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Monday, September 17, 2012

Meditation and bliss in Los Angeles: 12-hour chanting, spiritual lectures, devotional association, picnics and fun! (Los Angeles, September 29 &30 2012)

Amazing spiritual programs are taking place throughout Los Angeles right now! Visit www.SwamiNikhilanand.org for full details!

Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj's devotees enjoy retreat in California
Special retreat in Los Angeles with Swami Nikhilanand, disciple and pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj

Radha Govind Dham, L.A.
Weekend Intensive

Radha Govind Dham
5530 Donna Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356

Saturday, September 29
Sunday, September 30

At the JKP ashrams in India, akhand sankirtan (continuous, without break) is a special yet familiar occurrence for satsangis. During the upcoming JKP weekend intensive in Los Angeles, devotees in America will have this same devotional opportunity. The retreat is taking place at Radha Govind Dham, the Los Angeles ashram of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. Attend this retreat if you want to:

- Experience extended meditation
- Enjoy the bliss of chanting
- Evolve your devotional consciousness
- Increase your spiritual knowledge
- Eat healthy vegetarian food
- Have fun with other spiritually-minded people

Intensive will be led by Swami Nikhilanand, sanyasi disciple and pracharak of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.

Intensive Schedule

Saturday, September 29
7:30 am Arti
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Speech by Swami Nikhilanand
10:00 am - 10:00 pm 12-hour chanting (including meals)
10:00 pm Arti

Sunday, September 30
7:00 am Arti
7:30 am Leave for park (in Coldwater Canyon)
8:00-11:00 am Picnic breakfast
Chanting in the park, Q&A, games
Return to Radha Govind Dham
11:00 am - 12:30 pm seva projects, rest
2:00 - 4:00 pm Meeting; future development of Radha Govind Dham
4:00 - 5:30 pm Live kirtan; video of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
7:00 - 8:30 pm Speech, chanting & arti by Swami Nikhilanand

The Grace of the Master shines in the heart of a devotee as the blissful experience of Radha Krishn love. The following are some experiences from past participants of the akhand namsankirtan:

I remember in one of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj's speeches, he said our mind is impure because of our material attachments, and it can be purified through continuous remembrance of Radha Krishn. He said, in the beginning, we have to do some effort to keep the mind engaged in remembrance, and slowly, affinity for the name of Radha Krishn is developed. Through the 12-hour “Hare Ram” sankirtan, these teachings helped me to increase my affinity for Radha Krishn.

After immersing myself in the 12-hour chanting at Radha Madhav Dham, I felt such a devotional upfliftment, my devotional mind had been revitalized. I felt Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj closer to me than ever before and I also felt such a deep sense of happiness. I now truly understand the importance and the immense benefit that can be gained by akhand namsankirtan.

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