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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 […]

ISKCON New Vrindaban Takes Steps to Rebuild Local Relationships


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications At the second annual Rathayatra in Wheeling, West Virginia – New Vrindaban’s neighboring city – on July 8th, over two-and-a-half thousand locals delighted in Lord Jagannath’s parade. When interviewed they said they loved the energy, prasadam, trying out japa meditation, and the family-friendly activities. Wheeling Mayor Glenn […]

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 […]

Devotee Who Grew Up in New Vrindaban Returns to Serve His Community


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications     Born to a devotee family in New Vrindaban, West Virginia in 1977, Bhagavan Bauer lived and attended gurukula there until the age of eighteen. While he developed great friendships with the other gurukula students and has good memories of fun times with them, he also […]

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 […]

New Vrindaban Invites All North American ISKCON Farmers To Second Annual Farm Conference


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications   ECO-Vrindaban and ISKCON New Vrindaban are extending an invitation to every Hare Krishna temple and farm in North America to attend the 2017 Annual North American ISKCON Farm Conference from October 13th to 15th. The Conference will be hosted at INV in West Virginia, and is […]

Prabhupada’s Palace Gardens Enter Sustainable New Chapter


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications The gardens at Srila Prabhupada’s Palace have always been jewels that enhance the beauty of this place of pilgrimage; while themselves becoming more beautiful by serving the pure devotee. In 2014, after a long and illustrious history, they began their transition from chemical to organic. And today, […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 07/30/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 07/30/2017 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, Kripamaya, Ranaka, Sri Tulasi Manjari, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Jaya Krsna, Makara, and Olivia Recording Secretary: Jamuna Jivani […]

Canadian Family’s Journey in Simple Living Takes Them to New Vrindaban


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications   Neither Filippo Paonessa nor his wife-to-be Sukhayanti Dasi had any previous experience in cow protection or agriculture when they met at the Toronto ISKCON temple. But they found that they were both inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s words on simple living and shared a desire to follow […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 06/25/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 06/25/2017 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, Kripamaya, Ranaka, Sri Tulasi Manjari (Board Chair) and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Jaya Krsna, Makara and Olivia. Participating Managers: […]