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ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/24/2018


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/24/2018 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), Makara (minutes recorder), Olivia, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Kalakantha. 1. Ranaka’s Monthly Report • At the […]

New Vrindaban Days – Chapter 1


New Vrindaban Days As New Vrindaban enters its 50th anniversary (1968 to 2018), I wrote this series of articles for the Brijabasi Spirit in an attempt to give the reader not only an “understanding,” but more importantly a “taste,” of what life in early New Vrindaban was like – through the stories of one devotee’s […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 02/18/2018


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 02/18/2018 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: Anuttama (partial attendance), Chaitanya Mangala (chair), Jamuna Jivani (board secretary), Makara, Olivia, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Bhima (partial attendance), […]

Back to Godhead: New Vrindaban – An Overview in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary


Back to Godhead Magazine, January/February 2018 issue New Vrindaban: An Overview in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary By Satyaraja Dasa Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala Dasa With the successful worldwide celebration of ISKCON’s fiftieth anniversary in 2016, another semicentennial event naturally follows in its wake: commemoration of the founding of New Vrindaban in 1968, two […]

Back To Godhead: New Vrindaban’s 50th Anniversary 2018


For the first time in 37 years, New Vrindaban is the featured article on the front cover of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Back To Godhead magazine. Perfect timing, as the village residents and well-wishers begin their 50th anniversary celebrations!

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 12/17/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 12/17/2017 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, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Jamuna Jivani (secretary), Kalakantha (partial attendance), Makara, and Olivia. 1. Ranaka’s […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 10/29/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 10/29/2017 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, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Bhima, Jamuna Jivani (secretary), Jaya Krsna, Kalakantha, Makara, and Olivia. 1. […]

Syama Kunda’s Brijabasi Spirit Interview – November 2017


Where is your hometown?  Syama Kunda was raised in Cambridge, Maryland. When & where did you get married?  While living in Maryland in 1969, Syama Kunda met his wife Girindra Mohini, the youngest girl of 10 siblings. When he was 16 and she was only 15, they were married by her minister father. When did […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 10/01/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 10/01/2017 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, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Jamuna Jivani (secretary), and Makara. 1. Ranaka’s Monthly Report Caitanya Bhagavat […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 08/27/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 08/27/2017 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: Anuttama (partial attendance), Chaitanya Mangala (chair), Kripamaya, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Bhima, Jaya Krsna, Kalakantha, Makara, and Olivia (partial […]