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WINTER RETREATS

During the winter season, feel the warmth in your heart by cultivating a deep love for the Divine and for all creation. Join this three-night Winter retreat, Thursday through Sunday, which includes time in nature, prayer, mantra meditation, philosophy, vegetarian Ayurvedic meals, observing the milking of sacred cows and serving them, and lots of yoga. Enjoy the winter in the quiet snowy hills of New Vrindaban, West Virginia, a Bhakti Yoga community with beautiful cows and hundreds of acres of natural beauty.

  

Imagine learning new practices that will empower you to make the changes you want and need in your life. At New Vrindaban’s winter retreats, we will teach you that you are a beautiful, powerful person in charge of your own well-being. 

 

In addition to our retreat components and delicious meals, there will be free time to book a massage (at an additional cost), rest, hike, meditate, or get to know other retreatants in a dedicated gathering space. 

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DATES

Jan 5-8

Jan 19-22

March 2-5

Dates and Rates

RATES 

include vegetarian meals, lodging, and sessions

$750

for a Double Occupancy Room (Limit 2 people per room, $375 per person) This shared bedroom includes an attached bathroom, single beds, This package incudes 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday),all meals/snacks, and retreat sessions (bodywork appointments are not included).

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$485

for a Private Room with attached bathroom, queen bed and outdoor entrance. This package incudes 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday),all meals/snacks, and retreat sessions (bodywork appointments are not included).

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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.

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Offerings

OFFERINGS

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FOOD

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. 

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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.

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COOKING CLASSES

Learn recipes for delicious clean vegetarian meals that you can easily prepare at home. You will also learn how to pray over your food and see cooking as a meditation of gratitude and a sacred offering.

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YOGA

Yoga classes are designed for all levels, incorporating breathing, stretching, and fluid movements. The postures and techniques help to stabilize and calm the nervous system, strengthen muscles, and tone the organs, bringing more ease and circulation throughout the body. Explore Nidra-yoga, a practice of conscious relaxation where you will feel more rejuvenated, aware, and stronger. 

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NATURE WALKS

Lose yourself in the vast and picturesque Appalachian landscapes and find yourself in contemplation and reflection.

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SWEAT LODGE

A Sweat Lodge (Inipi) is a spiritual, therapeutic, and transformative practice rooted in the native cultures of our area. It is a place to connect with the yourself, nature and the Divine. You will be guided through this OPTIONAL wonderful experience by one of our teachers Vrindavan Priya.  This activity will be weather permitting.

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COW THERAPY

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. 

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MANTRA MEDITATION

We begin our mornings cleansing our consciousness by chanting the great mantra, which include the names of God: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. When we repeat this mantra, we experience transcendental vibrations and connect with Spirit, praying to serve with devotion.

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