image descriprion

Global Youth Retreat

24. December 2022 - 04. January 2023

Jagannath Puri and Sri Mayapura

A devotee youth retreat in 2 holy dhāmas – Jagannath Puri and Sri Mayapura. Devotees aged 12-25, from all parts of the world, will come together for sadhu-sanga, kirtana, Krishna-katha, and service together in two holy dhāmas.

The registrations for Global Youth Retreat in Mayapur and Jagannath Puri is now CLOSED, however you are encouraged to fill up the waiting list form. Once we have reviewed confirmed participants list, we will be in touch with you to confirm the status of your waiting list request.

  • Morning worship, like mangala aarti (optional), Tulasi puja, and guru puja.
  • Japa Circle: “Make Japa Great Again.”
  • Hearing in the association of devotees about the glories of the 9 processes of bhakti, that begin with Śravaṇaṁ and Kīrtanam: hearing and chanting.
  • Service to the dhām and it’s residents through prasadam distribution
  • Travel to various pastimes places of Lord Caitanya and His eternal associates
  • Harinama and Book distribution
  • Creative group activities
  • Journal writing, and much more . . .

The retreat package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this retreat Items that are covered in the cost of retreat price.
  • Airport transfers from Bhubaneswar to Jagannath puri and
    from Mayapur to Calcutta
  • Accomodation for 5 nights in Jagannatha Puri & 5 Nights
    in Mayapura
  • Overnight Coach travel from Jagannatha Puri to Mayapura
  • Local Travel during Retreat
  • Daily Guided Trips
  • 3 daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Light Dinner)
  • Training for book distribution and prasadam distribution
    in the dhama
  • Pre-retreat readings and sangas on Zoom
  • Travel tips document
  • Fun and educational activities
What's not included in this retreat Items that are not covered in the cost of retreat price.
  • Airfare for International & Domestic Flights
  • Visa / OCI
  • Passenger locator form
  • Travel insurance
  • COVID-19 tests and forms if applicable
  • Laundry
Retreat Meditations
gaura āmāra, je-sāba sthāne, koralo bhramaṇa raṅge
se-saba sthāna, heribo āmi, praṇayi-bhakata-saṅge

Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says, “Not like a galloping horse; not for exercise; not for sight-seeing or enjoyment, but with a mood of service we must go to the places that Mahaprabhu Himself visited and exhibited His audārya-lila.”

Mahaprabhu told Viṣṇu-priya, “Please give Jiva your darśana and blessings.” But if we go to Navadvīpa-dhama independently we will not obtain any transcendental darśana. Just looking at a face is not darśana. Trying to see Navadvīpa dhama with our mundane eyes is a useless endeavor. By hearing we can somewhat understand the dhāma’s glories, but that is not enough. Only when we are given spiritual vision will we be able to have real darśana of the dhāma. Until then, we are blind.

cakṣu-dāna dilā jei, janme janme prabhu sei
divya-jñāna hṛde prakāśito

The Spiritual Master gives us eyes to have darśana of spiritual things. He knows how to show us reality—distinguished from maya—and never cheats us, by telling us to look at mundane faces. He reveals to us the sweet life-giving nectar of Govinda’s pastimes.
HG Vaisesika Prabhu

HG Vaisesika PrabhuHis Grace Vaisesika Prabhu was born in 1956. As a teen, he was an avid spiritual seeker. Soon after receiving a Back to Godhead magazine from a friend in the spring of 1973, he moved into the ISKCON temple in San Francisco at the age of sixteen and, with the blessings of his parents, became a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and a full­-time monk dedicated to the practice of Krishna bhakti. Today, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Her Grace Nirakula Devi Dasi, also a disciple of Srila Prabhupada. Together, they have developed an ISKCON community of three hundred families in Silicon Valley, based on the study and distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books. He is an initiating guru in ISKCON and travels widely to teach the tenets of devotional service and deliver seminars, offering practical guidance on making book distribution effective and enjoyable.

HG Nirakula Devi Dasi

Nirakula DeviNirakula Devi joined ISKCON and got initiated in LA in 1973. In LA she served as pujari, worked at BBT and with her good friend, Bhadra Devi, co-authored the first Higher Taste cookbook. She has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area, with her husband, Vaisesika Dasa, for 30+ years and serves at ISKCON of Silicon Valley (commonly known as ISV).


Sri Jagannatha Puri

The holy dhama and eternal residence of Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladeva, and Subhadra. The residence of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu where He tasted the highest states of ecstatic love for Krishna in the mood of separation.
The eternal place of the ecstatic Jagannatha ratha yatra.

Sridhama Mayapur

The birth and pastime place of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the most munificent incarnation of the Lord who gives the highest spiritual love to everyone without discrimination. Mayapura is the “Audarya dhama,” or the holy place where mercy flows unlimitedly!
Accomodation type of room, dormitory, camping Status Status Price (PP) Excluding Flight  
Double or family room with ensuite bathroom
Single room with shared bathroom
Double or family room with shared bathroom
Children (from 0 to 3 years old)