ISKCON GOVERNING BODY COMMISSION SOCIETY
Reg. No S/74662 under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ISKCON GBC BODY SOCIETY
SRI DHAM MAYAPUR, MARCH 2, 2000
1. His Grace Ravindra Svarupa Das is elected as Chairman.
2. His Holiness Ramai Swami is elected as
3. His Holiness Gopal Krishna Goswami is elected as Second Vice-Chairman.
4. His Holiness Giridhari Swami is elected as Third Vice-Chairman.
5. Her Grace Manjari Devi Dasi is elected as
following devotees are
Assistant GBC members:
His Grace Prthu Das
His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami
Her Grace Manjari Devi Dasi
7. The following devotees are confirmed as
Acting GBC members:
His Grace Anuttama Das
Her Grace Malati Devi Dasi
8. The following devotees are confirmed as Full
His Holiness B.B. Govinda Swami
His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami
9. The GBC Body accepts the resignation s from the GBC Body of His Grace
Naveen Krishna Das.
The GBC Body requests Naveen Krishna Das to give careful and dispassionate consideration to the case presented in the book Not That I Am Poisioned, and, after doing so, to enter into discussion with the Executive Committee for a resolution of this and any related issues.
0. The following GBC members are appointed as
GBC Emeritus effective after this meeting:
His Holiness Giriraja Swami
His Grace Bhurijana Das
His Grace Vasudeva Das
1. One member
is added to the Executive Committee as
Third Vice-Chairman and is a voting
member. (Passed unanimously)
HH Sridhara Swami
VISION & GOAL] The
GBC Body hereby honors and deeply appreciates the selfless service provided by
His Holiness Sridhara Swami to Srila Prabhupada’s ISKCON Society in his various
preaching services particularly fund development, life membership and
world-wide preaching. The GBC Body
earnestly prays to Lord Nrsimhadeva and Sri Sri Radha-Rasa-bihari to protect
Their sincere devotee, Sridhara Swami.
201 [ACTION ORDER] 1. The Life-membership Standards Subcommittee is hereby established with the purpose to work on recommendations for life-membership standards. This committee is to complete their work by July 15, 2000.
2. The following persons will determine the members of the committee and the mechanism and constituency for the committee’s accomplishing their goals:
3. The following have been nominated as members but are not present in Mayapur:
Devakinandana Das, Mahamantra Das (Delhi), Srutidharma Das and Pranabandhu Das.
Section 300: EDUCATIONAL AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
301 [GUIDELINE] 1. ISKCON members should be careful to adhere to the proper process of expressing doubts within the community of Vaisnavas. The guidelines for that process are set forth herewith:
(a) As doubts are a function of intelligence, it is expected that intelligent and inquisitive devotees will naturally have doubts concerning the statements of authorities like guru, sadhu and sastra.
(b) It is important whatever doubts may arise be expressed so that they may be properly examined, understood and resolved.
(c) Our tradition has established a proper process within the community of devotees for resolving doubts. This process allows a devotee to express misgivings while protecting the devotee from checking his or her spiritual progress through committing offenses. When handled in the proper manner, doubts become a basis for growth in spiritual understanding and the deepening of faith.
2. The guidelines for expressing and resolving doubts are as follows:
(a) Doubts should be placed before a proper authority in whom one has faith and confidence. That is, inquiry should be humble and submissive in spirit.
(b) There should be a presupposition that the doubts should be resolved successfully.
(c) Doubts should be expressed in a way that is careful to be respectful of guru, sadhu and sastra.
(d) Doubts should be expressed in a way that is careful to avoid causing unnecessary disturbance to the faith of other devotees.
(e) Apparent contradictions should not be taken as prima facie evidence that the authority is wrong. Rather, they should become the grounds for pursuing a deeper understanding.
,, the Women’s Ministry presentation
on March 1st, 2000 to the international GBC
Body brought a clearer understanding of the mistakes of the past and the need
to provide equal and full opportunity for devotional service for all devotees
in ISKCON, regardless of gender, and
,, it is clearly following in the line
of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada that all people are welcome to join Lord Caitanya’s sankirtana
movement and are capable of developing full love of God, and
,, it is our belief that many of the
social issues that confront us are exacerbated because the voice of our women,
who are the mothers and daughters of our Krsna conscious family, have been
hushed and stifled due to misinterpretation of our Vaisnava philosophy, and
thus the human and interpersonal needs of our devotees have been minimized,
1. THEREFORE IT IS
RESOLVED THAT the members of the Governing Body Commission of the
International Society for Krishna Consciousness offer their humble apologies to
the women of Srila Prabhupada’s society who, because of our own shortcomings
and those of the Society, have suffered due to a lack of protection, support,
facility and appreciation for their service, devotion and vast contributions to
the Society, and
FURTHERMORE, all GBC Body
members and other leaders shall hold ista-gosthis in each
of their respective temples to establish the priority of providing equal
facilities, full encouragement and genuine care and protection for the women
members of ISKCON. Also, separate meetings should be held with the leaders and
women of each temple to address the women’s needs and concerns, and
all GBC members and other leaders are requested, in coordination with
the Women’s Ministry, to invite senior devotee women, especially Srila Prabhupada’s
direct disciples, to visit their temples to provide their association and thus
help in training younger devotees.
Srila Prabhupada’s Siksa Position
duly initiated disciple in ISKCON can accept Srila Prabhupada, the
founder-acarya of ISKCON, as his principle siksa-guru. During his devotional
life, he may experience that he derives more spiritual inspiration from Srila
Prabhupada’s books and vani than from his own diksa-guru.
GBC Body wishes to emphasize that any attempt to minimize the position or
teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the
Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krsna Consciousness, will not
be tolerated in any way by the leadership structure of ISKCON. This is an
absolute and inviolable principle.
member of ISKCON involved in such criticism will be
immediately dealt with by the appropriate measures according to ISKCON Law
1996/607.4.A.1 “Offenses Against
Founder-Acarya and Guru-parampara” which states : “A person guilty of
denouncing, openly blaspheming, or publicly abandoning loyalty to the
founder-acarya, the previous acaryas in the disciplic succession, or Lord
Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, incurs automatic dissociation from
ISKCON, the right to revoke being reserved to the local Governing Body
Commissioner. If the offending person holds a position of spiritual authority,
the right to revoke the dissociation is reserved to the Governing Body
Commission. If the seriousness of the offense warrants a more severe reaction,
other measures may be brought to bear, including dismissal from authority,
disqualification for initiating, and excommunication.”
3. The GBC
secretaries and/or the local leaders
must implement ISKCON Law when they perceive a transgression of this principle.
If they fail to do so, the GBC Executive Committee shall directly take measures
to rectify the situation and may censure or suspend (probate or remove) local
leaders for not taking appropriate measures.
VISION & GOAL]
1. The GBC Body requests the LA BBT to
continue publishing Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja book. Srila Prabhupada approved of the idea of the
BBT publishing his Vyasa-puja book as it was also done during his stay on the
2. A standing committee named the Srila
Prabhupada Vyasa-puja Book Standing Committee is formed with the purpose of
assisting the LA BBT to draw ideas and talent from devotees around the world to
make the Vyasa-puja book more affordable and marketable. The standing committee will initially
consist of: Danavir Goswami (point man), Deva Gaura Hari Das (Australia),
Acyuta Das (Ukraine) and Simhesvara Das (Malaysia).
full-time secretariat office is established
in Mayapur to be staffed by
Kalakantha Das, Sacidulal Das, Manj 2. THAT this office is
work directly under the Executive Committee And
take the necessary steps towards
WHEREAS, there is a need to reorganize GBC operations to achieve more efficiency, more local ISKCON leadership, less stress for GBC members, and more effective fulfillment of GBC responsibilities, and
WHEREAS, the issues involved are deep and complex and do not lend themselves to resolution at the brief annual Mayapur meeting;
IT IS RESOLVED
GBC Body hereby appoints an ongoing GBC Restructuring Task Force includ ing:
Jayapataka Swami, Mukunda Goswami, Malati Devi Dasi, Sudharma Devi Dasi, Pancaratna Das, Atmarama Das, Abhirama Das, Kalakantha Das, Anuttama Das, Aniruddha Das, Atmabhu Das, Hrdaya Caitanya Das and Prasanta Devi Dasi. This group may also seek the help of professional advisors.
2. This task force shall be coordinated by the GBC Secretariat and communicate by e-mail throughout the year. It shall convene in Mayapur prior to the 2001 annual meetings.
3. The specific goals of this task force shall include:
(a) to gather and deliberate on input on the following questions from various ISKCON Regional Bodies:
- What should be the definition of ISKCON Regional Governing Bodies/Divisional Councils?
- Should some GBC members serve in the role of “Monitor” overseeing secretaries of smaller zones?
- How should the GBC delegate problem-solving authority to regional levels?
- How should ISKCON Ministries function?
- How should ISKCON develop a constitution?
- What statements of Srila Prabhupada are relevant to GBC structure?
- What do leading ISKCON stakeholders (temple presidents, congregational leaders, and senior devotees) want to see from the GBC?
4. This Task Force shall compile a progress report and possible restructuring models for consideration by the GBC Body at the 2001 annual meeting.
5. Funding for the Task Force is nil as it’s members are volunteers working through e-mail and their coordination will be handled by the already funded GBC Secretariat.
in the GBC Deputies body is constituted as follows:
1. For the years 2000 and 2001:
(i) participating members among the existing GBC Deputies (as selected by the GBC Deputies Body), and
(ii) additional members from geographical areas not presently represented, selected by the Executive Committee with the help of existing GBC Deputies.
(b) After Gaura-purnima 2002:
(i) a combination of members selected by the GBC Body or Executive Committee and members selected by functioning Regional Governing Bodies or Divisional Councils.
2. Further membership in this body
be for three years and may be renewed. Members must attend the annual
Mayapur GBC meetings.
Removal of Property Trustees
WHEREAS, GBC Law 1993/54 3.3.2 and 3.3.3 contains provisions for changing of property trustees, but no specific provision has been established by GBC Law for the resignation or removal of a property trustee, and there is a need to fill this gap;
607 [LAW] 1.
THEREFORE IT IS RESOLVED THAT
the following provision is added into Law 1993/54 3.3 “Property Trustee
Appointment Procedure” as clause 3.3.4:
THAT in general property trustees are appointed for life. However, a property trustee appointment may be terminated under the following conditions:
(a) On the submission of a letter of resignation to the GBC Body via the ISKCON Property Office. For the resignation to take effect it must be either unanimously accepted by the remaining trustees (if two or more exist), or by decision of the ISKCON Property Office.
(b) Upon the death of the trustee or upon the trustee becoming permanently disabled so as to not be able to carry out the duties of trusteeship.
(c ) If the property trustee fails to act within a reasonable time upon a specific proposal related to a property from either the local management, a co-trustee, the ISKCON Property Office, or the GBC Body, the local management or the co-trustees may submit a request for removal of the trustee to the ISKCON Property Office stating the facts of the failure to act. The ISKCON Property Office may grant the request immediately if the submitted facts are sufficiently compelling or it may again formally request the trustee to act on the proposal. If the trustee continues to fail to act, then the trustee shall be removed.
(d) The local
management or the co-trustees may propose to the ISKCON Property Office that a
trustee shall be removed from trusteeship in a particular area under the
following conditions: 3.3.4(d) Temple management can
approach the Property Office to bypass a non-functioning trustee without
Services Committee is hereby established with the purpose to resolve present
and perspective guru topics. This
committee is to:
A. Ascertain whether each guru is following the standard practices of Krsna consciousness, including:
(a) chanting a minimum of sixteen rounds per day and having a visible sadhana,
(b) has proper relationships with others according to his asrama, especially with the opposite sex,
(c) is responsibly engaged in his service within the Society,
(d) has an appropriate understanding of the siddhanta of Krsna consciousness as given by Srila Prabhupada,
(e) is cooperating with the other devotees within ISKCON, and
(f) is financially accountable.
B. Establish committees to research and deal with the philosophy and practical issues concerning gurus within ISKCON.
C. Review existing procedures and recommend modifications of the existing procedures by which gurus in ISKCON can be approved.
D. Review prospective gurus when called upon to do so.
E. This committee has the power to educate the guru or to recommend to the GBC Body Executive Committee to sanction him or her according to ISKCON Law. Any sanctions must be reviewed by the GBC Body at the annual meeting in Mayapur.
2. The members of this committee are:
Anuttama Das, Virabahu Das, Ravindra Svarupa Das, Bhakti Caitanya Swami, Prahladanananda Swami and Visakha Devi Dasi.
609 [LAW] All festivals, events, commemorative occasions, etc., that are in honor of present ISKCON gurus and that are observed in the main worship areas of ISKCON institutions, are to be held at times other than those normally set aside for regular worship, such as the morning program and the Sunday feast.
subcommittee is formed by the newly appointed GBC
Guru Services Committee to review and reassess the GBC Law 6.3.2 on granddisciples
initiating as well as the GBC position paper on disciples initiating in the
physical presence of their diksa-guru. The subcommittee shall include a
convener and members and shall present a proposal to the 2001 GBC meeting.
611 [ACTION ORDER] 1.
THAT the GBC Body
agrees to review and reassess the position paper “Devotees Initiating Before
Their Guru’s Physical Departure” approved by the GBC Body in 1993 (resolution
number 60) and also the statement of ISKCON Law on this in the ISKCON Law Book
numbered 6.3.2 at the annual general meeting 2001 with the aim of issuing a
judgment on disciple’s initiating in their guru’s presence;
the meantime, His Holiness Mahavisnu Goswami is not authorized to give diksa
and he should accordingly refrain from doing so.
THAT if an
Area Council (as outlined in the paper entitled “Gurus and Initiation” and
approved by the GBC Body in resolution No. 58 /1995
and stated in ISKCON Law Section 6.4) does not endorse a guru candidate, the
candidate has the right to appeal the case to the relevant Regional Governing
Body for review. If the Regional Governing Body decides that in spite of having
met the mandatory qualifications for a spiritual master and the eligibility
requirements (in 1.2.1 “Mandatory Qualifications” and 1.3 “Eligibility of
Devotee to Be a Guru in ISKCON” from the paper “Gurus and Initiation” and
stated in ISKCON Law Book 6.2.1 and 6.3 respectively), the candidate has not
been endorsed by the Area Council, then the Regional Governing Body is
empowered to overrule the decision of the Area Council by endorsing the
candidate. The Chairman of the Regional Governing Body shall then send a letter
of nomination to the GBC Secretary so that the normal process may continue with
the Regional Governing Body acting as the nominating body instead of the Area
[ACTION ORDER] 1.
Padambhuja Das (formerly known as Bhakti Abhay Caran Swami) shall not be
privileged to wear saffron cloth and shall be referred to by his initiated name
given by Srila Prabhupada. He is
indefinitely suspended as a spiritual master, therefore, he cannot initiate nor
maintain an absolute siksa position in relation to his disciples and he must
follow other aspects of suspension as per ISKCON Law.
2. The GBC Body encourages those who have taken
initiation from him to take shelter of Srila Prabhupada and his other
followers, as Sri Padambhuja Das is not competent to deliver
instruction or receive gifts or veneration at this time. They should refer to
the directions in the Guru-asraya paper issued by the GBC Body and stated in
ISKCON Law Book at 126.96.36.199-5 which also gives
those who have lost faith in their initiating guru.
3. A program of rectification shall be given by a committee of Jayapataka Swami, Guru Prasad Swami and Virabahu Das.
Financial Disclosure of Leaders Including Guru-daksina
financial disclosure for ISKCON leaders requires that “all GBC members, gurus,
sannyasis and international project directors” file annual financial reports.
WHEREAS, there is a need to expand the financial reporting of ISKCON leaders and this should be done prior to any further discussion of specific regulation of guru-daksina.
IT IS RESOLVED THAT:
IT IS RESOLVED THAT all GBC Body
members, gurus, sannyasis and
international project directors are required to file annual personal financial
reports to the Executive Committee of the GBC Body and, where requested, their
national executive body. These reports shall contain a standard Income
Statement and Balance Sheet (to be reported in a Quickbooks or other standard
software format). The report should also include a list of all ISKCON related
bank accounts (including account names, signers and balance) for which these
individuals are a signer or have some control. All guru-daksina must be
included in this report.
FURTHERMORE, within the
definition s of previous
resolution s regarding reportable income, all
income and non-monetary gifts over US$500 must be itemized according to source.
US based preachers are reminded that all gifts over US$10,000 and income from inheritance or family trusts must be reported to the IRS.
All annual reports must be submitted by January 31st of each year and be signed with the following statement:
I solemnly swear that this report represents a true and accurate statement of my financial activity and status for the previous year.
Name _______________________________ Date ___________________
FURTHERMORE, the Executive
Committee shall provide an annual report for the GBC Body prior to the annual
meetings containing information on the number of GBC Body members filing, names
of those not filing and a summary report of the financial data including high,
low and median numbers for income, assets and expenses. 4. FURTHERMORE,
a ll GBC Body
members, gurus, sannyasis and international project directors are required to
submit the above annual personal financial reports for 1999 (year end) to the
Executive Committee prior to April 15 th of 2000.
order to protect the interests of ISKCON, the GBC Body hereby establishes the
Ritvik Committee as a permanent committee with
Gopal Krsna Goswami, Jayapataka Swami, Sri Nathji, Mahaprabhu Das, Dayarama Das
as members and the Executive Committee as ex-officio members. This committee can also appoint
others at their discretion and is to include one international GBC Body member
who does not have zonal responsibilities in India. The purpose of this committee is to address and make decisions
regarding ritvik related lawsuits to protect the interests of ISKCON.
Ritvik Case Fund
WHEREAS, the ritviks have filed cases against individual GBC Body members, gurus, the ISKCON GBC Society and the ISKCON Bureau.
WHEREAS, the ritviks are presenting a dangerous concocted philosophy and we stand to lose ISKCON properties if we do not defend with the best legal help.
616 [ACTION ORDER] IT IS RESOLVED THAT every GBC Body member and every guru must contribute five hundred dollars (US$500) this year towards the legal costs. Indian temples are to help pay for the legal costs by dividing amongst the Indian temples based on the percentage of total collection for the last year.
WHEREAS, the book Not That I Am Poisoned published by the GBC Ministry for the Protection of ISKCON establishes that:
1. Srila Prabhupada’s medical history shows no evidence of poisoning, but rather confirms diabetes as the major factor in His Divine Grace’s physical health.
2. Forensic (hair) analysis does not show any evidence of poisoning, in that the amount of arsenic is compatible with environmental levels and with normal physiological functioning.
3. Recorded conversations indicate that Srila Prabhupada did not believe he was poisoned.
4. Analysis of ‘whisper evidence’ is inconclusive or can be show to correlate with spoken conversations of the same time.
WHEREAS, the report submitted by Balavanta Das, commissioned by the GBC Executive Committee does not contradict the conclusions of the more detailed investigation by the Ministry for the Protection of ISKCON;
[ ACTION ORDER] IT
IS RESOLVED THAT 1. There is no
evidence at this time to support the allegations of poisoning of Srila
Prabhupada. This conclusion is based on two independent reports commissioned by
the GBC Body.
2. The GBC Body endorses the book Not That I Am Poisoned as the most detailed and comprehensive exposition of these allegations to date, and it recommends this book strongly to devotees who may have been affected by this issue.
THAT all ISKCON temples are to allow devotees,
regardless of gender, to speak on Srimad-Bhagavatam, Bhagavad-gita, etc. during
the regular temple class.
THAT all ISKCON temples designate half
of the temple room area, divided in the center from the altar, for the ladies.
C. If the management in a particular temple feels it is unable to implement these proposals, the Executive Committee will appoint a small team of senior devotees, including women, to sensitively review the particular local situation.
618 [LAW] T
time period for giving notice of intent to appeal an Official Decision by the
Child Protection Office is reduced from six months down to one month. One extra month is given for the Child
Protection Office to complete the filing process of appeals. That is, the time
period for the above process for appealing an Official Decision is two months
from the time that a party receives the Official Decision.
US$15,000 of the GBC annual assessment funds will be allocated to the Child Protection Office in the year 2000.
a) The North American Temples need to raise an additional $ 5,000
b) The Indian Temples need to raise an additional $ 5,000
c) Mayapur Temple will commit half of its agreement from a
recent CPO recommendation for funding this effort, equaling $ 5,000
d) Other GBC Body members and Emeritus’ not previously pledging,
including Mukunda Goswami, Giriraja Swami,
Hridayananda Goswami, Bhakti Svarupa Damodara Swami and
Balavanta Das, are officially requested to support this effort,
collectively we hope for a total of not less than $ 20,000
Total to be pledged $ 225,579
Body members and others who pledged funds, and especially those who expressed a
desire to try to raise more money than pledged, are encouraged to try to raise
additional funds to assure there is no shortfall.
4. The Child Protection Office also explored several options for helping to raise funds for the 2001 pledge including producing a CD by gurukuli musicians as a benefit and will develop these options during the next year for partial funding of the 2001 requirement.
1. THAT the
Vanaprastha-asrama Guidelines Committee is established with the purpose of
drafting a set of general guidelines and standards for the vanaprastha-asrama
in ISKCON. The Chairman of this
committee is Janananda Das and he will engage the
help of Hare Krsna Dasi and her correspondents who have been formulating
written guidelines on this topic. The
committee should have a first draft prepared by the GBC Body meeting of 2001.
2. [VISION & GOAL] It is understood
this is a
step in the ongoing development of this important
and growing sector of ISKCON’s membership.
[ACTION ORDER] 1.
THAT the BBT
Construction Grant Allocation Committee is hereby formed and empowered to
decide the allocation of the annual BBT construction and renovation grant to
ISKCON, according to the principles established by Srila Prabhupada. The
members of this committee are:
Swami, Bhakti-tirtha Swami,
Sri Mayapur Project Development Committee Expansion
623 [ACTION ORDER] T
following devotees are appointed provisional members of the Sri Mayapur Project
Development Committee through to Mayapur festival 2001:
Sivarama Swami, Gopal Krsna Goswami, Radhanatha Swami, Bhakti-caru Swami
Ambarisa Das, Anuttama Das.
GBC ZONAL ASSIGNMENTS 2000 -2001:
Anuttama das: Assistant GBC -- GBC Minister of Communications
GBC for USA: California (South), Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah.
Co-GBC for USA: Los Angeles.
BB Govinda Swami:
Co-GBC for Moscow, and St. Petersburg (with Vaidyanatha Das and Niranjana Swami.)
Sole GBC: Russia: Volga Region; central Asia,
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan, Kirghizistan; Mauritius, all Arabic speaking countries.
Co-GBC for Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia: Siberia,South Africa.
Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia.
Bhakti Charu Swami:
Two-year leave of absence from zonal assignments. Assignment "Abhay Caran" Video production.
Bhaktimarg Swami: Assistant GBC
Candidate for GBC for all of Canada.
Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami:
GBC for India: Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh.
Co-GBC for India: Tripura, Andra Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Orissa, U.P. (Kuruksetra); Burma.
GBC: Switzerland, Dole (France).
Co-GBC for Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Ghana,Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Zaire;
GBC: USA: West Virginia, Michigan (Detroit), Pennsylvania (Gita Nagari), Washington D.C., Potomac, MD.
Co-GBC for Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia: Siberia, Far East; Ukraine Belarus, Italy.
for USA: Virginia, Southeast United States (except Florida), Hawaii, Fiji.
GBC Executive Committee:
GBC for India: Gadaigiri, Balikuda Orissa.
Co-GBC for USA: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas; China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Polynesia.
Gopal Krsna Goswami:
GBC for India: Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Punjab (Chandigarh), Uttar Pradesh (West without Vrndavan) Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh;
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda.
Co-GBC for India: Maharashtra (including Mumbai), Jamnu-Kashmir, Himal Pradesh, Lucknow, Hardwar, Goa, Uttar Pradesh (including Vrndavan,); Mayapur
Russia: South, Golden Ring; Azerbaijan;
Guru Prasad Swami:
GBC for Colombia, Amazon region in Brazil, USA: Arizona; Central America, Mexico.
Co-GBC for Venezuela, Trinidad.
Hari Vilas Das: Co-GBC for USA: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver (Canada);
Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Armenia,
Pakistan,Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, North
and South Yemen, Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt,
Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkino Faso,
India: Jamnu and Kashmir, Hardwar and Rishikesh Goa, Himacal Pradesh;
USA: State of Washington, Alaska.
GBC for Bolivia; India: Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, West Bengal (other than Mayapur and Calcutta); Maldives, Bhutan, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Co-GBC for Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Chile, Ecuador,
Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab
India: Bihar, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh,
Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Orissa, Belgaum
, Karnataka, West
Bengal (including Mayapur and Calcutta).
GBC Minister of Congregational Preaching
GBC for Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Israel
, Thailand, Singapore.
Co-GBC for Indonesia, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Benin, Togo, Liberia, Cameroon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Zaire, Gabon, Rio Muni, Central African Republic, Congo, Thailand, Singapore.
Madhu Sevita Das:
Co-GBC for Italy.
Co-GBC for Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Spain.
Co-GBC for USA: Ohio, West Virgina, Kentucky, Detroit, Indiana, Western Pennsylvania.
Manjari-devi Dasi: Assistant GBC
GBC for USA: New England, Festival of India; Moldova;
Co-GBC for Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia Ukraine, Belarus, Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg, west of Nijniy Novgorod and north of Voronesh.
GBC for Brazil including Nova Gokula.
GBC for France, Portugal.
Co-GBC for Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Russia: Far East, South; Latvia
Burma; India: Bihar, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh (only Tirupati), Uttar Pradesh (East); Bangladesh,
Nepal, Malaysia, Brunei.
Prthu Das: Assistant GBC
Co-GBC for USA: Hawaii, Oregon,Washington, Murari Se
vak a ,
GBC for India: Mumbai Chowpatti.
Co-GBC for India: Belgaum
Maharastra, Uttar Pradesh (Kuruksetra);
USA: West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky.
Co-GBC for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia,
Ravindra Svarupa Das:
GBC for USA: Michigan (except Detroit), Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania.
Co-GBC for USA: Washington DC, Pennsylvania (West, Gita Nagari), Ohio,
GBC for Denmark, Sweden, Germany
(co-GBC for Nrsimha
Ksetra, co-GBC for
Rohini Suta Das:
GBC for Georgia, Russia: Ural Region.
Sole GBC for Russia: Murmansk;
Co-GBC Azerbaijan, Armenia, Austria.
Sole-GBC: Slovenia Sole GBC: Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia,
Co GBC: Northern Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, and Hanover).
GBC for USA: New Jersey, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, New York, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
GBC for Alachua (Florida)
Co-GBC for Trinidad, Guyana, Carribean.
Co-GBC Mayapur for Education
Minister of Justice
Minister of Educational Development
GBC for England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Ireland, Hungary.
GBC for Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Norway, Finland.
Co-GBC for Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland.
Tamal Krishna Goswami:
Co-GBC for USA: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, China (including Hong Kong),
North Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, South Korea, India: Mayapur and Calcutta.
Vaidyanatha Das: Full GBC
Co-GBC for Russia and Abkhazia.
GBC for USA: Florida (except Alachua); Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Guyana; Caribbean (except for Trinidad).
Co-GBC for USA: Los Angeles; Peru, Ecuador, Chile,