ISKCON Newcastle is seeking a Head Priest

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Prema Sankirtan das: JOB DESCRIPTION:

To officiate in leading the regular and festive worship of the temples altar deities ‘Their Lordships Shree Shree Panca Tattva’ according to the procedures and standards established by ISKCON’s governing body commission and upheld and disseminated by the ISKCON deity worship ministry. The successful applicant will be a certified graduate of the deity worship course conducted in the ISKCON deity worship academy at Mayapura, West Bengal, India.

To conduct ceremonial observances of rites of passage connected to births, marriages, deaths, etc, for the members of the temple’s congregation, their families and relatives and to provide education on the traditional values and significances of such rights of passage.

To deliver lectures, convene workshops and teach seminars for the benefit of the temple’s congregation elaborating the knowledge, skills and values contained in the sacred scriptural texts relevant to the Gaudiya Vaishnava branch of Hinduism, the contextual tradition of ISKCON and specifically the commentarial contribution of ISKCON’s founding teacher His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The successful applicant will have at least two years experience in studying these teachings pertaining to ISKCON, be able to demonstrate during interview an in depth comprehension of the essential principles and agree to partake in ongoing philosophical training and personal development as required and facilitated by ISKCON Newcastle.

To be instrumental in the outreach initiatives undertaken by ISKCON Newcastle for the purposes of sharing the benefits and particulars of ISKCON’s unique culture with the general public and to coordinate the efforts of the temples lay congregation in this regard. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate consummate communications skills and a good level of proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language.

To counsel and support congregational members of the temple in their endeavours to apply traditional teachings and techniques to their everyday lives in the modern context.

Regarding maintenance we offer free full board(meals), clothing and lodgings, cover of all health care and dentistry requirements and a £20.00 per week allowance for incidental personal needs as befitting the lifestyle choice of a celibate priest in our tradition.

The number of working hours is 40 per week.

The Temple address is: ISKCON NEWCASTLE

304 Westgate Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE4 6AR

Please email CV to premasankirtandas@gmail.com within 28days of date of posting.

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