May, 2011. A seminar with Balakilya das was held near Penza. Participants stayed at a guest house situated on the edge of a beautiful pine forest.
The program of the seminar included:
Congregational mantra meditation (singing mantras to the accompaniment of different musical instruments)
Studying Vedic philosophy under the guidance of Balakhilya das
Introduction to the philosophy and practice of Bhakti yoga
Public lectures in the city
The guests were provided with all facilities and tasty, healthy and complete vegetarian meals.