Weekend Spiritual Retreat
A spiritual retreat is generally when individuals come together as a community to engage themselves deeper in prayer and meditation. This is may be taken as a supplementary to the Sanskrit word Sat-Sanga. The word Sat-Sanga means frequenting the company of saintly and pious minded people who dedicate their activities to the pleasing the Supreme Personality of Godhead – Sri Krishna.
We invite you to spend your weekends along with your family and friends at ISKCON Medchal – Hyderabad. With its spiritually surcharged atmosphere and pristine surroundings, a weekend would see the devotees from all the parts of the city coming together in participating the Arati, hearing discourses on Srimad Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavat Puran, associating with along with spending time in with the cows.
A beautiful temple of Sri Sri Krishna Balarama is located within the campus which forms the center of the community and it is the mood of service that forms the impetus for the entire communities’ activities. All the devotees and guest who wish to spend the weekends at ISKCON Medchal are provided with guest rooms which are equipped with all the necessary amenities. A completely pure sativk food cooked by the devotees with love and devotion is offered to the Lord. This prasada is then served to the devotees for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eating prasadam not only replenishes the body and mind but directly energizes the soul.
Value Based Programs for Kids
Children’s Classes at ISKCON Hyderabad Farm
The primary goal of Value Education Project is to help transform children into refined and cultured individual with a strong value system as the basis of all the activities they perform.
What is our objective?
Values Education Project is primarily focused on social re-engineering. This program works at the most foundational of the components of a society—the individual citizen. Citizens, who are immaculate in their personal behavior, working towards the development of a country, are not mere tools but are weapons that can protect and defend at the same time.
It is not an unknown fact that even though our country has made tremendous progress in technology and sophistication in the past two decades, the fundamental quality of life and the levels of basic satisfaction have hit the rock bottom. We keep hearing and reading about highly educated and successful professionals committing suicide, or indulging in unethical actions, or engaging in illegal transactions, or exhibiting unacceptable levels of indiscretion, etc.
It is a consensus among all global leaders now that educational institutions cannot afford to focus only on academics anymore but should focus equally, if not more, on the all-round development of every student.
Institutions with an intention to educate children not only in academics but also in the most fundamental sciences of life, engage Values Plus to impart values/life skills education to their students. This would equip students to excel in their academics as well as their career later on in their lives. In corporate companies it is only the well-rounded professionals with high emotional and spiritual intelligence who succeed than the purely technically-capable ones.
How do we plan to achieve it?
A journey without a destination is meaningless. To set the coordinates right, the strategic team of Values Education Project developed the core purposes (numbering seven)
To transform children into refined, cultured and civilized gentle persons having a strong value system as the basis of all the activities they perform.
To awaken in children a respectful awareness of ancient Indian history and to establish an appreciation for spiritual India, its language Sanskrit and all the ancient personalities associated with the history of our country.
To develop in children a respect for all religions by presenting details of the life and history of great personalities from all religions and to instill in them an understanding that love of God is the highest principle, which can resolve all conflicts in their lives.
To widen the consciousness of children into one of universal brotherhood by accepting that all life forms are children of God.
To enhance the physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of children.
To inculcate in children a responsibility towards society at large by helping them grow into a conscientious adult who puts humanity before the self.
To help children develop a concern for the environment by becoming environment conscious and by practicing the principle of limited consumption.
Discourses on Vedic literatures
Everyday discourses on Srimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavat Puran) and Bhagavad Gita are held in the temple hall by the devotees. Many visiting devotees from across the world also come regularly to share their wisdom.
Srimad Bhagavatam Class: 8 am to 9 am
Bhagavad Gita Class: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm