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Austin Kirtan River Retreat
Whether you love Kirtan already or you’ve heard about it and want to find out what the buzz is all about, the Austin Kirtan River Retreat is for you! We'll spend 4 magical days at the 126-acre hideaway on the scenic Blanco River in the hills of Wimberley on Labor Day weekend. The cost is only $108, which includes your accommodation in the lodge, 3 meals a day and all activities. The weekend will be filled with Kirtan, illuminating yoga wisdom talks, spellbinding vedic storytelling, sunrise meditations, yoga asana sessions, fresh, tasty vegan meals and fantastic workshops including cooking classes and deep yoga relaxation. For the adventurer in you, we'll enjoy time hiking, swimming, playing volleyball and ultimate frizzby. On Sunday evening, we will have a Janmastami Celebration Kirtan Party. This is a celebration of the birth of Krishna some 5000 years ago. We'll have a lively Kirtan and devotional offering. This retreat is both the perfect introduction to a Kirtan (live music meditation) practice for an absolute beginner as well as an opportunity for a long time practitioner to dive right in for an incredible, immersive chanting experience. If you’ve never tried Kirtan before, here is your opportunity to find what you’ve been missing out on your whole life! As always, we keep everything as affordable as possible so it is available for everyone. The tickets are only $108 and includes three delicious nurturing vegan meals a day, 3 nights of sleeping accommodations in an air conditioned lodge house with bunk beds, all activities. AND a free event t-shirt, if you register by August 3rd. All attendees need to register here.

Texas State University Camp

1000 University Rd · Wimberley, tx

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    Join us for kirtan, a lively and musical, chanting and dancing experience. Kirtan is a most ancient method of meditation. There is no actual historic beginning. It's been practice for thousands of years. We use musical instruments and chant Vedic mantra. The mantra is a sound which helps draw your mind away from the material dimension with all its hassles, stress, worries, etc. that continue to burden us. A mantra is described in the Vedic literatures as being a transcendental sound vibration, not from the material dimension.
    The way that it works is that the mind which is constantly jumping from one material thought to another, from one worry to another, going from one thought to the next until you're burnt out and want rest. You want to give your mind a rest.
    A mantra has its own attractiveness to the mind and the consciousness. Gradually, the mind develops an attraction or a taste for the mantra, for the spiritual dimension itself and find comfort in it and relaxation and rest.

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