This time our retreat was held in Novosibirsk. Spacious Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia. Fortunately, there was a pine forest near the sanatorium we stayed at. This was an island of real peace and quiet… In their spare time Balakhilya das and other participants of the seminar often went for a walk there.
All the meals at the retreat were various and very delicious. This was appreciated by not only the guests but also by the employees of the sanatorium who used to grab a plate of yummy vegetarian food regularly.
Every day Balakhilya das gave several lectures on spiritual topics, led kirtans, talked to the participants of the seminar. Also, there were two public lectures named “Yoga. Find happiness inside yourself” and “Yoga diet”. These lectures were open to everyone who wanted to come. All Balakhilya das’s lectures are always free.