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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 […]

Appreciation Ceremony Honors 1,000 Collective Years of Service


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications The sixth New Vrindaban Service Appreciation Ceremony, held on Sunday March 26th during the ISKCON New Vrindaban and ECO-Vrindaban Spring 2017 weekend gathering, reached an impressive benchmark. Including Sunday’s event, the ceremony, launched by board members in November 2014, has now honored 25 of Srila Prabhupada’s ‘jewels’ […]

New Vrindaban Departments Show Continued Progress Leading up to NV50


By Madhava Smullen This Spring’s ISKCON New Vrindaban (INV) and ECO-Vrindaban (ECO-V) Board Meetings saw another inspiring round of Department Head Presentations on March 25th, as everyone gears up for a busy 2017 summer season and New Vrindaban’s 50th anniversary in 2018. Varsana Swami opened the session with an invocation reminding an audience of GBC, […]

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 […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/19/2017


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/19/2017 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: Devala, Jaya Krsna Participating Managers: Nitaicandra Recording Secretary: Jamuna […]

Tejomaya Das: A Diamond From the Rough


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Tejomaya & Manonath in the Bahulaban gardens – New Vrindaban 1974 Tejomaya Das grew up in some of New York City’s roughest neighborhoods in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan. For him and his best friend, Manonatha Das, leaving them to forge a different life for themselves seemed […]

Kelly Carter: Alice in Krishnaland


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Kelly Carter, a science and social studies teacher at a middle school in Moundsville, never “joined” ISKCON. But she’s been a part of New Vrindaban longer than many devotees. Set to be honored at this spring’s Service Appreciation Ceremony, she has both love and a unique objectivity […]

Devotees Invited to Refresh and Renew at Reimagined Festival of Inspiration


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications One of the first of the retreat-style festivals currently so popular in ISKCON, Festival of Inspiration, launched in New Vrindaban in 2000, has always offered something a little unique. Now, in its 17th year, with the tagline “Rethink. Refresh. Renew,” FOI is again taking a fresh approach, offering […]