Govardhan Retreat Center

The Govardhan Retreat Center is in Jatipura, at the lotus feet of Giriraj Maharaja and was officially opened in October 2022. It has already hosted many groups of various sizes. 
The center offers an ideal facility for your spiritual retreat. Nearby is the ancient parikrama path travelled by thousands of pilgrims daily, while the center’s sheltered and protected location affords visitors peace and tranquility. 
Govardhan Retreat Center offers comfortable rooms with attached baths, as well as serene, landscaped areas suitable for private chanting, reading, contemplation, and meditation.

Facilities which are operating for us: 

  • Air-conditioned accommodation for 230 persons with western toilet, mostly attached bathrooms
  • A Sri Hari "Kirtan sthali" - a large hall for Kirtan and Hari-Katha, which will also host our Thakurjis.
  • A large kitchen and attached prasadam dining hall.
  • bhajan kutirs (tiny houses) for Bhajan Absorption (in the silent area)

The site is self sufficient for water supply. It has its own sewerage system and rainwater collection and disposal. Power is from the grid.
The GRC provides filtered drinking water for all its guest. 

Vrindavan das - in charge of the Govardhan Retreat Center

Vrindavan dasa and his team wholeheartedly welcome and host us.

Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, Verse 148

Some talk only of the happiness of impersonal Brahman. Others are wild with the bliss of offering prayers to the Supreme Person. Others taste the peerless bliss of being Krsna's friend. Still, Sri Radha's maidservants taste the highest, most wonderful bliss, the bliss found in a single particle of the splendour of the glistening toenails of Her lotus feet.

हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण | कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे |
हरे राम हरे राम | राम राम हरे हरे

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare