Chakra Discussions

ISKCON Leaders to Apologize to Gurukula Alumni at New York Ratha-yatra

by Manu das

Posted June 9, 2005

"Acknowledging the Past/Looking To the Future"
For North American GBC Leaders, Gurukula Alumni, and Parents

A representative panel of North American leaders wish to humbly invite Gurukula alumni and parents to meet with us in New York City at the Brooklyn temple on Sunday, June 12, from noon until 2 pm. (The day after the New York City Rathayatra.)

The specific purpose of the meeting is to come together, acknowledge the past, develop a groundwork for healing, and envision together how to move forward to build a healthy and supportive Krishna conscious society.

Present will be representative GBC members to offer their apologies for the mistreatment and abuse that many of our young people suffered as children in ISKCON schools and communities. We will continue with a facilitated discussion and will include short updates about the Chapter 11 Confirmation and the Child Protection Office.

We hope to make this the first of several such meetings held in North America. Please come and share your thoughts, hopes, visions and ideas.