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Murari Master Plan

  1. 1. ISKCON Murari Sevaka Inc. International Society for Krishna Consciousness Founder Acarya His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
  2. 2. Murari Sevaka Master-Plan Ideas <ul><li>To define our mission at Murari there must be a master plan in place, a kind of road map facilitating devotional service that leads us to the lotus feet of Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurachandra and ultimately back home to Godhead. </li></ul><ul><li>The master plan for ISKCON Murari Sevaka has evolved over the years and there have been as many great ideas as there have been great devotees who have served on this project, however some ideas have emerged as more appropriate for the project. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Regional ISKCON Temple <ul><li>A Krsna Conscious Country oasis for the region and the international community of devotees. </li></ul>
  4. 4. An Active Residential Community of Select Devotees <ul><li>Employment for “Like Minded” individuals to conduct and support the services and programs offered in the master plan. </li></ul>
  5. 5. An ISKCON Bhakti Yoga Retreat <ul><li>Custom tailored programs for the beginning and advanced Bhakta. </li></ul><ul><li>National advertising through targeted publications and venues to promote Murari as a resort style Bhakti Yoga Retreat. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Iskcon Holistic Vedic Health Center & Retreat <ul><li>Consulting in part of: </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Herbal Medicines and care </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Detoxification and Cleansing </li></ul><ul><li>Therapeutic Massage </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Chiropractic Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Sauna/Sweat Treatments </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga Exercise – Training Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Bathing Ghat – Mineral Baths </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming, Canoeing, Horseback Riding </li></ul><ul><li>Trail System for Walking/Hiking </li></ul><ul><li>On-going holistic care for active; retired devotees </li></ul><ul><li>Hospice type program for devotees </li></ul>
  7. 7. Convention Facilities and Camp Retreat <ul><li>Hosting various programs and festivals such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Bhakti Yoga Conventions & Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Healing conventions with renown guest healers & speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Herb walks and gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor & Outdoor Convention Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Rental Cabins/Campgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant/Gift Store </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor & Outdoor Amphitheater </li></ul>
  8. 8. Annual Murari Music Fest <ul><li>Promoting Krsna Consciousness through all styles of music, dance, live theater, cinema, storytelling, etc. In conjunction with the Spring Vegetarian Recipe Competitions and the Fall Vegetarian Chili Cook-Off and Feast. </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by VPA (Vaishnava Performing Arts Inc) see </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Amphitheater in the Hills of Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Barn Theater and Concert Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted Internationally and Drawing from International Vaishnava talent </li></ul><ul><li>Potential appearances by nationally and internationally renown recording artists </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled by coincide with the Bonneroo Festival and it’s hundreds of thousands of attendees as well ad ten’s of thousands of fans who attend the Lynchburg Chili Cook-Off </li></ul>
  9. 9. Vedic/Varna-adhrama Institute <ul><li>Educational outreach programs with regular on-going classes presented to numerous college, universities and other venues throughout the south </li></ul><ul><li>Prasadam Distribution and Cooking Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Perfection at Home Programs – Nama – Hatas </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaith dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Prison Preaching Program </li></ul><ul><li>Bhakta Program / Monastery for Brahmacaris </li></ul>
  10. 10. VEDIC ECO Village <ul><li>Demostrating the most ancient Vedic way of simple living / high thinking and promoted to the thousands of tourist who visit historic Lynchburg, Tennessee annually. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Murari Brand Products (Herbs, Honey, Jams, Jellies, etc.) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Murari Sevaka is geographically situated in the very heart of the Eastern U.S. near Nashville, Tennessee (a major distribution and entertainment center) of over one million people. Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Huntsville and Birmingham are only a short drive away. Actually Murari is located within 500 miles of over 90% of the U.S. population. Though centrally located and close to everything, Murari provides a feeling of absolute seclusion, well off the beaten path, away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. There isn’t even a commercial slight path overhead to disturb the natural peace of Murari’s hidden hills and valleys. </li></ul><ul><li>This ideal circumstance provides the aspiring devotee with the choice meditational environment, a quiet and peaceful space for deep concentration on the Holy Name, Past times and instruction of the Lord. After a brief hietus, casting off the impurities of city life, with mind and body purified, one can re-enter the busy life, feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on any challenge. We invite you to come home to Murari as a residential staff member and help fulfill this great preaching mission. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Donor and Volunteer <ul><li>Contact – Gayatri Dasa 615-330-0055 </li></ul><ul><li>To pledge donor, volunteer or Preaching Assistance or for select residential/employment opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>All Glories to Srila Prabhupada </li></ul><ul><li>Hare Krsna! </li></ul>