Lesmahagow, a quiet village founded by monks in the 12th Century is now a home to monks but of a different order.
In 1987 the Hare Krishna monks of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), which represent a branch of Hinduism, moved into a humble property in Lesmahagow.
With the motto ‘simple living, high thinking’, they have been developing an ambitious project to turn the site into a state-of-the-art Eco Farm which was opened in 2012 by Michael McCann MP. During September 7 to 9 Krishna Eco Farm will host ISKCON’s European Farm Conference. The conference will be opened by Dr Lisa Cameron MP on the Friday at 10am. Local and European environmental and sustainable farming specialists will also be present.
The aim of the conference is to bring similar minded people together from all over Europe to share knowledge of best practices in sustainable, cruelty free farming and to cultivate tolerance and inclusiveness toward one another regardless of race, religion, gender etc.
Registration for the conference: https://www.iskconscotland.org/farmconference[ agriculture ] [ bhavan ] [ farm ] [ karuna ] [ scotland ]