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ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2020

By: for ISKCON News on Dec. 31, 2019
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The ISKCON Leadership Sanga 2020 is almost here – less than two months away!  The event will be held at ISKCON’s headquarters in Sri Dham Mayapur between February 14-20 2020, with 75 unique seminars and discussions, uplifting kirtans, wonderful prasadam, and 45 stalls displaying various projects and services from all over the world. 

The enrollment is still open. 

ILS 2020 promises to be the largest gathering of ISKCON leaders to date. Five hundred devotees attended ILS in 2012 and the numbers have been steadily increasing. This will be ISKCON’s 5th ILS gathering, and the organizers are anticipating 1,500 leading devotees from all over the world. 

The following topics will be discussed and examined at ILS 2020:

  • What are the foundational principles which should form the bedrock of ISKCON’s institution? 
  • How will we govern, protect and guide our Society as it continues to grow?
  • How can we meld traditional values and sacred concepts from our Sastra with the need to remain relevant to the ever-changing society we live in?
  • The new leaders of our movement will come from various walks of life, and multiple global cultures.  How will we synthesize a cohesive and effective way forward?
  • The need to read and understand the intention behind Srila Prabhupada’s direction is becoming more and more critical. How will we assure that the mood and objectives Srila Prabhupada enunciated in his books is preserved into the future?
  • How can we build a society that has healthy guru/ disciple, family/social and organizational interactions? 
  • Our ISKCON has moved from a “temple based” model to include vast numbers of congregation devotees. How will all future members become firmly grounded in Srila Prabhupada’s teachings and be able to inspire others to do the same? How will our temples remain vibrant and our Deities properly cared for?

Those who joined Prabhupada’s mission in the 60s and 70s are anxious to see ISKCON’s management and leadership transferred safely into competent hands. This was the message Srila Prabhupada’s gave to his followers when he reached his mid-seventies:

If you relieve me of the burden of management, that will be a very great service to Krsna and the movement. See that everything is going on nicely. With great endeavor we have made the framework, now we have to see that things are going on nicely…”  Letter to Pusta Krishna Aug. 1976.

Since succession is very much on our minds, ILS is encouraging each devotee who has an interest in ISKCON leadership to take part, whether it be guiding a zone, a country, a temple, a temple department, a farm, a project, or a congregational group.

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Registration and further details: https://www.ilsglobal.org/

The cost: $149.00 USD

The dates: February 14-20 2020

The Place:  ISKCON Mayapur Candrodoya Mandir in Sri Dhama Mayapur.

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