Today I start my long journey to New Vrindaban and I am very excited about it, especially since I’ve heard they have cows and goats and peacocks and swans and raccoons and deer and cats and even a donkey! Of course I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful deities and associating with many wonderful devotees too.
I am going for the second international conference of the ISKCON Academy of Arts and Sciences (IAAS) which I am helping to organize next weekend. The theme of the conference is “ISKCON Scholarship and the World: Academic and Cultural Contributions”, and it should be very interesting. The conference participants are devotee scholars who are involved in academics. The schedule and abstracts etc. are here. The conference is by invitation only but its not too late to apply for an invitation if you meet the criteria specified in the first announcement and you’d like to come along.