Chakra Announcements

Day Four of the G.B.C. Meetings

reporting: Tattvavit (das) ACBSP (BBT)

Posted February 13, 2007

Thursday, February 8, 2007

The GBC members and some deputies spent the day planning ISKCON's future.

Divided into six groups, they continued to work on six core initiatives, or strategic plans, originated at the GBC meetings in Italy last autumn:

  1. Srila Prabhupada's position (Bhaktivaibhava Swami, Bhakti Caru Swami, Hridayananda Dasa Goswami, Madhu Sevita Prabhu, Malati Prabhu, Ravindra Swarupa Prabhu, Virabahu Prabhu)

  2. Parallel lines of authority and guru issues (Badrinarayana Prabhu, Prahladananda Swami, Sivarama Swami, Prabhavisnu Swami, Guru Prasad Swami, Bhanu Swami, Ramai Swami, Radhanath Swami)

  3. Succession and leadership training (Anuttama Prabhu, Bhakti Vijnana Dasa Goswami, Tamohara Prabhu, Pancaratna Prabhu, Janmastami Prabhu, Braja Bihari Prabhu)

  4. Preaching strategies / ISKCON's Relevance / Hindu Issues (Bir Krishna Dasa Goswami, Devamrita Swami, Gopal Krishna Goswami, Jaya Pataka Swami, Romapada Swami, Kaunteya Prabhu, Kavicandra Swami, Aniruddha Prabhu, Acintya Rupa Prabhu, Prasanta Prabhu)

  5. GBC teamwork and building faith (Lokanath Swami, Bhakti Caitanya Swami, B.B. Govinda Swami, Nrsimha Kavaca Prabhu, Praghosa Prabhu, Samba Prabhu)

  6. Constitution, job descriptions and leadership assessment (Bhaktimarg Swami, Hrdaya Caitanya Dasa, Paramgarti Swami, Sesa Prabhu, Bhakta Rupa Prabhu, Visnu Murti Prabhu, Vedavyasa Prabhu)

The subcommittees will report on their progress tomorrow.