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Connect, Cultivate, and Care

We offer tools, resources, and training for trainers that facilitate your programs of connecting, cultivating and caring for people. Those people you are dedicated to serving, deserve your very best, and we are here to facilitate you in your proactive success.

Vision

The ISKCON Ministry of Congregational Development – CDM – is a One Stop Shop for Krsna Conscious training. CDM facilitates the spiritual growth of individuals and communities within the spiritual, cultural, and educational guidelines set by ISKCON’s Founder-Acarya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.

ISKCON Founder Acarya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

Mission

We offer consultancy, education, and networking to assist the International Society for Krsna Consciousness to develop and expand its communities in accord with the following principles:

  • A deeply caring attitude for all members, according to their stage in life and their different levels of needs.
  • Promoting the engagement of all devotees in outreach and their empowering in taking responsibility in the mission.
  • Organizing all practitioners in small groups for intimate exchanges and the building of friendly relation; regular supervision and support.
  • Temples as tirthas for inspiration and exemplary behavior; enthusing large gatherings and festivals.
  • Ongoing systematic training and education.

To facilitate these objectives:

  • We design and present courses.
  • We produce, translate and circulate books, articles, supporting materials & audiovisuals.
  • We assist in organizing festivals & conventions.
  • We remain updated on innovations and trends from both inside and outside ISKCON.
  • We support the Ministry’s specialized divisions: ISKCON Prison Ministries and the Armed Forces Outreach Ministries.

We Offer Support

Caring for Devotees

ISKCON Temple

Festivals

Bhakti-vriksha

Cultivate People - Bridge Programs

Connect with People

Book Distribution - Welcome Booth - Festivals - Outreach Programs

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CDM - Program

devotee
training

Vaisnava Life Counseling

This course for Vaisnavas has been created by the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry (CDM) with a Krsna Conscious approach to counseling in line with Srila Prabhupada’s instructions. It presents a theoretical and practical framework to better support devotees, families and congregations that may be facing different issues. We deliver this course based on Yatra invitations.

CDM Program

devotee
care

ISKCON CILDREN sERVICES

ISKCON Children Services provides enriched Krsna Conscious resources that has helped countless children grow in their spiritual life. Founded in 2016, Congregational Development Ministry (CDM) Children Services strives to support congregations all over the world to engage our Vaikuntha children in Krsna Consciousness.

CDM Program

devotee
care

Bhakti Marriage Course

This course is designed especially for single men and women, young adults not yet in a relation. Nonetheless, we believe this course will be very useful and beneficial to you even if you are already in a relation, engaged or even married.

CDM Program

devotee
training

ISKCON Disciple Course

The ISKCON Disciple Course is an online training program which deepens devotees understanding of guru-tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. Designed for new devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON, the course is also recommended for leaders, preachers councilors and educators in ISKCON.

CDM Program

devotee
care

Siksa Program

The Bhakti-steps Program is a system for encouraging the congregation by recognizing their chanting and their spiritual standards. It is a great way to help congregational devotees to consolidate and increase their spiritual practices. It also offers a system to identify who is serious in advancing in Krsna consciousness, an important consideration especially in forming the first Bhakti-vriskha groups.

ISKCON

seva
& sanga

places of Krsna bhakti

ISKCON Temples are places of spiritual inspiration and provide opportunity for like minded association and devotional service. Devotees from the congregation are happy to provide service and finances to such places of Krsna Bhakti.

Festivals

seva
& sanga

A great way to bring all congregational devotees together to share Krsna Consciousness with the general population and devotees alike.

CDM Program

devotee
care

Bhakti-Vriksha

Srila Prabhupada’s preaching success is often measured in terms of the temples, the restaurants, the farms and the other visible manifestations he established, but Srila Prabhupada repeatedly instructed that the purpose of these temples and facilities is to train people to establish temple worship in their households; to practice Krsna consciousness at home, making it the predominant feature of their lives. 

CDM Program

devotee
outreach

Gita for Everyone Program

In line with Srila Prabhupada’s original plan of presenting the Gita widely, this interactive outreach program encourages participants to actively learn and understand the Gita’s essential teachings, structure, analogies and practical application.

CDM Program

devotee
outreach

Bhakti Yoga Workshop

This course is a bridge program and designed to provide a first hand Krsna conscious experience to new people who have an interest in Bhakti Yoga. CDM offers this course on invitation basis. Please contact us for further info. 

CDM Program

devotee
outreach

Shraddha Kutir

The aim of this program is to focus the attention towards supporting individuals’ practices and, in that context, their dealings with matters relevant to congregational devotees: children’s education, marriage stability, finances, reciprocal support between families, communities, and temples, and many others. With this initiative, devotional communities can enhance their opportunity to create a harmonious atmosphere of care, cooperation and unity amongst devotees.

CDM Program

devotee
outreach

Damodara Program

Effective and easy outreach program that encourages preachers to bring Krsna Consciousness right into peoples homes.

CDM Program

devotee
outreach

Connect Flyer

A little flyer that teaches how to strategy contact management. For more info contact us.

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