What do John Lennon, Indira Ghandi, Allen Ginsberg, and Sterling Moss (Formula One Racer) have in common? They all met Srila Prabhupada. To say that Srila Prabhupada was an epic “Communications” person is an understatement.
At the ISKCON North American Temple Presidents’ Meeting this January, one of the major points of focus was Integrating the Next Generation Youth, with practical steps taken to involve the next generation in ISKCON temples at all levels.
The 2018 ISKCON North American Leadership Conference was held last week at Camp Geneva outside of Orlando Florida with 27 temple presidents from the US and Canada attending.
Many of the more than sixty temple presidents and GBCs attending this year’s ISKCON North American Leaders Meetings called the event “the best ever.”
As part of its ongoing efforts for child safety, ISKCON’s North American Child Protection Office will kick off 2016 with its first annual “Safe Temple” awards.
At the January, 2015, North American GBC/TP Meetings in Dallas, Texas, several GBC's and Temple Presidents spoke about the TOVP project after an enlivening presentation by Radha Jivan Das, the International Fundraising Director, announcing the TOVP Tour starting in North America in mid-March 2015.
Sixty leaders of ISKCON Temples in North America met in Dallas for four days, to prepare for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of ISKCON in 2016.
Distribution of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s books in North America has made another dramatic increase for the third year in a row. At this point, says Sankirtan Strategist Vaisesika Das, “It’s no fluke.” According to Vaisesika, the increase in book distribution has resulted not only in new people becoming devotees, but also in a renaissance of programs to care for these new devotees.
This year’s ISKCON North American Leadership Conference, held at Hare Krishna Dham in Houston, Texas from January 9th to 12th, presented many developments that inspired both new and seasoned devotees alike. Seventy-five devotees attended in total and were housed at ISKCON Houston’s recently built residential apartments.
he NA GBC/TP meeting in Houston began its second day of meetings with a presentation on the Strategic Planning Initiative of the international Governing Body Commission (GBC).
On May 13-15th, ISKCON`s North American leaders held their by-annual meeting at New Vrindaban. They have discussed various strategies to increase book distribution, attracting new devotees, and enhancing the experience and mood of the existing members of the organization.
The North American GBC is looking for future leaders, intelligent and devotionally-inclined young men and women who would like serve Lord Chaitanya’s sankirtan movement by making a career of full time service in ISKCON USA America. To help fulfill this aim, the North American GBC is offering a two-year scholarship to Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesa, Belgium.