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Sacred Ecology: Cow Protection

Sacred Ecology: Cow Protection

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Sacred Ecology: Cow Protection


About this course

Sacred Ecology: An Introduction to Cow Protection

Whenever visitors come to Bhaktivedanta Manor, one of the main attractions for them is the Goshala, or cow sanctuary. Seeing, feeding and showering affection on the cows brings them a lot of joy. However, cows are not just a tourist attraction – they play a vital role in the Bhaktivedanta Manor community, and also in human society in general.


According to Vedic civilisation, the cow is a sacred mother figure, and protecting cows from exploitation is thus one of the primary duties of society. With the current rise of veganism and increased awareness of the mistreatment of animals, cow protection has never been more relevant.


By taking this course with the School of Bhakti, you will develop a much better

understanding of cow protection within the context of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings.


Students will explore a variety of topics in the 5 sessions, including:

· Why is the cow seen as a mother?

· Why is so much importance placed on this animal? Why is she seen as sacred?

· Bulls are also highly respected and honoured. What is their purpose and role in all of this?

· What does Ahimsa really mean?

· How does ecology and climate change relate to cow protection?

· What is Dharma, and how does it link to cow protection?

· Why do the spiritualists advocate “simple living, high thinking”?

· Why is milk so important? What are the current ethical issues surrounding commercial milk?

· What qualities can we learn from the characteristics and behaviour of cows?


Price: Donation-based (proceeds will go towards hay bales to feed the cows at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Farm)


Sign up soon as spaces are limited. If you have any questions, please do contact us via

***This is an online course. The video recordings will be shared with all the registered participants at the end of the course***

Dates: 5th Jun - 3rd Jul
Day: Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Duration: 5 sessions
Price: Free (Donation)
Room: Zoom Online

Course Instructor

School of Bhakti Teacher

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