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International Vaisnavi Retreat 2018 in Govardhana

The Seventh Annual International Vaishnavi Retreat in Govardhan will be held on March 19-24, 2018.
Download Vaisnavi Retreat 2018 poster

I am writing to heartily invite you to take part in the forthcoming 8th Annual International Vaishnavi Retreat at Govardhan.

Our beloved teachers for this year will be Her Grace Yasomati Devi Dasi, Her Grace Kisori Devi Dasi, Her Grace Damodara Priya Devi Dasi and Her Grace Prasanta Devi Dasi.

This year, the theme of the retreat is "The Art of Deity Worship". Her Grace Damodara Priya Devi Dasi, who has been, for many years, the head pujari at the ISKCON temple of Goloka Dhama in Germany, will lead us through classes, demonstrations and workshops. In connection with this theme we are preparing an exhibition of pictures of Deities worldwide.

The aim of the event is to facilitate spiritual association among women in bhakti. Focused on hearing and chanting, it offers a wonderful opportunity to female sadhakas from all over the world who are eager for sadhu-sanga. The program is enhanced by the participation of many disciples of Srila Prabhupada, who generously share the lessons they have learned from him. The retreat is held under the banner of "Celebrating Srila Prabhupada's Mercy".
We wish to encourage all the interested laddies, youth forum girls and preachers to come and experience the marvel of Vaishnavi association in this intimate and safe setting, in the Holy Land of Vrindavan. You may come for the entire program or for a few days. We shall stay all together at a welcoming guesthouse right on the lap of Sri Giriraja at Jatipura, overlooked by the temple of Gopala once established by Srila Madhavendra Puri.

Krishna-katha, philosophical presentations and practical workshops by senior vaisnavis, sharing of realizations by Srila Prabhupada's disciples, kirtana, inspirational readings before japa, mridanga and karatala lessons, dramas, dance and more have been the regular highlights of the previous retreats. We hope that it will be possible for you to attend and are looking forward to your association.

You could print the retreat poster and put it up on your temple, community and naam hatta notice boards. You may also post it on the local ISKCON Internet forums, Facebook pages, websites, etc. Download International Vaishnavi Retreat 2018 poster.

If you have any questions, would like more information, or wish to come for the retreat, please write to Madhurya Gaurangi Devi Dasi/ Balaji Priya Devi Dasi at You may also reach them on +91 7455883517 / +91 9821205738.

We are looking forward to spend this wonderful week in your association. Please spread the word among your friends.

On behalf of your servants at the VIHE,
Prasanta Devi Dasi.

Click the links below for articles, pictures and videos of previous retreats.

International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana 2011

International Vaisnavi Retreat in Govardhana 2012

Here are different resources to help you get acquainted with the retreat:
- Registration Form for Vaisnavi Retreat 2016
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2016 schedule
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2013
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2012
- Pictures from Vaisnavi Retreat 2011
- Pictures from Gangamata Goswamini drama
- Realizations from Vaisnavi Retreat 2015
- Article from BTG about Vaisnavi Retreat 2014
- Report from Vaisnavi Retreat 2013 by bhn Maira
- Report from Vaisnavi Retreat 2012
- Realizations from Vaisnavi Retreat 2011
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2014 poster
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2014 schedule
- Vaisnavi Retreat 2013 poster
- An article about retreat 2011 sent to DCC Journal