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Evolution of a Circumstance

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa Has anyone ever deliberately spit in your face? In early 1967, I was a twenty-one year old African American in my home town of New York City. Having just spent four years in the military, I’d never heard of the Hare Krsna Movement. I was heading across 23rd Street for […]

Water Emergency

Dear Devotees, As we are experiencing difficulties with our water production due to the drought, we again request everyone to be very conscious about water usage. If you live in the RVC temple, temple compound or apartment buildings, it will be wise to boil your water before drinking. We also request that you take shorter […]

Editor and/or Reporter For Brijabasi Spirit Needed

by Madhava Gosh New Vrindaban needs a reporter to share with the world what is going on. Right now, the Brijabasi Spirit is barely scratching the surface. I have been trying to encourage devotees to write for the Brijabasi Spirit for almost a year now, and have had limited success. I clearly lack the motivational […]

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Ghee Wick Making Transformed

Here is Mother Jayasri prabhu making ghee wicks for all the pujas using a machine designed and prototyped by Rupanuga prabhu. It is a spindle rotating at a high RPM. She shreds cotton off a roll and applies it. The spindle “grabs” the cotton and winds it tightly. She adds more at the bottom than […]

Death of a Younger Father

By Srila Jiva Goswami dasa Mukta Kasa Prabhu had a funny way of chanting Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. I used to tease him by getting up in his grill and intoning, “Hey ditty ditty,” as if that was what he was actually saying. […]


June 21, 2007   

First Week of Bhakti Sastri

June 11 was the first day of this year’s Bhakti Sastri course! Many devotees from around the US, the Caribbean, and from as far off as South Africa and even Mayapur have come to New Vrindaban to study Bhagavad-Gita in the Dham. His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami conducted the classes for the first week. Maharaja, […]

The Comfrey Story

( from May 18, 1975 Issue of the Brijabasi Spirit ) by Madhava Gosh dasa “I think that we should all go to the forest known as Vrndavana, where just now there are newly grown plants and herbs.”—KRSNA BOOK We took the first cutting of comfrey this week. The best time to take it is […]

Special Rare Happenings This Weekend at New Vrindaban dhama

All devotees, friends, and members of New Vrindaban are invited to Gaura Arati followed by Lila-Kirtans (kirtans interspersed with lila narations) this coming  Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Friday will feature H H Lokanath Swami and H H Radhanath Swami. Saturday will feature H H Govinda Maharaja and his Khazakstan Band […]