Bhakti Yoga India Retreat Tour
Located in the heart of Braj, our first stay will be at Rangeeli Mahal ("The Palace of Divine Love") Ashram in Barsana, named for the historic residence of Shri Radha.
Located in the village countryside, Rangeeli Mahal is a peaceful meditation center for the teachings of bhakti yoga. The ashram environment radiates the divine vibrations of a true Saint's presence. Coming to this ashram even for the first time, you can experience the special energy and spiritual inspiration.
Founded by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj in 1988, Rangeeli Mahal Ashram was established as a retreat center for bhakti yoga practice. It is also home to Jagadguru Kripalu Charitable Hospital, serving the needs of local residents, and the future Kirti Ma Temple. This ashram was established in the tradition of great Rasik Masters, who reveal and maintain an unbroken stream of divine love, knowledge and grace.
Rangeeli Mahal ashram is an incredible place to stay--it is located so close between two important pilgrimage sites, Barsana and Nandgaon, you may feel you could reach out your window and touch them! The ashram provides filtered drinking water and freshly prepared, delicious vegetarian meals. You will feel the special potency of lectures and satsang in this atmosphere, which are part of our daily itinerary. The ashram offers maintained walkways, which are perfect for morning or evening strolls, and its slower paced lifestyle is perfect for both the first time visitor to India, as well as the seasoned spiritual seeker who is returning to deepen his experience.
Our second stay will be at Shyama Shyam Dham (The Abode of Radha Krishna) Ashram in Vrindaban. Although located in the bustling town of Vrindaban, Shyama Shyam Dham is a peaceful refuge and meditation center for the teachings of bhakti yoga.
The land of Vrindaban has been blessed by the footprints of uncountable Bhakti Saints and this is especially true in the ashram. Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj's lively divine presence is felt throughout the premises, which he visits regularly.
Shyama Shyam Dham was founded by Shri Maharaj Ji in 1991. Every day in Vrindaban begins with the sounds of bells, mantras and kirtan resounding from its 5000 temples. Monkeys are abundantly present, a reminder that this was once a forested and remote area, home only to sages and saints, who remained constantly absorbed in their thoughts of God.
The ashram provides filtered drinking water and freshly prepared, delicious vegetarian meals. The yoga, meditation, kirtan and lectures we will enjoy in the satsang hall will feel particularly meaningful in this holy place. Vrindaban is a vibrant environment and we will explore its many unique offerings as we stroll through its historic lanes.