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GBC Report, March 9, 2002
From Tusti Mohan Krsna das
Giridhari Swami, GBC chairman
Giridhari Swami, GBC chairman

Dear Devotees

Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Mayapur dham is better and better every day, and the sensation that we feel here is amazing with so many devotees from all over the world giving us their association and sharing with us their realizations and service to Srila Prabhupada and Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. It is great to see that every morning senior devotees from different parts of the world are giving lectures and leading kirtans as well having meetings with devotees. This brings life to Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir.

 
Hare Krishna 
Hare Krishna 
Krishna Krishna 
Hare Hare 
Hare Rama 
Hare Rama 
Rama Rama 
Hare Hare

This morning was a little cool and nice with fog until almost 10:00 am, and today's lecture was given by HG Prithu prabhu for English speakers, and HH BVV Narashimha Swami gave class to Bengali devotees assisted by a translator.

Dina bandhu prabhu was leading a kirtan that was very ecstatic. HH Bhakti Vijana Goswami was taking Srila Prabhupada in procession during SP gurupuja.

All the assisting members (GBC & IMM) took prasadam with the students in the gurukula.

Tonight there was an elephant procession with Sri Sri Radha Madhava. Please see pics in the website www.mayapur.info

HH Jayapataka Swami gave a lecture on the rooftop of the lotus building about Caitanya Lila.

March 9, 2002 (GBC Activities)

The morning session began with a presentation by Mr. Arnold Zack on Dispute Resolution and Mediation. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts in mediation.

Mr. Zack addressed the necessity of introducing a voluntary system for dispute resolution, which would help avoid a lot of confrontation within our society and would help solve problems without bringing them to the GBC Body. A very informative presentation with an interesting question-and-answer session.

After that Mr. Bob Kovachevich continued his presentation on Strategic Planning. Yesterday the members adjourned at agreeing on the top six strategic goals for ISKCON, which are:

1. -Develop a Global Vision
2. -Educate, Train and Care for Devotees
3. -Better Organize ISKCON Leadership
4. -Create an Effective Fund Raising Program
5. -Create and sustain an Effective Outreach Program
6. -Counter Threats to ISKCON

So today the GBC members and deputies formed six groups, one for each goal. The groups' chairmen will communicate with Bob throughout the year to formulate the objectives and tactics for achieving each of these goals... and get things moving forward!

In the afternoon, Danavir Maharaja gave a presentation on the Ministry for Recruiting and Training Devotees, and Sesa and Braja Bihari Prabhus presented the Ministry for Education Development. Dhira Govinda Prabhu had another 45 minutes for Child Protection education. The afternoon session concluded with a video promo for the Moscow temple.

The participants in the ISKCON Managers Meeting (IMM) attended the morning session and began their annual meeting in the afternoon.

Today the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula invited all GBC and IMM meeting participants for lunch. Everyone was delighted by the excellent prasadam and service, and the spiritually surcharged atmosphere.

Please visit our website www.mayapur.info for more information and pictures about the GBC meetings and other important activities in Sri Mayapur Dham

I am happy to inform you that we had 16.630 hits on our website www.mayapur.info for yesterday only, which encourages us to always serve devotees more and more and try to keep them updated and make them feel that in some way or other they are present here in the Holy Dham.

Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!

Your servant,
Tusti Mohan Krsna das

© CHAKRA 11 March 2002

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