Community Service Center

Our Mission Statement

To create and offer programs and facilities that promote ongoing advancement in:

  • Devotional Service

  • Healthy loving sadhu-satsang

  • Well-being of our Krishna Balarama Family

In order to fulfill the objectives of our beloved founder Acarya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, Srila Prabhupada, the Guru Parampara and Lord Caitanya.

Our Slogan

Care, Communication, Co-operation and Collaboration

Contact:

  • Our CSC Office is located just opposite the Balaram Hall
  • The office is generally open from 11 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • Phone +91 9997011158
  • Email: iskconcsc@gmail.com

We have a Facebook PAGE named ‘Iskcon Vrindavan Community Service’ containing a digital bulletin board advertising goods and services. We also have a GROUP under the same name where handy downloadable files are found under FILES in the top menu bar. The files are:

  • Our New 2014 Iskcon Vrindavan Handbook
  • Local Guesthouses, rates and contact info
  • Our Thali Report tells you where to get a good meal, cost and timings
  • Yellow pages – a Directory of Goods and Services
  • Dying in Vrindavan- sample legal documents in Russian and English
  • Taxi, Motor Rickshaw and Pedal Rickshaw Rate Guide
  • A Current Map of ISKCON Vrindavan Campus
  • A Simple Map of Vrindavan
  • Current Yatras in English and Russian

ISKCON Vrindavan’s First Community Service Center

 

By Sukhada devi dasi (MVT Vrindavan and Los Angeles, CA)

 

Vrindavan Iskcon has recently opened its NEW and Innovative Community Service Center across from the Balaram Hall, behind the Krsna Balarama Mandir.  Smiling faces fill the center every day to greet you and help you with everything community related. Originally conceived by the Vrindavan Temple President, Pancagauda Prabhu and his wife, Gaura Purnima devi dasi, the project quickly became the nurtured baby of Iskcon’s Senior Vaishnava Women. Dedicated to serving Srila Prabhupada, these devotees met time and again to brainstorm the project that opened its doors on September 13, 2013, the glorious appearance day of Srimati Radharani, Sri Radhastami.

 

Kusha Devi Dasi, a Prabhupada disciple from Hawaii, is now spearheading the project by becoming its first director. If you don’t know her, you should! She has a sparkling personality, full of life and anxious to serve the devotees. If you have a special service you would like to offer, she will relish finding a way to engage you.

 

She also has happy and dedicated volunteers who have joined with her in doing the needful tasks. Madhavi began the Sunday Funday School. Kamala is covering administration and accounting and Manjari is doing the much needed handbook.  Mahadevi is the entertainment director and is engaged in doing inspirational photography as well as arranging functions (with flair) for women and the whole community.

 

But this project is in its Creative Stage and it needs YOU to help it move forward.  In production from the department and coming soon are the following:

The Community Service Center’s Budding Departments are:

Administration: Kusha devi dasi (Director), Kamala devi

dasi (Assistant Director), Preeti Chauhan (Secretary)
Aesthetic Efficiency Guild: Gaur Purnima devi dasi
Bhaktin Mentoring: Annuradha (Australian), and Thakurani (American) devidasi
Book Keeping: Kamala devi dasi
Bulletin Boards: Devotee Announcements, Classifieds, Vision Board and Flow Chart- Kamala, Preeti, Kusha devi dasi
Campus Map: Hari Rama dasa, Kusha devi dasi, Saci Gaursundar
CPT- Child Protection Team: Priya Sakhi, Madhavi and Parvati devi dasis

Dying in the Dham: Sample legal paperwork and instructions on how to peacefully pass away in this most holy place, in Russian and English (text doc and pdf formats) can be found on our Iskcon Vrindavan Community Service Facebook Group under FILES on the menu bar. Contact: Kusha devi dasi
Clean and Green Environment: Working to make ISKCON Vrindavan a green facility are: Gaura Purnima, Nirguna, Radha Caran, Kusha devi dasis, Kamalakanta dasa
Family Matters: We need volunteers.

  • Matrimonial assistance – we need someone to volunteer for this.

  • Mediation, Negotiating, Mentoring and Counseling: Kusha, Nanda Gopal Dasa 09557427399, Lalita and Hari Kirtan devi dasis

  • Courses on joyful relating- Vraja Lila devi dasi, Lalita, and Hari Kirtan devi dasis

Festival Entertainment: Maha devi dasi ACBSP, Laxmi Priya devi dasi
Handbook Department: Manjari, Mahadevi, Geetanjali, Kunja Kalika and Kusha devi dasis.

 

Health Care

: Dr, Gandarvika Giridhari devi dasi, Priya Sakhi devi dasi, Dr. Shalini

 

Hindi Suggestion and Complaint Department

: Krishna Putri devi dasi
Istagoshtis Agenda: Laxmi Priya and Kusha devi dasi.

Phone Directory and Devotee Emergency Contact List: Kamala
Pilgrim Advirory Director: Mahadevi
Publications: Manjari devi dasi, Sukhada devi dasi, Kamala devi dasi and Kusha devi dasi
Radhika’s Garden: Gaur Purnima devi dasi
Regular Weekly Classes:

  • Bhakti Rasamrita Sindu given by Manjari devi dasi. ACBSP on Wednesdays at 4:30- 5:30 P.M. in Srila Prabhupada’s Library
  • Sri Upadeshamrita given by Anadi Radha devi dasi in Hindi Mondays in the Community Service Center
  • Hindi Bhagavad Gita given by Sukhapriya devi dasi Saturdays from 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. at the Balaram Hall as the venue allows.
  • Uddhava Gita: given by Krishna Kirtan devi dasi, ACBSP Saturdays from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Russian Community Service: Padmavati +91 9837993747,
Satyavati +91 9917045507

Sunday Funday School: Ages 5-16 year old children come to relish Krsna Consciousness in a format designed for their age groups: Madhavi devi dasi- (General Manager) +91 8171904469

Seminar Event Coordinator: Ayurveda, Holistic Health, Energy conservation, Mental Wellness and a host of other uplifting topics. Contact Laxmi Priya +91 8126698792, Mahadevi +91 9359199476 and Kusha devi dasi+919997011158.

Senior Vaisnava Home and Health Care Program: We need donations to be put into fixed deposits toward building a Senior Vaisnava Care Home and maintaining a Senior Vaisnava Health Care Fund. Kusha devi dasi
Seva Suggestion, Complaint and Incident Reporting
: Madhavi, Kamala, Kusha devi dasis

Tulasi Arotik: in the Balaram Hall (to get on the schedule for leading kirtan and doing tulasiarotik contact- Laxmi Priya devi dasi +91 8126698792
Vaisnavi Sanga: Ladies regularly getting together. Kusha and Maha devi dasis

Website Coordination: Kusha, Madhavi, Preeti and Kamala devi dasis
Website Correspondent: Photography and Reporting: Kusha devi dasi and Maha devi dasi+91 9359199476 and Kusha devi dasi

Welcome Home to Vrindavan: Getting to know you, getting to know us. Matching your talents with joyful seva. Get to know the service departments to see where to perform joyful devotional service.

Yellow Pages- Directory of Goods and Services: Kusha devi dasi, Kamala devi dasi

 

And . . . the department has arranged to have a large map written in three languages placed at the three gates as you enter into Vrindavan ISKCON, showing where all departments are located.

 

Kusha explains that the Community Service Center helps your trip to Vrindavanbe hassle free!  Directories, Guides and Guest House Lists, etc. are available in the Welcome Center, located beside Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi, as well as the Community Center and the handbook can be found in any of the Book Stalls.

 

Future copies may include advertising for local businesses who would like your business and who would also like to support the pilgrims visiting Vrindavan.

 

Kusha said she would like everyone to be part of this “creative explosion”! “We are forming a dream for the devotees of the future. This is ALL in the formative stages and we hope devotees will help with their resourceful ideas.

 

If you would like to know more, their Facebook page is: Iskcon Vrindavan Community Service (page and a group with downloadable files).

 

Donations:

If you would like to make a donation for any aspect of this department, please call, email or text message both Kusha devi dasi at iskconcsc@gmail.com; +91 9997011158 and Braj Bihari dasa at Brajbihari@pamho.net; +91 9897905111, he is in charge of accounting for all Iskcon Vrindavan. Earmark the donation for the Community Service Center.

 

Please join the NEW Community Service Center in Vrindavan serving the devotees with a smile – for Krsna.   Come and offer your service or accept ours.  We are excited – just thinking about YOU coming to Vrindavan!

 

Facebook: Iskcon Vrindavan Community Service

email address: iskconcsc@gmail.com

phone number: +91 9997011158

 

Jai Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara!

Jai Sri Vrindavan Dham!

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