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Articles tagged as Congregational-development

  • Going Global

    This thirty-minutes documentary by independent filmmaker Vasudeva Joly takes a close look at the "Bhakti Vriksha", ISKCON's congregational development system's challenges and successes. From London to Moscow, and from Houston to Buenos Aires, Bhakti Vriksha communities seem to be growing at a promising pace. Produced at the request of ICDM (ISKCON Congragational Development Ministry), Going Global is a thoroughly documented reportage on the Bhakti Vriksha phenomenon.

  • More on Bhakti Vriksa- Love and trust

    A video by ISKCON Congregation Ministry.

  • Six Tips for a Successful Bhakti-vriksha Program

    Bhakti-vriksha is a congregational development program that utilizes small group structures in order to encourage its members in Krishna consciousness.

  • Presenting the "Gita Program"

    In this video Iksvaku das explains the purpose of :The Gita Program" and how it can benefit every ISKCON center and devotees engaged in presenting Krishna-consciousness to facilitate and encourage newcomers in their understanding of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is. 

  • The First Ever ISKCON Youth Leadership Sanga

    ISKCON Youth Ministry and ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry will hold their first ISKCON Youth Leadership Sanga next Spring in Mayapur. Their vision is to have youth leaders from around the world spend quality time together, brainstorm, share best practices, network, and give presentations to ISKCON leaders about the benefits of having youth programs at their temples.

  • What Is the Relationship of the Small Group of Devotees to ISKCON?

    Does the small group in ISKCON serve the local temple, or does the temple serve the small group? Who serves whom?

  • ISKCON Mayapur Namahatta Reaches Out to 15 Million

    On the auspicious day of Radhastami, Jayapataka Swami, co-minister of the Congregational Development in ISKCON, congratulated the Namahatta devotees from Sridhama Mayapur for having reached out to a record number of 15 million people in their last 35 years of preaching Krishna Consciousness.

  • A New Book: The Nectar of Congregational Preaching

    The Nectar of Congregational Preaching is an inspirational overview of the development of Krishna consciousness among the congregational members of ISKCON.

  • Congregational Preaching in ISKCON

    It is our duty as ISKCON leaders to guide those who are earnestly involved in accepting and propagating Krishna consciousness and engage them according to their talents and the needs of the movement.

  • Sraddha Kutir

    A new program by ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry.

  • New Video by ISKCON Congregational Ministry: The Invisible Man

    ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry have been working on a series of videos that are meant to promote the values of reaching out and building meaningful personal relationships within the community. The Ministry has just released its fourth video in the series, entitled as "The Invisible Man".

  • Bhakti-vriksha Convention in Mayapur
    The ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry along with its co-ministers hosted the First International Bhakti-vriksha Convention, “Moving to the future with Bhakti-vriksha”. On the 18th and 19th of August, 2012, 200 devotees from over 14 countries gathered at Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi and took part in the Convention in Mayapur.
  • Who is an ISKCON Member? #7 What Happens After ISKCON: The Way Out
    There are many who, at one time or another, were involved in ISKCON in some way, and now they are not. That is not to say their relationship with Krishna has been interrupted – no power on earth can do that – but their contributions to, support for, and social involvement with other members of ISKCON has lapsed.
  • Who is a Member of ISKCON? #4 Questions to Ask Yourself
    The main idea being that its the individual who chooses to identify himself or herself as being a member. This self-identification comes about when one’s current interests and needs are met by ISKCON, and tends to disappear when one’s needs are not met.
  • Bhakti Vriksa Convention To Be Held In Sri Dham Mayapur

    ISKCON`s Congregational Development Ministry will hold its first Bhakti Vriksa Convention for Leaders on August 18th and 19th, 2012 in Sri Dham Mayapur.

  • New Book: Bhakti Vriksa Manual
    ISKCON`s Congregational Development Ministry informs the readers that after 14 years, the new Bhakti Vrksa Manual is now available.
  • Congregational Development Ministry Offers New E-Books

    ISKCON`s Congregational Development Ministry has e-Books available on their website. The following titles are on hand: Sri Godruma Kalpatavi, Free to Preach, The Nectar of Congregational Preaching and Super Sunday.

  • A New Book: Holy Jail, by Candramauli Swami.
    Holy Jail is a touching compilation of the activities of ISKCON Prison Ministries (IPM). In over thirty years of operation, the lives of hundreds of inmates have changed due to the practice of Krishna consciousness and the support received by devotees.
  • The Logistics of Multi-ISKCON Centres in the Same City
    The 2008 Mayapur GBC annual meeting ratified as official ISKCON policy the presence of multiple ISKCON centres in the same city. Conceived in New Vrindavan, June 2007, at the special GBC meeting for strategic planning, the “urban proliferation proposal” earned unanimous support from the brainstorming GBCs, hungry for greater ISKCON effectiveness.
  • An Offer the CDM Couldn't Refuse

    When ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry made their case at the Indian Continental Committee meetings, they got more than they bargained for. By Kaunteya Dasa