His Holiness Jayapataka Swami celebrating His 20th year as co-minister of the ISKCON CDM

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami:

As you may know, since 1992, for 20 years now, I have been the Co- Minister for theISKCON Congregational Development Ministry. Congregational development is a very important aspect of the Krishna Consciousness movement.

During Srila Prabhupada’s manifest presence, most devotees lived in temples. Srila Prabhupada however told me personally that in the future, many householders will live outside the ISKCON temples in their own houses. We see today that most of the devotees live outside as grhastas. These grhastas form the vast majority of ISKCON devotees and they offer very valuable service that sustains, nourishes and enriches ISKCON in different ways.

The Congregational Development Ministry aims to facilitate the ongoing dynamic growth of ISKCON congregations across the world. With this in view, the ministry conducts course, operates an exclusive website www.iskconcongregation.com, publishes inspirational instructive and educational books and magazines and provides other support.


I am writing this letter to ask you to consider actively participating in the activities of the Ministry (if you are not already doing so) especially in the area of distributing the ministry’s publications, keeping us informed on the congregation in your area by collecting scores and pictures and sending them to us and organizing or helping to organize to have any of the co-ministers or any representatives of congregation to visit your area to discuss congregation preaching.Your valuable efforts will be of great help to spread the ideas, techniques and values of congregational development far and wide.


If you are interested in taking part of this aspect of the mission by being an enthusiastic distribution representative in your area/zone/country then contact us atcdm@pamho.net.

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