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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: […]

Community Dialog Covers Village Association, Rover Pipeline, and NV50


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications On the afternoon of March 25th—after hearing inspiring news from ISKCON New Vrindaban and ECO-Vrindaban’s various department heads—Board members and Village Association members settled in for a lively community dialog on some important topics. Village Association Foundational Document The first was the presentation of a foundational document […]

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 […]

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


Back to Godhead March/April 2017

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 […]