ISKCON New Gokula farm
New Gokula Farm is a 500 acre property in the Hunter Valley, Australia. The project was founded in 1988 when a small but dedicated team of devotees purchased the land with the goal of establishing a self-sufficient Hare Krishna community. In 1990, a spacious rammed earth building was completed which serves as the present templeof Sri Sri Radha Gokulananda.
The focus here at New Gokula is to see to the welfare of our 60 cows and bulls whilst establishing sustainable farming practices – the Vedic formula for meeting all economic needs. By protecting the cows and bulls for their natural life, New Gokula has become one of the few establishments worldwide that are able to offer ahimsa (cruelty free) dairy produce to the community.
Now in 2011, the farm community consists of around 20 committed members involved in temple services, holding spiritual festivals and retreats, as well as maintaing the farm ,as well as tending vegetable and flower gardens. We are also working with the Catholic Diocese by providing facility for African refugees to practice their traditional agrarian lifestyle. Web site: http://www.newgokula.com Video gallery >>