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Asking The Congregation About Their Needs

By Tirtharaja Dasa The needs of the congregation may be different from what we think they really are. We need to sit down with our congregation and hear from them about their vision for the future. We must ask them what role we can play and determine what we can do for them, as far

The Congregational Ministry Participates in the ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2018

T​he ​C​ongregation​al​ ​Development ​Ministry​ (CDM)​ ​had a successful participation in the recent ​ISKCON Leadership Sanga ​in Mayapur.​ This ​well-attended ​event​ hosts over a thousand leaders from every continent, providing a great opportunity to share innovative ideas for the development of our movement. ​ Our team’s​ presentations​ focused on our new ​Children ​Services​, the outreach programs

The Power of Lord Nrsimhadev

There was a fight in a village, and in the course of the fight, one person was attacked with acid as a result of which his whole face was burnt and terribly disfigured. The sight of one of the eyes was completely lost and the other eye had only about 10% vision. The doctors said

How to know the needs of Iskcon Congregations

By Tirtharaja Dasa My opinion on congregational preaching in ISKCON is that full-time devotees must facilitate the congregational devotees. The most important thing is to understand the needs, interests, and concerns of the people who are interested in Krsna consciousness. I think it is very important that devotees don’t presume to know what it is

Benefits of Bhakti Vriksha Training

Yaduraja Krsna Prabhu, Temple President of ISKCON TAIPING MALAYSIA, shares his experience in receiving the Bhakti-Vriksha Hands-On training course in Mayapur last November. This interactive course is presented regularly in Mayapur during the Gaura Purnima festival. It will be facilitated by Nityananda Ashraya Prabhu, Temple president of Bahadurgarh ISKCON Temple. For more information, please contact

Merciful Lord Nrsimhadeva

Once, Lord Nrsimhadev’s worship was going on as usual when the pujari noticed that one flower fell from Nrsimhadev’s garland. The pujari asked the visitors if anyone was offering any special prayers to Lord Nrsimhadev. The visitors in front did not say anything, but from the back one lady came forward with tears in her

The Greatest Charity – Sastra Dana

By Hanuman Dasa I think that the role of the congregation in distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books is very important. Most of the devotees in our movement are members of the congregation and many of them don’t live near the temple. Still, there is a role for them to play in the preaching mission. There are

Lord Nrsimhadev resolves a father’s dilemma

My father and mother, living at Bakura district, Catna village, are initiated devotees of the Gaudiya Math. My name is Gauranga. I had joined the ISKCON Sri Mayapur temple six months ago, and after finishing the three months bhakta training course, I was put in the school preaching service. A few days ago just before

Congregational Book Distributors – The Weekend Warriors

By Vijaya Dasa – ISKCON Book Distribution Ministry The congregation wants to be involved in the important aspects of ISKCON. One of the important programs is book distribution. There are many different things that we are doing now to encourage our congregation to be involved in book distribution. The Weekend Warriors program is for people

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