Saturday, December 8, 2012

ISKCON "Seminar on being a guru"

Spiritual Leadership: Seminar on Being a Guru in ISKCON

By Prahladananda Swami for ISKCON News on 7 Dec 2012

A 4-day seminar will be held entitled as “Spiritual Leadership: Being a Guru in ISKCON,” this upcoming February 17-20, 2013 in Mayapura. It covers many pertinent topics, including:

Role and Identity of the Guru in ISKCON
Principles of Spiritual/Guru Leadership
Relationship with the ISKCON Institution
Guru-Management Dynamics
Guru-Disciple Relationship
Care of Disciples
Pastoral Skills
Spiritual Health
Peer Association

The Guru Seminar is highly interactive and provides opportunities to share realizations with fellow senior Vaishnavas. It was organized by the GBC Guru Services Committee with the direct input of senior leaders including Bhakti Charu Swami, Jayapataka Swami, Radhanatha Swami, Ravindra Svarupa Das and other senior devotees and educators.

Per ISKCON Law this Seminar is mandatory for devotees who take up the service of diksha guru. The GBC also “highly recommends” it for siksa gurus, senior managers and other ISKCON leaders.

The Guru Seminar will be offered once in 2013, at Mayapura from February 17-20. Timings will be 10 am to 1 pm, and 3 pm to 6 pm daily. The Seminar is open to ISKCON gurus (diksa and siksa), sanyasis, regional directors, temple presidents and other senior leaders who have at least ten years of active service in ISKCON. (References may be required.)

To register please email Padmanayana prabhu the administrator of the Mayapura Institute at and copy Prahladananda Swami at

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1 comment:

  1. ALL GLORIES TO HIS DIVINE GRACE A.C.BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI SRILA PRABHUPADA! Oh great! A "How To Be a GURU' seminar by Prahladananda Swami.But how can a man who is not an actual Guru teach someone to become a real Guru? This is just more ISKCON non-sense but the likes of Radhanatha Swami--a known cheater and rascal.All those with delusions of cheating others for fame and fortune may attend. HARE KRSNA!


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