ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2016


The GBC’s third ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS),  will be held from February 24-March 2, 2016 in Mayapur, India.

Other significant dates are:

Nityananda Trayodasi February 20
GBC Annual General Meeting February 22-23
February 26 – March 1 (1/2 days)
March 3- 5
Strategic Planning Network March 3 – 5
Kirtan Mela March  6 – 10
Nabadwip Parikrama March 12-18
Gaura Purnima March 23


The ILS team is very happy to announce a dynamic partnership with the TOVP fund-raising team. As an expression of gratitude to ISKCON leaders around the world who have supported their efforts, the TOVP team has funded the cost of accommodations for all registered ILS participants. During the ILS they will also conduct a full plenary session to further inspire and engage ISKCON leaders in service to Srila Prabhupada through this project. They will be conducting scheduled tours of the project and make other stimulating presentations during the ILS.

We are very happy to have their team as a supporting partner in the ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2016 so that all registrants will have free accommodations for the duration of the ILS.

To streamline accommodations in Mayapur, and to make it easier for attendees to find rooms that suit their particular needs, the SPT is no longer booking individual rooms on your behalf. Instead, ISKCON Mayapur will be handling the room arrangements


Please register now and we will send you details on how to arrange your rooms as soon as they are available.

Who can attend?

The ISKCON Leadership Sanga is exclusively for devotees engaged in the following leadership services:

  • GBC members
  • Gurus and sannyasis
  • zonal supervisors
  • regional secretaries
  • temple presidents
  • temple vice-presidents
  • leaders of significant ISKCON projects
  • developers of significant ISKCON projects
  • bhakti-vriksha/nama-hatta leaders
  • ISKCON community developers
  • Significant preachers
  • sankirtana leaders
  • communications officers
  • leadership trainees

If you have any questions who is eligible to attend, please contact Kaunteya das at

The Schedule

The ILS 2016 will feature  at least 13 venues presenting 80–100 seminars in all areas of the GBC strategic plan with emphasis on:

  • outreach
  • the “marketing” and communication of Krishna consciousness
  • devotee care
  • online strategies
  • leadership skills
  • best practices in many areas of temple/project/community development
  • strategic planning and project development
  • Special topics for ISKCON Leaders

The majority of seminars will be new. Any seminars repeated from the last ILS will be significantly enhanced. In addition there will be:

  • Themed Bhagavatam classes – Srila Prabhupada’s concepts and directives on leadership.
  • Evening Prabhupada nights, kirtanas, drama and other kathā.
  • Full day scheduled for a parikrama for association and krsna-katha.

The final schedule will be posted closer to the event.

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