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His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
ISKCON Founder-Acharya

MAN-tra Retreat

Being a KC Guy in the 21st Century

Getting Closer to Krishna Together

M   Men

A   Association

N   Networking

T   Teamwork

R   Responsibility

A   Action

MAN-tra Retreat


Who

Men ages 18 and up



Where

New Vrindaban

When

October 5-7, 2018

Start: Friday 2PM Kickoff
Finish: Sunday 3PM Closing

What

Kirtan, sanga, sports, connecting, contributing, philosophy, campfire, comedy, drama, yoga, group projects, designing strategies for success, lots of prasadam, and other guy stuff!

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Activities


Event Highlights

  • Kirtan with Gaura Vani
  • Drama by Bhaktimarga Swami
  • Yoga classes with Damodara Dasa
  • Comedy with Yadhunath Dasa
  • Hikes with the Walking Monk
  • Sports
  • Bonfires
  • Srila Prabhupada Stories

Panels

  • Opening keynote: "The Role of Men in ISKCON" with Professor Burke Rochford
  • "Being Yourself in Krishna's Service"
  • "Navigating the Male Female Paradox"

Workshops

  • "The Ability in Man: How to Find Your Style!" with Bhuta Bhavana Dasa
  • "The Matter of Spirit: Harmonizing Worldly & Spiritual Pursuits" with Anuttama Dasa
  • "Grow Stronger Through Challenges: The Kurukshetra in Our Lives" with Partha Dasa

Schedule

MAN-tra Retreat Schedule
October 5-7 New Vrindavana
Friday, October 5th (Ekadasi)
10 AM - 8 PM Registration @ Visitors Center
1 PM Lunch (Community Hall)
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Opening Session and Welcome! (Yoga Shala)
4 PM - 6:15 PM Seva & Sanga
6:30 PM Kirtan Walk with Bhaktimarga Swami
7:30 PM Prasadam at The Palace
8:15 PM Bonfire and Kirtan at The Palace
9:15 PM Torchlight Harinam
Saturday, October 6th
5 AM - 9 AM Temple Program
5:45 AM - 6:45 AM Yoga for Men (Yoga Shala)
8 AM Bhagavatam Class
9 AM Breakfast (Community Hall)
10 AM -11:30 AM Plenary with Professor Burke Rochford:

The Role of Men in ISKCON --
Lessons Learned and Questions Raised (Yoga Shala)

11:30 AM Break
11:45 AM The Lighter Side with Yadunath
12 PM - 1:30 PM Panel: Being Yourself in Krishna’s Service
1:30 PM Lunch (Community Hall)
2:30 PM - 4 PM Workshop Options:

(A) The Ability in Man: How to Find Your Style! (Yoga Shala)
(B) The Matter of Spirit: Harmonizing Worldly & Spiritual Pursuits (Location TBD)

4 PM - 5:45 PM Sports & Sanga
6 PM - 7 PM Dinner (Community Hall)
7 PM Arati
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Drama with Bhaktimarga Swami (Yoga Shala)
Comedy with Yadunatha
Story-Telling with Sankirtana
Kirtan with Gaura Vani & Friends
Sunday, October 7th
5 AM - 9 AM Temple Program
5:45 AM - 6:45 AM Yoga for Men (Yoga Shala)
8 AM Bhagavatam Class
9 AM Breakfast (Community Hall)
10 AM - 11:30 AM Plenary: Navigating The Male Female Paradox (Yoga Shala)
11:30 AM MAN-tra Group Photo
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Plenary: Grow Stronger Through Challenges -- The Kurukshetra in Our Lives
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM MAN-tra Retreat: Moving Forward
2:15 PM MAN-tra Sunday Feast (Community Hall)
3 PM Departure

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