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  • World’s Largest Bhakti Vriksha Community Hidden in Persian Gulf

     An intriguing and inspiring new documentary by French filmmaker Vasudeva Das takes viewers into the world’s largest Bhakti Vriksha community, comprising of multiple Krishna conscious congregational groups. The twist? It’s located in the Persian Gulf, in a country whose name is withheld due to its laws against public exhibition and propagation of non-Islamic practices.

  • What Is the Relationship of the Small Group of Devotees to ISKCON?

    Does the small group in ISKCON serve the local temple, or does the temple serve the small group? Who serves whom?

  • We Believe - A Video by ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry

    The ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry (CDM) has been actively helping devotee communities around the world for the past twenty years by providing necessary resources for the furthering of Srila Prabhupada's vision. Due to this service many congregations have grown in numbers and in quality. Thousands of devotees and newcomers have benefited.

  • Six Tips for a Successful Bhakti-vriksha Program

    Bhakti-vriksha is a congregational development program that utilizes small group structures in order to encourage its members in Krishna consciousness.

  • ISKCON Congregational Preachers Awarded

    On February 29th ISKCON's Congregational Developmdent Ministry presented medallions and certificates to over fifty devotees from around the world in recognition of their outstanding efforts in expanding and supporting their congregations. The ceremony took place at the main hall where all the attendees to the ISKCON Leadership Sanga (ILS) had gathered during lunchtime.

  • More on Bhakti Vriksa- Love and trust

    A video by ISKCON Congregation Ministry.

  • Ten Roles in a Bhakti Vriksha Group

    A video by ISKCON Congregation Ministry.

  • More Devotees, Happy Devotees: The Seven Stages of ISKCON Membership

    A person is attracted to the notion of bhakti after hearing about it, examines the concepts involved, tests it by meeting others who have adopted it and then experiments with the daily practises. After finding some satisfaction the person then moves toward ‘advocacy’ of bhakti.

  • Going Global

    This thirty-minutes documentary by independent filmmaker Vasudeva Joly takes a close look at the "Bhakti Vriksha", ISKCON's congregational development system's challenges and successes. From London to Moscow, and from Houston to Buenos Aires, Bhakti Vriksha communities seem to be growing at a promising pace. Produced at the request of ICDM (ISKCON Congragational Development Ministry), Going Global is a thoroughly documented reportage on the Bhakti Vriksha phenomenon.

  • Congregational Outreach

    Over the past two decades, ISKCON has grown rapidly into an organization with well established temples and large congregations in the south of India. This short video shows some of the festivals that took place early this year when devotees from all over the world visited ISKCON temples and many holy places in that area. A video by ISKCON Congregational Ministry.  (

  • Bhakti Vriksha Hands on Training Workshop in Mayapur

    The training was held in October 28th and 29th, 2017, and twenty two devotees from China, Portugal, Qatar, Nepal, Italy and various parts of India participated.