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NEW VRINDABAN DAYS – CHAPTER 8


NEW VRINDABAN DAYS As New Vrindaban enters its 50th anniversary (1968 to 2018), I wrote this series of articles for the Brijabasi Spirit in an attempt to give the reader not only an “understanding,” but more importantly a “taste,” of what life in early New Vrindaban was like – through the stories of one devotee’s […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 09/23/2018


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 09/23/2018 Mission Statement: ECO-Vrindaban promotes cow protection, local agriculture, and above all, loving Krishna, as envisioned by Srila Prabhupada, ISKCON New Vrindaban’s Founder-Acharya. Participating Directors: Anuttama, Chaitanya Mangala (chair), Jamuna Jivani (board secretary), Makara, Olivia, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Kripamaya.

New Vrindaban – The Land of Krishna


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala Dasa In the early 1960s, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, was a simple Swami living in the village of Vrindavan, in Uttar Pradesh, India. Vrindavan, the land where five thousand years ago Lord Krishna grew up […]

Srila Prabhupada’s New Vrindaban Visits


Srila Prabhupada’s New Vrindaban Visits Written By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala Dasa ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada visited New Vrindaban four times, giving the devotees there his association and dispensing practical advice for simple living that remains invaluable not only to New Vrindaban, but to all ISKCON rural […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/24/2018


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 03/24/2018 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), Makara (minutes recorder), Olivia, Ranaka, and Vraja. Participating Advisors: Kalakantha. 1. Ranaka’s Monthly Report • At the […]

Back to Godhead: New Vrindaban – An Overview in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary


Back to Godhead Magazine, January/February 2018 issue New Vrindaban: An Overview in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary By Satyaraja Dasa Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala Dasa With the successful worldwide celebration of ISKCON’s fiftieth anniversary in 2016, another semicentennial event naturally follows in its wake: commemoration of the founding of New Vrindaban in 1968, two […]

Back To Godhead: New Vrindaban’s 50th Anniversary 2018


For the first time in 37 years, New Vrindaban is the featured article on the front cover of the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Back To Godhead magazine. Perfect timing, as the village residents and well-wishers begin their 50th anniversary celebrations!

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 […]

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 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: […]