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Kulimela 2016: The Next Generation – March/April 2017 BTG


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Kulimela 2016: The Next Generation – March/April 2017 BTG


Kulimela: The Next Generation Back to Godhead March/April 2017 By Madhava Smullen On the tenth anniversary of the first Kulimela, Kulis explore how to create a new and better world for future generations. In a leafy yard in New Vrindaban, West Virginia, a large group of children is leaning forward, riveted, as award-winning storyteller Sankirtana […]

Deeper Connections at Forefront of New Vrindaban’s ISKCON 50 Celebrations


By Madhava Smullen In July 1966, after braving thirty-five days at sea on a cargo ship, two heart attacks, and months of struggles in New York’s Bowery with little money to his name, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada established the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Some of his main purposes for the Society included “to systematically […]

Stability and Strong Relationships Encapsulate New Vrindaban’s 2015


By Madhava Smullen “I am grateful to be able to serve in New Vrindaban,” said ISKCON New Vrindaban (INV) President Jaya Krsna Das, looking out at an audience of GBC, board members, temple residents, and community members. He expressed the emotion as he introduced the Department Head Presentations on December 5th, part of the biannual […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 10/11/2015


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 10/11/2015 Mission Statement: ECO-Vrindaban promotes simple living, cow protection, engaging oxen, local agriculture, and above all, loving Krishna, as envisioned by Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON New Vrindaban. Participating Directors: Chaitanya Mangala (chair), Kripamaya, Madhava Gosh and Ranaka Participating Advisors: Jaya Krsna, Sri Tulasi Manjari and Radha-Krishna Participating Managers: Nitaicandra Recording secretary: Jamuna Jivani 1. Mukunda’s […]

New Vrindaban’s Festival of Colors Strengthens Local Relationships


By Madhava Smullen Since it was introduced in 2012, ISKCON New Vrindaban’s Festival of Colors has dramatically improved public perception of the West Virginia farm community, mended lost relationships with locals and built new ones. The spiritual rejuvination festival is advertised with thousands of flyers and posters in local shops, restaurants, and universities, billboards in […]

Steady Improvement Shown Throughout New Vrindaban Departments


By Madhava Smullen ISKCON New Vrindaban and Eco-Vrindaban’s latest Department Head reports, on March 14th, showed that devotees were continuing to cooperate together with encouraging progress towards crystallizing Srila Prabhupada’s vision. Co-GBC and MC for the day Anuttama Das introduced the event, explaining that since 2011, INV and ECO-V’s Boards of Directors and their managers […]

ECO-V Seeks Ox Care and Garden Managers in New Vrindaban


By Madhava Smullen Two unique opportunities have arisen in New Vrindaban, West Virginia, USA. ECO-Vrindaban, a non-profit organization that promotes Prabhupada’s ideals of simple living, cow protection, engaging oxen, local agriculture, and above all, loving Krishna, is searching for managers for its ox care and garden programs. Protection of cows and bulls, Prabhupada said, “should […]

Prabhupada’s Vision for New Vrindaban: Community Outreach


“I am sure this Prasadam attraction will make our neighbors friendly and surely they will come in number in future so that New Vrindaban will be ideal place for visiting from the neighboring provinces [&] counties.” – Srila Prabhupada, 1968. Click here to read the rest of the letter at the Vanipedia website.

Department Head Reports Invigorate the New Vrindaban Community


New Vrindaban Fall Board Meetings 2014: Department Head Presentations Invigorate the Community By Madhava Smullen  ISKCON New Vrindaban and Eco-Vrindaban’s second annual board meetings, held from November 1st to 2nd this year, shone a light on the rejuvenating rush of energy currently flowing through the New Vrindaban community and were invigorating for all the participants. […]