Our mission in Vrindavan is to receive volunteers and visitors from all over the world. We seek to encourage them to develop bhakti, or devotion by serving and visiting holy places. Experiencing Vrindavan means studying the holy books and preserving the holy land of Braj Vrindavan.
Nonetheless the Yamuna river, ancient buildings, as well as serving the local people, the Brijvasis or spiritual inhabitants of Braj. Inspiration to serve has always been our mission. Don’t hesitate to join our 10 day volunteer program in India on 2nd september 2017.
In this article you can read about the volunteer opportunities in India.
The queen requested a special place for herself and her Manipuri friends to reside in the holy place of Vrindavan, so they acquired the neighboring property and called it Manipuri-Rani Kunja. It was a large property with beautiful, exotic, native trees. They constructed a temple and established the deities of Sri Sri Radha Vraja Mohan, honoring the beloved deities of Srila Narottam Das Thakur who was the founder of the Vaishnava movement in Manipur in the 16th century. Read More
This is an insightful article capturing the essence of Vrindavan and amazingly describes why you should visit Vrindavan. It was written by Bhakti Shakti Devi, a longtime practitioner of bhakti yoga and lifelong member of the Vrinda family. She has led many tours to India and to different sacred places of South America. She has performed important volunteer work at the Vrinda Kunja Ashram in Vrindavan as well as in other holy places around the world. She is originally from Bulgaria but now resides with her family in Sweden.
Since time immemorial we use incense in religious rituals. Recently we had an adventurous experience with incense on our Indian spiritual tour and we would like to share it with you. Many people burn incense during daily meditation and relaxation as well as for many other purposes. There is a huge demand for incense all over the world. Unfortunately large industrial producers are not careful enough about all aspects of their product. Read on to find out the significant difference between natural and synthetic Indian incense. Sintetic incense can even affect your health.
Life is a journey that often takes you away from your planned route. We were visiting some Hindu temples in South India when we had a nice surprise. While touring among amazingly beautiful Indian sacred sites, we just met a nice family making Indian incense or agarbattis. It was amazing! Can you believe that they were rolling them one by one? A skilled agarbatti maker can actually produce about 5000-6000 incense sticks a day!
Our effort is to create unique communities and more of eco yoga villages. We are establishing sacred places around the world to help people connect with nature through volunteering. Experiencing a truly natural lifestyle teaches us about ecology, sustainability and the benefits of communal living. In addition to caring for our outer environment, we also offer many opportunities for volunteers to cultivate inner consciousness. Experience it through different spiritual practices of the Inbound School of Yoga.
Our motto: “Simple living, elevated thinking” best expresses the lifestyle we aspire to. Please check our website from time to time for updates about new volunteer projects in our Eco Yoga Villages. We are part of an international network of eco yoga villages that have yoga centers, meditation, vegetarian restaurants. You may find these eco parks in more than 25 countries worldwide, including two in INDIA. Eco Yoga Villages website.
Volunteer organizations in India represent a unique opportunity for inner personal growth while performing meaningful service to those in need. The holy lands of India are in urgent need of protection. Mother Nature is calling you to help restore her rivers, soil, forests, jungles and of course her dear people and animals. Your helping hands are needed in so many areas, so how does one decide where to go and whom to help? To help you determine where you might fit in best, we are presenting some of our favorite volunteer projects and volunteer organizations in India. So we wish you well in your efforts and thank you in advance for your sacrifice and commitment. Here you will get the list you needed. Best tip: stay in Tree house in India while doing volunteer service.
As a main pillar of Hindu philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most widely studied volumes in the world. It is found not only in Hindu temples but also in millions of libraries and homes. The Bhagavad Gita was even used at a swearing-in ceremony for a member of the United States Congress. With great pleasure we present this article Bhakti Yoga in Bhagavad Gita by Bhakti Raksak Swami. He has collected many important facts about the Gita for our readers’ benefit.
Having a Hindu temple at home for domestic worship has always been common in Hindu society from ancient times to the present day. This sacred tradition has been passed down generation to generation through beautiful rituals performed at home by adults and children alike. Everyone in the household can feel a connection with God and express their love to the deity. One simply cannot imagine an Indian home without an altar or shrine!
To be human means to search for the ultimate meaning of life, to find out who we are and what our purpose in life is. Can a domestic shrine help us cultivate our spiritual growth? There is only one way to find out!
Throughout human history philosophers have been searching for answers to life’s greatest questions. What is life? Where does life come from? What is the purpose of life? What happens to us after we die? Anyone who asks these kinds of questions becomes a philosopher and starts a spiritual quest towards self-realization. For a self-realization lot of philosopher and psyichologist start with studying of our body, mind and soul.
The Hare Krishna mantra, also known as the Maha Mantra, is a 16 word mantra. We have collected basic information about this famous mantra.
The first mention of the Hare Krishna mantra is in the Katha Upanishad, compiled thousands of years ago. The Katha Upanishad belongs to ancient Vedic literature. The Mahamantra originally appeared with a slightly inverted variation: Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. Around five hundred years ago the Supreme Lord appeared as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who changed it to the current transcendental form: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. This mantra is called the Maha Mantra which means the Great Mantra as it is considered to be the most important of all mantras.