Chakra Discussions

Improving the GBC II

by Vivasvan das, (temple president, Tampa, Florida)

Posted June 29, 2007

Dear Devotees,

Haribol! Jai Prabhupada!

Our founder-acarya’s goal for ISKCON was nothing short of changing the whole world, and his words and determination proved that. It’s been thirty years since his departure and most devotees are eager to step it up. Here are some suggestions for the GBC:

  1. More GBCs
    --Why do we have the same number of GBC’s we had thirty years ago. We need three times more GBCs to open temples and make devotees worldwide.
  2. International Newsletter—monthly or weekly
    --Gandhi said that a movement without a newsletter is dead.
  3. Electing and dismissing GBCs by temple presidents
    --Prabhupada wanted this. There are some devotees who can be GBCs and some GBCs should be dismissed.
  4. GBCs must visit temples at least one a month to encourage the devotees
    --This is Srila Prabhupada’s original decision.
  5. GBCs must start two temples a year (it’s not that difficult).
    --This is the original job of the GBC, opening temples.

Hare Krishna,