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2024 Krishna House Retreat in May is Open for Early-Bird Registration 
By ISKCON News   |  Mar 21, 2024

Retreatants from the 2023 Retreat.

The 2024 Krishna House Retreat will be held this year on May 3-5th at ISKCON New Vrindaban in West Virginia, offering an opportunity for both new bhaktas and seasoned devotees to recharge their spiritual batteries in the living fire of Lord Caitanya’s sankirtan mission.

“Over the past 16 years, Krishna House communities have introduced hundreds to the simple, joyous life of devotion,” said Brhat Mrdanga Das, Director of Krishna House North America. As a result, they’re full of spiritual vibrancy.” Participants can expect joyful kirtans, inspiring presentations from some of ISKCON’s most engaging teachers, nourishing association, and delicious prasadam, all in the spiritual environs of New Vrindaban Dham. For those who want to live in an ashram or serve as a leader, this is a great chance to get plugged in.

Retreatants celebrate Mangala-arati in the New Vrindaban Temple.

Last year’s retreat was a kind of reunion for current and past residents of Krishna Houses from across North America, gathering nearly a hundred young devotees together for a weekend of inspiration. “The reunion at New Vrindaban was a joyful, ecstatic event that helped give Krishna House devotees a sense of shared identity, nourishing sanga, and exhilarating momentum,” said Brhat Mrdanga Das. This year, they have decided to open up the experience to a broader audience, “because many temples want a Krishna House, but there aren’t enough leaders. We have a training program for Krishna House leadership and most temples are willing to offer stipends or salaries to Krishna House leaders. 

 You can find a schedule and additional details below:

Friday, May 3, 6:00 PM through Sunday, May 5, 1:00 PM


Bhaktimarga Swami: Conscious Kirtan

Fine-tuning our participation in the yuga-dharma. Includes tips for leading and following kirtan, playing instruments, and dancing in a blissful collective offering to the Lord.

Radhika Raman Prabhu: Finding and Becoming a Mentor

All of us need guidance in our spiritual life. How do we find the appropriate guides for our bhakti? And in time, how can we offer this valuable service to others?

Prabhupada Priya Devi Dasi: Relishing Srila Prabhupada’s Books

How can we best study, understand, and apply Srila Prabhupada’s books? How can we improve our study habits? Which books are the highest priority?

Yadunatha Prabhu: Team Building Through Transcendental Improv

Memorable experiences in Vaishnava cooperation and team building through a series of entertaining and enlightening improvisation exercises.

Vraj Vihari Prabhu: Maintaining Balance in Spiritual Life

In pursuit of Krishna consciousness, how do we maintain our health, sadhana, service, and worldly responsibilities in a peaceful, sustainable way?

Plus: Workshops in Vaishnava Writing, Personal Development, and more.

The Registration cost includes Friday and Saturday night accommodations and six meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and feast).

There are limited rooms and a 25% early bird discount, so register now here.