Spiritual Leadership: Being a Guru in ISKCON

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We require a reference from your Temple President or other local authority. Once you have submitted your registration, we will send them our standard reference questionnaire by email. Please contact your authority separately, and let them know to expect this email. They should complete it and send by return email as soon as possible. Please note that you will not be able to begin your course unless we have received this reference.


15.03.2019 - 18.03.2019

Service Charges:
Rs. 1,000

The 4-day seminar 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 Vaiṣṇavas. It was organized by the GBC Guru Services Committee with the direct input of senior leaders including Bhakti Cāru Swami, Jayapataka Swami, Radhanatha Swami, Ravindra Svarupa prabhu and other senior devotees and educators.

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

The Seminar is open to ISKCON gurus (dīkṣā and śikṣā), sanyāsis, regional directors, temple presidents and other senior leaders who have at least ten years of active service in ISKCON. (References may be required.)

Timing: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm

Venue – Kutir Classroom, Mayapur Institute Campus

Lunch will be provided at MI Campus, please collect your coupons after Registration at MI Office at Chaitanya Bhawan 2nd Floor, Contact +91 94746 65658 (Anantashesh Das)