Srila Prabhupada Envisions a “New” Vrindaban

By Madhava Smullen

“You have New York, New England, and so many ‘New’ duplicates of European countries in the USA, why not import New Vrindaban in your country?” --Srila Prabhupada, Letter, 3/17/68

In the spring of 2013, board members for ISKCON New Vrindaban and ECO-Vrindaban unanimously adopted a new community vision statement. It was called “Srila Prabhupada’s Vision for New Vrindaban.”

Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule 2014

You are all cordially invited to New Vrindaban's Thanksgiving long weekend program.  It begins Thursday evening Nov. 27, and continues with all sorts of transcendentally uplifting activities until the Sunday feast on Nov. 30 at 2:00 PM.  Hare Krsna.  Click the picture for full schedule.

Special Program for THANKSGIVING DAY, THURSDAY NOV 27 2014

1:30 PM  Traditional Thanksgiving Lunch Prasad Feast

4 PM -9 PM  Govinda's Restaurant open

New Vrindaban's Joint Board Meeting & Community Dialog

As we do twice a year, the board members of ISKCON New Vrindaban and ECO-Vrindaban will meet face to face November 1st & 2nd, 2014.
In our ongoing efforts to improve communications, we are organizing a weekend of open presentations and discussions.
We humbly invite all New Vrindaban residents and well-wishers to participate.

Weekend schedule:
Saturday, November 1st. 

10:00 am to 1:30 pm: Department Head Presentations for 2014 (under the Lodge)

Digging Deeper - The Cleaning of Shyama Kunda at New Vrindaban

Getting the mercy while cleaning out New Vrindaban's Shyama Kunda, the devotees literally dug their hands into the mud, scooping it up and out of the kunda.  They filled up buckets after bucket of mud, formed a bucket brigade and emptied first Lalita Kunda and then Shyama Kunda.

Varsana Maharaja had to come to the rescue with his back hoe at one crucial point  to help scoop out some huge rocks.

Cleaning the Transcendental Kundas in New Vrindaban

Radha Kunda, the crest jewel of Govardhan, is now beautifully shining, and freshly lined.

New Vrindaban’s replica Radha Kunda up on the replica Govardhan Hill got a fresh lining at the end of this summer of 2014. It’s called “Rhino”, a type of cement which hardens into enamel, and is guaranteed for 30 years not to leak. This took two weeks, and lots of time and energy to shovel all the muck at the bottom. After seeing the beauty of Radha Kunda, and understanding that Lalita Kunda is also leaking, Gopisa Prabhu suggested that we also line Lalita Kunda and Shyama Kunda.