Chakra Announcements

Festival of Inspiration Update

by Malati Dasi

Posted April 5, 2008

Sri Web site is now working with a slightly different address ( 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:

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
Local Hotels & Motels Information Contact: 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:

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"
Sacinandana Swami

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: call: 304.845.9591