leadership (9)


By Radhapriya

On Saturday, April 20th, temple leaders from across Southern Ontario gathered at ISKCON Brampton for a day of collaboration and camaraderie. About 30 representatives from 11 centres came together to exchange ideas, strategies, and experiences.

Bhaktimarga Swami was in attendance and was so inspired by the unity that he called the gathering “honey and harmony” and penned a poem entitled “The Meeting.” (see below). The program kicked off with kirtan, followed by a tour of the temple

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The GBC Executive Committee, on behalf of the GBC, extends a warm invitation to all Temple Presidents for the upcoming International Temple Presidents Meeting scheduled for 27th February 2024 in Mayapur. According to the invitation letter, “This sanga provides an opportunity for Temple Presidents from ISKCON temples across the world to converge, connect with the GBC, share experiences, and contribute to shaping the future of ISKCON. Srila Prabhupada saw the Temple Presidents as dynamic leaders

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Leadership is an art, a responsibility, and a journey of continuous growth and learning. The timeless wisdom of Vedic texts like the Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Chaitanya Charitamrita offers profound insights into the essence of true leadership. These ancient scriptures, filled with stories of great leaders, provide timeless lessons that are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.

1. Vision and Conviction: Lord Rama (Ramayana)
One of the most celebrated leaders in Vedic literature

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Leadership by Bhaktimarga Swami


When you are a leader
You are on someone's meter

When your voice is heard
There's analysis on every word

When you simply make a move
Once set, it's hard to remove

You will never satisfy everyone
It's natural for all under the sun

Yet decisions must be made
So one need not be afraid

Just have fixation on duty
​That is a true leader's beauty

Be ready to accept correction
The willingness to take direction

That is the measure of great honour
No personal trait could be stronger

Remember, you are not

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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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8861124253?profile=RESIZE_584xThe Leadership Summit, ISKCON 3.0, will be held on May 15th-16th, just under a month from now. During this virtual event, we will gather as GBC, Temple Presidents, Senior Devotees, and Next Generation Leaders - all members of Srila Prabhupada’s Family, to collaborate and co-create the future of ISKCON in North America.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.iskconleadership.com/events

The $31 registration fee supports all the conferences to date and the upcoming Summit. Your financial support allows us

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By Madhava Smullen 

The Vice Principal of an ISKCON school in Dallas, Texas, is offering online bhakti courses for teenagers during the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching them The Nectar of Instruction using Srila Prabhupada’s purports and Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Along with her other classes, Gopi Gita Schomaker of TKG Academy shifted her Bhakti Leadership series to the video conferencing platform Zoom when COVID-19 struck in March. Current online courses include “The C

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GBC Releases 2020 Resolutions


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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A new book ‘Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita,’ published by Sage Publisher wonderfully combines the two worlds of management and spirituality. The author Ace V. Simpson, a.k.a. Shri Prahlada Das is a well-known kirtaniya from Australia, but he is also a scholar with a Ph.D. and now teaches at Brunel Business School in London, UK.

For professionals navigating negative corporate karmas, Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita offers a way forward for overcoming self-defeating habits a

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