OF THE MINISTRY
Global Ministry has:
Caused its ministers to travel extensively, giving advice
to ISKCON leaders and holding seminars in many countries.
B) Corresponded with numerous devotees
in the field of recruiting and training new devotees through
mail and email.
C) Established the Bhakta Program Institute
to provide training director seminars and courses. (1992)
D) Executed a two-year joint affiliation
with a 40,000 student university in Tampa whereby accredited
courses were offered by the ministry for recruitment and
E) Coordinated a 3 1/2 year pilot seminary
project in conjunction with an ISKCON rural community and
a degree-awarding Vedic college. (1994-1998)
F) Published 17 books related to recruitment
1. an extensive manual/book called “Fortunate
Souls, The Bhakta Program Manual” (1996: 760 pages
hardbound; this book is widely used in ISKCON centers)
2. An annual journal named “Vaisnava
Society” to discuss issues vital to recruitment
and training. (six volumes since 1998)
3. Prospectus for syllabus of college/seminary
including degree programs
4. Two books opposing the ritvik theory
and the poison theory. (“Diksa Diksa” and
“Poison Antidote”; 1998-1999)
5. A pocket song book
6. A sloka book
7. Vedic Paradigm (a semester text book)
provides an overview of Vedic wisdom
8. Vedic Cosmology provides a comprehensive
view of Bhagavata cosmology.
9. A book on Srila Prabhupada and how
he established recruiting and training in ISKCON.
10. A book telling of how a devotee preached
while in the Israeli army during wartime.
11. A book depicting two plays about
Established ISKCON’s first state-recognized degree
college in the USA. (1999; Rupanuga Vedic College; a men’s
seminary awarding Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates,
Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, Bhakti-vedanta and Bhakti-sarvabhauma
degrees and titles)
H) Held six seminars each year at Mayapur
and Vrndavana during the Gaura-Purnima Festivals. (since
I) RVC established and maintains a major
J) In addition to the books published,
videos, seminars, audio cassettes, visits, workshops, etc.
been designed and offered as credit courses, etc.
K) The composition of a Bhakti-vaibhava
examination was completed.
L) On-going development of a model Vedic
College seminary in Kansas City:
1. 49 students participated in courses
throughout the year, 6 received Associates Degrees/Bhakti
sastri titles, and average enrollment was/is 20 students.
2. A neighbor who became a devotee and
lives next to the college gifted his home to the college
(bringing the campus total to five buildings)
M) Established a European branch of the
RVC in Athens, Greece 2002.
N) A six minute video about the RVC was
aired several times on the NBC affiliate television network
in Kansa’s City. It won an Emmy Award for best Cultural
News Feature of the year 2001.
O) Opened extensive dialogue with three
nearby universities regarding a Vedic consortium as well
as future affiliations with RVC:
am delighted to work together with RVC towards staging an
annual symposium on Vedic higher education.” (---Douglas
E. Cowan, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Religious
Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Vedic College is attracting the finest men from around the
world and educating them, right in Kansas City.” (---S.
David Zuckerman: Assistant Professor Department of Communication,
University of California, Sacramento)
the RVC is teaching is what the world needs most. We want
to cooperate more with you.” (---Board of Governors:
Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri)
Updated October 27, 2003
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International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami