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Mayapur-Vrindavan Gurukula Inquiry Report
By ISKCON News Staff   |  Apr 21, 2023

The following is a letter accompanying today’s release of the “Review of Safeguarding and Child Protection in ISKCON Mayapur and Vrindavan schools” Report

Dear Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

In pursuance of our commitment to dealing robustly with child protection, in December 2022, the GBC Body authorized an independent review of the governance and leadership in the Mayapur and Vrindavan gurukulas. The report was submitted to us in February, and since then, we have met the review team members to discuss their findings. We now share this report with you in its original and complete form.

The report is candid in its critique of our governance and leadership at school, regional, and international levels. We are making this report public in the spirit of transparency and to reassure devotees that we are treating this matter very seriously.

We will now be working diligently with the review team and others to coordinate the specifics of what will constitute “Phase Two” and move
matters forward with the implementation of the report recommendations. We do not yet have a defined timescale for Phase Two, but we expect that the entire process will be delivered by the March 2024 GBC Annual General Meeting in Sridham Mayapur. We recognize that devotees around the world will be keen to be kept informed as matters proceed, and we will endeavor to provide updates whenever practical.

Hare Krsna,

Your servants,

Revati Raman Das
Guru Prasad Swami
Tapana Misra Das,
GBC Executive Committee

To view the report, click here.