Peace of My Heart Retreat with Krishna Das and Friends
Retreat with Krishna Das @ Zen Rocks Mani – Retreat in Nature
Dates: 15-19/07/19 (4 nights)
Title: Peace of My Heart Retreat with Krishna Das and Friends
Teacher(s) Name: Krishna Das and Friends
“The wave must think it’s really great. And then it dissolves. … Even when I think I’m a wave, I’m just ocean.” ~KRISHNA DAS
Join Krishna Das at a heavenly, intimate retreat center, Zen Rocks in Mani, for four days of heart opening music, kirtan (call-and-response chanting), and philosophy/meditation workshops. Together we will experience the uplifting, heart-opening spiritual power of chanting. We will share intimate discussions aimed at building a true sense of connection with the group, and with our personal spiritual practice. Krishna Das opens the circle of spiritual friendship and invites us all to express our thoughts through daily Question and Answer sessions. We will talk about the way chanting can be integrated in our everyday lives and the gifts that chanting and spiritual practice bring to our lives.
The kirtans are led by Krishna Das and his musicians, and the workshops are unstructured offering a free space for participants to create the topics of discussion. Yoga asana practice and free time to enjoy the fabulous mediterranean sea, the Mani peninsula, and the area around Kalamata, will also be included.
Beginning of Retreat:
Monday, July 15 --3pm check in. Optional Yoga Practice-Chanting –Meditation- Early Dinner.
Full Retreat program:
July 16, 17, 18 -- Full days of practice Yoga, morning chant, afternoon workshop and Kirtan
Retreat Ending: Friday 19th -Departures by noon. Morning yoga practice and meditation. No chanting.
Krishna Das & musicians group will depart early in the morning.
07:30-08:00 Optional Pranayama/Rejuvenative Breathing or Morning Walk or Bicycle ride
08.00-08:15 Morning tea or Ayurvedic Purifying Drink and fruit
08:30-11.00 Yoga Session taught by one of the Yoga Teachers in KD’s group
11.00-12.00 Delicious Full Brunch
12.00-19:30 Free time: Swim, Explore Mani beaches, Olive groves, Kalamata Sights, or Rest.
Option: enjoy a massage session
Conversation & Chanting with Krishna Das SATSANG with Krishna Das or chanting Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao
*Depending on the weather, the timetable for the above part of the program shall be decided on the first day of the retreat.
19:30-20:30 Dinner & enjoying the sunset
20:30-22:00 Night Kirtan with Krishna Das
22:00 Early to Bed, Early to Rise
Short Teacher's Bio:
About Krishna Das
Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star” with a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener. Fusing traditional kirtan of the east with western harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities, KD now travels the world sharing his kirtan practice and wonderful stories of his life, of Maharaji-ji, of his life on the Path, and discusses bringing chanting into our lives through retreats and workshops. To date, he has released 16 well received albums, including Live Ananda (released January 2012) that was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category and in 2013 performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, CA streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film ‘One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das’ has been in over 100 US cities, over 10 countries worldwide and is available on DVD everywhere. In 2014 the Kirtan Wallah Foundation was formed. This 501c3 is dedicated to spreading the teachings of KD’s guru and spiritual teacher, Neem Karoli Baba, lovingly called Maharajji.
-Retreat Total Cost
Teacher’s Tuition: 530€ (or US$ 600) plus VAT 24%
Accommodations: 560€, for
4 nights at Zen Rocks. Double, triple or 4 bed room, first come first serve basis.
Two meals daily, plus morning tea/coffee.
If you are staying outside of Zen Rocks, the cost is
Teacher’s Tuition: 4 days – 530€ (or US$ 600) plus VAT 24%
Retreat fee: 180€ for 4 days, or 50€/day plus VAT 24%. Meal participation: 30€ each meal.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE RETREAT FEES
--Yoga practice & morning chant, afternoon workshop and Kirtan as per schedule
--Two delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner) and morning tea
--Limited yoga equipment and accessories (Please bring your yoga mat & cushion)
Meals per day
16/09/19 Morning Tea & Brunch & Dinner
17/09/19 Morning Tea & Brunch & Dinner
18/09/19 Morning Tea & Brunch & Dinner
19/09/19 Morning Tea & Brunch
Zen Rocks Mani
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