April 29, 2004 VNN8598 This story URL: http://www.vnn.org/usa/US0404/US29-8598.html
Inter-Vaisnava Retreat Center
BY CHAITANYA CHARITAMRTA AND LALITA DASI
WASHINGTON LAKE, USA, Apr 29 (VNN) We have been established in the tristate metropolitan area (PA, NY, and NJ) on 8 Acres of pristine woodland on a lake for the last four years.
Washington Lake is situated less than 100 miles from NYC and within easy reach of the 22 million metro area population. The Upper Delaware River Scenic Area between the Catskills and the Poconos is visited by over 300,000 tourists in summer and has seen the largest second home real estate development and growth in this past four years. The trend does not seem to be decreasing and property prices are skyrocketing.
We are holding out the banner of living and working alongside other devotees and are making this appeal and invitation to any Vaisnavas who may be aspiring for a thriving community¸all ashrams and Varnas are welcome. Great potential for book distribution !!! There are already 12 buildings on the property with 50 living units, a lakeside temple and congregational space, a commercial kitchen. There is potential for a bakery, prashadam distribution ( granola bars, trail mixes, veggi meats) ÷ we have all the recipes. Crafts (candles, pottery, incense and oils), a gift shop, imports form India, snack bar, juice bar, a Guest House, Bed and Breakfast, and other temporary lodging. Organization of Yoga retreats. Organization of meditation Retreats. We would like to pioneer alternate energy and model ecological living.
A Vedic Science academy, a Spa wellness and ayurveda-nutrition clinic.
Development of musical and devotional arts.
A devotee retiree community.
Consciousness raising programs for local adults and children.
We are looking for those dedicated souls who may want to join with us in this challenging preaching project trying to realize Krishna without falling prey to politics or partisanship. If you would like to realize a project with your own funds or have some patience with starting an enterprise, know of any grants for the realization of such projects, want to work in the spirit of benefiting all, you may be the one to contact us.
We would really like to do something right for the children. Any gurukulis who have a desire to develop their practical skills as well as their spirituality may be interested. Please feel free to communicate with us-- we value your input and perspective on Krishna Consciousness. This is a really nice place to raise a family.
The place is really beautiful. There are little cabins, apartments, a twelve room motel, guest house. Please check our website. http://www.wlretreat.com/
This has been our approach to the public to get retreats. We would like to become a strong and happy Krishna Conscious community and build a really beautiful Temple soon.
Thank you for your consideration. Please call us with any further questions or interest.
Aspiring for the service to the Vaisnavas,
Chaitanya Charitamrta and Lalita Dasi
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