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A Facelift for Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold – May/June 2016 Back To Godhead


A Facelift for Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold Back to Godhead May/June 2016 By Satyaraja Dasa In the 1970s a dedicated group of devotees cooperated to build it; now a new group is determined to restore it to its former glory. (Archival research by Chaitanya Mangala Dasa) In the summer of 1965 His Divine Grace A. […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 04/30/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 04/30/2017 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, Ranaka, Sri Tulasi Manjari (chair) and Vraja. Participating Managers: Nitaicandra Recording Secretary: Jamuna Jivani 1. Ranaka’s Monthly Report […]

New Vrindaban Recipes: Ice Cream and Sweet Rice Straight From Krishna’s Cows


By Madhava Smullen Few prasadam stories from New Vrindaban’s history are as legendary as those of the late Amburish Dasa’s sweet rice and Pitambar Dasi’s ice cream. Straight from the cow barn and prepared by the cowherd couple with deep love and devotion, they were much-craved treats in the austere lives of New Vrindaban’s early […]

New Vrindaban Prabhupada Festival to Awaken Sweet Service Mood


By Madhava Smullen ISKCON New Vrindaban is warmly inviting everyone to attend its Srila Prabhupada Festival this September 30th to October 2nd. As an offering of love and appreciation for their service and sacrifices, current and previous New Vrindaban residents, as well as all Prabhupada disciples, will have their lodging and prasadam completely covered for […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 07/24/2016


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, Bhima, Chaitanya Mangala, Ranaka and Sri Tulasi Manjari Advisors: Radha-Krishna, Vraja Managers: Mukunda, Nitaicandra 1. Mukunda’s Monthly Report The greenhouse that was outside the new boundaries of the […]

Kulimela Blends Service, Fun, Family and Community


Kulimela Blends Service, Fun, Family and Community Written by Madhava Smullen. Published on ISKCON News June 24, 2016. The first Kulimela, held in New Vrindaban, West Virginia in 2006, was an effort by ISKCON’s second generation to move away from party-style gurukuli reunions and explore their identity and what they could accomplish both materially and spiritually. […]

ISKCON New Vrindaban Takes Rathayatra to Wheeling for ISKCON’s 50th


By Madhava Smullen   Devotees from the East Coast of the U.S. and beyond are warmly invited to attend the first ever Rathayatra festival in the city of Wheeling near New Vrindaban, West Virginia on Saturday July 16th. Previously, since 1973, New Vrindaban residents held their own local, rural Rathayatra, a sweet and bonding tradition […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 02/14/2016


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 02/14/2016 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, Bhima, Chaitanya Mangala, Kripamaya, and Sri Tulasi Manjari Participating Advisors: Jaya Krsna, Radha-Krishna Participating Managers: Mukunda, Nitaicandra Recording Secretary: Jamuna Jivani (partial attendance) 1. Vraja […]

Madhava Gosh Das (1949-2016)


Madhava Gosh Dasa, born October 25th, 1949, left his body peacefully at his home in New Vrindaban, WV, on January 2nd, 2016, at the age of 66. Madhava Gosh was a pioneer New Vrindaban inhabitant, having lived in the dhama since 1973. Inspired by the instructions of his spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, he was a […]

Srila Prabhupada & Kaliya, ISKCON’s First Cow


 Written by Madhava Smullen. Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala. There’s no doubt that protecting cows was very close to Srila Prabhupada’s heart. In a series of Back to Godhead magazine articles in the mid 1950s, he was already envisioning a community where residents lived a simple life and protected cows. Soon after registering ISKCON in […]