Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja02 - 08 SEPTEMBER 2013Mountian Altai (Russia)
Dear devotees and friends,
Om visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja personally invited all of us to attend annual International Cultural Educational Festival "Yoga of Life" in the mystical land of the Altai Mountains in Russia.
Srila Gurudeva's heart's desire and great pleasure is that during this Festival devotees from all over the world come together as a loving family and become immersed in sweet hari-katha, remembering the pastimes of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and Sri Gaura-Nityananda Prabhu.
This year it will be the third international cultural and educational festival "Yoga of Life" to be conducted without the physical presence of Srila Gurudeva. We will share many remembrances of his glories and of the hari-katha that continuously emanates from his lotus mouth. Please, take this opportunity to be with us.
At the instance of many Srila Gurudeva’s disciples and followers, Sripad Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaja kindly accepted the proposal to preside over the Festival. Our distinguished guests include:
Krishna das – the general managerDamayanti devi dasi – the manager of social and cultural activitiesAmita Krishna das – the information-advertising supportJaya Sri devi dasi and Dayanidhi das, Krishna Murari das, Amal Krishna das – the responsible for advertisingKaviraj Krishna das – the responsible for mealsKamala devi dasi – the responsible for the cultural programVenu Gopal das and Indumukhi devi dasi – the responsible for the transport... and others.
As last year, the Festival will take place in Gorny Altai, not far from Gorno-Altaisk, in the tourist center 'Stick Travel' (http://www.stik-travel.ru), which is situated in a picturesque place near Lake Aya, in the birch forest, on the bank of the channel of the river Katun.
The system of placement and accommodation in tourist spa-zone “Stick Travel” is thoroughly thought over and takes into consideration needs and possibilities of every person. In the area of spa-zone there are:
Vegetarian meals will be organized on the Festival tree-times a day in accordance with vaishnava rules and standards. For those devotees that follow Chaturmasya rules there will be an opportunity to follow.
At the festival 3-times a day vegetarian meals will be organized, according to the regulations and standards of vaisnava kitchen. For the devotees following Chaturmasya there will be all conditions.
Important! One can arrive to festival starting 2nd of September (12pm, noon) and should leave not later then 8th of September (till 8pm). If you arrive earlier or leave later those dates and time, please confirm it with us and it's up to you to arrange your accomodations and meals.
Seminar topics for all (the program Bhakti Samaj Pujyapada BV Nemi Maharaja):
Workshops for beginners and new devotees:
Classes and seminars for all:
Anyone who is interested in spiritual development, friendly to vaishnavas and agrees with other rules of the festival can participate.
We kindly ask you to follow those rules on the festival:
Step 1 - Choice of accommodation categories.
Take a look at accommodation option of "Stick travel" via their website (www.stik-travel.ru) and choose the category of accommodation on the festival. Agents of the festival can help you with this (see below the information about them).
Below you can see general information about room category and discounts that comes with advance payment.
. Therefore, for the third year in a row we keep the festival fee on the same level!We try to make the most affordable prices with high standard and good quality accommodation. Therefore, for the third year in a row we keep the festival fee on the same level!
12 000 RUR
11 000 RUR366 USD275 Euro
9 000 RUR300 USD225 Euro
7 800 RUR *260 USD195 Euro
* Price of festival fee (in rubles, per person), including accommodation, food, lectures and seminars, concerts and other events.
Participation for kids 5 year old or less is free and does not include additional accommodation. Festival fee for kids 5-14 year old is 5 000 rubles. From 14 years children are considered to be adults and festival fee depends on accommodation category.
Description of categories:
Step 2 - Booking
For your convenience we have arranged online booking and registration. This is a new service that we did not have in a past. Now you can book specific room in a specific building of tourist center "Stick-travel". To do this you need to contact with special agent Damayanti dasi. She will be happy to help you with booking.
Please contact to Damayanti dasi – skype: lifeyogafestival,
Important! You can book a place only by booking the entire room.
Step 3 - Paying festival fee and Registration
After you have booked a room in tourist center, you can prepare for a festival. Upon arriving in tourist center "Stick-travel" you will be welcomed by Krishna das and Damayanti dasi. You will need only to pay your festival fee and get keys from your room.
Transfer: The festival will take place in tourist center "Stick-travel", which is approximately 30 km away from Gorno-Altaysk.
The most convenient way to get to the festival site is to book a transfer with Damayanti dasi. Last year we organized transfer from Novosibirsk city by big and comfortable buses straight to the tourist center. It will be more comfortable if you arrive to Novosibirsk and take the transfer. How to do this will be described in Festival fee and registration section (follow information on the website http://purebhakti.com
Self:Ways of travel to the tourist complex "Stick-Travel."
Plane to Novosibirsk.
Plane to Barnaul.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT THE FESTIVAL
"After the departure of Sri Guru we plunge into the darkness of ignorance, and the way of our sadhana constantly having the test. Therefore, for us, the festival of separation from the Guru is like a beacon, do not let go astray."Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja,"Sri Gaudiya Patrika", Issue 10.
SRILA GURUDEVA KI JAY!!!