OCTOBER 28 – The Mid-Term (MTM) GBC Meeting is being held this yr at ISKCON Pune from October 25-Twenty ninth to debate a broad vary of matters and proposals. GBC Communications has shared the next particulars:
“25 October, 2023 – The GBC Mid Term Meeting, hosted at ISKCON Pune, commenced with Srila Prabhupada Guru Puja prayers adopted by a studying from the Srimad Bhagavatam. The assembly was presided over by the GBC Executive Committee, consisting of Revati Raman Das (Chair), Guru Prasad Swami, and Tapana Misra Das.
The key agenda gadgets mentioned throughout the assembly are as follows:
The GBC hung out within the morning session to debate the brand new suggestions not too long ago introduced by the Child Protection Office (CPO) Review Committee and voted by the GBC in a span of 4 Zoom periods. Among different issues, the GBC resolved to now implement these Guidelines to enhance the present operations of the CPO.
Devakinandan Das, ISKCON General Counsel and a member of the Constitution Committee (CC), recalled the distribution of the fourth draft of the Constitution in February 2023 for suggestions. He requested members to share their priceless suggestions earlier than January 2024. In an effort to embrace inclusivity, non-GBC members have been beforehand invited to contribute their insights relating to the draft Constitution.
The CC is dedicated to sustaining an open dialogue with the GBC, actively in search of their invaluable enter and suggestions. The CC shall current a closing draft of the Constitution throughout the AGM 2024 for the GBC’s additional deliberation. During this replace, General Counsel additionally took the time to handle any inquiries associated to the Constitution.
GBC Representation on RGBs
The GBC engaged in a short dialogue relating to the event of the Regional Governing Bodies (RGBs). In specific, it was talked about how a construction has been applied in North America and Europe. This mannequin supplies a substantial diploma of autonomy to the RGBs to formulate regional insurance policies. Simultaneously, it ensures adherence to Srila Prabhupada’s directions, emphasizing the GBC’s function as the last word managing authority in ISKCON.
This dialogue was held within the context of understanding how we are able to proceed to increase the motion and develop RGBs and preserve cohesion of ISKCON globally underneath the GBC as Srila Prabhupada desired.
Meeting with Indian Leaders
GBC EC knowledgeable the GBC shall meet with Indian leaders on 26 Oct and 27 Oct 2023 to debate related management associated points.
The assembly concluded with members voting on sure proposals submitted by the GBC Deputies.”
Additional particulars have been added on October twenty eighth, 2023:
“The GBC met with leaders from ISKCON India for 2 days on 26 Oct and 27 Oct 2023, as a part of the GBC Mid-Term Meeting. The assembled members deliberated on varied facets of management and explored the topic of guru tattva and relationships.”
All Photos courtesy of GBC Communications.