ISKCON New Talavan Community
Welcome to ISKCON New Talavan Community
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Temple President: His Grace Yogindra Vandana das Adhikari
31492 Anner Road • Carriere, Mississippi 39426 • 601 749-9460 •


Please always chant:

Hare Krsna
Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna
Hare Hare

Hare Rama
Hare Rama
Rama Rama
Hare Hare

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Bhakti-Vrksha Manuals and Lesson Plans

Preach Krsna Consciousness at Home

You can start a local group of devotees for chanting, studying Srila Prabhupada's books and practicing Krsna consciousness in good association. The Bhakti-vrksha Program is a modern version of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakura's pioneering Nama-Hatta program for spreading Krsna consciousness. It is so easy, anyone can start a Bhakti-vrksha group in their own town or city. We supply all the information and guidance you need, and even a detailed 64-week lesson plan. All you need is faith, sincerity, desire, enthusiam and perseverance!

Getting Started

The best way to get started is to read the Bhakti-Vrksha Manual, edited by His Holiness Jayapataka Maharaja. (To download this document, right-click and select "Save Target As..." from the pop-up context menu.) This will give you the overall plan and get you inspired. It also supplies the context for the other documents linked from this page, including a complete, detailed 64-week lesson plan for a Bhakti-vrksha group.

If you live in our preaching area (the Florida panhandle, Mississippi, Louisiana, most of Alabama and Arkansas), New Talavan will be your source for all additional materials needed. Please feel free to contact us any time you need help or encouragement in your preaching work. We are happy to serve you!

What Next?

If you have a desire to preach, we advise you to print out all the materials and read them carefully. They explain everything in complete detail. If you have any questions, contact us or Kaunteya Prabhu ( There is also an email list for devotees interested in congregational preaching. Join it by sending an email to the Nama Hatta (Congregational Development) Forum at

You can grow your service as a Bhakti-vrksha preacher as large as you want to. The world awaits some fortunate devotee to make this preaching style his life and soul, and spread Krsna consciousness in a very dynamic way. Maybe it's you! If you have any attraction for this kind of preaching, contact New Talavan right away.