Nama – ruci – Chanting with Taste Kirtan Retreat, the Island of Iz, Croatia – 2013, June 8th – 15th
This year we will take guidance from Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s foundational work on chanting, called Harinama Cintamani, and bring our practice to new levels of experience.
Once we learn how to bring the touchstone of the Name into the heart, it will transform our inner being and from there the light will shine onto our entire life.
The friendly hotel situated right at the shore of the crystal clear Adriatic Sea provides an ideal setting for what we are aiming for: to enter the sanctuary of the heart.
Of all the things, silence is the hardest to attain – especially inner silence, where the inner noise stops and makes room for Krishna. Therefore, in this Retreat we want to develop new spiritual habits that will remain with us for a long time to come.
The feedback from previous Retreats made us fine-tune this year’s schedule.
– There will be an entire day set aside for japa and another one for kirtan. With the help of the guided preparations beforehand, you will very easily immerse yourself in the Holy Name.
– We will learn different skills, immediately applying them in the workshops.
To keep the body and mind strong, there will be healthy prasadam preparations, optional yoga sessions during the pauses and, of course, expansive Adriatic Sea for swimming with the dolphins.
The program will include very practical daily workshops and highly inspiring lila-kirtans (dramatic readings interspersed with kirtan and music) during the evenings.
In addition, we have arranged sufficient time for personal reflection and ‘spiritual digestion’.
My team and I look forward to this Retreat, since the environment is so amazingly perfect for experiencing the power of the Holy Name. Once that power acts upon us, it can easily show us who we are. And once you have been given a good answer to your ‘Who am I’ question, all the ‘What should I do’ questions will tend to take care of themselves.
We cordially invite you and your friends to join us.
The registration is open now. Please do not wait too long so that we can make sure to get you a place. In order to register and find out more details, please visit the webpage http://www.kirtanretreat.info/
All the best and lots of spiritual strength.
Sacinandana Swami and the Croatian Holy Name Retreat Team.
 (The touchstone of the Holy Name of Hari)