Krishna Valley is not only a residence for Vaishnava monks and families, but is also a tourist attraction with an average of 30,000 visitors a year. Krishna Valley is part of the Global Eco-villages network and is affiliated with Hungarian universities teaching environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Sivarama Swami has also helped run international humanitarian campaigns, including a charity program feeding thousands of tsunami victims daily in Sri Lanka in 2005, and providing meals for earthquake victims in Haiti in 2010.
His scholarship and writings, his extensive public activities, his continued efforts to stand up for human rights, and his regular involvement in interfaith dialogues have made Sivarama Swami one of the most prominent religious leaders in Europe. He has been invited to speak at several high-level international conferences, including the Parliament of World Religions in Barcelona (2004), and the European Religious Leaders meeting, where he was involved in discussions on the elmination of poverty and social exclusion led by Messrs. Barrosso, Van Rompuy and Buzek at the European Commission’s headquarters (2010).
In 2009, for his outstanding charitable and humanitarian work, Sivarama Swami was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, the second most prestigious award in the Republic of Hungary.