ISKCON devotees may already know what an amazing event ISKCON Leadership Sanga is, with over a thousand ISKCON leaders and potential leaders, from around the world attending. Many will share their skills and knowledge through a wide variety of presentations, seminars, and workshops.
This event will run from February 4 – 11, 2018 at Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir, Sri Dhama Mayapur, India.
The overarching theme of the ILS 2018 will be “keep the wheels moving” an expression Srila Prabhupada took from the Indian Railway. He noted, “it is the business of every employee, whether a train driver, a fireman or a clerk in the office, to do their bit so that the wheels never stop. If the wheels stop, business stops.” He wanted our ISKCON movement to keep the wheels moving and thus provide an opportunity for people all over the world to receive the mercy of Lord Caitanya.
ILS 2018 will play a critical part in setting the stage for ISKCON’s future. Speakers will explore the challenges and opportunities ISKCON will face as it continues to shift into the hands of the next generations.
The ILS provides a unique opportunity for a cross-pollination of thoughts and best practices. It gives a chance for devotees to observe the ISKCON world from a global perspective. In this atmosphere devotees can expand their frame of reference and become invigorated by hearing from and sharing with leaders and devotees serving Srila Prabhupada under many different circumstances. They make new friends from around the world while taking prasadam, hearing Krsna Katha, chanting bhajan and kirtan and enjoying a drama together all in Sri Dhama Mayapur.
The seminar topics will be guided by these questions:
ISKCON's Culture - What culture and values will guide ISKCON’s decisions and maintain its purity?
Systems - What existing and new systems should be in place to “keep the wheels moving?”
Improvement - What lessons can we glean from our past mistakes and successes?
Future Leadership - What training can be offered to its future leadership?
Books & Sadhana - How can devotees become inspired to maintain strong sadhana and study Srila Prabhupada’s books?
Building Relationships - How can we build a society that has healthy guru/disciple, family/social and organizational interactions?
Mission - How will we fulfil Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya’s desire to spread Krsna Consciousness throughout the world?
Trust - How can ISKCON’s leaders inspire and maintain the trust of the Vaishnava community?
The ISKCON Leadership Sanga is designed specifically for devotees engaged in the following leadership services as well as those seriously aspiring to be engaged in these services in the future.
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For more information on the ILS 2018, please visit: https://www.ilsglobal.org/[ gbc ] [ ils ] [ mayapur ]