By Madhava Smullen
This year’s MAN-tra Retreat, held from November 12th to 14th, explored “The Hero’s Journey,” a common story template that involves a hero who goes on an adventure, is victorious in a crisis, and comes home transformed. The retreat applied the template to the life of devotees, who often see a similar awakening or call to adventure, followed by trials and transformation.
There were over 100 registrants from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries for this fourth annual MAN-tra Retreat, the second held online due to the pandemic. Organized by Bhaktimarga Swami, ISKCON Communications Director Anuttama Das, and Canadian devotees Rajarshi Ray, Mangalananda, and Bader Soma, the event was MCd by the energetic Vallabha Hari Das.
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