What is VRINDA?
VRINDA is the Vrindavan Institute for Vaisnava Culture and Studies.
Established in 1984, VRINDA stands for the United World Vaisnava
missions established under the divine protection of Sri Sri Guru
Gouranga Radha Vrajesvara by our Guru Maharaj Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti.
the departure of his spiritual master Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta
Swami Prabhupada from this world, Our Guru Maharaj Srila B.A.
Paramadvaiti has continued the mission of his Guru with full
faith and was blessed by Srimati Radharani to come to Vrindavan
to establish the VRINDA Mission in India.
VRINDA has today many centers in Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador,
Argentina, Peru, Central and North America as well as Germany
and Switzerland. The VRINDA Institute was established in India
in 1990. The Vaisnava culture was brought to the whole world
by his spiritual master Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Today the members of VRINDA join together in Vrindavan on a regular
Vrindavan, VRINDA's World Center
The World Center of VRINDA is situated in the famous Vrinda
Kunja. Vrinda Kunja is a lovely place where devotees from all
world unite on the principle Vaisnava Festivals to strengthen
their faith and to deeply absorb their hearts in the divine
Vrindavan atmosphere of chanting and hearing about Sri
Sri Radha Krishna and their mercy incarnation Sri
Our Guru Maharaj has also attracted many other leading Vaisnavas
to join the work of VRINDA.
VRINDA has expanded by opening Ashramas, Farm communities,
schools and Cultural centers. Many Vegetarian Restaurants
have been established
to help finance the Asramas and to promote Vegetarianism.
VRINDA is always trying to open more places to organize the Vaisnava
relief work of helping everyone regardless of caste,
creed. In an age where ignorance is rampant there is great
need for dynamic application of the Vedic principals for
spiritual society. VRINDA has a potent force of men and women
with integrity who are fulfilling that urgent need. You can
also organize VRINDA satsangs in your home. Simply contact
and you will learn, how to make your life happy, by helping
others to hear Krishna Katha.
Embassies - Braja Seva Ashramas
VRINDA plans to connect every country where there is a strong
Vrinda mission with Vrindavan through a Braja Seva Ashram.
This reminds us of the times, when the Indian Kings from
different states would come to Vrindavan to establish
their Temples and
Dharmsalas there. Reminding us of transcendental Embassies,
several countries started this program to help maintain
a temple in Vrindavan and thus engage their members in
VRINDA allows us to get the guidance of the devotees
of the Lord.
VRINDA is giving us the opportunity to be in contact
with the greatest sages who have lived in this world
their writings in as many languages as possible. Those
be read preferably twice a day in the association of
other devotees, but at least once a day one should study
books of our great
publishes these books and has opened the first Gaudiya Vaisnava
Bookstore in Vrindavan. Books, published
Vaisnava missions, both classical as well as contemporary
are made available
here. The Store is situated on the Seva Kunja Road,
after the Shyamasundara Temple. This is the same place where
Goswami, Srila Krishna das Kaviraj, Syamananda Prabhu
and lately Srila Prabhupada actually wrote their books.
store tries to provide and preserve Vaisnava literature
were almost lost.
of Sri Chaitanya
VRINDA is an Institute for universal Love and Harmony.
All sectors of society are invited to join and to qualify
be able to follow
the call of Sri Chaitanya.
In an extremely difficult materialistic world, we can
only pray to all sincere souls to investigate with
spiritual current of our Sampradaya is alive within
VRINDA. How much of YOUR help is required to expand
of VRINDA. Srila
Prabhupada wanted to start a school to train selflessly
dedicated souls for the uplifting of the fallen suffering
souls. Challenging all kinds of misconceptions, Srila
Prabhupada showed that one pure man, beloved to Sri
Krishna, can do
wonders and miracles, like transforming sinners into
and educational services
VRINDA conducts study courses in several languages
into the science of Bhakti Yoga. For a list of VRINDA
language, please contact your local
VRINDA is sticking to the principles of the preaching
and practicing life showed by our Parama Guru Srila
and all his surrendered disciples.
VRINDA wants to protect the Vaisnava Sanatan Dharma
and the holy Dhama, where the supreme Lord revealed
on this planet
By growing a Tulasi plant in your house, Tulasi Vrinda
will shower you with blessings, and transform your
house in Vrindavan.
to qualify to keep Vrinda
devi at your home, you
must be strictly vegetarian and offer her daily water,
The seeds for Vrinda devi you can get free from Vrinda
VRINDA recommends to all the members and friends
that they should daily chant the Mahamantra,
the Yuga Dharma for this fallen age of Kali, as much as they
By taking initiation into the chanting of the Maha Mantra from
a bonafide Vaisnava Guru you will get the highest benefit of
the human form of life. Krishna is in your heart. Call him
and he will help you.
for friends and supporters
VRINDA invites all those who sympathize with our goals to
become Life members or Patron members of VRINDA and thus
share in the
benefit of serving Sri Krishnas desires. By making a small
offering of 1'111 RS and voluntarily giving a donation on
a yearly basis
entitles you to be a Life Member. As a Life Member you will
receive a book about Krishna consciousness in your language.
You will also receive Seeds to grow Vrinda devi in your home.
You will get a picture of our Thakurji and a yearly newsletter
send to you.
You can organize VRINDA satsangs in your home and help to establish
Sunday programs for the spiritual education of your children.
You receive a flag to always remember Sri Vrinda devi and Vrindavan.
Every member receives his membership card .
We also give our members 20% discount on VRINDA's courses and
publications, as well as in our international guest houses.
With a donation of 11'111 RS you can become a Patron Member
and receive all of the above including another beautiful Vaisnava
book and a free stay for 3 days in VRINDA's guest houses (
call in advance for availability). All members are invited
to advance in their own understanding of Vaisnava culture by
the Study courses, which are gradually developed in all languages.
And above all, our members are always invited to do seva with
our Vaisnava Family. There is nothing more important in life
then to become attached to the devotees of the Lord. VRINDA
tries to create such an atmosphere in our Ashrams, that you
stay then leave. Of course, that depends also on your kind
effort and participation.
VRINDA is also member of the World
Vaisnava Association (WVA) which was founded by our Guru Maharaj Srila B. A. Paramadvaiti
jointly with other Vaisnavas from 17 Vaisnava missions to intensify
the World Vaisnava Relief work.
VRINDA teaches us to try to follow in the surrender of the
Gopis to Krishna, the devotion of Tulasi for Krishna, the
the spotless Bhagavat Purana, the real Krishna Consciousness.
Unmotivated and uninterrupted service of the soul to take
shelter at the feet of all Vaisnavas is our goal.
Sri Guru and Sri Gouranga jayata. That spirit can only live
within the heart of a saint. That spirit must live amongst
If you read this presentation of VRINDA and you would like
to become a member, you can write to the Secretary
you can go to any of our centers and register there. Please
fill out, and mail to the Vrindavan VRINDA World Center.
Vaisnava Culture and Studies, VRINDA.
If you like to become a member of VRINDA, you
can fill out this form.
by Bhagavatamrita das,
Secretary Vrinda Kunja