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ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry presents Bhakti Marriages ​ - A ​Premarital Course for Men and Women

As an initiative to support the healthy development of our communities and individuals, the Congregational Development Ministry (CDM) of ISKCON is promoting Bhakti Marriages; a practical pre-marital course ​based on Srila Prabhupada’s instructions.​

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Added by iskconcongregation on April 5, 2017 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN BHAKTI-VRIKSHA

This year, we at the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry celebrated 20 years of Bhakti-vriksha in Mayapur, during the Gaura Purnima Festival.  We hosted a CDM night in the Samadhi auditorium which included:

Kirtan

Movie

Awards

H.H. Jayapataka Swami (Co Minister) Address

Preachers’ realizations- China, US, Russia and India

Snack Prasadam

It was a very sweet program and was well attended by many devotees.…

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Added by iskconcongregation on March 24, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments

FIND YOUR COOL IN OUR SIGNATURE HOODIES!

We have hoodies available now.  

 

They are:

• warm

• trendy

• and will remind you of ISKCON

 

HURRY!

They come in 3 colours (Black, Navy Blue and Grey) and 3 sizes (S,…

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Added by iskconcongregation on April 27, 2016 at 4:28pm — No Comments

FREE TO PREACH IS FINALLY OUT

Thanks to all the donations and contributions from many devotees who have so graciously assisted us in our service, "Free to Preach" is finally off the printing press and ready to be delivered to your homes.

This book, by Prema Padmini devi dasi, is a touching and personal account of a grihastha couple spreading Krishna consciousness in a Muslim country in the Middle East. It is destined to both fascinate minds and touch the hearts of hundreds.…

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Added by iskconcongregation on November 30, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Lord Nrsinghadev Reciprocates Instantly

By: Madhumayi Radha d.d.

A few days ago I was on my way to the temple contemplating how we can encourage other devotees to support my Guru Maharaja’s congregational programs. At ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry (CDM), we are promoting monthly subscriptions to collect funds for printing more books, hire more devotees and develop new training courses. It is my service to write the promotion articles for Nrsingha Caturdasi so I was worried and nervous as to how to go about it.…

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Added by iskconcongregation on April 11, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

Message from Gurumaharaja on His 66th Vyasa Puja

Dear Disciples and Well-Wishers, 

Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In order to fulfill Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's prediction that Krishna's Holy Name will spread all over the world, around 150 years ago Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura revived the preaching mission of the Sankirtan movement and started to develop…

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Added by iskconcongregation on March 31, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

Top Preachers and Centers in the World, 2015

On the 3rd of March 2015, the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry gave awards to devotees from all around the globe, who have done an outstanding service in the area of congregational preaching.

In the award ceremony, there were three types of awards given: Award, Merit and Recognition.

The award winners are as follows:

  1. Aravinda Krsna and Yamuneswari (UK)

    - for the tremendous Congregation Development work they have done all…
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Added by iskconcongregation on March 28, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Congregational Preachers to be awarded in Sridham Mayapur

This year, the 3rd of March, the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry will award those devotees around the world who have done an outstanding service in the area of congregational preaching. This is an annual occurrence during the Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur, where several of ISKCON leaders and preachers are gathered at the moment. 



During the 2015 Annual Award Ceremony, the congregational ministry will recognize devotees in a variety of areas. From pioneers and…

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Added by iskconcongregation on February 28, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

ISKCON Namahatta in Mayapur reaches 15 Million



By Iksvaku das (Outreach Coordinator)

On the auspicious day of Radhastami, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, co-minister of the Congregational Development in ISKCON, congratulated the Namahatta devotees from Sridhama Mayapur for…

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Added by iskconcongregation on September 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Devotee Care

"Krishna takes a special appreciation for His devotees who are engaged in risking for His preaching work and He will give you special care and guidance at all times because you are sincerely trying to serve Him in this way" - A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 



This book "Taking care of Krishna's Devotees" is a wonderful offering by H.H Niranjana Maharaja where he writes about the implementation of the Counselor System as introduced by…

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Added by iskconcongregation on July 12, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

8 Practical ideas to celebrate Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s 100th Disappearance Anniversary

By Iksvaku Das

It is nearly 100 years since the last time the great Congregational preacher; Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was present on this planet. With the intention of acknowledging his legacy, ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry is suggesting different ways to celebrate this memorable event:

1. Support the creation of a local working-team responsible for the celebration of the anniversary.

2. Help to set up an event (or a series of them) to raise awareness of…

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Added by iskconcongregation on March 8, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

ISKCON Leadership Sanga

The 2014 ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS) was inaugurated on Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Sridham Mayapur and the 8 days which followed were filled with seminars, parikramas, cultural programs and prasadam. 



Out of the 88 seminars and workshops which were presented, 25 were hosted by the Ministry. Some of the topics presented were:



Super Sunday: The Art of the Sunday Program



Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura: His…

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Added by iskconcongregation on March 4, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Grihastha Vision Team's Seminars in Mayapur, 2014

Dear Friends and Well-wishers,



Below you will find a flyer with information about the three seminars that will be presented in Mayapur next month, February 2014, by a very experienced and professional team from the North American Grihastha Vision Team (three of them are Srila Prabhupada's disciples). 



Please take a look at the flyer.



Kindly share this information with whoever - in your temples - deal with…

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Added by iskconcongregation on January 22, 2014 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Preaching Activities in Paris

By H.G Narottama Dasa



In Paris we have three Nama-hattas which have different characteristics. The biggest Nama-hatta in Paris is Bhakti-Loka (…

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Added by iskconcongregation on January 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Good Quality Association

By His Holiness A.C. Bhaktivaibhava Swami

Congregational members naturally need more encouragement because of the material duties they have to perform. Most of them have to maintain families and go to work. They need so much more association and encouragement from other devotees. For spiritual life, it is in one sense easier to live in the temple complex in the tight association of the…

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Added by iskconcongregation on January 18, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Preaching Network





By His Grace Vignanashna Govinda Dasa



Our yatra is purely a congregational preaching center. We have the opportunity to be a part of it and directly engage in the preaching activities. It really gives us immense pleasure and satisfaction to be a part of the team. It is really amazing to see the neophytes transforming wonderfully into nice devotees of the Lord, making their house a nice temple of the…

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Added by iskconcongregation on January 14, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Our most valuable source of inspiration, participation and involvement (Part 2)





By His Grace Aniruddha Dasa



In 2004, we had half a dozen book distributors participate in a marathon. Then, in 2005, we had 40 book distributors participate and 35 were householders. Of course they are not doing huge book distribution, but it all adds up. They are going out on weekends. One of the devotees came to me before I left for India and told me about his method for distributing books. Every morning he gets on…

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Added by iskconcongregation on January 14, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Nama-hatta Program

Interview with H.H. Jayapataka Swami

 

Interviewer: How did the Nama-hatta start in ISKCON Mayapur?

 H.H. Jayapataka Swami: In 1977, there was a change in government and the new government was the Left Front government. Somehow or other our temple was attacked. That is another story but that was the cause for us to organize a response. So we organized about 3000 persons in a procession to all the main roads of West…
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Added by iskconcongregation on January 13, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Most valuable source of inspiration, participation and involvement (Part1)





By His Grace Aniruddha Dasa



Four core activities are found in every ISKCON community: book distribution, prasada distribution, harinama and deity worship. These programs are our outreach. So as long as we are doing these activities, we will attract people to Krishna consciousness.



Not everybody is going to live in the temple because the temples are not big enough, for a start, and also because the…

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Added by iskconcongregation on January 11, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Bhakti-vriksha program in 2013





2013 was another successful year for Bhakti-vriksha around the world. The latest reports from the top places applying this program are the following:



* Former Soviet Union Countries: 550 groups (7150 devotees)



*Kolkata, India: 120 groups (1560 devotees)



*Bangalore, India: 100 groups…

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Added by iskconcongregation on January 10, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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