Last updated: November 13, 2009 (6 years ago)
Listing created on: October 4, 2009
(Carriere, Mississippi, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 1974
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.newtalavana.org
- Contact Name: Yogindra Vandana das Adhikari
- Phone: 601 749-9460
31492 Anner Rd
Carriere, Mississippi, 39426
Visitors accepted: Yes
We are open daily for day-long visitors. If you would like to stay for longer than a few hours you must write us or call ahead. The best time for visitors is on Sunday mornings for our famous Sunday Feast. We have a big musical kirtan, class and then a vegetarian feast. Please come by and say hello.
Open to new Members: Yes
Krsna Conscious Farm Community
Our community’s spiritual life revolves around our beautiful temple and beloved Deities. We engage in daily early-morning Bhakti Yoga practices including singing, chanting, dancing, and readings from sacred texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
Our community lifestyle revolves around Bhakti Yoga, or devotion to the Supreme Lord. This involves daily spiritual practices, chanting, reading of sacred texts, farm labor and living a fairly strict but mellow life. Our spirituality is bona fide and ancient going back over 5,000 years to ancient Vedic India. Our spirituality is very complex and profound and gives us much peace and joy and a deep sense of satisfaction. Our temple services can be very lively, full of sacred music and chanting, exotic drumming, ecstatic dance, and lots of play.
We live a very engaged life here. Work is diverse and includes cooking, cleaning, organic food growing, working with cows, land maintenance, small business management, building, office work, and outreach such as preaching and book distribution. Our facilites are simple but adaquete. Our housing for members is in need of development but we do have spaces available.
We are also an agricultural community engaged in cow protection, dairy production, and organic vegetable, fruit and nut production. We are self-sufficent for dairy and produce our own yogurt, milk sweets, and whey. We have right now around 1/2 acre in organic vegetable production, with plans for greatly expanding. We are also in the early stages of developing an ISKCON ecovillage community which will be striving for self-sufficiency and a more wholistic existence.
We are currently looking for new members and supporters. We have many single folks and also families here and would gladly welcome more. We are especially looking for young people interested in organic farming and ecovillage development. Please contact us and fill out our application if you are interested.