Krishna Das Retreat: Sole Florida Visit

Celebrated kirtan artist Krishna Das will offer a Heart of Devotion retreat from March 1 to 3 at the Hindu Temple of Central Florida in Casselberry. The event, marking his only visit to the state, will include two kirtans and two workshops featuring Das and friends; two all-level hatha yoga classes led each day by violinist Genevieve Walker; and two chantings of the hymn Hanuman Chalisa, led by Nina Rao, his assistant and cymbal player.


Each day, Indian cuisine will be available for purchase. A portion of the retreat’s proceeds will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida ( and the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (

Many have heard Das, who now travels the world nearly full-time, via his CDs played in yoga classes for more than 17 years. He was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for the best new age album of the year, Live Ananda.

Cost for entire weekend: $175. Temple location: 1994 Lake Dr. For more information or to register, call 321-439-8353 or visit Tickets are also available for cash purchase at Kathmandu, 352 Park Ave. N., Winter Park. See ad, page 21.

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