Spring Retreat 2022

Spring Retreat and Ananda Purnima CelebrationMay 13 – 16, 2022
Theme: A Nucleus for Inspiration and Spiritual Growth – Master Unit Development

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Namaskar!

It is a great pleasure to invite and welcome you on the occasion of the Spring Retreat & Ánanda Purn’ima (Baba’s Birthday) Celebration from May 13 – 16, 2022, at our new Master Unit, Ananda Kalpataru in Connecticut, Boston Region, New York Sector. Ananda Kalpataru has a beautiful forest and natural environment, and children and families can enjoy exciting excursions and other in-person programs. Since the Master Unit is new, this is the first spring we can plan a retreat centered around developing the Master Unit and our rural community in the Boston region. The retreat will be a hybrid program, in-person and virtual.

Accommodation

The accommodation and part of the programs will be at the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation Address: 231 Ashford Center Rd, Ashford, CT 06278. You are also welcome to put up your tent at Ananda Kalpataru.

The accommodation has 32 beds in four cabin houses. We also have the collective hall where some of the classes and meals will take place. Bedding and blankets are not provided, please bring your own.

What to bring: Please bring comfortable clothing and shoes for nature walking, toiletry, a water bottle, a towel, a sleeping bag or your favorite bedding, a notebook & pen, medications (if you have any), sunscreen, insect repellent, and other personal needs.

Programs and Classes

We will have several practical workshops and classes on various steps to develop a master unit, including organic farming, composting, establishing a fruit orchard, beekeeping, our vision for Ananda Kalpataru, as well as RAWA programs and spiritual practices such as Dharma Cakra, Akhanda Kiirtan, Katha Kiirtan.

Online Program

This retreat will be a hybrid program. Some of the classes will be only available online, and some of the in-person programs will not be broadcasted. Please see a link here below for the schedule.


Akhanda Kiirtana on June 13, 2022 Inauguration of Ananda Kalpataru Master Unit

The presence of you and your family is highly appreciated. Kindly save the dates and attend the program to make it successful.

The Spring Retreat is organized by the Boston and Philadelphia Regions of Ananda Marga in the New York Sector. This year, the retreat will be both online and in-person at Ananda Kalpataru Master Unit. The theme of the Spring Retreat is Master Unit Development, and the classes and workshops will be reflecting that theme. We will try to have the classes very practical with information that you can utilize in your home, garden, and spiritual life.

Ananda Kalpataru Master Unit is at
0 Fox Hill Drive, Stafford Springs, CT 06076


Donations and Retreat Fee

The fee for the online program is $40.00

Accommodation for the in-person program is $250.00 for families and $160 for adults. Children are included in the family price. Please understand that this is a cost price (for food and lodging), donations are appreciated if you can afford them and will support the Ananda Kalpataru Master Unit.

Please contact Dada Kovid and brother Timir for more details about lodging.

Dada Kovid: (WhatsApp and Telegram) ‭+1 (646) 363-6656‬, dadakovid@gmail.com
Brother Timir: +1 ‭(508) 329-1518‬

The Ananda Kalpataru Master Unit needs your help through volunteering and financial assistance. Please consider supporting the Master Unit with a larger donation and possibly a recurring donation. If you would like to send a large donation, please use Zelle or check to avoid PayPal transaction fees. If you have any questions related to the registration form or donations, please contact Dada Diiptimanananda by Telegram or WhatsApp at +1 929 257 8099.