Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita:
Walking In Wisdom
A Weekend Retreat & Seminar
based on Mahabharata & Bhagavad Gita
with Sankirtana Das

Its very important for us to take the time for introspection, to slow down and not become overwhelmed by the hectic pace that may often surround our lives. Nowadays, people often sacrifice health and peace of mind to become successful. This is Kaliyuga - the age of anxiety, stress and quarrel. Bhagavad Gita is a remedy for this age of anxiety. Krishna's words can guide us, just as thousands of years ago, His message calmed the mind of Arjuna who lost his composure and was confused as to what course of action to take.

Arjuna was a great prince. Arjuna was not an ascetic but a family man; a man with worldly duties and responsibilities. Sometimes, as Arjuna, we may lose sight of our eternal nature. We may also become perplexed as how to proceed in a maze of worldly problems. We may feel that we are drying up, spiritually and creatively. And as Arjuna, our minds and spirits can become refreshed by the words of Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.

We need to nurture ourselves; to have sacred time and sacred space. We need a time to go deep, a time for reflection and sharing. That's what this retreat and seminar is about. By mindfulness, a tremendous change can come about by what seems to be one little act or effort.

The Bhagavad Gita was spoken right before a battle. Sri Krishna was driving Arjuna's chariot. Arjuna and his brothers were cheated out of their kingdom and forced into exile. They had to fight to regain their kingdom. But Arjuna became confused as to how to proceed. It was at this time that Sri Krishna spoke the eternal wisdom of Bhagavad Gita - the Song of God.

On one hand, sacred knowledge is a vast subject. How can we understand the true self? What is the purpose of our activities? Where is the meaning in life? We don't want a cheap answer. Neither do we want something smug.

On the other hand, like Arjuna, we all have our day to day responsibilities in family life, at work and in society. We can't neglect those for very long. Most of us don't have several months to go off to a mountain retreat for meditation. Like Arjuna, we are in the midst of actions which are often problematic and at times loom before us like a great conflict or challenge.

So we want to get to what's important. We want to get both the information and the experience as quickly and as clearly as possible. Likewise Arjuna didn't have much time. All the warriors were poised, ready to spring into action. It was an intense situation.

The wisdom of the Gita and the wondrous stories of Mahabharata hold great meaning for all of us. The weekend Walking In Wisdom Retreat is a time for meditation, introspection, and sharing. It's a time to go deep. If you would like to find out more about the retreat, or have a program specifically tailored to the needs and time allotment of your group, please contact me for more information.

Sankirtana Das
RD 1 - NBU 19
Moundsville, WV 26041
304 845 6840

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