Chakra Announcements

Nectar of Instruction Seminar Planned in Croatia

by Vinata dasi

Posted November 16, 2006

We invite you to a study of Srila Rupa Goswami's 'The Nectar of Instruction' (Upadesamrta). This January, in the picturesque village of Zaboric on the Adriatic coast, H.H. Smita-Krishna Swami will facilitate a five-day winter seminar.

After a recent successful Japa retreat on the island of Brac, we decided to facilitate an interactive seminar. We have rented a house capable of accommodating about 35 devotees, with all necessary features for such a function, including heated floors. It is located on a beach and surrounded with holiday homes, which are usually vacant at that time. Tangerines grow in front of the sunny south-facing veranda, and we expect pleasing winter Mediterranean days. Devotees will be accommodated largely in surrounding apartments with decent heating facilities; the seminar house itself has an insufficient number of rooms.

Morning hours will be reserved for Deity worship and a Bhagavatam lecture. The 'Nectar of Instruction' seminar will take place in the afternoons. Spare time can be used for nature trekking and sightseeing in the company of Smita-Krishna Maharaj, who is a great nature-lover.

The programme starts on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, followed by a lunch break and afternoon seminar session. It ends on Sunday, January 28 with the morning programme and Srimad-Bhagavatam lecture.

Zaboric village is located half an hour's drive on the local motorway from Split and is ten minutes drive from Sibenik. To drive from Zagreb takes two and a half hours.

Booking and information

The cost is 80 euros per person, which includes: Venue rental, prasadam, lecturer's expenses and a modest donation to Maharaj as a token of gratitude for his choice to spend some pleasant January days with us. The additional charge for five days accommodation will be 60 euros, but this charge could be decreased if we get more participants than expected.

As soon as possible please email or telephone +385 (0)51866024. To secure participation, it would be mandatory to pay the full price (or the reduced one, depending on the number of the participants) by December 18, 2006. Please read Srila Prabhupada's translation and commentary on 'The Nectar of Instruction' before the seminar. We hope for your dynamic participation.