By Sevini Devi Dasi
The ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry along with itsâ€™ co-ministers hosted the First International Bhakti-vriksha Convention, â€śMoving to the future with Bhakti-vrikshaâ€ť.
On the 18th and 19th of August, 2012, 200 devotees from over 14 countries gathered at Srila Prabhupadaâ€™s Samadhi and took part in the Convention, in Sri Dham Mayapur.
For the past 15 years, Bhakti-vriksha has been a great preaching tool for many temples and congregation, bringing thousands of new devotees. On this occasion, leaders from different yatras worked together to plan the future of Bhakti-vriksha.
There were presentation from various leaders and group discussions turning this event into a successful program.
Some of the devotees who led the convention included H.H Jayapataka Swami, Kaunteya Prabhu, Vijay Venugopal Prabhu, Prema Padmini mataji, Ashraya Gauranga Prabhu, Venu Krishna Prabhu, Caitanya Avatari Prabhu, Manohara Shyam Prabhu, Ravindra Nitai Prabhu and more.
Since this program was a great success, the planning of the 2013 convention is already in place!
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On behalf of the ISKCON Congregational Development Ministry,
Ys Sevini dd