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Alternative Spring Break March 18, 2009

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This year’s Bhakti Academy alternative spring break featured a special opportunity to volunteer at the ISKCON Atlanta temple, where we helped the ISKCON community prepare for Gaura Purnima, one of the biggest festivals celebrated annually on the Vaishnava calendar.  Because our days were mostly spent in the kitchen, cleaning the temple, and organizing the temple grounds, morning and evening Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita classes were especially relishable.  Lots of chanting, lots of association with saintly people, a day of fasting, subsequent feasting, and a weekend spent camping and hiking at Vogel State Park, turned out to be a perfect recipe for a rejuvenating spring break.

Next year, BA students will partake in one spiritual retreat per month during the academic school year.  This year’s retreat sites included Rainbow Springs, Goldhead Branch State Park, and Ocala National Forest.  In addition to a week-long alternative spring break, students will have an opportunity to travel to India during the winter break.

As a recognized students center within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Krishna House strives to educate all peoples in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and and peace throughout the world.  If you share these same goals and are seeking something fresh in the fall, the Bhakti Academy experience may be exactly what you are looking for.

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