Srila Prabhupada says "One must know what is the necessity of the body and what is the necessity of the soul. The real necessity of Life is to supply the comforts of the soul. And the soul can be comforted not by material adjustments. Because soul is a different identity, the soul must be given spiritual food. That spiritual food is Krishna Consciousness."
On the basis of this profound statement, Learn Gita Live Gita organizes spiritual retreats for Gita learners at regular intervals to give them the sublime practical experience of Krishna consciousness. We are all so much entangled in our daily lives that we don't find time to invest on the soul. Thus we end up caring only for our body which is just like a dress and neglecting our soul which is our real self. Spiritual retreats give us a platform to withdraw ourselves from our busy lives and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.
Spiritual retreats have been the most attended event of LGLG. People from different parts of the world come together and associate with like-minded individuals and share their learnings and realizations with each other.
Places such as Vrindavan, Jagannath Puri, Mayapur, Kurukshetra and similar spiritually potent places known as 'Dhama' are chosen for the retreats. 'Dhama' in Sanskrit refers to a place where the Supreme Lord Krishna resides.
Retreats consist of Bhagavad Gita Workshops where Gita students are trained with more practical tips by senior devotees. Interactive Q&A sessions are held along with training on principles of yoga and meditation techniques. Greeting of the Deities and Arthi, ecstatic kirtans, mantra meditation (japa) sessions, association of senior devotees, honouring prasadam with them, etc. will be a life-changing experience. Guided visits to exalted devotees' samadhi darshan, deity darshan in various temples in the area, and parikrama of the dhama are also some of the memorable activities experienced by those who attend these retreats. Gita certificates and prizes are also awarded to our learners in these retreats.
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I am immensely benefited by LGLG course of Prof. Lila Purushotham which gave me immaculate understanding of the timeless knowledge of Bhagavad Gita which has practical application in day to day life. It releases us from stress and anxiety.
After finishing the course, visit to BGIS-Vrindavan campus for retreat was a most memorable experience. First time recited the entire Bhagavad Gita in a single sitting on Gita Jayanti day.
Met many amazing students who memorized entire Bhagavad Gita!! The whole day events were very very illuminating which made me experience the transcendental bliss for the first time!
I am Mukesh Naithani, from Dehradun Uttarakhand. After completing the Course Learn Gita Live Gita, I came to know the real purposes of life, which is nothing but to get back to the Godhead. I myself feel lot of changes and positivity within me. But still long way to go. Before I used to think that I am the Doer and I can change my life as per my choice. But when going through this course I came to know about the Laws of Karma. I am nothing within this Gigantic Manifestation of Krishna's Creation.
In the end I would say thanks to the Mentor Dr. Lila Purushottam Prabhu Ji and Course designers, who helped me in order to understand the better prospectus of life.
Hare Krishna Dandvat Pranam
- Mukesh Naithani