Bhakti Yoga Retreat at Mandala Springs

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Mandala Springs

14117 Bottle Rock Road

Cobb, CA 95426

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Bhakti Yoga Retreat & Celebration

Commemorating the Divine Appearance Day of Lord Sri Krsna

The theme of the weekend will be - 'Building a Temple in Our Hearts'

A 2 Night / 3 Day Bhakti retreat, beginning at 7 am Friday August 23rd , and ending after lunch on Sunday August 25th, 2019



Deep in the heart of the Mayacamas Mountains

Held at: Mandala Springs -- A New Retreat & Event Venue in Cobb, California

(Only 1 hour northeast of Santa Rosa & 2 hours Northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area)

You and your entire family are invited to attend this unique festival of Bhakti Yoga. Relax under the stars. Connect to your inner peace and joy in the pure mountain air at our new 125-acre retreat/event venue and conscious campground.

Starts at 7am on Friday 8/23/19 and the festival/retreat ends after lunch on 8/25/19

We will be celebrating the appearance day of Lord Sri Krsna on Friday and on Saturday we will be celebrating the appearance day and His beloved devotee Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krsna Movement.

Our special guest of honor will be Internationally renowned Guru and spritual master:

Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaja, on tour from West Bengal, India.

“We must build a temple of devotion for the Holy Names in our heart…” quote from Swami Bodhayan's new book, Essential Vaishnava Teachings: The Path of Pure Devotion

Special Celebration of Krishna's Birthday (Janmastami) on August 23rd starting at 10am

In ancient times Sri Krishna spoke the first and original yoga wisdom teachings found in the sacred texts Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. Our festival will feature a special celebration of this sacred day on August 23rd culminating with an offering ceremony (arati), chanting & dancing (kirtan), and a blessed vegetarian feast.




Retreat Includes

All activities are optional for your participation

  • Kirtan & Dance throughout the weekend

  • Bhakti Yoga Classes (including outdoor & creekside)

  • Conscious Living & Yogic Diet

  • Sacred Sound Meditation

  • Creekside Puja

  • Offering & Blessing Ceremonies

  • Swimming, Paddle Boating, Biking, Outdoor Recreation, Nature Hikes, Relaxation and Family Fun

  • Kids Camp Program & Spiritual Drama Play Performance - includes fun and facilitated activities like children's archery, games, mini-golf and other supervised activities that will be on the children’s schedule for more information check out the kids camp webpage.

  • The detailed schedule of daily events for adults is posted at the bottom of this page.


Guest Teachers, Facilitators & Musicians

In addition to our featured guests listed above, our lineup of other gifted teachers, facilitators, and musicians, include:

  • Radiance Kirtan - Radhanath & Kilimba Alvarez

See full bios posted at the bottom of this page.




EARLY BIRD RETREAT PASSES: if purchased before August 6th

Weekend adult pass- $60 (includes meals and a camping spot)
Children's day pass- $30 (children from 5-12)
Children under 5 are Free


Regular priced DAY PASSES if purchased after August 6th

Adult DAY PASS- $30 (includes meals and a camping spot)
Children's day pass- $20 (children from 5-12)
Children under 5 are Free

Day pass tickets include a camping site (tents not included) and meals


DON'T WANT TO CAMP?

CHECK OUT OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW ACCOMMODATION UPGRADES!

When you click on tickets through the GREEN BUTTON above to buy your retreat passes you can also purchase an upgrade of your accommodations to stay in one of our brand new deluxe cottages or newly remodeled cabins, private rooms, or guest suites.

To see more details and photos of our facilities visit our Mandala Springs website.

To inquire by phone please call: 707-371-5022

This is a vegetarian/vegan, family-friendly, smoke-free, alcohol-free and substance-free event and retreat facility.

All are welcome.



DAILY SCHEDULE (tentative)**

Subject to some change & additions

THURSDAY, August 22nd EVE OF SRI KRISHNA’S BIRTH

5-8:00 EARLY GUEST ARRIVALS and REGISTRATION at FRONT DESK/BOOKSTORE

FRIDAY, August 23rd SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI (Birth Celebration)

6:30 - MANGALA ARATI/MORNING PROGRAM MANDALA COMMUNITY HALL

8:00 - JAPA WALK, READING KRISHNA’S PASTIMES - VARIOUS LOCATIONS

8-12:00 - GUEST ARRIVALS and REGISTRATION - GIFT SHOP/BOOKSTORE

WELCOME/CHECK IN AND ORIENTATION - GIFT SHOP/BOOKSTORE*

8:30 - LIGHT BREAKFAST for those not fasting - PICNIC TABLES

10:00 - CLASS: The Deep Meaning of Janmastami given by Swami Bodhayan at the MANDALA COMMUNITY HALL

11:00 - Sri Krsna Boat Festival, will take place at the Mandala pond

12:00 - NOON ARATI - COMMUNITY HALL

1:00 - LIGHT LUNCH for those not fasting, PICNIC TABLES

2-4:00 - PERSONAL JAPA, READING, MEDITATION

4:00 - CLASS: Message to the World on Krishna’s Appearance Swami Bodhayan OUTDOORS

5:30 - LIGHT DINNER for those not fasting PICNIC TABLES

6:30 - Sri Harinam Sankirtan

7:00 - JANMASTAMI EVENING PROGRAM BEGINS, COMMUNITY HALL

7:00 - EVENING ARATI, COMMUNITY HALL

7:30 - CLASS: Why Krishna Came to Earth by Radha Kanta Prabhu, COMMUNITY HALL

8:15 - CHILDREN’S DRAMA: KRISHNA’S BIRTH Nakula das & Children’s Group

8:45 - CLASS: Sri Krishna’s Glorious Birth by Swami Bodhayan, COMMUNITY HALL

10:00 - READINGS, BHAJANS, KIRTAN, COMMUNITY HALL

10:30 - Bathing Ceremony - OF RADHA KRISHNA (ABHISEKA) COMMUNITY HALL

11:30 - MIDNIGHT ARATI FOR KRISHNA’S BIRTH, COMMUNITY HALL

12:00 - BREAK FAST PRASADAM

SATURDAY, August 24TH Appearance Day of Srila Prabhupada & Nandotsava

7:00 - MANGALA ARATI/MORNING PROGRAM, COMMUNITY HALL

8:30 - BREAKFAST, PICNIC TABLES

10:00 - OFFERINGS TO SRILA BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA, COMMUNITY HALL

12:30 - SPECIAL MEAL TO HONOR SRILA PRABHUPADA, PICNIC TABLES

1:30 - NANDOTSAVA Talk and Celebration, OUTDOOR PAVILION

3-6 - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES; JAPA, RELAXATION, KIDS’ CAMP, GAMES, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

HIKING, WALKING, PERSONAL MEDITATION

6PM - Evening Prasadam

7:00 - BLESSING OF THE NEW GLENBROOK HALL & YOGA STUDIO, GLENBROOK STUDIO

7:15 - CLASS: Building a Temple in Our Heart, by Swami Bodhayan, GLENBROOK HALL

9:00 - KIRTAN BY THE CAMPFIRE, CAMPFIRE SITE

SUNDAY, August 25TH CONSCIOUS FAMILY DAY

6:30 - MANGALA ARATI/MORNING PROGRAM, COMMUNITY HALL

7:30 - JAPA, MORNING WALK

8:30 - BREAKFAST, PICNIC TABLES

10:30 - CLASS: Building a Temple in Our Heart, Swami Bodhayan - OUTDOOR PAVILION

1:00 - LUNCH, PICNIC TABLES

2:00 - END OF OFFICIAL PROGRAM

RELAXATION, HIKING TRAILS, PERSONAL MEDITATION are Welcome

* BASED ON SWAMI BODHAYAN’S NEW BOOK: Essential Vaishnava Teachings: The Path of Pure Devotion

To inquire by phone please call: 707-371-5022






OUR LINE UP OF GIFTED TEACHERS & PERFORMERS INCLUDES


Swami Bodhayan Maharaj
Mandala Springs is honored to host Bodhayan Swami as our very special guest for this retreat and festival celebration. Bodhayan Swami will be in the US on tour for a very short time from Mayapur India, so don't miss this opportunity to connect with him in person. Throughout the weekend he will be sharing with us deep spiritual insights and inspiration from the ancient Bhakti Yoga Tradition – as it comes down to us from India, the home of all Vedic culture and Yoga wisdom. He is a vedic priest who will offer us a profound spiritual healing and transformation experience through his scheduled dharma talks that are suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Bodhayan Swami is the author of the book entitled 'KIRTAN' published by Mandala Publishing in the U.S. His teaching and speaking engagements have taken him to numerous countries and cities. He is an inspiration for people throughout the world. Formally known as Tridandi Swami Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj, he is the current President and Spiritual Master/Guru/Acharya Of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math, a beautiful temple in Mayapur India. In his childhood, Swami Bodhayan was accustomed to seeing holy men from the temples come regularly to his home to visit his grandfather. In 1997 his spiritual master B.P. Puri Swami, who was 98 years old, suddenly announced that he was officially naming Bodhayan Swami as his successor. Two years later, when Swami B.P. Puri departed from this world, Bodhayan Maharaj humbly began following in the footsteps of his spiritual master and the entire long line of Masters that he now represents in his lineage.



Radhanath & Kilimba Alvarez - Kirtan & Vegan/Vegetarian Cuisine/ Offering Ceremonies (Arati)
Kilimba & Radhanath are initiated Gaudiya Vaisnava practitioners of Bhakti Yoga for over 40 years and are the founders of Bhakti Radiance, a collective of devotional music and inspired organic cuisine known as Radiance Kirtan and Radiance Cuisine. Currently living in Cobb, California, they are an integral part of the creative management team of the Mandala Springs Wellness Retreat Center.




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Mandala Springs

14117 Bottle Rock Road

Cobb, CA 95426

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