Dec. 27 2019 to Jan. 7 2020, India The International School of Jain Studies offers a ten-day (Dec. 27 to Jan. 7) introduction to Jainism each December-January for university students, especially those engaged in the academic study of religion. Jainism is a very ancient tradition, at least as old as Buddhism, with a rich literary […]
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By: Raj Balkaran for New Books Network on January 16, 2020 What does cow care in India have to offer modern Western discourse animal ethics? Why are cows treated with such reverence in the Indian context? Join us as we speak to Kenneth R. Valpey about his new book Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics […]
January 1, 2020, India The years come, the years go. Farewell to 2019, Hello to 2020, with all good wishes. Let’s keep moving along the Yellow Brick Road. (Photo at Adalaj Stepwell, 15th c., just north of Ahmedabad).
December 21-24, 2019 Govardhan Eco Village, Maharashtra, India About 2-1/2 to 3 hours’ drive north of Mumbai is Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) An amazing Vaishnava retreat center that is attracting, annually, 6000-8000 day visitors and a similar number of visitors for longer stays. When I fixed plans to come here, some weeks ago, I had […]
December 16-18, 2019 Vaishnava-Christian Dialogue in Chennai, India I was fortunate to be again (for the third time) present at the annual Vaishnava-Christian dialogue in South India, organized by Anuttama Das, ISKCON’s minister of communication. The topic this year was “Loving Surrender and Social Engagement”. My own participation this time was quite minimal, as I […]
December 17, 2019 Chennai, India I presented a copy of ‘Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics’ to Dr. Nanditha Krishna, President of the C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and author of several books, here in Chennai. Dr. Krishna kindly wrote an endorsement for the book, on quite short notice, prior to its publication (included in the […]
What is it about this text that makes it so interesting to study and also to live for so many people not just in India but more and more all over the world? We are going to be exploring, meeting people, finding out more about this tradition which I’ve been studying for the last forty […]
By: Madhava Smullen for ISKCON News on June 13, 2019 Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics, a new book by ISKCON guru and scholar Krishna Kshetra Swami, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2020. The work is set to make caring for cows, in the spirit of devotion, a serious topic of discussion […]
November 17, 2019 Radhadesh, Belgium After writing a book about cows, it’s high time I learn how to MILK a cow. Not as easy as it looks, as I found with Bhumi, here at Radhadesh in Belgium. Fortunately she was patient with me.