GBC College – Graduation Ceremony – February 2017

At the recent GBC Meetings in Sridham Mayapur, the GBC College was pleased to present 32 graduates from the GBC College to the assembly of GBC members. As HG Rupanuga Prabhu (President of the GBC College) called out the names of the graduates, HH Romapada Swami handed them their graduation certificates, HH Bhakti Charu Swami […]

GBC College for Leadership Development, Day 2

By Kaunteya Das GBC College, Day Two: Up Close and Personal with Giriraj Maharaja and Bhakti Charu Maharaja Just to clarify: The GBC College for Leadership Development isn’t specifically or exclusively designed to groom future GBCs. The intention of the GBC is to assist in creating better leaders; devotees who can deeply imbibe Srila Prabhupada’s […]

GBC College for Leadership Development, Day 1

By Sri Radha Govinda Dasi GBC College, Day One The GBC College for Leadership Development started its first day of its first year of operations today, 8 March 2015, at the Govardhana Ecovillag on the outskirts of Mumbai. The College has been formally established by GBC resolution last month, February 2015, with the following words: […]

GBC College: Second Residential Completed

Govardhana Ecovillage, Mumbai, Sept 28 – Oct 9 – The first group of participants to GBC College for Leadership Development completed the second residential session, thirteen days of training and association. The GBC has been reviewing the zonal configuration of the world and has identified and ratified more than 150 zones (and more are coming, […]

GBC College – First Residential Session Completed

By Sri Radha Govinda Dasi “It’s been a life-changing experience to attend these GBC College sessions,” said Gauranga Simha Prabhu, Co-director for ISKCON Mayapur. “This training has motivated me in such a way that I want to rededicate myself to serving the movement of Srila Prabhupada with more seriousness and vigor.” After the initial three […]

Report from the GBC Strategic Planning Meeting Part 2

If you missed part one of this series, you can find it here: ( In the previous section I described the Succession Committee and its progress. Here I would like to acquaint you with the work of the Education Committee. A number of the GBC’s Strategic Planning Committees have broad international mandates. The mandate of […]

GBC Leadership Project Looking for Curriculum Developers and Teachers

By Lalita Manjari devi dasi The Governing Body Commission (GBC) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness has recently increased its focus on succession; on the need to identify and develop new leaders. As a result the GBC has asked three of its committees​ to focus on ways to speed up the selection and development […]

Mid-term GBC-Strategic Planning Network meetings in Tirupati: Day 1

After a spiritually charged morning program in the presence of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Govinda and Srila Prabhupada, followed by a hearty breakfast of South Indian fare, the first day of the GBC Strategic Planning’s Organizational Development’s meeting got underway. As we’re all aware, ISKCON has seen considerable global expansion since its birth in […]

GBC Meetings Conclude with Inspiring Reports

ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission (GBC) concluded its annual midterm meeting with a daylong plenary session October 19thin Tirupati, India. The plenary session which had in attendance the GBC members along with Ministers and other guests saw several encouraging reports from different parts of the world detailing the growth and development in outreach efforts of ISKCON. […]

GBC Strategic Planning Network (SPN) Mayapur 2015

Badrinarayan Swami, whom we introduced in previous posts, speaks on the exciting deliverables coming out of the strategic planning work, the latest being the leadership training college, a legacy for ISKCON’s future. Praghosa Prabhu, a GBC member for the UK, Ireland, and parts of Northern Europe, and also serving on the SPN committees GBC Team […]