Ashok’s Bhagavad Geeta Retreat 2016: a reflection

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I had arrived early for Ashok’s Retreat. Standing alone, facing the beach, the refreshing sea breeze, the enchanting turquoise water and the sparkling reflections of the sun on the water made me go back in time………. 5,000 years ago to recollect the 1st verse of the Geeta. All 33 of us, assembled on this sacred field of Port Dickson! I knew this sovereign secret expounded the constant conflict of good over the bad in me. With hope, I headed back for Ashok’s lectures.

The 3 days were filled with plenty of love, fun, joy, laughter, fellowship, sravanam, mananam, discussions with like-minded friends, yoga, quiz, games and good food.

I returned to the exact beach spot where I stood before the Retreat on that breezy sunny Sunday morning. I flipped the pages to the last verse of the Geeta. ‘Wherever there is Krsna, the Lord of Yoga and Partha, the archer, assured is there prosperity, victory, glory and sound policy; this is my conviction’

 How true I thought to myself, reflecting on the 3 days with Ashok.

-Kumara

Blessed 2017, all

The Geeta Ashram Youth would like to wish each and everyone a very Happy New Year! May 2017 bring you joy, love, laughter, happiness and good health! God bless always! 

Our Geeta Ashram calendars are filled with lovely illustrations of Bhagavan drawn by our children and youth. We sell them at RM15 each to raise funds for Geeta Ashram Malaysia.

Geeta Jayanti 2016

Jai Shree Krishna.

Our Geeta Jayanti celebrations so far have been truly wonderful and enlightening! We can’t believe that it’s almost coming to an end!

For those who have yet to come, there’s still some precious days left! 

The Updated Programme details are as below:

Thur./ 8th Dec : Chapter 16

Host : Thurs. & Sat. Geeta Class

Speaker: Dr. Suresh Govind from Sathya Sai Centre

Fri. / 9th Dec. : Chapter 17

Host: Sita Shukla & Family

Speaker: Sri Devanshu Goswami ji Maharaj from Brindavan

Sat. / 10th Dec. : Chapter 18

i) Geeta Havan

Host : Gupt

ii) Night

Host: Dr. Darshan Kumar & Family

Speaker: Pummy Sharma

On Geeta Jayanti day, Saturday, 10th December, a Havan (with complete recitation of all 700 slokas of the Geeta), will also be conducted from 9 am to 1 pm. This will be followed by the evening programme from 7 to 9 pm where devotees will recite Chapter 18, the concluding chapter of the Geeta, accompanied with the commentary on the chapter.
We are also pleased to inform that our lift is currently operational for the convenience of our elderly devotees.
We look forward to having everyone join us these last few days!