Festival of Inspiration Update
Posted April 5, 2008
Sri Web site is now working with a slightly different address (www.festivalofinspiration.org) but here is a glimpse of what you can expect to happen during North America's most popular Krishna family get-together during the Appalachian Spring in New Vrindaban, 2008 and you can be sure that more is on the way!
Dates: May 9, 10, 11, 2008
Venue: New Vrindaban, (Moundsville, WV)
Current list of confirmed Presenters include:
- Radhanath Swami
- Sachinandana Swami
- Romapada Swami
- Bhakti Marg Swami
- Varsana Swami
- Candramauli Swami
- B V Madhava Swami
- Anuttama das
- Sri Nandanandana das
- Vaisesika das
- Kamalini dd & Apurva das
- Brahma Tirtha & Bhakti devi
- Krishnanandini dd & Tariq
- Archana Siddhi & Karnamrita das
- Vraja Lila dd & Sukavaha dasi
- Divyambara dd
- Jaya Govinda das
- Laksmi Nrsimha das
- Nrshimananda das
- Balabhadra das
- Sankirtan das
- T. Punja das
- Damodar das
- Vyenkata Bhatta das
- Atmarama das
- Yadunath & Beth
- Mystery Guest TBA
- All of you!
In addition to scholarly realized presentations and practically oriented topics, there will be our normal range of inspired entertainment along with this year's special offering to Srila Prabhupada:
"An Evening of Devotion" three hours of Kirtan Yajna guided by H H Sachinanda Swami and others in an intimate atmosphere that will engage your mind and senses in the realm of Krishna Bhakti.
Festival Fee (includes all events and Prasad 3 X's a day/ does not include accommodation)
$151 for adults 18 & older
$76 for youth 13 to 17
$50 for children 7 to 12
(no fee) ages 1 day to 6 years
***Members who live and serve full time in an ISKCON temple pays $75 Festival Fee plus accommodation fee (according to their choice). Status requires verification from TP.
***Accommodations must be booked separately. See list of Hotels/ Motels on Website.
Hardship requests will be assisted. Please contact Organizer at Servingkrishna@aol.com.
Local Hotels & Motels Information Contact: Servingkrishna@aol.com at anytime Call 304-845-9591
Nearest Airport: Pittsburgh Intl. PA (1 1/2 hrs drive)
Pick-up's by prior request only/ no pick ups after 10:30 pm $75 per trip shared / $60 per trip single passenger
Nearest Bus: Wheeling, WV (25 minutes drive) Pick up by prior request only $35 round trip
Another option: Local Car Service 800-326-2907
We have plenty of space for people to register for the Festival, although we have ran out of all onsite accommodations. Please visit the website for a list of nearby accommodations and related information: festivalofinspiration.org
As a special offering to Srila Prabhupada this year, there will be a full night of Nama Kirtan Yajna on Saturday: "An Evenining of Devotion" with HH Sacinandana Swami and friends, dedicated to the chanting of the Holy Names:
"Always remember: Spiritual enthusiasm can go over all obstacles - but we need to nourish it with sravanam and kirtanam"
"The Holy Name is an unlimited mine of transcendental nectar, which will one
day show us the greatest secret: That the Name is not different from the
person, whose Name we chant"
There will be a "Transcendental Swap-Meet" on Saturday and Sunday for Devotional Items ONLY. If interested, you are welcome to bring devotional items including books, clothing, deities and deity paraphernalia, pictures/paintings, musical instruments, etc.
For information call: 304.845.9591
Additionally, vendor space is still available. If you got a product, craft, information, clothing, jewelry, etc., please contact us. There has always been a big crowd at the Festival, so we invite anyone who is interested to contact us for booth space- you'll do well!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org call: 304.845.9591