Food, Faith and Farming
Growing Grain for Feed Humanity's Greatest Evil
What role does religion and spirituality play in shaping a socially just and sustainable food system? Join us for a fast moving workshop which examines the link between ethics and natural living. Our panel includes experts in the fields of academia, organic agriculture, animal husbandry, children’s education and community development.
Hundreds of millions of people are going hungry every day all over the world because much of the arable land now is being used to grow feed grain for animals rather than food grain for people.
Eco-Certification Proposed for ISKCON Temples in India
Spiritual teacher Bhakti Rasamrita Swami is heading up a new effort to introduce an internal system of eco-friendly certification for ISKCON temples in India.
Krishna Valley Teaches Sustainable Living to Thousands
Established in 1993 by ISKCON guru and GBC Sivarama Swami, Krishna Valley is a sustainable farm community of the kind that ISKCON founder Srila Prabhupada encouraged devotees to establish all over the world.
Of Wildfires, Mudslides and Good Government
In the Vedic model, good government is never solely at the mercy of either natural or man-made crisis. Recognizing that we live in a less than perfect world, good government takes a proactive role in planning the protection of its citizens.
ISKCON Farmers Leave European Conference with New Ideas, Inspiration
Pillars of Sustainability: Conference in Krishna-valley, Hungary
Thirty devotees from ISKCON farms all over Europe attended the fourth annual ISKCON European Farm Conference from May 10th through 12th this year, hoping to gain inspiration as well as practical advice for their various rural projects.
From October 9th to 16th, sponsored by the European Union, the ISKCON associated Eco Valley Foundation of Hungary held a week long seminar called Pillars of Sustainability, at New Vraja Dhama, the Hare Krishna farm community in the South-Western part of the country.
ISKCON`s Global Village Initiative Committee Meets In Mumbai
ISKCON`s Global Village Initiative Committee (GVIC) met for the second time after it's inception last year. The committee was fored under the ausipices of GBC as part of strategic planning initiative.
The Bhakti Way of Investing in the Ecology of the Heart
A crippled economy and a polluted environment plague our social body. Both largely stem from the same core disease -- pollution of hearts. Blinded by distractions one can forget how to invest in what awards a meaningful, fulfilling life.
Radhanath Swami Inaugurates Maharastra Eco-village
The Govardhan Eco-village has been built for the modern lifestyle needs of both individuals and corporate groups. It hopes to serve as a model of how spirituality can integrate the needs of a modern society with traditional answers.
3rd Vedic Ecology Convention, Durban, South Africa
The 3rd Vedic Ecology Convention organized by the ISKCON Vaishnava Research Forum (I-VRF) was held at the Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple of Understanding, in Chatsworth, south of Durban, on Sunday 22nd April 2012.
The Yoga of Ecology: Simple Living, High Thinking
In the late 1960s, when the acclaimed Vedic scholar/teacher A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada brought the timeless tradition of bhakti-yoga to the Western world, his vision of spiritual renewal for a society caught up in the throes of tremendous upheaval included a bold yet elementary cure.
New Book About Spiritual Response to the Ecological Crisis
The Ecology of Our Minds
A collection of essays from public figures identifying the spiritual roots of our global ecological crisis and the response needed for a sustainable future.
New Vrajadhama to Host 10th Anniversary of ISKCON Farm Conference
Like many people my age I live in front of books and computer screens. However, my religion has instilled in me important values regarding the earth.
8,000 Learn About Simple Living, High Thinking at Krishna Valley Fair
New Vraja Dhama is perfect for the main event – devotees on the 660-acre farm have had decades of experience and grow their own vegetables, fruits, and grains. They also care for cows and have their own waste water treatment system and solar panels that cover a large portion of their electricity needs.
“Krishna Valley is not just for us to realize Srila Prabhupada’s vision of simple living, high thinking, but to show others that it’s accessible, and teach them how they can also live naturally while keeping God in the center, ” says Communications director Gandharvika Prema Dasi.