We have work for dedicated builders with a pioneer spirit.  This spring we continue clearing, landscaping, fencing and road making for the Vedic Eco Village.  Log cabins and an outdoor kitchen will be constructed for guests and workers. The foundations will be dug for the Yoga Shala,  Yajna Shala, Go Shala, Path Shala, Mandir, Prasadam Hall and Cultural Hall.  We will build an outdoor bath house and greenhouse on the deck of the main cabin.

We will hold daily workshops which cover the theory and practice of traditional Vedic Sciences and Technologies, Mantra Meditation, Yoga Asanas, Vedic Discourses, Road Mapping, Vedic Agriculture and the Science of Vastu.  Experienced teachers will be on hand to conduct hands-on seminars about Permaculture, Gardening, Cob Building, Ox training and Landscaping.

Bhakti Raghava Swami's doctoral thesis researches and gains a deeper insight into three fundamental values upheld in the Vedic culture, namely the importance of cows, land, knowledge and their effect on the social, cultural, economical, health, educational and ecological status in each village

Problem Identification

1 Modernism (industrialization and urbanization) has disconnected and uprooted individuals and society from land, cows, culture, tradition and spirituality.

2 As a result, Modernism is destroying three cardinal values of prime importance in the Vedic culture, namely 1) the Gift of Cows, 2) the Gift of Land and 3) the Gift of Knowledge.

Problem Formulation

1 Modernity, with its over-fixation on materialism, has uprooted individuals and communities from land, cows, culture, and spirituality thus thwarting people’s physical, mental, social and spiritual needs.

2 Unless we reestablish cows, land and knowledge as natural GIFTS OF NATURE not to be exploited, abused or destroyed, we will continue to face severe global social, political, economic and ecological calamities.

Research Paper Abstract

Our modern urbanized and industrialized society is overburdened with sufferings, calamities, and increased irregularities…

Sri Surabhi Global's aim is to connect with 108 countries and find Sri Surabhi App Members in all those countries.  As more people get connected with the App, our plan is to connect these people with one another to form local/regional teams called “Serve Surabhi Teams”.

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Members support our Sri Surabhi project by adopting a Cow or Village. Once we have cows, every 3 months members will get “Surabhi Gifts” like Cow incense from their local project.  

Please help us expand a “Global Cow Culture”. Vedic culture is based on cow culture and cow economy as well.

 

 

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Watch videos about the early years of the Vedic Eco Village. Hear from students, workers and farmers from around the world who are participating in building this project.



To become dependent on another’s maintenance is very degrading; therefore, according to the Vedic system, everyone should live independently.

In Kali-yuga the government will levy taxes without reciprocally benefiting the citizens. In this age there will also be a shortage of rain; therefore a scarcity of food will arise, and the citizens will be very much harassed by government taxation. In this way the citizens will abandon their attempts to lead a peaceful life and will leave their homes and hearths and go to the forest in sheer disappointment. Purport of Shrimad Bhagavatam 5.13.6

We need farm communities that can grow food.

Srila Prabhupada predicted that, "One day millions of people would be coming to our Hare Krishna farms because they are unemployed. And we must accept them. We must feed them. We must let them live there and they will gradually become spiritualized. We will put them to work, they will get their food and there will be prasadam. They will hear something about Krishna and they will gradually by the millions become devotees."

“Unless in the human society the Varnasrama system is introduced, no scheme or social order, health order or any order, political order, will be successful.” [October 18, 1977, Vrindavana]

"It may be an ideal village where the residents will have plain living and high thinking. For plain living we must have sufficient land for raising crops and pasturing grounds for the cows. If there is sufficient grains and production of milk, then the whole economic problem is solved." [Montreal 14 June 1968]

"Simple Living and High Thinking is the solution to economic problems. Therefore the Krishna Conscious movement is engaging devotees in producing their own food and living self-sufficiently so that rascals may see how one can live very peacefully, eat the food grains one has grown one-self, drink milk, and chant Hare Krishna…

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By regular attendance in classes on the Bhāgavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact.

Here is the remedy for eliminating all inauspicious things within the heart, which are considered to be obstacles in the path of self-realization. The remedy is the association of the Bhāgavatas. There are two types of Bhāgavatas, namely the book Bhāgavata and the devotee Bhāgavata. Both the Bhāgavatas are competent remedies, and both of them or either of them can be good enough to eliminate the obstacles.

naṣṭa-prāyeṣv abhadreṣu
nityaṁ bhāgavata-sevayā
bhagavaty uttama-śloke
bhaktir bhavati naiṣṭhikī

The Vedic Eco Village will have a Yoga Shala, a Yajna Shala, a Go Shala, Path Shala, residents for teachers and students, administration office, kitchen, Mandir, Prasadam Hall, Pond and Cultural Hall. Experienced teachers will be on hand to conduct seminars about Permaculture, Gardening, Farming, Cob Building and Landscaping.

Workshops and seminars will cover the theory and practice of traditional Vedic Sciences and Technologies.  Courses include Mantra Meditation, Yoga Asanas, Vedic Discourses, Landscaping, Cob Structures,  Road Mapping,  Vedic Farming, Tree Planting and the Science of Vastu.

We will create an eco system based on the natural bioryhthm between natural grazing of cows and soil fertility thus creating bio-diversity and helping to reverse global desertification.

“By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, man can, in the performance of his own duty, attain perfection.”

Purport: Thus the brāhmanas, ksatriyas, śūdras and vaiśyas must execute their prescribed duties as these duties are stated in the śāstras. In this way everyone can satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vishnu. The king, or government head, has to see that the citizens are thus engaged. In other words, the state or the government must not deviate from its duty by declaring that the state is a secular one, which has no interest in whether or not the people advance in varnaśrama-dharma.

Bhagavad-gītā (18.46): yataḥ pravṛttir bhūtānāṁ  yena sarvam idaṁ tatam sva-karmaṇā tam abhyarcya  siddhiṁ vindati mānavaḥ

Today people engaged in government service and people who rule over the citizens have no respect for the varnāśrama-dharma. They complacently feel that the state is secular. In such a government, no one can be happy. The people must follow the varnāśrama-dharma, and the king must see that they are following it nicely.

 

The king is supposed to be pious in whose state and cities the general populace strictly observes the system of eight social orders of varna and āśrama, and where all citizens engage in…

The Vedic Eco Village will imbibe principles of Permaculture, Natural Farming and Cob Building promoting a simple and sustainable lifestyle centered on land, cows and Lord Krishna.

Principles followed are Vedic traditional arts and sciences as taught in ancient books of knowledge such as Vastu Shastra, Kautiliya’s Arthashastra, Architecture of Manasara, Vrikshayurveda, Patanjali Yoga, including the standard knowledge of ancient seers (brahmanas), administrators (ksatriyas), farmers and cow protectors (vaisyas) and those practicing various traditional technologies (sudras)

Our focus area is hence to widely disseminate, train and demonstrate such a culture for a rural community.  Village technologies will be locally designed and sustainable. Energy independent technologies used to process the raw food from the farm,extract oil, lift water or in handicrafts. The Gurukula will have daily morning practicals that will include cleaning the asrama, cow care and agriculture.

OM Sri Surabhyai Namah!
ॐ श्री सुराभ्यै नमः