This retreat will be postponed and those that have registered will be notified. We hope to see you at our next retreat!
Location: Gita Nagari Road, Port Royal, PA, US.
TimeFriday, Sep 15 2012 till Sunday, Sep 14 2012
Description: Join us this summer as we embark upon an exciting adventure to, Gita Nagri, an organic farm of compassionate & sustainable farming, set in the scenic Tuscarora valley, framed by mountain ridges, bound by the Tuscarora Creek on the east side, inhabited by melodious birds and other creatures, 19 peaceful cows/oxen, and a carefree flock of about 40 peacocks, 350 acres of rolling green hay fields, pastures and diverse woods.
We invite you to join us for a Sustainable Spiritual retreat from Sep 15-16 at Gita Nagri organic farms. The theme for our retreat this year is ‘Nature and I – can we co-exist?’
Through a series of practical exercises, shared realizations, nature excursions, meditation, farming experience, yoga, delightful treats and discussions our facilitators hope to take us deep into the realm of exciting spiritual adventures. Here in the tranquil settings of the farm, managed by advanced Bhakti Yoga practitioners, we will explore the deep nature of the self, manifest beauty of nature, how the look and feel of the earth is rapidly changing, how sustainable is our global socio-economic model and is there a peaceful way forward?
What to expect over the retreat
Some awesome speakers for the workshops:
Vishaka Dasi – Bhakti yogi for over 40 years, author of several yoga books
Parijata Dasi - Bhakti yogi for over 30 years, manager of the farm
Sweet soulful kirtan by Shyam Kishore and Rasamrita
|8:15 AM||Everyone arrives morning 8.15 AM @ Harrisburg mall|
|9:30 AM||Breakfast (Slightly heavy as people will be hungry from night)|
|10:00 AM||Arrival, settle in showers|
|11:30–1:00 PM||Beyond I and Mine, Quest for happiness in a wild world|
|2:00-3:00 PM||Compassionate Farming (on foot tour of creek, forest, pasture, cows and garden – By Parijata )|
|3:00–6:00 PM||Individual reflection / free time|
|7:00–8:30 PM||The More the Merrier – Happiness through collection and Consumption (By Vishaka)|
|8:30–9:30 PM||Campfire kirtan and reflections|
|9:30 PM||Snacks, tea|
|7:00–9:00 AM||Japa for all guests|
|9:00–9:30 AM||Kirtan dance|
|10:30–11:30 AM||Tractor ride tour of farm – meets and greet with farm animals|
|11:30–1:00 PM||Vision for Gita Nagri, Living in harmony with nature – talk about farm life and how it’s the future of the global economy and cities (Parijata)|
|4:00–6:00 PM||Farm project|
|7:00–8:30 PM||Urban, rural, my internal and external environment – Happiness a matter of consciousness|
|8:30–10:00 PM||Campfire kirtan and reflections|
|10:00 PM||Surprising star walks till we leave for city at midnight|
Transport: If you are driving on your own, please check directions at: http://www.theyogafarm.com/p/contact-us.html
Do pre-register for retreat to ensure room even if you are driving on your own.
Most of us will be taking the Megabus from Toronto to Harrisburg. Book your ticket online at: MegaBus Link (Click Here)
We will be leaving on Friday night at 11.30 PM and arriving back Monday morning at 10.45 AM. Please book accordingly