KIRTAN FOUNDATIONS COURSE
The goal of this course is to give each participant a deep dive into the rich import and intent of Kirtan.
This course uniquely will focus on the teachings, history, culture, and music associated with this spiritual practice. Deepen your Kirtan experience with five easy to understand sessions that you will be able to study on your own time.
On completion you will have a comprehensive basic understanding of, familiarity with and sense of ownership over your Kirtan practice. If Kirtan is already a part of your life this course is an opportunity to expand your wisdom and evolve your experience.
include vegetarian meals, lodging, and sessions
About New Vrindaban
New Vrindaban is set in 2,200 acres of the majestic, peaceful Appalachian Mountains in rural West Virginia. This Bhakti community has been a place of pilgrimage for many thousands of visitors each year. Founded by students of Srila Prabhupada in 1968, this sacred village is world renowned for cow protection, simple living, holy pilgrimage, spiritual education, and above all, loving Krishna.
Three complete plant-based Ayurvedic meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). Including fresh daily juices (from fruits and vegetables), herbal teas, fruit, salads, and light snacks available throughout the day in our gathering space.
Lose yourself in the vast and picturesque Appalachian landscapes and find yourself in contemplation and reflection.
The practice of cow therapy is centered on the inherent healing propensities of the cow—considered to be one of the seven mothers in the ancient Vedas. The cow’s warmer body temperature, slower heartbeat and mammoth size can make associating with them an incredibly soothing experience, and giving the animal a brushing or even getting licked is all part of the therapeutic encounter. Protecting cows is one of the most important activities of the New Vrindaban community.
THE BHAKTI PATH
Meet the residents of New Vrindaban and learn about their lifestyle and commitment to service. Discover new ways to see and celebrate the Divine and to honor all life.