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Springtime at the Palace of Gold

by Damodar: Easter weekend, which is April 6-8 this year, always marks the real beginning of the tourist season at the Palace. This will be the 29th year the Palace has been open to the public, and with a small but dedicated crew, somehow the Palace remains open 365 days a year. Special mention to […]

New Vrindaban’s Best Kept Secret (Part 1)

By Bhakta-Chris One of the extra benefits of living in an ISKCON farm community, alongside the whole blissful daily practice of getting one step back closer to Godhead, is the many earthy service opportunities. Before I came here, I had some semblance of an idea of what I was getting myself into, and a big […]

Silent Thunder

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa A few months after taking Second Initiation, I was very earnestly and regularly chanting Gayatri. I did not yet feel any particular impact, as I did by chanting Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Still, I knew that chanting on […]

Hitting Both The Asphalt And The Blogosphere

by Bhakta-Chris Listen, I can’t fight it anymore. I had to start my own blog. Don’t think I’m abandoning my duties here at Brijabasi Spirit. Actually, just the opposite. Now, those who come to Brijabasi Spirit will become oversaturated with my ramblings, pictures, and assorted news items. I blame it on everyone else here at […]

Thinning Unnecessary Trees

by Madhava Gosh “When Maharaja Dasaratha, the father of Lord Ramacandra, used to fight with his enemies, it was said that he approached them just like a farmer uprooting unnecessary plants and trees.” KB 20: Description of Autumn The landscaped area around the temple is beautiful, but artificial. When Srila Prabhupada was staying in the […]

Veganism: Relative or Absolute?

by Madhava Gosh While compelling arguments are made for veganism, examining them closely we see that most fall into the category of relative truth. On the other hand, while the case for cow protection is truth of an absolute nature, it does not provide justification for drinking milk in every circumstance. “Krsna is the Absolute […]

Celebrate The Appearance of LORD RAMACANDRA

The New Vrindaban Community will honor the appearance of Lord Sri Rama on Monday, March 26. We invite everyone to arrive a little early, as the current New Vrindaban Board of Trustees, who are meeting regularly now in an effort to define and shape the community’s future, will be on hand to greet the festival […]

The Promise of Krsna Fulfilled

by Ken Rose ( from the July 1978 Issue of Brijabasi Spirit) As I wandered over New Vrindaban’s hills exploring its different farms, observing the devotees working tirelessly and with no lack of enthusiasm for Krsna, Prabhupada and Kirtananda Maharaja. I was continually reminded of Sanjaya’s last words in Bhagavad-gita, “Wherever there is Krsna, the […]

Lord Nrsmhadeva

2007-03-20 Close-Up


by Tapahpunjah Hi fans!. In case you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything lately it’s because I’ve been busy with jump-starting this year’s agriculture. The 15′ x 30′ greenhouse within the Garden of Sevenb Gates fence has been planted in tomatos. peppers, parsley. eggplant, brussel sprouts…everything but rhutabagas, which are directly seeded. Take a look […]