The pictures below were taken from the 2020 ISKCON Global Conference of Devotee Attorneys in Gainesville, Florida. Devotees led by HG. Rasikanand prabhu from Hungary  performed guru puja, and a Srimad Baghavatam class was given by former Iskcon GBC Chairman, Sriman Sesa Prabhu. The 2020 ISKCON Global Conference of DevoteeContinue Reading

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ISKCON Communications International Society for Krishna Consciousness Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada New Delhi, 29th December, 2019: The worldwide community of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) shares its grief with the Madhva community on the attainment of samadhi by His Holiness Sri Vishwesha Tirtha SwamiContinue Reading

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Dear Devotees, Vaishnavebhyo namonamah. Jaya Srila Prabhupada! If you would be so kind, I would like to bring to your attention a resolution of the ISKCON India Governing Council (aka ”Bureau”) regarding the ISKCON GBC’s recent resolution passed at Tirupati during October 2019, authorizing female diksa-gurus (FDGs) on a geographicContinue Reading

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In 2001, Sripad Jayadavaita Swami gave a lecture series titled “Food for Death”, which is still available on his website at http://www.jswami.info/seminars#food and which examined how prasadam distribution seen by the public as ordinary welfare work affects ISKCON’s core values. Sripad Bhakti Vikasa Swami in his 2011 lectures titled “Some Concerns About ISKCON” and “Further Discussion on Concerns About ISKCON” addresses the same issue Jayadvaita Swami addressed but in a more generalized context that includes other welfare initiatives.[1] Bhakti Vikasa Maharaja in his lectures also addresses what he identifies as fundamental, philosophical differences that have emerged within our society.

As far as social welfare is concerned, the lectures of both Swamis make a common point: the time and resources devotees increasingly give to indirect preaching in the form of welfare work, at the expense of direct preaching, reflects ISKCON’s growing acceptance of karma-kanda as a part of its core mission and, hence, core values.

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