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  • Snowstorm Destroys Villa Vrindavana Cow Shelter
    Devotees in ISKCON Italy’s rural Villa Vrindavana community are still struggling to recover after a violent snowfall in the Florence area on Friday, December 17th paralyzed the farm and completely destroyed the tent-shelter in which its cows were housed.
  • First 24hr Kirtana in Florence, Italy
    In june, Villa Vrindavana (Florence, Italy), will hold its first 24hours kirtan entitled "Sravanam Kirtanam: keep your faith alive by hearing and singing".
  • Villa Vrindavana TV Show Appearance Changes Hearts
    ISKCON Italy’s flagship center, the rural community of Villa Vrindavana, was thrust into the public’s attention when the TV show 24/7 chose it as the focus of one of its episodes this spring.
  • Italy’s Villa Vrindavana Earns “Special Farm” Status
    The local government gave Villa Vrindavana the "special farm" status which recognizes the farm as a place where agriculture, spirituality, culture and social events work together. The new status allows Villa Vrindavana to perform new activities, which they did not have the opportunity for in the past.
  • Villa Vrindavana to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Deity Installation
    “The idea is to have spirituality, culture, agriculture, and ecology working together to create a model that can inspire society,” says Parabhakti Das. “I strongly feel in my heart that we have something very important to say. And when people see we are doing something useful, they will come to hear it.”
  • "Keep Your Faith Alive" Party in Italy's Villa Vrindavan

    For the 4th time in a row, Italy's Villa Vrindavana will host the "Sravana Kirtanam - Keep Your Faith Alive by Hearing and Singing" festival on 6th and the 7th of July, 2013.

  • “Meeting God”: Interfaith Convention in Italy
    "Meeting God." Ambitious, maybe even scary title for an interfaith meeting, as this topic can lead to sophisticated philosophical debates, over-opinionated, heated position statements, or even to direct oppositions to one another among representatives of the different religious groups.
  • A Spectacular “Museum of Spiritual Art” Opens in Florence

    The first phase of the Villa Vrindavana museum which just opened, fills five large rooms with twenty grand sized paintings of India’s classic literature, the Mahabharata. The paintings reveal in vibrant colors the drama, emotion, intrigue, and divine purposes of the Mahabharata and its epic battle between the forces of good and evil. 

  • ISKCON Italy Joins Official Government Interfaith Council in Florence

    This January, ISKCON Italy was made a member of the Florence Council for Religious Dialogue, an official government entity. This is a major development for ISKCON, which has been working with non-government interfaith groups since 2005 and has held many interfaith conferences and events at the Villa Vrindavana community.

  • The Pandava Sena Group's Visit to Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    Music by Hanumen.

  • Museum of Sacred Art - Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    In 2013, a new Sacred Art Museum opened in Villa Vrindavana, Tuscany, Italy.

  • Ramayana Collection to Open at Villa Vrindavan Museum

    On Friday July 11th, the second floor of the Museum of Spiritual Art (MOSA) in Villa Vrindavana, Italy will be completed and receive an internal opening ceremony attended by devotees. The museum is the second branch of MOSA in ISKCON, modeled after the original in Radhadesh, Belgium. It is located in the most historic part of Villa Vrindavana’s Villa, dating back to the 16th century.

  • Bhakti Festival Draws Yoga Practioners to Italy’s Villa Vrindavana

    On the weekend of Friday June 6th to Sunday June 8th, around 500 yoga practioners from Tuscany and beyond attended a yoga festival with a difference: the third annual Bhakti Festival at Villa Vrindavana,  Italy. The festival was established in 2012 by ISKCON Villa Vrindavana and Yogendra, leader of the Samadhi yoga school in Florence

  • Holi Festival in Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    Villa Vrindavana, Florence, Italy.

  • Museum of Sacred Art to Open in Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    After several internal events celebrating its progress so far, the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) is set to officially open in Villa Vrindavana, Italy, at the end of this month. The museum is MOSA’s second branch, with the first running in Radhadesh, Belgium since 2009 and currently attracting around 12,000 visitors a year.

  • Local VIPs Praise New Villa Vrindavana Museum at Opening

    The Indian Ambassador to Italy, as well as the mayor of local municipality San Casciano,  both praised the new Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) at Italy’s Villa Vrindavana during its opening late last month. The museum – MOSA’s second branch after the original in Radhadesh, Belgium – is located near Florence, in Villa Vrindavana’s historic 16th century wing.

  • The Villa Vrindavan (Italy) Experience
  • Mayapur Academy Opens Regional Deity Worship School in Villa Vrindavana

    For the past ten years, the Mayapur Academy – run by the ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry – has offered devotees a four-month intensive training course that equips them with all the knowledge, skills and values they need to serve as pujaris in ISKCON. Many successful graduates have come away from the course with diplomas in archana. But it’s not always easy for devotees to travel so far and be away from their services or homes for four months.

  • Villa Vrindavan, Italy

    A film by Vrisahbhanu Das.

  • Italian Deity Worship Academy Launches Successfully

    Mayapur Academy's new Italian branch allows devotees in the Western World and particularly Europe to learn the knowledge, skills and values they need to serve as pujaris in ISKCON without traveling all the way to Mayapur in India. Units include astrology Tulasi care and worship, jewelry making, cooking, festivals, yajnas, turban making, and flower decorations.

  • IC Conference to Discuss Politics, Gaudiya Math and Religious Freedom

    Forty communications staff will meet in Villa Vrindavana, Italy from May 13th to 16th for the European ISKCON Communications Conference. The conference will tackle several issues that are very relevant to ISKCON today. These include ISKCON and Politics, ISKCON and the Gaudiya Math, and Media and Religious Freedom.

  • Life in Villa Vrindavan, Italy

    This is a film about the Hare Krishna community in Villa Vrindavana near Florence in Italy. It shows the different aspects of the project and we hear from some of the residents. A video by Vrisabhanu Das.

  • Nimai Pandit Das, Pioneer of the Italian Yatra, Passes Away

    Although he had serious health problems for many years, he never complained or even talked about his struggle with disease; nor did he give up.