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Farming: The Noblest Profession

Farming: The Noblest Profession

Winding through Sri Mayapur, the sacred Ganges shimmers in the cool light of dawn. As temple bells fill the air, barefoot bullock drivers plow the earth—the great connector of lives,…

The Natural Spirit — Simple Living, High Thinking

The Natural Spirit — Simple Living, High Thinking

Sri Krsna looks as if he's been protecting cows all his life. Like many a red-blooded American, though, he grew up hunting animals and eating "beef." Just before he became…

Temple Needs Wood! — Simple Living, High Thinking

Temple Needs Wood! — Simple Living, High Thinking

Temple needs wood! . . . Temple needs wood!" As the call echoes across our snowcapped farm, four men and two boys hop on an ox-drawn sled and head into…

Srila Prabhupada at New Vrindaban

Srila Prabhupada at New Vrindaban

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada arrived at New Vrindaban, West Virginia on the morning of May 21st, 1969. It was his first visit to the mountain ashram, which…

Growing More Food Depends on God, not Tractors

To effect successful result in the attempt of agricultural enthusiasm there are five causes namely the situation of the land, the man who works in the field, the instruments or…

Rainmakers, Big and Small

Rainmakers, Big and Small

During a bad drought in California a few years ago, one scientifically-minded politician proposed towing in icebergs from the Arctic. In the meantime rain mercifully came.…

Simple Living, High Thinking

Simple Living, High Thinking

The Pennsylvania Dairymen's Association honored the Hare Krsna farm in Port Royal for having the best herd of Brown Swiss cows in the state.…

New Vrindaban — A spiritual concept of community life

New Vrindaban — A spiritual concept of community life

New Vrindaban, united in Krishna Consciousness, is now taking shape under the guidance of Srila Prabhupada. The hills of West Virginia are vibrating with the Hare Krishna Mantra, and it…

Toxic Waste: Stopping It at Its Source

Russell Bliss sprayed oil mixed with dioxin on dusty horse arenas, dirt roads, and farms at twenty-two sites in Missouri. His purpose was twofold: to control the dust and to…

OX Power

OX Power

He stands five feet high, eight feet long, and weighs three hundred pounds more than a ton. His name is Bharata, after a pure devotee of Lord Krsna, but because…

Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

Kirtanananda Swami: Pioneer for a Spiritual Community

In a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote to me in 1974 or '75, he told me to develop New Vrindaban like Tirupati in south India. But at that time I didn't…

Hare Krsna Farm In New Zealand 1982

Hare Krsna Farm In New Zealand 1982

Land and cows provide the economic basis for a prosperous, happy, healthy life of Krsna consciousness at New Varshan, the Hare Krsna farm near Auckland, New Zealand.…

ISKCON Rural Development

ISKCON Rural Development

What they do essentially is take a failing farm and make it work. The unique part is that they do it without spending any money. …

A New Hare Krishna Farm in the Rockies

A New Hare Krishna Farm in the Rockies

Hare Krsna devotees from Denver started ISKCON's fifteenth farm community, a 340-acre spread atop Sunshine Mesa and overlooking the Peonia-Hotchkiss fruit valley, on the western slope of the Colorado…

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Toward Appropriate Living In the Vedic Tradition

Prabhupada wanted to start farm projects. For many years the devotees had been trying to get people to accept Krishna consciousness as it appears in books like Bhagavad-gita. "But, if…

A Farm in France

A Farm in France

New Mayapur has had instant appeal, here the atmosphere is so peaceful and alive that spiritual living comes naturally. At a place like this, people can feel themselves becoming spiritually…

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

Cow Protection – Practical Necessity for a Peaceful Society

We milk the cows at two o'clock, and as soon as we're done milking, we go into the temple and attend the morning functions. We're busy all the time this…

Africa’s Bright Future: Independence through Krishna Consciousness

Africa’s Bright Future: Independence through Krishna Consciousness

The African mission is the same as everywhere in the world: to go out and present Krishna consciousness and to convince people that Krishna conscious is the solution to their…

Farm Report: New Tennessee Farm

ISKCON devotees from Atlanta purchased a 250-acre farm in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of southern with beautiful green hillsides for pasturing the cows.…

Farm Report: Temples Supplied by ISKCON Farms

Farm Report: Temples Supplied by ISKCON Farms

ISKCON has established fourteen successful farming communities. ISKCON's farms flourish and grow, proving that the Krishna consciousness movement is providing not only potent spiritual knowledge, but a viable alternative lifestyle…

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