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Prabhupada’s Palace Launches Campaign to Support Restoration


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Devotees at ISKCON New Vrindaban, West Virginia are in the midst of major renovations on Srila Prabhupada’s Palace. And they’re launching a campaign to help them continue restoring the renowned Smriti Samadhi, or memorial shrine to ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya, to its full glory. The effort is a labor […]

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 […]

Prabhupada’s Palace Launches Campaign to Support Restoration


By Madhava Smullen Devotees at ISKCON New Vrindaban, West Virginia are in the midst of major renovations on Srila Prabhupada’s Palace. And they’re launching a campaign to help them continue restoring the renowned Smriti Samadhi, or memorial shrine to ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya, to its full glory. The effort is a labor of love, just as it […]

Stability and Strong Relationships Encapsulate New Vrindaban’s 2015


By Madhava Smullen “I am grateful to be able to serve in New Vrindaban,” said ISKCON New Vrindaban (INV) President Jaya Krsna Das, looking out at an audience of GBC, board members, temple residents, and community members. He expressed the emotion as he introduced the Department Head Presentations on December 5th, part of the biannual […]

Prabhupada’s Palace in New Vrindaban Confirmed as Smriti Samadhi


By Madhava Smullen As ISKCON’s 50th anniversary quickly approaches in 2016, and New Vrindaban’s 50th in 2018, long time members and residents are working to make sure that accurate histories of the past half century are available for future generations. Since the 1980s, some devotees in New Vrindaban have mistakenly claimed that Prabhupada’s Palace is […]

Prabhupada’s Third Visit to New Vrindaban – 1974


Strengthening The Vision:  Prabhupada’s Third Visit to New Vrindaban  Written by Madhava Smullen. Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala.  From July 18th to 23rd 1974, Srila Prabhupada visited New Vrindaban for the third time, to further establish his vision for it as a sacred place known worldwide for five primary things: cow protection, simple-living, holy pilgrimage, […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/29/2015


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/29/2015 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 Members of the ECO-V Board of Directors: Anuttama (partial attendance), Bhima, Chaitanya Mangala, Kripamaya, Madhava Gosh and Ranaka. Participating Advisors: Sri Tulasi Manjari (partial attendance) Participating Managers: […]

New Vrindaban Hosts Rose Pruning Workshop at Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold Rose Garden


Prabhupada’s Palace Rose Garden Springtime Pruning Workshop By Lilasuka dasi “I’m really happy to have all these people out here helping us prune Prabhupada’s Palace Roses at this workshop. It’s a big job!” smiles Gopalasyapriya dasi, who has been heading up the Palace Rose Garden crew for about 13 years. Her steady, regular garden workers […]

New Vrindaban Hosts Palace Rose Garden Workshop Apr. 11, 2015


Everyone is invited! Palace Rose Garden Pruning Workshop Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 10:00 am Paul Zimmerman, an expert rosarian who is helping the Palace Rose Garden become organic, will be leading a pruning workshop in the Palace Rose Garden. You can check out his website. He is traveling up from South Carolina and will […]

Prabhupada’s Vision For New Vrindaban