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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: […]

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 […]

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. […]

Department Reports in New Vrindaban Show Continued Progress Towards Prabhupada’s Vision


By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications Kicking off ECO-Vrindaban and ISKCON New Vrindaban’s end-of-year Joint Board Meetings, their Department Head Reports on Saturday November 12th were uplifting to members of the community who attended the open event. Showing steady progress towards Prabhupada’s vision, the reports also revealed that the past half a decade’s concerted […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 11/27/2016


ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 11/27/2016 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, Bhima (Chair), Chaitanya Mangala, Kripamaya, Ranaka and Sri Tulasi Manjari Participating Advisors: Vraja Participating Managers: Nitaicandra Recording Secretary: Jamuna […]

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 […]

Open Invitation Reminder: November 11, 12 & 13, 2016


      OPEN INVITATION: The board members of ISKCON New Vrindaban & ECO-Vrindaban humbly invite all New Vrindaban residents, neighbors and well-wishers to participate in the upcoming weekend activities. NOVEMBER 11th, 12th & 13th WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Friday, November 11th 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Dinner Prasad with members of the Village Council, Steering Committee, […]

New Vrindaban Devotees Serve Prabhupada at His Palace With Renewed Enthusiasm


Written by Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communcations. Since its construction, Srila Prabhupada’s Palace has been the heart and soul of the New Vrindaban community in West Virginia. A sacred Smriti Samadhi, it is the greatest memorial to ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya in the Western World. What’s more, it was beloved by Prabhupada himself, who wanted […]