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Hare KrishnaBy Dusyanta dasa

The relationship in cow protection and agriculture is based on symbiosis and community infrastructure for devotees. We are not making money from them, nor are we trying to be entrepreneurial. The whole idea is for community and cow protection to exist hand in hand. We are just producing food for the community by the community; the cow’s milk is for our own devotees. We are not growing cash crops, we are not trying to sell our produce, and we are only growing foo...

November 13, 2014 -- 774 views
Hare KrishnaBy Anne P. Mitchell

Gita Nigari Farm, also known as “the yoga farm”, is a farm based on the tenets of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. As such, they are imbued with the philosophy of Ahimsa, as well as the Hindu reverence for cows. As they say, front and center on their sites, they are the first slaughter free dairy in the USA – no cows or bulls are either killed or exploited to produce their dairy products, and “our cows and bulls are protected for ...

October 10, 2014 -- 1,150 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dusyanta dasa

Our farm projects are an extremely important part of our movement. We must become self-sufficient by growing our own grains and producing our own milk, and then there will be no question of poverty. So develop these farm communities as far as possible. They should be developed as an ideal society depending on natural products not industry. Industry has simply created godlessness, because they think they can manufacture everything that they need.

October 6, 2014 -- 918 views
Hare KrishnaBy Dusyanta dasa

The differences between milk produced in a modern conventional setting and a cow protection project are diametric opposites. They could not be further away from each other even if they tried. And the idea of paying money in a cow protection herd for milk that they produce is one of the reasons that cow protection does not work. If we try to mix up the way modern day dairy herds operate by making money and turning milk production into a type of business then we ha...

August 4, 2014 -- 3,151 views
By Priyavrata Das

Consuming dairy from a loved, respected and protected cow is perfectly in line with the essential ideology of veganism -- non-violence. But if you're a fanatical vegan, you won't bring yourself to accept such a possibility. So it is best to avoid trying to press that ideal into a new form of the ideology, but rather accept the fact that veganism in the strictest sense of the term is flawed.

April 27, 2014 -- 3,237 views
By Dusyanta dasa

Because Iskcon is a spiritual holistic society it means Iskcon can demonstrate the alternative to capitalism. When defining the original and conclusive purposes of Iskcon Srila Prabhupada also included a lifestyle principle as well as many other spiritual practices. The 6th purpose of Iskcon is aimed and directed to all members of Iskcon towards their lifestyle so that the whole of Iskcon is single pointedly and united to gaining these goals of life.

April 16, 2014 -- 1,260 views
By Dusyanta Dasa

The whole subject of violence within the dairy industry was the basis for spawning the alternate diet of vegans. Rather than embracing the positive instructions of cow protection by following the universal aspects of the definitions and goals of cow protection an alternative diet was sought. Bearing in mind the rather narrow criteria of considering violence in the dairy industry as an exclusive situation that is not applicable to any other type of farming, food production and hort...

April 12, 2014 -- 2,381 views
By Devamrita Swami

Myths and fantasies are an essential part of ordinary human culture. Through science fiction, legends, and fairy tales, the mundane imagination soars, unfettered by reality. But here's one daydream Krishna's devotees, in the real world of bhakti, can do without: we spiritually benefit the condemned cow by offering its milk to Krishna.

April 3, 2014 -- 4,849 views
By Madhava Gosh

The discussion of whether devotees should use industrial milk currently has 3 schools of thought: 1. Use it and ok if it is offered. 2. Become a vegan. 3. Drink milk only from protected cows. A fourth alternative has been discussed, Milk Offsets.

January 18, 2014 -- 2,184 views
By Pancaratna Das

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We would like to bring to your kind attention that at the recent meeting of the ISKCON India Advisory Council (IIAC) it was decided that all ISKCON centers having any number of cows, bulls or calves must register their centre and each individual animal with the Ahimsa Foundation for Cattle Protection (AFFCAP)

December 19, 2013 -- 1,801 views
By Milind Ghatwai

Cow slaughter is now a serious offence and could invite a jail term of up to seven years in Madhya Pradesh. Consuming, keeping or transporting beef of any cow progeny will invite the same punishment

December 15, 2013 -- 1,532 views
By Madhava Smullen

With its new Protected Cow Dairy Initiative, ISKCON New Vrindaban is carefully taking one step at a time back towards dairy self-sufficiency. Nityodita Das, who spearheaded the Initiative, fondly remembers the early days of New Vrindaban, when ISKCON Founder Acharya Srila Prabhupada was still physically present

December 9, 2013 -- 1,220 views
By Varada Krsna Dasa

The miraculous rescue by Iskcon devotees, of a cow who was supposed to be slaughtered, with the involvement of the police and other higher authorities

October 22, 2013 -- 2,495 views
By Dusyanta dasa

Veganism is just a dietary consideration primarily based on a certain ethic, that shows no alternatives to pro-actively engage in, which is purely egocentrically motivated

March 18, 2013 -- 5,344 views
By Dusyanta Dasa

The mode of goodness is the key stepping stone to the transcendental world. Unless the devotee has entered into the mode of goodness there is no chance of controlling the mind and senses, which means no advancement can be made

March 7, 2013 -- 5,204 views
By Saci Gaurasundara Dasa

Focus for this issue is: 1- Padayatra Bulls. 2- Resident's of cow's body. 3- Value of cows

June 11, 2012 -- 2,424 views
By Venu Gita Devi Dasi

In the month of February 2012, I had the good fortune to visit Sri Vrndavana Dhama, where I filmed the Care for Cows project and interviewed its dedicated staff members. I would like to share these videos with you, and to encourage you to visit the project and its website ( Please contribute in any way you can to this go-seva

May 10, 2012 -- 2,364 views
By Radhikakrpa Devi Dasi

Out of love for the cows the Supreme Personality of Godhead has awarded this meek animal with eyes resembling lotus petals, slanting sideways and always filled with warmth

April 21, 2012 -- 2,601 views
Lilananda dasa: Adikarta dasa joined ISKCON in 1974 and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1975. Since joining, Adikarta has been mainly involved in college preaching and book distribution. He and his wife maintain several cows in a 40-acre piece of land in Alachua...
March 11, 2012 -- 2,220 views
By Rayaramananda Das

Devotee serving at Sahyadri Sri Krishna Balarama Ksetra (SSKBK) in South Karnataka, the rural base for the ISKCON Daiva Varmasrama Ministry (IDVM) conducted the long awaited opening at their new goshala today, January 24, 2012, naming it SAHYADRI SURABHI GOSHALA

January 26, 2012 -- 3,806 views
By Anu Aniruddha

Krishna was also named “Gopal” because of his service to the cows. Krishna would take the cows in the forests and would even milk cows while staying in Braj. He treated cows with utmost care. When he would play flute cows would stop eating and start crying. As Krishna went to Mathura cows would not even eat, they were deeply saddened by krishna’s absence

January 14, 2012 -- 3,171 views
By Kurma Rupa dasa

In this edition of 22 pages (2.2 MB) we present reports on: 1. Basu Ghosh's visit to the Bansi Gir Goshalla in Amedhabad, Gujarat. 2. The four new residents admitted this month. 3. A study which demonstrates that cows select best friends. 4. The practical ways to determine if and when your cow is in heat. 5. An excerpt from the famous Kalyana Kalpataru Volume IX February 1945

January 1, 2012 -- 2,287 views
By Kurma Rupa Das

If a family keeps a cow and calf and has a few acres of land, a vegetarian diet is easily sustainable. I know a family in Colorado whose cow gives nine gallons of milk a day and she lactates for four to five years. They have enough land for the cow and her offspring to graze on and even with several months of winter they can easily maintain their cow

May 23, 2011 -- 3,440 views
By Bhakti Raghava Swami

We all know that Lord Krishna, whose name is Govinda, is the best well-wisher of the cows. Actually, without cows no society can sustain itself. Therefore all of you who are here today participating in this very important conference have a very high responsibility because of the critical condition in which we are faced today

January 31, 2011 -- 3,174 views
By Dusyanta dasa

Perhaps you may not agree with the premise that the question alludes to. Perhaps you think Cow protection is alive and well and living in Iskcon. My answer is that you would be wrong. Cow protection in Iskcon is more akin to a Cow protection show or Cow protection zoo

October 6, 2010 -- 5,346 views
By Vrsabha das

I am sure you would like my latest PowerPoint presentation (converted to PDF) on Cow protection. The presentation is in plain English.

October 5, 2010 -- 2,258 views
By Sundara - nanda Dasa

As described in the Brahma Samhita (surabhi apbipalayantam), Lord Krishna on His planet, Goloka Vrindavana, engages in tending the surabhi cows. These cows are the Lord's pet animals

June 30, 2010 -- 7,920 views
Hare KrishnaBy Rajaram Dasa

His Grace Srivatsa Das, President of ISKCON New Naimisharanya Farm, Dabilpur Medchal, Hyderabad was called upon the stage and was honored in the august presence of elite citizens of Hyderabad.

December 20, 2009 -- 4,737 views
Kurma Rupa dasa: The December 2009 issue of our Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience....
December 2, 2009 -- 2,394 views
By Rajaram Dasa

No Meat Eating does not mean just Vegetarianism, Ahimsa or nonviolence is not only non-killing, it also means that one’s attitude must be of maitri (amity) and peace.

November 30, 2009 -- 3,898 views
Rajaram Das: Your Online Signature will make Krishna smile!! Even though Krishna consciousness is simplest form of Yoga I find many devotees like me struggling to maintain the standards of devotional service. ...
November 18, 2009 -- 3,663 views
Hare KrishnaBy Rajaram Dasa

This Yatra is an endeavor to present the whole issue in right perspective before the countrymen so that the nation could move to the right direction. This is a fact that the protection of the human life lies in the protection of the cow and village

October 11, 2009 -- 5,250 views
Bhakta Ravi: I just wanted to bring to your attention this mammoth VEDIC YATRA TO SUPPORT COW PROTECTION AND WORLD PEACE - a 108-Day long Cross-Country Marathon covering 1 Million 20 thousand kilometers across India that starts rolling on Sept 30, 2009 from Kurukshetra...
September 29, 2009 -- 7,807 views
G. S. Chhetri Bhutan: Me too, I am a devotee of Vasudeva and living as per the vedic anusasan, I am venturing a small project on cow rearing and planting medicinal plants and also floriculturing....
September 14, 2009 -- 3,091 views
Hare KrishnaBy Rajaram dasa

A massive movement is set to begin for the cow protection, to develop the villages and bring prosperity and happiness to the nation and the world.

September 11, 2009 -- 7,432 views
Kurma Rupa dasa: Dear Friends, Jai Govinda! Our August 2009 Care for Cows Newsletter has been posted. Please review it at your earliest convenience ...
August 1, 2009 -- 1,635 views