Vaishnavism Exploration at Mandala Retreat Center

by Nuoyan Wang (Class of 2021)

+Jacky Zheng (Class of 2019)

Photos by: Tony Yap (12) + Gwynn Lim (11) + Jacky Zheng (11) + Ryan Liang (10)   


Drums banged as people sang along to the Hindu chants. “Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna!” Featuring a dharma talk by widely-proclaimed Guru Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj,  the unique cultural experience was both entertaining and educational for the DVBS Dorm.

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On September 3rd, the DVBS Dorm prepared for an early departure at 8:00AM. The drive to the Mandala Retreat Center in Lake County was arduous and troublesome, especially with the DVBS SuperShuttle breaking down at Wal-Mart.


Filled with activities such as mini-golf, archery, and swimming, the students had tremendous fun that day. Delicious Indian cuisine was offered for lunch and dinner, which were both quickly devoured by the students (Yum). Students also attended the ceremonies and dharma lectures, experiencing the unique Vaishnava religion and culture.

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Guru Srila Bhakti Bibudha Bodhayan Maharaj



Assembly sings and sends deities off onto lake


Students participate in pre-meal Kirtan






Reenactment of Chaitanya Mahaprabu’s protest against the Muslims



Students pose after marking Tilak on their foreheads



Tony Yap (12) (Chaitanya Wannabe)



Kirtan + Lecture by the creek


October 13th, 2017

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