Then I may go back to India for six months, as there is a program for construction of an American house for training preachers at Vrindaban. Vrindaban is the only solitary transcendental abode within this universe where Krishna Consciousness automatically reveals. Therefore I have a great hope to train some of my disciples for preaching work, even in my absence.
- (Srila Prabhupada)
"For years I had lost the sharp edge of one-pointed intelligence which in the beginning had given me much realization and taste.... This course has sharpened my focus....A powerful uplifting spiritual experience. I think many older devotees can benefit by getting a concentrated dose of Krsna consciousness, and younger devotees can dive deeply into the philosophy and practices of Krsna consciousness."
- (Jita Girish dasa, Australia)
"The VIHE is like a big churning pot, churning the nectar of the holy name, places and pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the association of advanced devotees from all over the world. Since devotees are like honey bees they should immediately take advantage and go for that sweetest honey in Vrndavana......"
- (Rasasthali devi dasi, South Africa)
"A rare opportunity to associate with senior devotees of Srila Prabhupada...What place could be better for it than Vrindavana?"
- (Visva Guru dasa, France)
"The first school I ever went to that I liked........Before you become a guru and save this land, attend the VIHE and save yourself."
- (Suresvara dasa, USA)
"I can honestly say this is the most enlightening and inspiring month I've spent in ISKCON in ten years! I've learned much from the individual classes, and beyond that I've acquired a real taste for hearing and chanting in the association of devotees... The institute is well-planned and the arrangements are first class. Worth every penny of the tuition."
- (Arjuna dasa, USA)
"I found this to be an invaluable transcendental experience, and would thoroughly recommend it to others who wish to enrich their spiritual lives."
- (Prabhavisnu Swami, Malaysia and Australia)
"The VIHE is like an investment with high interest rates."
- (Bhakta Angelo, India)
"This studying in the association of devotees has been the most enlivening experience in my Krsna conscious career. Following the techniques taught at the VIHE, I have gained an inspiration to study Srila Prabhupada's books with a determination that I never knew existed in me."
- (Raghava Pandit dasa, South Africa)
"I had a wonderful experience living in the holy Dham and studying Srila Prabhupada?s books with the guide of such wonderful teachers and students. I think it's been the best thing I did in my life. I recharged my batteries for quite some time and now I am trying to give to others what I took from them all."
- (Candranani devi dasi, Spain)
"Essential for those wishing to solidify their understandings, strongly fight with the 'crocodile of maya' and preach boldly and confidently as Srila Prabhupada wanted."
- (Janananda dasa, Malaysia)
"The VIHE has helped me understand just how much there is in Srila Prabhupada's books. A very worthwhile experience."
- (Tribhuvanath dasa, England)
"I came with a poor fund of knowledge and I am returning with a treasure. I recommend this course to all serious-minded devotees who would like to contribute to spreading Krsna consciousness all over the globe."
- (Svarupa Damodara dasa, India)
"These courses are something like a gathering of generals prior to an important battle. Essential."
- (Govardhana Seva dasa, Malaysia)
"Promoting the careful study of Prabhupada's books, diving deeper into Vedic understanding, providing an atmosphere for our ISKCON members both old and new to associate together on the basis of hearing and chanting, etc...These VIHE achievements are most valuable for the whole world." -(Romapada Swami, USA)
"A soul lifting experience. The family comes together to chant the holy name, hear Krsna katha and be with Krsna in His land."
- (Siddhi Lalasa, India, after the Govardhan Retreat)
"I was always lacking deep study of Srila Prabhupada's books. Temple classes, the bhaktin program and other seminars only gave a partial understanding of Srila Prabhupada's basic books and also I didn't have enough time or enthusiasm to study more deeply by myself. So the Bhakti Sastri course in Vrindavan organized by the VIHE fulfilled my desire to understand more deeply Bhagavad gita, Isopanisad, Nectar of Instruction and Nectar of Devotion in a systematic way. It gave me a clear and overall vision of these books. The spiritual atmosphere of Vrindavan was also very helpful to concentrate on studying so it was a very pleasant, joyful and refreshing experience."
- (Indrani devi dasi, Poland)