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9863458855?profile=RESIZE_400xGBC Strategic Planning Team (SPT) invites you to discover the holy land of Vrindavan outside the real Vrindavan in our 4 day special series. Jagattarini Devi has joined us on Day 4 to talk about the hidden Vrindavan and its glories.

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 m

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9844191700?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen

The South African National Council (SANC), which has served as the overarching management structure for ISKCON in South Africa since the late 1980s, is undergoing sweeping changes in its structure and approach. The aim of the transformation is to “more fully realize Srila Prabhupada’s vision for Krishna Consciousness in South Africa and to present Krishna Consciousness in a very dynamic and relevant way to all people of our country.”

The effort began about a year ago when the

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9718106074?profile=RESIZE_584xDear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Many of you are aware of the atrocious attack against our temple and many Hindu temples in Bangladesh that occurred between October 13 and 15.

We offer heartfelt prayers that Lord Nrsimhadeva, the protector of the devotees, may offer his divine protection to the Vaisnava community in Bangladesh, and particularly offer his mercy to the two devotees who were brutally murdered in these attacks, Pranta Chandra das a

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Statement from the ISKCON North America Council

October 16, 2021

A North American legal case that has lasted almost two decades took a decisive turn in favor of ISKCON this past week. This long-running case, known in ISKCON as the Long Island Court Case,  began in 2004 in Freeport, New York. At that time, a group of “ritviks” opposed to the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) from outside Long Island, through deception and subterfuge, took control of the Long Island ISKCON Temple and the Boa

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By Kamala Radha Devi Dasi

After two years of research, writing, and debate, the GBC recently ratified and voted into ISKCON law a Code of Ethical Behavior. We spoke with the Code’s author, Yogesvara dasa, about the background to the Code and what changes he hopes to see in Srila Prabhupada’s movement thanks to its passage. The full official Code can be found through the GBC website here:  https://gbc.iskcon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CODE_8-21-21_FINAL_COPY.pdf

ISKCON News: What is the purp

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At its meeting on Wednesday, May 5th, the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) discussed the urgent need for stricter implementation of health safety protocols at its international headquarters in Mayapur, India. At the meeting, GBC members expressed their exasperation and worry that videos and other reports from Mayapur showed that some devotees were disregarding ISKCON's health policies regarding the Covid crisis, and were thus placin

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8895184663?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Governing Body Commission of ISKCON, in conjunction with ISKCON leaders in South Asia, has launched a Covid Relief Appeal to provide funds to aid devotees and others in need in the Mayapur region and Bangladesh. Below is an appeal letter from the GBC, as well as PDF and PPT files with more specific information about the relief efforts and where to send your donations.
 
ISKCON News humbly requests our readers and friends to also contribute to this important and urgent cause.
 
May 1, 2021

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Sri Chaitanya Caritamrita is a jewel mine, a treasure house of all kinds of wealth, there are stories there are descriptions of the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, there are blessings and benedictions galore for all of us who hear them with faith and love and devotion and conviction but if ever we were wondering why Krsnadas has Kaviraj why he is Kaviraj there’s that too and when I look at the beautiful within the Chaitanya Caritamrita there is poetry, he is the king of poets there is such

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What we are discussing today is from that time of Mahaprabhu where He was traveling for six years and he set off from Jagannath Puri towards south India. When Mahaprabhu set out for this journey, Srila Prabhupada has helped us understand there were many reasons that are why He set off for this journey. One of the reasons was that he wanted to visit all the holy places. Yes that’s a reason, that’s expressed but through the travel of his holy places within this section that we’ll be reading today

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About Devamrita Swami
Devamrita Swami is an educator, author, and monk in the Krishna bhakti tradition. For over forty years, he has been traveling the world sharing the teachings and lifestyle of bhakti-yoga.
With a unique ability to analyze modern problems through the wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita and Shrimad-Bhagavatam (essential Vedic texts), he challenges audiences to understand that the quest for genuine personal and social upliftment is rooted in precise and comprehensive knowledge. Often

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About Nrsimhananda Das
• Joined in Chicago in Spring of ’71. Initiated in LA in ’72 where he remained.
• Involved in various services – pot washing, Harinam, book distribution, cookie distribution, candle distribution, Magic Lotus caterer,
• Conceived and spearheaded ISKCON Television,
• Temple President Topanga Pyramid House ’79-’93.
• Producer of the Complete Srila Prabhupada DVD Library in 20 languages.
• Producer, Director New Hare Krishna World, Disciple of My Disciple, Acarya series, pupp

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Frontline servants: Remembering the Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta publishing marathon

Join GBC SPT to meet the veterans and know what happened behind the scenes when Srila Prabhupada engaged his disciples in publishing Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta that turned into a marathon.

Source: http://www.dandavats.com/?p=93775

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8364627288?profile=RESIZE_584xWe at the GBC-Strategic Planning Team have one motivation: To serve you.

We started this present service of communicating with the ISKCON world out of concern for how our devotees were dealing with the Coronavirus. We were convinced that the best approach to the virus was to “err on the side of caution” and encourage devotees to take precautions. In many places in Srila Prabhupada’s books there are descriptions of how rare and special devotees are. We didn’t want to see any of our devotees unnec

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Dear Devotees,

Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The GBC Strategic Planning Team (GBC SPT) is looking for devotees to join our team and take on responsible service in several key areas.

If you would like to join yourself or help us find qualified devotees to be part of a highly dynamic, forward looking team, dedicated to helping manifest Srila Prabhupada’s brilliant vision for all of ISKCON, then read on to know more.

At the start of the pandemic in March, the

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8231737486?profile=RESIZE_584xGBC Strategic Planning Team (SPT) invites you to hear one of the most exciting and inspiring update from around the globe on the Kartik outreach during the pandemic. The devotees who are sharing the outcome of their results are – Seva Svarupa das – manager for Congregational Development Ministry, with HH Jayapataka Swami as the Minister.
Jalaghi dd lives in Mayapur and is coordinatoring efforts in Hong Kong, etc. Amrita Gaurang dd lives in Malaysia and is assisting with the overall outreach.



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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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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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