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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 […]

New Vrindaban Kids’ Camp Makes Spirituality Fun


By Madhava Smullen “We never thought a spiritual event could be so much fun – we would love to come again!” wrote one family after attending the Children’s Summer Camp in New Vrindaban last year. “Wonderful event – we can’t wait till next year,” wrote another. “Our son says he will miss New Vrindaban very […]

Srila Prabhupada and His Palace


By Madhava Smullen  for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala Das It’s a crisp, frosty November day in the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, bare trees silhouetted against a clear blue sky. On one hilltop, an unusually royal building stands out, sunlight glinting off its gold-filigreed domes and spires. Participants of ISKCON […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 05/21/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 05/21/2017 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, Chaitanya Mangala, Kripamaya, Ranaka, Sri Tulasi Manjari and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Devala, Jaya Krsna, Makara, Olivia, Venkatachalapati Participating Managers: […]

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 (Archival research by Chaitanya Mangala 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. 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. […]