Today I spent most of the day searching for a few clothing items I needed. The whole shopping thing was really tiring and by the time we came back home I was starving!
I felt like cooking something good, and this us what came out!
In the previous post I described a bit of our last weekend at the Gita Nagari retreat in Pennsylvania. I tried to include as many pictures as possible in that post and it grew quite quickly. But those were not all of them. We took a few group pictures that were my favorites, and I thought I should make a separate post for them.
This time I’ll start with my favorite picture of the entire retreat:
And here are the group pictures:
I can not express how much I enjoyed this whole experience. I’ll end this post with one of my favorite verses of the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam [11.13.29]:
“The false ego of the living entity places him in bondage and awards him exactly the opposite of what he really desires. Therefore, an intelligent person should give up his constant anxiety to enjoy material life.”
This past weekend me and a group of about 14 devotees from the Houston Hare Krishna temple traveled to Pennsylvania for a 4 days retreat at the Gita Nagari farm.
The main attraction of this retreat was Radhanath Swami, author of the acclaimed book “The Journey Home”. This was a rare opportunity to meet him live, and since I have followed his lectures and read his articles for quite a while I just couldn’t let it pass.
We got on an early flight to Newark, NY last Friday, then drove about 3 hours and a half to the farm.
On Saturday we watched a couple of lectures, had prasadam and toured around the farm. During the afternoon Rachel and I went to Port Royal, a nearby town to by fruits and make phone calls (there was no signal at the farm).
By the end of Saturday I finally had a chance to meet Radhanah Swami. It was a short encounter but definitely worth the effort! This is the only picture with him I got.
And here are a few pictures of our group in different occasions during the retreat:
This was definitely an incredible experience, very hard to describe here. But I hope you can have a glimpse of what we experienced through the pictures.