Kiirtan Retreat at Ananda Girisuta Master Unit in in Asheville – North Carolina
“Intelligent people should do kiirtan as much as possible. When people, due to psychic complexities, cannot find the solution to their difficulties and they are at a loss what to do, if they sit together at any place and do kiirtan wholeheartedly for a while, their psychic complexities will be removed and they will easily seize upon the solution to their problems.” (from the discourse Serve the Supreme by Kiirtana by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti)
During the two days of the Kiirtan Retreat several classes on Spiritual and Social Philosophy of Ananda Marga gave the opportunity to all participants to focus on the devotional and practical aspects of human life.
Kiirtan helps in all spheres of human existence and lighten the mind from all kind of burdens. Devotees joined joyfully in all the spiritual practices of Ananda Marga which includes Kaoshiki and Tandava Dances. Several children were also present and on the sidelines of the Retreat it was possible to visit the Kindergarten opened recently near the Master Unit which has become the nucleus of the spiritual community living on the premises of the Master Unit.
There are several projects and developments happening at the Master Unit including:
The Prama Institute which is a recognized Retreat and Conference Center
The Wellness Center specialized in Natural Treatments and Ayurveda
An Agricultural and Forestry Development Project
A Kindergarten based on Neo-Humanistic Principles
More educational institutions are planned including a Primary School and a College of Neo-Humanistic Studies which are part of the far reaching academical endeavors of Ananda Marga Gurukula.
In the picture below some of the participants to the Kiirtan Retreat in the final day on March 5.