Friday, 19 December 2014

European retreat with HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

We are very pleased to announce that for this year's European Retreat with HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja we are teaming up with the College of Vedic Studies (Bhaktivedanta Manor), to hold our retreat on the island of Iz. The Island of Iz is a beautiful island off mainland Croatia.
We all know that life can get really quite busy, what with work, family and friends. Often the sad reality is that the first thing to suffer is that which is most important in the ultimate sense, our Krishna consciousness. We all need some time in life to simply absorb ourselves in the practice and process of Krishna consciousness.
To this end, the European Retreat Team and CVS aim to bring you spiritual retreats that allow you to get away from everything else and simply reconnect with Krsna. In order to help that process, we have organised some of the best association (sadhu-sangha) available, in the form of HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja.
We are pleased to be able to invite you to join us for this unique experience. As someone who has attended our Retreats in the past, we are offering you the opportunity to book your place as a "priority guest", before this retreat is made public to anyone else. Places are limited by hotel capacity and the priority-booking period will close on midnight Friday 19 December. After this date, bookings will be taken on a first come first serve basis via the Manor website.
The weeklong retreat will be packed full of kirtans, seminars, sangha and prasadam – providing you with a chance to experience an immersion in devotional life. All this within the beautiful, sunny surroundings of the island of Iz, this will be a week to remember!

The theme for the retreat will be “Understanding Krsna Consciousness through the Stories of Srimad Bhagavatam.” The Srimad Bhagavatam is the ripened fruit of all Vedic knowledge, and is replete with the pastimes of Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and His devotees. Referred to as the “spotless” Purana, the Bhagavatam is “directed towards bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world’s misdirected civilisation (SB 1.5.11).” Via this greatest of all literatures, we will have the opportunity to extract the essence of Krsna consciousness in both theory and practice.
Being a spiritual retreat, all guests are requested to prepare to attend all sessions as well as participate in the morning program (the timetable will be published shortly).
Croatia 2015 – the details
Dates: 9th – 16th May 2015
Venue: Iz Island, just off mainland Croatia
Charges: All-inclusive prices range from £355 to £455 room choice (see booking form for more details). Prices are for the whole "package". We regret that we cannot support UK devotees who choose to book alternative travel arrangements or offer reductions in price because of this. Charges fixed until 15 February 2015, after which charges increase by 15%. Devotees outside UK, deduct £160, all charges made in local currency.
The Practicalities
The outward journey (Saturday 9th May):
•    A coach from the Manor to London Stansted (leaving the Manor at 2.30pm)
•    Strictly no leaving cars parked at the Manor
•     A 2.5 hour flight from London Stansted to Zadar (Croatia) – Ryanair (landing at 10pmlocal time)
•    A 20 minute coach ride from Zadar Airport to the Ferry terminal
•    A 1 hour ferry to the island (expected arrival 1am local time)
Apologies, the timings are not ideal. There are only 3 direct flights per week by Ryanair.

The inward journey (Saturday 16th May):
•    A 1 hour ferry to Zadar port
•    A 20 minute coach ride from the Ferry terminal to Zadar Airport
•    A 2.5 hour flight from Zadar to Stansted – Ryanair (landing at 6.10pm local time)
•    A coach from London Stansted to the Manor (arriving around 9pm at Manor)
Link to booking form
To reserve your place:
Link to Video
A short video from last year’s retreat, with Gurumaharaja explaining the benefits of such events:
About the Venue
The island of Iz is located on the Adriatic, with superb scenery and clear blue waters. With only 200 people residing on the island, it is sure to be a peaceful 7 days. The hotel Korinjak is renowned for being the only vegetarian hotel in the Adriatic, and is well known for hosting yoga retreats.
The island and hotel combination are the venue of choice for annual Japa-Retreats organised by HH Sacinandana Swami Maharaja.   

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Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's schedule for December 2014 - January 2015

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's schedule for December-January 2014 is as follows:

1st December - 3rd December => Los Angeles
4th December - 5th December => Dubai
6th December - 11th December => Ujjain
12th December => Mumbai
13th December - 21st December => Kolkata (and nearby area)
22nd December => Mumbai
23rd December - 2nd January => Ujjain
3rd January => Chennai
4th January - 6th January => Tirupati
7th January => Mumbai
8th January => Vadodara
9th January - 10th January => Surat
11th January => Kolkata
12th January - 14th January => Singapore
15th January - 31st January => Australia

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Book distribution by Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

Krishna Conscious Leadership by Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami speaks about Vaishnava Sadachar at ISKCON Chowpatty on 12th Dec 2014. His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami describes elaborately on these divine devotional practices. There etiquettes are based on teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). - See more at: His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami website -

Saturday, 6 December 2014

HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja's short visit to Gurgaon, 06/12/2014

Today, 06/12/2014, HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja landed in the morning at Delhi, from where he went to one of the senior devotee's house in gurgaon to take some rest as His Holiness has to leave for Indore in the afternoon, from where he will head to Ujjain temple for next some days.