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 Outreach Vision
From Seeker to Practitioner: How to Integrate New People
Two Great Outreach Initiatives: The Damodara and Gita Programs
Going to Jail for Krishna: Prison Preaching
Small Group Explosion
Magic of Bhakti-vriksha
These were presented by H.H. Jayapataka Swami, H.H. Candramauli Swami, H.G. Kaunteya prabhu and his wife H.G. Sri Radha Govinda mataji, H.G. Vijaya Venugopala prabhu and his wife H.G. Prema Padmini mataji, Iksvaku prabhu, Manohara Shyama prabhu and his wife Premavati Chitra mataji, Seva Swarupa prabhu, Vijaya Gopikesh prabhu and many others. They will soon be available on our Youtube channel.
This year in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s disappearance, we designed a logo in hopes of encouraging everyone to honor the great acharya. The unveiling of the logo took place during a plenary at the ILS.
We also had a book stall open and it was visited by leaders from all over the world. Many expressed their appreciation of the booth and the seminars.
Now, we look forward to greeting the thousands of people who are arriving in Mayapur for the Kirtan Mela, Navadwipa Mandala Parikrama and Gaura Purnima Festival.