The Spiritual Frontier — 1976 – Prabhupada’s Vision for New Vrindavan
Beautiful documentary film telling the story behind ISKCON’s New Vrindavan, a spiritual farm community near Moundsville, West Virginia. Produced by ISKCON Cinema in 1976.
Srila Prabhupada’s vision for New Vrindavan was to create a spiritual place like Vrindavan in India where Lord Krishna appeared 5,000 years ago, but in the United States of America.
For many in the USA it is not possible for them to go to Vrindavan in India to visit Krishna’s birthplace. So Prabhupada wanted to create Vrindavan in the United States. Prabhupada’s vision was a self-sufficient rural community depending on the cows, the land and Krishna. This film, The Spiritual Frontier, is a very good overview of New Vrindavan.
About the Author
Madhudvisa dasa My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna."
I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can.
That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental!
That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!