March 31, 2018

Planting the Seed for Sandipani Muni School(By Ramesh Shah, London)

When I see how this project of a school has expanded; providing education to the poor girls of the Dham, I am filled with pride in Rupa’s work. I remember the day the seed was planted. That seed, since planting, has sprouted and grown into a wonderful tree, in whose shadow these girls are cared for and educated. I first visited Vrindavan in December 1990, and at that time was shocked to see such poverty. Vrindavan is the holy Dham and the most important place for all Vaishnavas. At that point, I felt it was my duty to do something for the children of this city. I realised education was the key to improving lives. I myself come from a poor background, and it was education only that allowed me to progress in life. This was my opportunity to give this same chance to the others. The other problem was […]
March 31, 2018

A Spiritual Retreat

A retreat lets our feelings open out. It can bring understanding of where we are in life too. All the great spiritual traditions are about discovering ourselves in ways that help us to grow in happiness and love. For many people a retreat will be an awakening to the presence of God in their lives. Going on a retreat means taking time away from your ordinary life and situation. It is a special time to give yourself some peace and calm. You might be stepping away from a hectic lifestyle full of being too busy.   In the last week of March, 10 girls from the school had a chance to take a break from the routine and go for a spiritual retreat at Govardhan. They had a great experience. The retreat was right after their annual exams and that is what made it even more special. The girls had […]
March 30, 2018

Making A Difference With Art

Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to Annette Kelly, a remarkable artist from England, who is creating a series of paintings to fundraise for FFLV. The paintings are available for sale and 100% of the proceeds will go to FFLV.   Annette Kelly is an artist gaining a great reputation for her work and generosity. She has been working with our sister charity in London, Food for All. This charity, set up by Parasuram das, is currently serving 2000 nutritious meals to London’s needy. She began by raising money for Food for All by selling spiritually themed art and crafts before volunteering herself in the kitchen to help serve the homeless & needy in Central London. Food for All’s ethos of ‘giving’ with no return, truly impressed her. She states “This experience changed my life and the way I view the world.”   TEACHING ART […]