Farm Conference 2009 12th and 13th May New Vraja Dhama Hungary

Written by audarye  Thursday, 29 January 2009

Second European Farm Conference
New Vrajamandala Hungary
12th and 13th May 2008

Dear Prabhus,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
We have now confirmed the 12th and 13th of May as the dates for the ISKCON European farm conference. Gaurasakti Prabhu has kindly offered to host the
conference at the farm again this year and so we can confirm that the venue will be at New Vrajadhama Hungary.
Last year we had 32 participants to the conference and they reported leaving enlivened and hopeful. I have attached the full report for last year’s conference if you would like to read through it.
The conference is for ISKCON members and relevant affiliated persons who are involved with:
Cow Protection, Farming (mechanised or animal draft based), Horticulture (vegetables and/or flowers), Forestry, Beekeeping and rural development on ISKCON projects
We have a total of 45 spaces available for the conference and thus we may have to limit the participation of each project to three or four members.
Accommodation at New Vrajadhama Hungary. Please contact Caitanya Candra das whose e mail address is as follows:
In order to make this event fruitful and enlivening we are very anxious to have your participation and association.
Please can you let me know who will be coming from your project.
Guest list so far:
Global Ministry of Cow Protection and Agriculture.
Balabhadra dasa (Global Minister and Co director of ISCOWP) – Unable to attend for health reasons
Chayadevi devi dasi (Co director of ISCOWP) –
Syamasundara dasa, European Minister for Cow Protection and Agriculture, – Confirmed
Gaura Parusa dasa, Goshalla Supervisor, Bhaktivedanta manor
Krishna Caitanya dasa, Horticultural Supervisor, Bhaktivedanta Manor
Nikunjavilasini, Goshalla nurse, Bhaktivedana Manor Confirmed
Wenda Shehata, Director of Gosevaya Cow Protection/animal sanctuary, East
Sussex – Confirmed
Haladhara dasa, Working on organic farm, self sufficiency – confirmed
CaitanyaPriya, Temple president, New Vrajamandala
Bhakta Alberto, Main herdsman, New Vrajamandala
Anadi Krishna dasa, Affiliated Cow Protection project, New Vrajamandala
Sudhama vipra dasa, Agriculture
Jivatattva dasa, Self sufficiency, rural development, Malaga-
Kutastha dasa, Owner of a Horticultural business, New Mayapur
Hrdayacaitanya dasa, Temple President Radhadesh
Manohara dasa, Vice President Radhadesh
Vedantakrit Dasa, Temple President, Simhachalam
Arjuniyagopi devi dasi, Co Manager, Simhachalam
Bhakta Sandro, Simhachalam
Akhila dasa, Bees, Cow Protection, Farming, Preservation, Simhachalam
Syamabihari dasa, Cow Protection and Agriculture, Simhacalam
Caitanya Rasa Dasa, Gardener
Northern Ireland
Manu dasa, Temple President, Govindadvipa,
Prahlada dasa, Horticulture, Cow Protection, Govindadvipa
Sivarama Maharaja, GBC, Euro GBC, Founder of New Vrajadhama Confirmed
Gaura Sakti, Temple President, New Vrajadhama Confirmed
Radhakanta, Head of farming and kitchens, New Vrajadhama Confirmed
Govindanandana, Head of Cow Protection, New Vrajadhama Confirmed
Gurucaran Prabhu, Temple President, Prabhupadadesh
Anuradha devi dasi, wife of temple President Prabhupadadesh
Parabhakti dasa, Temple President- Villa Vrndavana confirmed
Rohini dasa, Cow Protection, Forestry.Villa Vrndavana confirmed
Mangalay devi dasi, cow protection confirmed
GunaGrahi dasa and wife, runs own small farm confirmed
Raghunatha dasa, Temple President, New Santipura
Govardhana dasa, Cow Prot, oxen, horti, farming, forestry, New Santipura
Mitra hari das, new santipura confirmed
Varnasrama dasa, Farm/Mill Manager, Temple President,Krsna Dvur confirmed
Madhumangala dasa krsndvur confirmed
Pramadata dasa, Cow Protection, Krsna Dvur confirmed
Lokasaranya dasa, Bees, Horticulture, Krsna Dvur
Mohanarupa dasa, Temple President, Restaurant Manager. New Ekacakra-
Mukunda Madhava dasa, Cow protection, horticulture. New Ekacakra-
Bhakta Juraj, Ox Training and work, New Ekacakra- confirmed
Srivan das, (Ivan Rukavina), Farmer
SmitaKrishna Maharaja, Almviks
Dhruva dasa, Cow Protection, Almviks
Anjaneya dasa, Horticulture, farmers markets, Almviks
Malyaharikunda, Cow Protection, Almviks confirmed
Here is the preliminary itinerary for the conference:
The SB class speaker/s should be arranged as GS Prabhu thinks appropriate but with farm related topics.
We are interested in presentations that demonstrate farm projects that have practical working elements in them. It is helpful to the audience to see what is being done and especially in elements that can be duplicated elsewhere. If you have any proposed presentations please let me know.
Conference will include:
– Inspirational company in a devotional setting geared around the land, cows and Krishna.
– Demonstration of a working farm dependent on the cows and the oxen
– Presentations on the state of farm projects in ISKCON worldwide
– Euro/world GBC laws that can assist you in developing your farms
– Harvesting the forest
– Fund raising to maintain a small goshall
– Vegetable/fruit production and how to market your produce.
– Reports on specific farms
– using the dung and urine of the cow profitably
– Working and making a living off an organic farm
I look forward to your list of devotees/persons who you feel should attend the conference.
Yours in the service of the Land, the cows and Krishna
Syamasundara dasa
European Minister for Cow Protection and Agriculture.

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