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New Vrindaban Recipes: Community, Camaraderie and Cookies

By Madhava Smullen Dharmakala Dasi’s destiny seemed set from the start – she grew up with the smell of fresh baked bread and cookies lingering throughout her home. “My parents had eight kids, so we didn’t really go out to eat – my mother just cooked constantly to feed us all,” she says. “So being […]

November 2015 Brijabasi Spirit Newsletter

Dedicated to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day Festival  Srila Prabhupada’s disappearance day is a very significant day for his disciples, grand disciples, and members of ISKCON, the International Society For Krishna Consciousness. It is a special occasion for devotees to come together to share and remember Srila Prabhupada. Devotees not only share and remember […]

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 11/08/2015

ECO-Vrindaban Board Meeting Minutes 11/08/2015 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 Directors: Anuttama, Chaitanya Mangala, Kripamaya, Madhava Gosh and Ranaka. Participating Advisors: Jaya Krsna, Sri Tulasi Manjari, Radha-Krishna Participating Managers: Mukunda, Nitaicandra Recording secretary: Jamuna Jivani 1. Bahulaban […]

Open Invitation: December 4, 5 & 6, 2015

The board members of ISKCON New Vrindaban and ECO-Vrindaban humbly invite all New Vrindaban residents and well-wishers to participate in the upcoming weekend activities. WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Friday, December 4th. 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Dinner Prasadam with Board Members & GBCs (at Radha Vrindaban Chandra’s Temple) Saturday, December 5th. 9:45 am to 1:30 pm: Department […]

Service in Separation: Honoring Srila Prabhupada on His Disappearance Day

By Madhava Smullen “It was devastating,” says Advaitacarya Das, bowing his head. Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance Day is coming up on November 15th in New Vrindaban. And Advaita, who has been a resident since the early 1970s, is recalling the day in 1977 when he and the other devotees at Prabhupada’s first farm community heard the […]

Govardhana Puja to Uplift Devotees with a Mountain of Sweetness

By Madhava Smullen It’s not something you see every day. A group of young girls and boys are huddled in the middle of the temple hall, some shocked and some cheering. They’re looking unbelievingly at the particularly effulgent boy at their center as he lifts an impossibly heavy burden. The young boys and girls might […]

Nitaicandra Das Becomes ECO-Vrindaban’s Ox and Agriculture Manager

Nitaicandra Das has always sought the simple life. It was while living in the forests of Trinidad, remarkably enough, that he received a copy of Srila Prabhupada’s “Science of Self-Realization.” “Living off the forest wasn’t working out for me,” he says. “And once I read Prabhupada’s book I realized, ‘This is it, it’s all here […]