulsidasananda,

• Kirtans in the evening, Indian dancing,

• Private ayurvedic massages and treatments are possible for those wishing to have,

• Precious time in the Holy Land close to our Guruji…

This pilgrimage is open to everybody! For those, who are not Atma Kriya Yoga Sadhakas yet, there will be special program organised during first 3 days of the Atma Kriya Yoga retreat.

Cost

 3.700 € with flights

 3.100 € without flights (a 300 € price reduction is possible upon request) 

Price includes:
Lodging
All meals every day
2 bottles of mineral water every day
Transportation by bus

Price excludes:

Medical health & travel insurance
Visa expenses
Soft drinks
Temple donations and tips

 

Registration 

Registration closed.

The Bhakti Marga India team is looking forward to see you in Vrindavan!