Spring Retreat – Kiirtan

The theme of our Spring Retreat is “Kiirtan,” the combination of mantra chanting and spiritual dance that is one of the main practices of Ananda Marga. Kiirtan fills the heart with love, helps transcend the ego, and has a soothing and healing effect on everyone who participates, as well as on the surrounding environment. It is one of the best antidotes for anxiety, fear, and worry and helps greatly in meditation. Kiirtan is woven into all the programs of the day.

We will have an hour of kiirtan each morning, along with an hour of meditation. Each morning’s class, workshop, or discussion will deal with some aspect of Kiirtan. After the class, we will do a short “Nagar Kiirtan” up to the end of our road and back to get some fresh air, and then return for “Sadhana Shiviir” — alternating kiirtan and meditation for 20 minutes each for 2 hours.

On Friday and Saturday, we will have picnic lunches at the beach and in the forest. After lunch, we will return for 3 hours of Akhanda Kiirtan, where participants dance kiirtan while moving in a circle, before dinner.

The first half of the two evening programs will be a story night and a drama on the theme of kiirtan. The second half of the evening program will be an opportunity to share new kiirtan melodies with other players. We will finish each night with Avarta Kiirtan — 6 short kiirtan melodies sung in six different directions.

So, basically, you will get lots of kiirtan and meditation but arranged in different interesting formats so that the program has both intensity and variety. There will be plenty of time outdoors and some interesting workshops relevant to the theme. It will be a vibrating and blissful program.

 
🔸 VENUE:
Nestled on 13 hectares of farmland just an hour away from Copenhagen, you’ll find Ananda Gaorii Ashram – a peaceful oasis for those seeking a rejuvenating escape. Our serene retreat boasts a range of amenities, including a small orchard, vegetable garden, organic bakery, sauna, meditation hall, dining hall, and more.
 
 
🔸 ACCOMMODATION:
At Ananda Gaorii Ashram, we offer separate dormitories for both men and women. These spacious rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. Alternatively, if you prefer to be closer to nature, you’re also welcome to camp on our beautiful grounds.
 
 
🔸 CUISINE:
Our cuisine follows a yogic vegetarian diet, based on foods that are not only beneficial for the body but also calming for the mind. Tea and light snacks are available at different times during the day. The yogic diet excludes seafood/fish, eggs, onion, garlic, and mushrooms, as these foods are believed to be disturbing to the mind during meditation.
 
 
🔸 PROGRAM:
 
Thursday ⏰
Afternoon
☀︎Arrival
☀︎Kiirtan
☀︎Intro Class to Kiirtan & Meditation for Newcomers (during Akhanda Kiirtan)
 
Evening
☀︎Welcoming Session: Introduction & Sharing Experiences in Kiirtan
☀︎Kiirtan Musical Chairs
☀︎Avarta Kiirtan

Friday ⏰
Morning
☀︎1 Hour Kiirtan
☀︎1 Hour Meditation
☀︎Class: Exploring Siddha Mantras & Their Proper Use
☀︎Outdoor Kiirtan Adventure (to the end of the road & back)
☀︎Sadhana Shiviir: Alternating 20 minutes of Kiirtan & Meditation for 2 hours
 
Afternoon
☀︎ Picnic Trip to Forest (with a delightful sandwich lunch)
☀︎Akhanda Kiirtan
 
Evening
☀︎Stories about Kiirtan
☀︎Kiirtan Exchanges
☀︎Avarta Kiirtan

Saturday⏰
Monring
☀︎1 Hour Kiirtan
☀︎1 Hour Meditation
☀︎Workshop/Discussion: Maximizing Your Experience with Kiirtan
☀︎Outdoor Kiirtan Experience
☀︎Sadhana Shiviir: Embracing Kiirtan & Meditation for Personal Growth
 
Afternoon
☀︎Picnic Trip to Beach (enjoying a sandwich lunch)
☀︎Akhanda Kiirtan
 
Evening
☀︎Stories about Kiirtan
☀︎Kiirtan Exchanges
☀︎Avarta Kiirtan

Sunday⏰
Morning
☀︎1 Hour Kiirtan
☀︎1 Hour Meditation
☀︎Workshop/Discussion: Kiirtan’s Impact on Personal & Social Change
☀︎Outdoor Kiirtan Reflection
☀︎Sadhana Shiviir: Integrating Kiirtan & Meditation for Social Transformati
 
Afternoon
☀︎Closing Circle – Reflections on the Retreat Experience
☀︎Akhanda Kiirtan
 
Evening
☀︎Farewell & Departure
 
 
 
🔸 REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT :
*You will receive a registration email after payment.
 
 
🔸 ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS AND MASSAGES:
💆 Spa Treatments by Shivanii 💆🏽‍♀️:
• SharOasis Signature® Back Massage (60 min) – 250 DKK
• Mini Serenity® Face/Neck/Shoulder Massage (15 min) – 150 DKK
• Touch by an Angel® Aromatherapy Facial (30 min) – 275 DKK
• Touch by an Angel® Aromatherapy Facial (60 min) – 550 DKK
*Note: To schedule an appointment, please visit us in person. We look forward to treating you!
 
 
🔸 PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
A fitted bed sheet, a duvet (comforter) cover, a pillow case, a bath towel, toiletries, comfortable warm loose-fitting clothing, indoor slippers, warm socks and warm clothes for outdoor activities. *A pillow and duvet (comforter) will be provided. A set of sheets and a towel can be provided for the cost of 50DKK.
 
 
🔸 HOW TO GET TO THE RETREAT:
Buy a ticket from Copenhagen Central Station to “Vig”, change in “Holbæk”. You have an option to take two buses; “560 and 566” to Ananda Gaorii. If you come by car, use your navigation to: Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig.
*Please note: If you arrive too late in Vig to catch the bus, please call or message us 30 minutes before you are due to arrive at Vig station. We can arrange for someone to pick you up.
Happy travels!
 
 
🔸 COVID PRECAUTIONS:
Depending on your location and circumstances, there may be varying testing requirements. However, if you are feeling sick, please take precautions by staying home and following local health guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
 
🔸 CANCELLATION REFUND POLICY:
• 100% refund if cancelled two weeks prior to the retreat.
• 80% refund if cancelled more than one week prior to the retreat.
• 50% refund if cancelled less than one week prior to the retreat.
 
 
🔸 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Write to:
Call Dada at: +4571881273
Message Shivanii on Telegram: @bevshar
www.anandagaorii.dk
 
✨We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching experience!
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Date

Mar 28 - 31 2024

Time

15:00 - 15:00

Location

Holbækvej 56
4560 Vig
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Organizer

Ananda Gaorii