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From the ISKCON GBC – Minutes Of The Annual General Meeting – February 2017

313: Global Duties & Responsibilities of the Governing Body Commission

[ISKCON Law]

Whereas the GBC wishes to formalize the understanding of its global services to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness;

Whereas it is important that duties and responsibilities be clarified at all levels of the Society;

Whereas the GBC wishes to produce a legacy document for the instruction and training of future GBC members

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7981708062?profile=RESIZE_584xRadha devi dasi, ISKCON’s GBC Vaishnavi Minister, recently announced the appointment of regional ministers in South Africa, the UK, Brazil and Mexico. Regional ministers serve as the liaisons for the Vaishnavi Ministry and develop programs for the care of Vaishnavis in their areas. 

Krsangi Radhe devi dasi is a disciple of Indradyumna Swami and the Vaishnavi Minister in South Africa.  She is a second generation Vaishnavi and also serves as the Durban Temple Public Relations manager. Her professi

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temple_entry_and_covid-19_guidelines_slideshow.jpg?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen

In June, ISKCON’s GBC SPT Strategic Planning Support Unit released a Temple Re-opening Guide along with a decision-making toolkit to help leaders assess the right time to re-open their temple during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In August, the Strategic Planning Support Unit (SPS) has followed up with a set of Safe Re-opening Guidelines containing safe practices for ISKCON leaders and devotees to use while visiting or doing devotional service at the temple, as well as while doing

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We are pleased to have HH Kavichandra Swami for our upcoming “Ask a GBC” series. It is an amazing opportunity to meet and hear from the people who are behind the policies in ISKCON and ask questions as he will be interviewed by Gopal Bhatta Das.
 
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About Kavichandra Swami
Kavichandra Swami met the Hare Krishna devotees in 1967 and was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1971. He joined the temple in Tucson, Arizona, and since that time he has served in various capacit

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We are pleased to have Anuttama Das for our upcoming “Ask a GBC” series. Here is an amazing opportunity to meet and hear from the people who are behind the policies in ISKCON and ask questions as he is being interviewed by Gopal Bhatta Das.

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About Anuttama Das
As a college student in Political Science and Social Science at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, USA, Anuttama Dasa began to search for answers to the most important questions in l

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Let us meet and hear from two of the devoted unsung heroes from Srila Prabhupada’s army who marched fearlessly with him to spread Krishna consciousness in Every Town and Village (throughout the globe)

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About Hari Sauri Das

Hari-Sauri däsa was born in England on November 17th, 1950. In May 1971 he emigrated to Australia where, on the second day of arrival, he met the members of the newly-emerging Krishna consciousness movement. He was duly accepted as an init

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Let us meet and hear from one of Srila Prabhupada’s silent warrior who helped him spread Krishna consciousness fearlessly in Malaysia and Indonesia. Let us immerse in the mystery behind the untold history.

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About Amogha Das
He was born in California and attended UCLA ( University of California Los Angeles) where he met the Hare Krsna devotees in 1969. After listening to lectures and joining in on various street kirtans, he decided to leave university and commit his life to S

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People Behind the Policies

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About Guru Prasad Swami

Guru Prasad Swami was born in the USA and studied nuclear physics at Purdue University. After becoming disenchanted with science he transferred to the University of Texas where he made contact with the Hare Krishna movement; but it was later, during his military service in Panama when this encounter with ISKCON changed his life dramatically.
Upon concluding his military service Guru Prasad Swami joined a pioneering group of Krishna devote

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Let us hear from HG Jagattarini Devi Dasi as she reaffirms the Purpose # 5 of ISKCON (To erect for the members and for society at large a holy place of transcendental pastimes dedicated to the personality of Krishna).

About Jagattarini Devi

Her Grace Jagattarini Mataji joined ISKCON and first met Srila Prabhupada in America in 1970 (many of you may have heard of this famous story of a successful actress becoming a devotee). Through her connections with the Movement, Jagattarini met her husband

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Let us hear from HG Vaisesika Das as he reaffirms the Purpose# 7 of ISKCON (With a view towards achieving the aforementioned purposes, to publish and distribute periodicals, magazines, books and other writings.)

About Vaisesika Das

Vaisesika Dasa was born in 1956. As a teen, he was an avid spiritual seeker. Soon after receiving a Back to Godhead magazine from a friend in the spring of 1973, he moved into the ISKCON temple in San Francisco at the age of sixteen and, with the blessings of his pa

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Let us hear from HG Ambarish Das and Svaha Devi Dasi as they reaffirm the Purpose #5 of ISKCON. They are instrumental in the overseeing and construction of “The Temple of Vedic Planetarium (TOVP)”.

 

About Ambarish Das and Svaha Devi Dasi

Ambarisa das was initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1974 in Hawaii. He is the great-grandson of Henry Ford, and has been involved in numerous ISKCON projects around the world including the Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center in Detroit, the Oxford Center for Hindu Stu

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6783570284?profile=RESIZE_400xPRANAAM, Hare Krishna

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we heard of the loss of the Spiritual Global leader and Senior Member of ISKCON & GBC, HH Sri Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj.

We offer our deepest heartfelt condolences to the devotees of H.H Sri Swamiji Maharaj and the ISKCON family worldwide.

Vedic Sanatana Dharma lost a great spiritual Guru, H.H Sri Bhakti Charu Swamiji Maharaj built a global faith and community founded on Vedic Sanatan value, His Holiness was highly respected for his

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6783027682?profile=RESIZE_400xTo inaugurate our 5-day festival on reaffirming the 7 purposes of ISKCON in commemoration of the ISKCON incorporation day.
 
We had a panel of speakers who were the leaders of the GBC strategic planning team who took us on a journey into the mood and mission of ISKCON.
 
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Special Bulletin for all ISKCON Connection Subscribers


Celebrate the anniversary of ISKCON's incorporation with these stimulating events presented by the GBC Strategic Planning Team, live on Facebook. 


14 Exciting Upcoming Events

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ISKCON Incorporation Day Festival-Curtain Raiser

Please join us to inaugurate our 5-day festival on reaffirming the 7 purposes of ISKCON in commemoration of the ISKCON incorporation day.
 
We have a panel of speakers who are the leaders of the GBC strategic plan
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By Krishnarupa devi dasi

Many ISKCON members are aware of the formation of the Revisions Review Panel (RRP), but they may not be informed of how it came about and exactly what its task is. This article I hope serves to communicate more of these details. 

In February 2019, the BBT/GBC Relations Committee conversed about meeting with the GBC body to discuss Srila Prabhupada's books edits and to form a group that would review revisions.

At the BBT general meeting in June 2019, the BBT resolved to

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In a video released today featuring Gopal Krishna Goswami, Bhakti Charu Swami, and Jayapataka Swami, these three initiating gurus and senior members of ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) explain why they support the GBC resolution empowering women to serve as initiating spiritual masters in ISKCON. 

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The resolution included under “701.6: ISKCON spiritual masters,” and entitled “Vaisnavi Diksa-gurus — 2019” was passed by the GBC at the Midterm General Meeting in Oct

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Govardhana Dasa was born in Durban, South Africa, and first met the devotees in 1982. Although attracted by their harinamas, he was reluctant to take a copy of The Science of Self-Realization from them, but after reading the first sixty pages, he instantly became a vegetarian and started chanting Hare Krishna. Saved by Srila Prabhupada’s books, Govardhana Dasa remains connected to them to this day: he began by distributing them and now serves as a trustee of BBT Africa and as a global BBT trust

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Let’s Ask a GBC

Continuing our series of interviews, today we speak with Praghosa Prabhu GBC for Zonal Secretary for Ireland, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway & Switzerland; member of the GBC Organizational Development Committee, of the GBC Nominations Committee, the GBC-BBT Team and editor of the website Dandavats, Praghosa Prabhu will share his insights of the present situation and how it has affected ISKCON temples and communities in his area.

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Source: http://www.dandava

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Hear from one of our GBCs as he shares some of his insights about the COVID pandemic, his unique way of connecting with devotees, keeping in touch with temples within his zones, and continuing to overcome personal challenges as he continues with all his duties.

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 11 AM Eastern US time, 8:30 PM India time

Live on Facebook 

(To see this event time in your zone, go here)

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GBC Releases 2020 Resolutions

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ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) has released the minutes from its February 11th to 22nd Annual General Meeting in Mayapur, West Bengal (which took place before the  Coronavirus pandemic).

Among them are several important resolutions.

1. The GBC resolves to provide a group called the SABHA with the resolutions they have passed, as well as tabled and rejected proposals. Formed in August 2017, the SABHA provides checks and balances on the authority of the GBC, and course correction for i

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