Kirtan Village is a retreat centre, a spiritual oasis, wherein the exclusive focus is improved chanting. It is a pristine environment in nature, wherein it is deemed easier to focus on chanting. Better chanting on beads, better kirtan, both musically and spiritually. It is a retreat centre on 3.4 acres to the North-East side of the Mayapur masterplan. Your oasis for better chanting.
Three areas are being developed. There are residential areas to accommodate 100+ students and staff including sannyasis. We are creating two different meditative areas reminiscent of Gaura Lila and Krishna Lila to facilitate remembrances and focus on japa as we pray to Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Bhaktivinode Thakur, Srila Prabhupada and our whole sampradaya to guide our belligerent minds to unforeseen realms.
“When the Name is even slightly revealed, it shows me my own spiritual form and characteristics. It steals my mind and takes it to Krishna’s side. When the Name is fully revealed, it takes me directly to Vraja, where it shows me my personal role in the eternal pastimes.” (Krsna-nama dhare kata bala? Saranagati – Bhaktivinode Thakur)
Classes and musical practice areas are in open mandaps or gazebos of different sizes at the foot of our own Govardhana hill.
We have created opportunities for you to help us build this Kirtan Village and devised appropriate gifts for those of you who wish to participate in the manifestation of a unique community, your kirtan community. We need help in different fields of earth friendly construction and in fund raising at this point.
Get involved, become a member
- 200 to become Prayojana members at Rs 5,000, €75 or $100/month for 5 years
- 1000 to become Abhidheya members at Rs 1,000, €15 or $20/month for 5 years
- 2000 to become Sambandha members at Rs 500, €8 or $10/month for 5 years
Sambandha members are entitled to 3-5 day retreat a year as guests at the retreat center, Abhideya members for 3-5 day retreat twice a year and Prayojana members for 3-5 day retreat four times a year, to be taken together or separate for the duration of their membership. All are subject to availability and prior booking of course. Retreats are on-going in borrowed or temporary structures until facilities are completed. With your help, we are planning to complete Phase one by 2018 and full project completion by 2022.
In loving service to -
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
ISKCON Founder Acarya