Bhakti Pilgrimage to India!
January 21 – February 3, 2017
Featuring: Gaura Vani & Visvambhar (the Juggernauts)
Yoga asana with Jenna Faith, 800 hr. certified NYC Jivamukti teacher and now special guest Sharon Padma Gannon, Jivamukti co-founder!
Guest teachers Radhanath Swami, Shri Milan Goswami, and more…
Costs: $2700 includes accomodations, exquisite vegetarian meals and all domestic travel in India (note: tour ends in Udaipur; ongoing travel up to guests). Click here to REGISTER NOW
Find the Beloved hosts Vallabhdas and Madan Mohan welcome you back for another unforgettable bhakti experience in the sacred land of India, this time with the extraordinarily talented and bhav-filled bhaktas Gaura Vani and Visvambhar Sheth, the devotional duo known as “The Juggernauts.” Now also offering optional daily yoga asana class (as travel schedule permits) with 800hr certified NYC Jivamukti teacher Jenna Faith. Jenna is an experienced full time yoga teacher and India tour assistant. She sensitively teaches to the specific needs of the class and circumstance.
Now also featuring special guest Padma Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti co-founder!
We begin with a short ride to the rural outskirts of Mumbai and the Govardhan Eco Village. Led by Gaura Vani’s guru Radhanath Swami, the GEV is a full-cycle, sustainable, eco-community and farm including animal sanctuary and a slaughter-free dairy. They grow their own rice; they even make their own bricks. Life in this bhakti village is a trip into another time. We’ll gather with the other villagers in morning and evening for Sanga, Kirtan and meditation along with Radhanath Swami, who is offering this rare focused time with our pilgrims during this week. The first section of our trip culminates in the annual flower festival in the heart of Mumbai. Two tons of flower petals are showered on Radha and Krishna and then on the dancing congregants. It’s a dreamlike atmosphere that you will never forget once you have tasted it.
We move on from Mumbai to royal Rajasthan and Krishna’s temple town of Nathdvara. We will enjoy excursions to gorgeous nearby outdoor scenic spots, forts, palaces, and temples, illumined with ongoing kirtan and satsang. Every day seems like a lifetime here. Take your bhakti bhav to the next level with intimate exploration of various kirtan styles and bhakti philosophy, including group and private instruction in various musical instruments of kirtan. Celebrate Vasant Panchami, the first day of the Holi season, with Shri Nathji, one of the most famous Krishna deities of India. Visit legendary lakes and palaces of Rajasthan, visit ancient Krishna and Shiva temples. Opportunities for some of the best shopping in India as well!
*Our collective deep experience guiding westerners safely into sacred India
*All accommodations and domestic travel
*Virtually non-stop Kirtan
*Satsang, group discussions on spiritual topics
*Meditative contemplation in remote peaceful outdoor locations
*Ecstatic temple experiences
*Cultural immersion and safe interpersonal contact
What’s NOT Included?
*Roundtrip tickets to India
(contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.360.1008 for specific advice on ticket timings)
*Cost of your final tickets on Feb. 3 from Udaipur to Mumbai or other ongoing destinations
*Cost of required traveler’s insurance (~$89 from World Nomads; other options include STA Travel and Travel Guard)
Arrive Mumbai airport by Friday or Saturday morning (Jan. 20-21). Bus departs Saturday at 3pm for the Govardhan Eco Village
Jan. 21-26: Govardhan Eco Village. Bhakti Immersion featuring your hosts as well as amazing teachers Radhanath Swami, Gopi Kinnicutt and others
Jan. 27-29: Mumbai. ISKCON Chowpatty Flower Festival. Mumbai shopping for clothes, instruments etc.
Jan. 29-31: Two nights stay at Kankarwa Haveli in Udaipur old city. Bhajan boat, city palace tour, shopping, yoga, kirtan and satsang. Excursion to ancient Eklingji temple.
Jan. 31-Feb 3: Stay in Nathdvara. Local excursions including walks, gardens, temple darshans, sunsets, banyan forests and forts, Kumbhalgarh, etc. We will be in one of the most famous Krishna temples in India for Vasant Panchami, the first day of Holi, the birthday of Cupid, almost like Krishna Valentine’s Day!
Feb. 3: Return and flight from Mumbai or ongoing destinations. (Note: Udaipur aiport is very close by, 1 hour from our stay in Nathdvara. We can help with travel plans but you will be responsible for booking flights)
To reserve your participation submit a non-refundable deposit of $800 on our Registration page
Total tour cost: $2700 USD. Final deposit due by December 15. Costs are for double occupancy accommodations. Single rooms may be available at variable extra costs, depending on location.