Chakra Announcements

New Vrindavan to hold Festival of Inspiration 2004

by Malati dasi

Reposted February 26, 2004

New Vrindavan is hosting North America's third annual "Festival of Inspiration", scheduled Friday, May 7 , Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 2004. This year's theme is "Spiritual Strength and Leadership."

The three-day festival features special morning programs and simultaneous "break-out sessions," in which devotees can choose the particular session of greatest personal interest. Those devotees who attend will also be able to enjoy ecstatic kirtans and what the kitchen crew promises will be "incredibly healthy" prasadam.

Some of the ISKCON leaders invited to give presentations are Bhakti Caru Swami, Bhakta Marga Swami, Bhakta Tirtha Swami, Bir Krishna Goswami, Candramauli Swami, Candrasekhar Swami, Giriraja Swami, Jayapataka Swami, Radhanatha Swami, Romapada Swami and Sacinandana Swami. Many other devotees are expected to participate, but have not yet confirmed their attendance. This list will be updated regularly.

The festival is preceded by the North American managerial meetings, scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6 for all NA GBCs, TPs and temple managers.

For information, please email Bhaktin Becky,, Malati dasi,, tel. (304) 845-9591, or Chitra dasi,, tel. (301) 299-9707. Preregistration, exclusive of accommodations, will cost $108 US, includes all sessions, workshops and prasadam.

For accommodation reservations, please contact Prema Bhakti das,, tel. (304) 843-1600 (Press #2) by advance.