Sadhana Retreat

large_IMG_0430_0The Sadhana Retreat is a weekend in which you focus on your sadhana and other issues related to improving your Krishna consciousness. You will intimately associate with other devotees, hear from them, and also share your challenges and realizations. Thus, the Sadhana Retreat is a wonderful way to avail yourself of the power and benefits of sadhu sanga.

We create a temple like environment with a morning and evening program. During the day there will be interactive classes and free time for extra chanting, study, journaling, and associating with devotees. And there will be plenty of wonderful prasadam and kirtana.

Dedicating an entire weekend to your spiritual practices is a special gift to give yourself. It is like a Japa Retreat for your sadhana and a wonderful transcendental vacation.

Many important aspects of bhakti that cannot be given proper attention in one hour temple classes are explored. More importantly, we discover how these issues relate to our personal lives and our practice of sadhana. 

The Sadhana Retreat is meant to energize and improve one’s daily practice of sadhana. One of the primary ways this is done is through the practice of sadhana at the workshop. Therefore, the schedule includes a full morning program beginning at 5:00 am.

The extended length of a retreat allows more time for exercises, group sharing, writing, contemplation and one on one discussion. This provides an even greater opportunity for bonding among the devotees.


Register
The retreat is two and a half days, beginning 6 pm the first day and ending in the afternoon the last day, usually done Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

Costs

Spring Sadhana Retreat - $75, $150 pr $200 per person all-inclusive, depending on accommodation

From the Course

The course focuses on:

  • Improving and vitalizing one’s sadhana (including japa)
  • Ways to better deal with real world challenges faced while living and working outside the temple
  • Balancing material and spiritual life
  • Building better devotee relationships (including other topics that relate to this)
  • Dealing with common and difficult obstacles
  • Attitudes that impede or advance bhakti
  • Better applying spiritual principles in daily life

Your Priorities
What’s most important in your life is not what you say is important. What you do defines what’s most important to you. Look at your life, look at what you do, and you’ll know where you priorities lie.

What’s the problem?
Don’t blame circumstances for your lack of good sadhana. Recognize that you are responsible for your spiritual life and you are potentially the greatest obstacle to your own advancement.

Alignment
When your values and you lifestyle are out of alignment, you will feel guilt or shame. Do not repress these feelings. They are telling you something is wrong and you need to change.
Being good in a specific area of our lives is not our challenge. We can easily be a success in one part of our lives and failures in another. Our challenge is balance, to succeed in all areas of our lives.