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and Youth Conference 2001
September 21-23, 2001
2:00 PM-9:00 PM * Saturday
10:00 AM-6:00 PM * Sunday
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Alachua, Florida: Do you feel rootless, like you don’t
belong anywhere? When people ask, where are you from or where is your home, can
you answer without thinking about it? Do
you feel socially isolated when working or going to school in the dominant
culture around you?
“Learning From Our Past, Planning For Our Future”
is the theme of this progressive conference organized to explore and plan
proactive approaches toward improving our devotional Society.
Considering the challenges of working and living in the secular world,
the topics covered will be stimulating and focused on the practical application
in daily life. There will be a
variety of highly qualified and experienced devotee speakers, as well as,
sociologist, Burke Rochford, Phd., and psychologist, David Suchman, Phd, who
will provide a professional outlook and approach toward resolving our past
shortcomings and moving on to a brighter future.
The vision is to help heal, unite, and educate multigenerations about marriage relationships, childrearing, education, spirituality, and practical living skills. The participants of this conference are dedicated to help our society grow and establish itself internally, as well as, develop a positive presence in the secular world.
is welcome to attend!
Attendance fee: $35.00 (including meals)
RSVP by Sept. 1st
*Limited number of youth sponsorships are available through Children of Krishna
For registration or
Phone: (301) 299-9707 Fax: (301) 299-5025 email: email@example.com
Scheduled Speakers and Topics
Burke Rochford, Phd –
Explores the development of family life within devotee communities over the past
twenty years; The emergence of the nuclear family, and the influence this change
in family structure has on devotees’ commitments, relationships, and
David Suchman, Phd – Addresses the serious issue of pain caused in our communities, the need to heal the wounds, and take responsibility to move on with your lives. Terrible things happen to everyone, don’t think that because it happened, you are therefore bad.
Bhakti dasi – Discusses the important elements of “Making a Krsna Conscious Marriage Work” including goals, relationships, expectations, roles, and respect.
Arcana Siddhi dasi - Facilitates an interactive session focused on developing lasting marriage relationships.
Yudhisthira dasa - Plans an enlightening session of youth presentations about the positive and negative outcomes of being raised as devotee children. Other youth speakers include Jahnavi, Children of Krishna, Karnamrta, and Prajyumna.
Visakha dasi, Author – Reveals the characteristics
of a successful grhastha life, illustrated with scriptural examples and quotes.
Bharat Srestha dasa, (William G. Wall, Phd)– Delivers an insightful presentation – “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child, It Takes a Village to Kill a Child.”
Braja Bihari dasa, Director of Vrindavan Institute for Higher Education – An informative session about the “Vision and Direction of the Ministry for Educational Development.”
Ananda Vrindavana devi dasi, Principal of Bhaktivedanta Gurukula - Delivers a practical outlook - “Coming Full Circle: Giving Krishna Consciousness to our Children Today.”
Haridas dasa (Harvey
Stimpel, MA) & Radha dasi (Rebecca Cornia, Esq.) – Address
practical topics including how devotees can participate in society and fulfill
civil obligations without losing their devotional identity.
Govinda dasa (David Wolfe, Phd.) –
Gives stimulating presentation on the potential for devotees to deliver Vedic
science and Vaishnava practices through the social sciences.
Reflections/Conclusion Panel: An interactive panel discusses the conference topics on the theme “What Do We Think?” Anuttama dasa facilitates a conclusive discussion on “Planning For Our Future.”
Other Speakers To Be
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