ISKCON Congregational Development  Ministry

ANNUAL MINISTRY REPORT 2015

Achievements

Education and Training

Seminars and Activities

Gaura Purnima Seminars 2015

(Delivered in Sridhama Mayapur)

by Advaitachandra prabhu and Kalasuddha d.d.

by Manorama das (ISKCON Youth Minister) and Mukunda Rico (Alachua - Youth)

by Mahatma das (ACBSP)

by Sri Radha Govinda Dasi

Activities by the Ministers on Training, Supervision and Research

Activities by Co-Minister H.H. Jatapataka Swami

Activities by the Co-minister Kaunteya das

Activities by Seva Svarupa Das (General Manager) and Iksvaku Das (Outreach Coordinator)

Activities by Bhakti-vriksha Senior Coaches (Vijay Venugopal das and Prema Padmini devi dasi)

London, UK:

Bangladesh:

Aravade,  Maharashtra:

Oman:

Bangalore:

List of seminars on Skype 3 conducted for different places:

Activities of Sri Radha Govinda Dasi

Activities by Bhakti-vriksha Coaches (Advaitachandra Das and Kalasudha Devi Dasi)

Activities of Damodara Dhananjaya Das (Congregational Educator Facilitator)

Activities by Aravinda Krsna Das (UK)

Programs & Partnership

Tribal Preaching

“ISKCON Tribal Care Initiative” is an initiative of the International society for Krsna Consciousness (ISKCON) to care for the tribal people in India. At this initial stage the initiative will focus on Northeast and East India states.

ISKCON Tribal Care will extend care in five different areas:

Bhakti-vrikshas

The CDM is closely working with its network of Bhakti-vriksha leaders to develop further the benefit that BV is providing to ISKCON. Not only the number of devotees and the grooming of new leaders and preachers, but also the congregational support to local and international projects are some of the many benefits of this program. Since 2014, a working committee was created to promote the streamlining of methods and practices of BV around the world.

Currently different leaders are delivering training and developing new material or reviewing existing ones for increasing the efficiency of the outreach through BV. The Ministry is actively working on increasing the training of more leaders and making the availability of resources more wide to ISKCON devotees. Translating several of these resources into other major languages is also a priority for our central office.

CDM Youth Service

Damodara Program

Purusottama Month

Nama-Hatta

ISKCON Prison Ministry (IPM)

iskconprisonministry@gmail.com
 352-575-0458
 www.iskconprisonministry.org

This year the IPM has increased its distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books and devotional paraphernalia to prison inmates, totaling a number of 5,461 books and Back to Godhead magazines.

It also obtained sponsoring of books from the Los Angeles temple (sponsored thirty-eight Srimad-Bhagavatam sets), and the Silicon Valley temple (sponsored eleven Caitanya-caritamrita sets) for prison libraries.

GRAND TOTAL of all Books and BTGs in 2016: 5,461

Publications

CDM books for Kindle on Amazon.com

Materials in progress

Upcoming Materials

Website/E-mail

Website

The website has been upgraded and articles are being posted on daily basis. www.iskconcongregation.com

Youtube channel

We have 150 videos with a total of 18, 224 views.

Facebook pages

We have 4 facebooks pages: ISKCON Congregation, Congregational Development Ministry, Iskcon Bhakti-vriksha and CDM Youth Service.

At present, we have a total of 20,110 likes and an average of 1500 people views on our posts on regular basis.

Communication (Email: cdmofficeiskcon@gmail.com)

Communications

We are receiving receive information of the ongoing activities from 27 different countries and are in regular contact with 72 people who are involved with congregational preaching.

However, not all the temples are responding respond to our repeated requests for information about their programs nor let us let us know how we can support them.

In order to meet the needs of our society, it is important for us to receive information about the progress of congregational development in each area. In many temples there is nobody responsible for congregational development and it is not considered a priority.

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