@1989: GBC RESOLUTIONS  1989


 1. (EFFECTIVE JAN 15, 1989)  That, after all reasonable attempts  to save the ISKCON Miami Beach property have failed, the GBC  body regretfully gives its approval for the sale of the  property and the moving of the deities to another suitable  location.


 2. (EFFECTIVE FEB. 20, 1989) That a devotee in ISKCON cannot be  married again by Vaishnava fire sacrifice if the previous  marriage is ended by legal divorce, unless the local  authorities (Temple President, GBC, etc.) where the divorce  occured, and the spiritual master(s) concerned give their  consent that there is an authorized Krishna conscious basis  for the fire sacrifice.


 3. (EFFECTIVE FEB. 20, 1989) That the guru approval procedures  be modified to state that after a guru candidate is approved  by a local council (as per resolution #22, page 139), his  name shall be sent to the Corresponding Secretary of the GBC,  who, after verifying that the GBC approved procedures have  been observed, will send to all GBC members.  If three GBC  members express serious doubts in writing to the  Corresponding Secretary within three months of the date of  notification, the candidates shall not accept the role of  initiating guru, and his case shall be considered at the next  annual general meeting of the GBC.  The Corresponding Secre tary shall inform the chairman of the concerned council of  the doubts or absence of doubts regarding the candidate.  In  the event that three or more GBC men did express their doubts  within the tgree month period, and then any of these GBC  members subsequently withdraw their doubts in writing, thus  bringing the number of such GBC members to less than three,  the guru candidate may then take up the role of initiating  guru.  The Corresponding Secretary shall monitor this program  and inform the concerned parties as necessary.


 4. (EFFECTIVE FEB. 20, 1989) That it is recommended that  Istagosthi be convened by the Continental GBC Committees for  North America, Europe, and India each year, between thirty  and ninety days prior to the International GBC meeting (India  may hold their meeting during the month of Kartika), with all  GBC men in those areas, interested ISKCON managers and  sannyasis of the Continent, and other senior devotees upon  invitation, to hear formal reports on the year's progress  from continental GBC zonal secretaries and other leaders; and  to discuss the following topics:


    1) Continental representation on the International GBC;

    2) Continental preaching strategies;

    3) Continental BBT related issues;

    4) Continental zonal assignment changes (if temples want

       to be reassigned to another zone);

    5) Other pertinent issues.


    Participants should be invited to prepare papers on any  of the above topics for discussion.  Papers on any conclu sions of discussions may be commissioned by the Istagosthi  and distributed as seen fit.


 5. (EFFECTIVE FEB. 20, 1989) Whereas, the existing Provisional  Order which states that the worship of Srila Prabhupada at  his samadhi shall be shared by the individual GBC men on a  rotating basis has proven to present a hardship upon some GBC  men such that the Order has not been regularly followed, it  shall be resolved that said Provisional Order be repealed.   The All-India GBC Committee shall be requested to arrange for  this worship.


 6. Election of officers- The GBC executive officers for 1988-89 are;

      Chairman       -   Bhakti Caru Swami

      Vice Chairman  -   Ravindra Svarupa dasa

      Secretary      -   Badrinarayana dasa



 7. That the resignation of Ganapati Swami from the GBC body be  accepted.


 8. That the resignation of Vrikodara Prabhu from the GBC body be  accepted.


[Note: Prthu Prabhu did not receive the required vote for appointment as full GBC and shall no longer be a member of the GBC body.]


 9. That Gour Govinda Swami be appointed as a full GBC member.


10. That Ravindra Swarup Prabhu be appointed as a full GBC member.


11. That Bhakti Caru Swami be appointed as a full GBC member.


12. That Agrani Swami be appointed as a full GBC member.


13. That Niranjana Swami be appointed as a full GBC member.


14. That Hari Vilas Prabhu be appointed as a full GBC member.


15. That Siva Ram Swami be appointed as a full GBC member.


16. That Kavicandra Swami be re-appointed as Acting-GBC member  for one more year with full voting rights.


17. That Bhaktibhusana Swami be appointed as a full GBC member.


[Note: Danavir Prabhu did not receive the required vote for  appoint-ment as full GBC and shall no longer be a member of the  GBC body.]


18. That Guru Prasad Swami be appointed as a full GBC member.


19. That Tosan Krishna Prabhu be re-confirmed as Acting GBC with  no voting rights for one year.  He will be eligible for  appointment as a full GBC member at the 1990 GBC meeting.


20. That Kirtiraj Prabhu be re-confirmed as Acting GBC with  full voting rights for one year.  He will be eligible for  appointment as a full GBC member at the 1990 GBC meeting.


21. That Loka Sakshi Prabhu be appointed as Acting GBC.  He will  be eligible for appointment as a full GBC member at the 1990  GBC meeting.


22. That Paramgacchit Swami be appointed as Acting GBC.  He will  be eligible for appointment as a full GBC member at the 1990  GBC meeting.


23. That Badrinarayan Prabhu be appointed as Acting GBC.  He will  be eligible for appointment as a full GBC member at the 1990  GBC meeting.


24. That the ISKCON Judicial Committee for the 1989-1992 period  shall be Bhaktibhushan Swami, Siva Ram Swami, Agrani Swami,  Guru Prasad Swami, Toshan Krishna Prabhu, plus current and  previous chairman.


25. That the Report Cards of the 50-man committee shall be kept  on file with the Corresponding Secretary.


26. That, for saving New Mayapur, the GBC body expresses its  heartfelt thanks to Adwaita Acarya, Bhakticaru Swami,  Vishvambhara Goswami, Bhakta Pierre, Bhakta Mark,  Madhvacarya, Kaliyapani, Bhagavat Jivan, Suresh Dutia, Hari Narayan, Bhaktin Marie, and all the other devotees in temples  around the world who took part.


27. That the GBC body gives its permission to Agrani Swami to  move Sri Sri Radha Krishna, located in Berbice, Guyana, to  the new property, once the property is secured and facilities  constructed.


28. That the GBC suggests that, pending further research, ISKCON  devotees around the world, regardless of time zone, accept  the dates given in the Yoga Pith Gaudiya Panjika as the  standard dates for the vaisnava calendar.  Bhakticaru Swami  shall secure and certify an official translation.


29. That the following Provisional Orders from 1988 be retired:    #17, 20, 23, 28, 33, 34, 37, 39, 48, 53, 83, 14, 21, 49, and 86.


30. That the following Provisional Orders form 1988 be continued:    #5, 6, 50, 54, 59, and 44.


31. That the Indian Continental GBC Committee shall determine the  proportion of repayment of MM De funds to the Mayapur- Vrindaban Trust, as per GBC Resolution #88-5.


32. [unpublished]


33. [unpublished]


34. That Resolution No. 88-45 be continued as a Provisional Order.


35. That Resolution No. 87-84 be retired.


36. That the wording of the official Oath of Allegiance be  replaced with the followng new wording:


                OATH OF LOYALTY


      I solemnly pledge that as an officer or leader of the  International Society for Krishna Consciousness I shall abide  by the orders of the GBC of that Society, and by the  Society's spiritual rules, namely, no illicit sex, no  intoxication, no gambling, no meat-eating, and the other  principles set forth in The Nectar of Devotion.  I further  agree no to involve the Society or any of its members in any  activities contrary to the above-mentioned principles.  I  understand that all the Society's funds and properties under  my control or direction -- and anything the Society may have  acquired under my direction -- shall accrue solely to the  Society should I either resign from or be relieved of my  responsibilities and that at that time I shall have no claim  on them whatsoever.


37. That Bhakticaru Swami becine the co-GBC of all of Bengal,  including Bangladesh.


38. That Sivaram Swami become a co-GBC for Mayapur.


39. That Tamal Krishna Goswami become a co-GBC for Mayapur.


40. That Tosan Krishna das become a co-GBC for Mayapur.


41. That the following devotees be confirmed to act as trustees  on behalf of the society for the ISKCON Venkateshwar Krishi  Goraksha Trust at Medchal, AP, India: Jayapataka Swami, GOpal  Krishna GOswami, Bhaktiswarup Damodar Swami, Mahaman das, and  Tattva Darshan das.  (Mahaprabhu das should be requested to  resign, and if he accepts, then another ISKCON member will be  added as trustee.)  The above trustees are required to be  actively involved in trust matters.


42. That Shankerbrit das is suspended from holding any managerial ́post in any ISKCON temple or any ISKCON-related organizations  in India until judged otherwise by the Indian Continental  Committee.


43. [unpublished]


44. That the following are the GBC Body's guidelines for the  Mayapur temple:


a.Maximum total cost for all things necessary to build the  temple, with inflation, $30 million;

b. Total planning and construction time, 15 years, beginning  March, 1989;

c. The temple must include:

 1) As main deities, Pancatattva, Radha Madhava  and the     eight gopis, and the guru parampara2)

 2) Vedicplanetarium

3) Four dhams exhibits

4) Kirtan hall

d. The temple shall be constructed for maximum longevity and  minimum maintenance and upkeep;

e. Funding for this construction shall come from worldwide  book distribution


Following these guidelines, the Mayapur GBC's shall be  responsible for submitting to the GBC members reports and  designs for proposed temples three times a year.  It shall  also undertake the development of the Mayapur master plan.


45. The GBC Body gives its unanimous blessings to Hrdayananda das  Goswami for translating the Mahabharata.


46. That there shall be a GBC subcommittee known as the Super visory Committee for India BBT Funds.  The committee shall  recommend to the GBC Body how to allocate funds given to  ISKCON for India Projects by the BBT.  The committee shall  also audit and supervise the spending of those funds and make  regular reports to the GBC Body and the trustees of the BBT.


47.That the  Supervisory Committee for India BBT Funds shall  have the following membership: Gopal Krishna Goswami,  Jayapataka Swami, Tamal Krishna Goswami, Naresvara das,    Tosan Krishna das, and Harikesa Swami.


48.That the GBC directs the Property Trustees of the Miami  property to come to terms with the BBT, with help from Navina  Krishna das, Badrinarayana das, and Agrani Swami, for  repayment of Miami's outstanding BBT debts.


49.That the GBC Body encourages the BBT trustees to recognize  and fulfill Srila Prabhupada's directives to fund the  Bhaktivedanta Institute projects.


50.That Provisional Orders from 1988 nos. 40, 73 and 90 are  hereby retired.


51.That all ISKCON devotees are hereby instructed to fully coop erate with the consolidation of rights to Srila Prabhupada's  works in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust-International.


March 10, 1989


52.That Bhaktitirtha Swami increase his association with senior  ISKCON devotees by spending one month in Vrindaban during  Kartik and one month in Mayapur during the upcoming year.


53. That the GBC directs the ISKCON Managers' Meeting to devise  the ways and means to tax the temples in ISKCON to provide  $6,000 per year to the ISKCON Board of Education to fund its  GBC approved budget.

54.That the GBC approves the proposed Executive Committee budget  of $7,200, and assesses each GBC member $250 for 1989.


55.That Balavanta das be censured for failure to pay GBC  Executive Committee assessments for two years.


56.That Balavanta das, Bhaktitirtha Swami, Giriraj Swami, and  Guru Prasad Swami be granted a sixty day extension, until May  15, to submit their annual report to the Corresponding  Secretary.  Failure to do so will result in automatic censure  by the GBC Body.


57.That GBC Resolution #88-36 be continued.


58.That GBC Resolution #88-63 be retired.


59.That Hari Vilas das and Vasudeva das be censured for failing  to act on Correspondence Proposals.


60.That the resignation of Yasomatinandana das from the GBC Body  be accepted.


61. That the GBC selects the following committee to meet with  Sivaram Maharaj to discuss alternate strategies for the  possible outcomes from the public inquiries over the  enforcement order to close Bhaktivedanta Manor: Prabhavisnu  Swami, Bhakticaru Swami, Kirtiraj Prabhu, Jagadisa Goswami,  Sivaram Swami, and Akhandadhi Prabhu.  The GBC invests in the  committee the power to make decisions and commitments  concerning the future of the project.


62.That GBC Resolutions from 1988, #18,19,29,38,56,and 85, be  retired.




64.That the following is the official GBC policy regarding  property sale and deity relocation.  This ISKCON Law replaces  and supercedes all previous resolutions on these subjects:

      1. No local GBC shall allow any ISKCON property to be  sold, mortgaged, borrowed against, transferred, or in any way ́encumbered, disposed of, or alienated, without the prior  written permission of the three trustees for that property.

      2. A local GBC desiring to relocate installed deities  from their existing address (without selling any property)  must secure the approval of the GBC body either at the annual  meeting or through correspondence. (Note: This law does not  apply to small moveable deities moving from a rented house to  another suitable location in the same city/property.)

      3. If a GBC's plan to relocate installed deities  includes sale of the property in which they resided, his  proposal to the GBC body must be accompanied by:

     a) a written recommendation with explanation by the  local temple president and management council;

     b) the written approval of the property trustees; and

     c) a report by the trustees giving their reasons for  the approval.

  4. If a local GBC finds himself unable to maintain an  ISKCON property in which installed deities reside, and also is  unable to obtain the consent of the property trustees to sell  the property, then he may approach the Executive Committee,  which is empowered to take whatever steps are necessary in  collaboration with the property trustees to save the proper ty, including appointing an ad-hoc co-GBC.

  5. If installed ISKCON deities are being relocated to  a new property, the three trustee of the deities' original  property are responsible to oversee the relocation, according  to GBC directives, to ensure that

     a) the funds realized from the sale of ISKCON property  are not mismanaged; and

     b) the new property is adequate to the needs of the  deities and the community.


March 11, 1989


65. That the GBC Body hereby requests the following devotees to  research on the basis of guru, sadhu, and sastra to help  establish ISKCON policies regarding deity worship: Bhanu  Swami, Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami, Atmatattva, Jananivas,  Astarata, and Krishna Ksetra.  Jagadisa Goswami is appointed  to coordinate the research work.


66.That the deity worship research group and the full GBC Body  must approve the contents of the ISKCON Deity Worship  Handbook before publication.


67.That Sacinandana Prabhu is approved to take sannyasa.


68.That Ilapati Prabhu is approved to take sannyasa.


69.That a Calendar Research Committee be formed to research the  following subject areas and prepare a paper to be distributed  to all GBC members at least 60 days prior to the 1990 GBC  Mayapur meeting:

     1) The difference in the movements of the moon and the sun,  and the definition of a lunar and solar month and year.

2) Why we use a lunar calendar and not a solar one.

3) The brahminical and the Vaisnava traditions of calendar ́creation.

4) How ekadasis and festival days are determined.

5) Problems in creating a calendar, and how these problems  are dealt with by Vaisnavas according to the specific rules  in the Hari Bhakti Vilas and tradition.

6) The relevance of the present calendar in different parts  of the world.

7) Calculation of the calendar by hand versus computer  program.

8) The methods and criteria of verification of a  computerized calendar program.

9) Comparing the capabilities of the existing computer  program against these criteria.

10) The importance of exactly determining Ekadasi.  Whether  or not it is important to exactly calculate other festival  days.

11) Use of traditional data on the positions of the planets  and the sunrise versus observable phenomena.  A description  of the traditional techniques of correcting formulas  according to observation.

      The committee shall, where possible, make specific  recommendations for proposals to be considered at the 1990  Annual Meeting.  Issues requiring GBC debate shall be out lined clearly for consideration.


70.That the Calendar Research Committee shall be Harikesa Swami,  Chairman, Jayapataka Swami, Syamasundar das, Sadaputa das,  Bhakticaru Swami, Gopavrindesh das, Bhanu Swami, and  Bhaktividya Purna Swami.



71.That the sannyasa waiting list shall be as follows:  Ayodhyapati das - one year; Prabhupada das - three years;  Siddhartha das - five years.


72.That, due to allegations of child molestation, Ananta Rupa  das, shall be prohibited from working directly or indirectly  with any ISKCON school or project that involves children, or  living in any ISKCON center.


73.That, due to allegations of child molestation, Manihar das,  shall be prohibited from working directly or indirectly with  any ISKCON school or project that involves children, or  living in any ISKCON center.


74.That incidents of child molestation within ISKCON or ISKCON  related organizations must be reported by the ISKCON  authority to the local governmental agency or agencies for  civil or criminal action, as appropriate.


75. That the central office of the Board of Education shall  compile and maintain a record of children who have been or  may have been abused in ISKCON schools.  The Board shall work  with the local ISKCON management to counsel the parents and  help them to arrange for whatever professional help is ́needed.  The Board of Education office shall keep detailed  records of the ongoing progress of each child as long as  needed, and report the status each year to the GBC body.



76.That Micheal Pugliese, aka Govardhanadhari, be expelled from  ISKCON for his involvement in criminal activity, and for  claiming that ISKCON and its scriptures condoned and  encouraged this activity.



77.That the deities of Sri Sri Radha Nila-Madhava who reside in  ISKCON's Seattle temple may be moved to another location.



78.That the GBC directs Surabhi Swami and Hari Krishna das, to  submit themselves to the ISKCON system of Justice, in  general, and specifically to all obligations arising from  "ISKCON-France (represented by Advaita Acarya Prabhu) vs.  Surabhi Swami and Hari Krishna das."


79.That no ISKCON temple or other entity shall sell, give away,  or otherwise permanently dispose of any original works of art  which were created to illustrate Srila Prabhupada's (or other  BBT) books.  If temples wish to transfer ownership of these  artworks, they must do so to another ISKCON temple or to the  Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.


80.That all GBC mandated committees shall file copies of the  minutes of all meetings with the Executive Committee via the  Corresponding Secretary.  Auxiliary organizations, such as  the International BBT and MVT are requested to do the same.


81. That the GBC adopt the following system as the official  method of book review and approval:


     1) All GBC members, and other senior devotees the GBC  approves, are authorized to review and approve literature for  ISKCON devotees. A smaller group selected by the GBC, known  as the ISKCON Review Board, will administer the system. The  Review Board shall consist of a chairman, plus specialists in  the following areas: philosophy and religion, science,  children's literature. Sanskrit translations, and Bengali  translations.


     2) An author will approach the GBC member, or other  authorized reviewer of his choice and request him to review  his work. No reviewer is required to review a work if he does  not wish to. The ISKCON Review Board will provide each  reviewer with a set of standards to use as a guide.


    [Note: Approved guidelines are attached.]


     3) If the reviewer unconditionally approves the work, he  will provide the author with a "Letter of Approval." The ́author will then approach two other qualified reviewers and  obtain letters from them stating that they have "no  objection" to the publication of the work, or the Letter of  Approval. The author will then send copies of the work, the  Letter of Approval, and the No Objection statements to the  appropriate specialist (or the chairman in case of  miscellaneous literature) of the ISKCON Review Board. If the  author is not informed to the contrary by the chairman or  specialist within 45 days, he may publish his work with a  statement in the front-matter (or otherwise advertise the  approval) that he has followed the authorized process for  review and the content of his work has been approved by the  specific reviewer. (The exact wording of this statement  should be worked out by the Review Board.) If the chairman or  specialist disapproves, the ISKCON Review Board, as a body,  must make the final determination.


     4) If a reviewer does not feel that a work deserves  approval, he should inform the author of his reasons for  rejecting the work. Since authors may approach more than one  reviewer for approval, copies of letters denying approval  must be sent to the chairman of the Review Board, or the  appropriate specialist, so he will be aware that there may be  problems with specific works.


     5) Whenever reviewers, or the Review Board, feel that a work  would be acceptable if it were modified, they will inform the  author of what kind of improvements are required in order to  obtain approval. In some cases, when an author has not been  able to fulfill the normal requirements, the Review Board may  grant conditional approval, stating that the work may be  appropriate for use by certain readers, or under certain  conditions.


     6) The Review Board may decide that it wants to review works  which have not been submitted for approval. In such cases, it  will first request the author to submit his work in the  normal fashion. If the author does not wish to submit his  work, the Review Board may assign someone to review it  anyway, and publish the results of the review.


     7) The ISKCON Review Board has the right to rescind prior  approvals at any time. Its reasons for doing so may include:  improved or additional criteria, changes in the review  procedures, changing social or other conditions in and around  ISKCON, legitimate complaints or concerns of which the Review  Board had not been aware, or any other cogent reasons that  necessitate re-examination of a work. The Board may also  cancel the right of a specific reviewer to grant approvals if  it finds his approvals are defective. A decision of the  Review Board may be overruled by a provisional order of the  GBC.


     8) At least once a year, the Review Board will publish and  provide to all temples the results of its work, listing:


     -- Approved works to date, with the names of the approving  reviewers.


     -- Works submitted, but not yet approved.


     -- Works rejected by three of more reviewers, or the Review  Board, along with an explanation of why each work did not  receive approval.


     -- Works which are conditionally approved, with  explanations.


     In order to make ISKCON's positions on various reading  materials widely available to the ISKCON public, the Review  Board should also publicize its findings and reviews in  ISKCON publications, such as " ISKCON World Review."


     9) The Review Board should establish whatever additional  procedures are necessary to carry out the spirit of this  proposal.


82. That the ISKCON Review Board shall consist of the following  devotees with their corresponding areas of speciality:


     Prthu das - Chairman

     Gopiparanadhana - Sanskrit

     Bhakticaru Swami - Bengali

     Sadaputa das - Science

     Ravindra Svarupa - Philosophy and Comparative religion

     Jagadisa Goswami - Children's Books

     Rupanuga - General


83. That the zonal assignments for 1989-90 are as follows: 


Agrani Swami: 

      GBC -- Caribbean, Bermuda

          co-GBC with Tamal Krishna Goswami for South Florida


Badrinarayan das: 

      co-GBC with Hari Vilas for Los Angeles

          GBC for Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, New  Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Illinois, Iowa,  Nebraska, Kansas


Balavanta das: 

      Minister of Legal Affairs


Bhakti Bhusana Goswami: 

      GBC -- Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay

          co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami -- Chile


Bhakti Caru Swami:

      GBC -- Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland

      co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami for West Bengal

      co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami and Prabhavisnu Swami for             Bangladesh

      co-GBC with Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami for France

          co-GBC for Mayapur (*)


 Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami: 

      GBC -- Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh

          co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami for Tripura, Assam,  Meghalaya

          co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami and Gopal Krishna Goswami  for Andhra Pradesh         

          co-GBC with Prabhavisnu Swami for Burma

          co-GBC with Giriraj Swami for Sri Lanka

          co-GBC with Gopal Krsna Goswami for Bombay, Kuruksetra

          co-GBC with Bhakti Caru Swami for France


Bhaktitirtha Swami: 


          co-GBC with Gopal Krsna Goswami and Giriraj Swami for                 Central Africa, West Africa

          co-GBC with Hari Vilas for North Africa


Giriraj Swami: 

      GBC -- South Africa, Mauritius, Pakistan

          co-GBC with Bhakti Swarup Damodara Swami for Sri Lanka

          co-GBC with Jagadisa Goswami for Spain, Portugal

          co-GBC with Bhaktitirtha Swami and Gopal Krishna                 Goswami for Central Africa, West Africa


Gopal Krsna Goswami: 

      GBC -- Goa, Maharashtra (other than Bombay), Punjab,  Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir,  Gujarat, Kenya

          co-GBC with Bhakti Swarup Damodar Swami for Bombay and  Kuruksetra

          co-GBC with Bhaktiswarup Damodar Swami and Jayapataka Swami for Andhra Pradesh

      co-GBC with Prabhavisnu Swami for East Uttar Pradesh

          co-GBC with Jagadish Goswami for West Uttar Pradesh  (including Vrindaban), Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

      co-GBC with Niranjana Swami for Montreal

          co-GBC with Bhaktitirtha Swami and Giriraj Swami for                 Central Africa, West Africa


Gour Govinda Swami:

      co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami for Orissa



Guru Gauranga das: 

      Minister of Justice


Guru Prasad Swami: 

      GBC -- Venezuela, Columbia, Central America, Mexico


Harikesa Swami: 

      GBC -- East Germany, W. Germany, Switzerland, Austria,  Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Faroe  Islands, Yugoslavia, Lichtenstein

          co-GBC with Kirtiraj for Almviks Gard farm

          co-GBC for Mayapur (*)


Hari Vilas das:

GBC -- Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia,  Kuwait,Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman,  North and South Yemen, Afghanistan, Northern  California, Oregon, Hardwar and Rishikesh

          co-GBC with Jagadisa Goswami for State of Washington  and British Columbia

          co-GBC with Badrinarayan for Los Angeles

          co-GBC with Ravindra Swarup for Washington DC,  Maryland, and Virginia


    Hrdayananda das Goswami: 

 GBC -- North and Central Florida, Greece and Cyprus

          co-GBC with Loka Saksi and Paramgacchit Swami for Brazil

          co-GBC with Jagadisa Goswami for Italy


Jagadisa Goswami:      

      co-GBC with Niranjana Swami for Ottawa and Toronto

co-GBC with Giriraj Swami for Spain and Portugal

co-GBC with Hrdayananda Goswami for Italy

      co-GBC with Gopal Krsna Goswami for Vrindaban, West                      Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

     co-GBC with Hari Vilas for State of Washington and  British Columbia


Jayapataka Swami: 

      GBC -- Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Karnataka,  Kerala, Pondicherry, Maldives, Bhutan, Andaman and  Nicobar Islands, Tennessee, North and South  Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi,  Louisiana

      co-GBC with Bhakti Bhusana Swami for Chile

      co-GBC with  Prabhavisnu Swami for Bihar, Sikkim, Nepal,  Malaysia, Tamil Nadu, and Singapore

          co-GBC with Prabhavisnu Swami and Bhakticaru Swami for  Bangladesh

      co-GBC with Kavicandra Swami for Thailand

      co-GBC with Bhakti Caru Swami for West Bengal

          co-GBC with Gopal Krishna Goswami and Bhaktiswarup  Damodara Swami for Andhra Pradesh

          co-GBC for Mayapur (*)


Kavicandra Swami: 

          GBC -- Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hawaii, Indonesia

          co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami for Thailand


Kirtiraja das: 

      GBC -- USSR, Poland, Bulgaria, Rumania, Albania,  Czechoslovakia, Israel

          co-GBC with Sivarama Swami for Hungary

          co-GBC with Harikesa Swami for Almviks Gard farm


Lokasaksi das: 

     co-GBC with Paramgacchit Swami and Hrdayananda Goswami  for Brazil


Mukunda Goswami: 

          Minister of Public Affairs


Niranjana Swami: 

      GBC -- New England, Festival of India

          co-GBC with Gopal Krsna Goswami for Montreal

          co-GBC with Jagadisa Goswami for Toronto and Ottawa


Paramgacchit Swami: 

      co-GBC with Loka Sakshi and Hrdayananda Goswami for  Brazil


Prabhavisnu Swami: 

      GBC -- Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Papua New Guinea

      co-GBC with Bhaktisvarup Damodar Swami for Burma

          co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami for Bihar, Sikkim, Nepal,             Malaysia, Tamil Nadu, Singapore

      co-GBC with Gopal Krsna Goswami for Eastern Uttar Pradesh           co-GBC with Jayapataka Swami and Bhakticaru Swami for  Bangladesh


Ravindra Svarup: 

      GBC -- Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware

          co-GBC with Hari Vilas for Washington DC, Maryland, and                 Virginia



      No portfolio


Sivarama Swami: 

      GBC -- England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands,  Ireland

          co-GBC with Kirtiraj for Hungary

          co-GBC for Mayapur (*)


Tamal Krsna Goswami:  

      GBC -- Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Hong Kong, China, Korea,  Taiwan, Philippines

          co-GBC with Vasudeva for Polynesia

          co-GBC with Agrani Swami for South Florida

          co-GBC for Mayapur (*)


Tosan Krsna das: 

      GBC -- New York and New Jersey

          co-GBC for Mayapur (*)


Vasudeva das: 

      GBC -- Fiji

          co-GBC with Tamal Krsna Goswami for Polynesia



    * co-GBC's for Mayapur are Jayapataka Swami, Harikesa Swami,      Tamal Krishna Goswami, Sivarama Swami, Bhakticaru Swami and      Toshan Krishna das


84.Recognizing the valuable service rendered to ISKCON by  Ramesvara das, the GBC accepts his resignation as an  initiating guru in ISKCON.  We hope that he will return to  active devotional service.  His initiated disciples should  seek spiritual shelter elsewhere in ISKCON.


85.Recognizing the valuable service rendered to ISKCON by  Bhavananda das, the GBC hereby removes him as an initiating  guru in ISKCON.  We hope that he will return to active  devotional service.  His initiated disciples should seek  spiritual shelter elsewhere in ISKCON.


86.Recognizing the valuable service rendered to ISKCON by  Bhagavan das, the GBC hereby removes him as an initiating  guru in ISKCON.  We hope that he will return to active  devotional service.  His initiated disciples should seek  spiritual shelter elsewhere in ISKCON.


87.That all ISKCON temples and farms shall contribute yearly  support to the ISKCON Board of Education at the following  rates:


      North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand:

          $40 per year, per project.

  All other countries: $15 per year, per project.


Each GBC Secretary shall be responsible to collect the funds  from all projects in his zone or zones and remit them to the  Board of Education treasurer by July 1 of each year.  It is  suggested that each GBC appoint one man in his zone to  collect and forward the payments.  If a GBC desires, he may  further apportion payments in his zone according to temple  size, etc.  However, the total zonal remittance must equal  the formula stated above.  The "List of ISKCON Centers" in  the May, 1989 issue of the English language edition of BTG  shall be used to determine which projects are required to  remit funds.


March 12, 1989.


88. That all temples who have met their quota of samadhi payments  as of Gaur Purnima 1989 are encouraged to continue contri buting to the samadhi on a voluntary basis.  Temples that  have not met their quota shall continue to make payments  until they have done so.


89.That the GBC Body requests Satswarupa das Goswami to complete  Srila Prabhupada's translation and commentary on Mukunda Mala  Stotra (Prayers of King Kulashekhara) and Narada Bhakti  Sutra.


90.That GBC Resolution #87-72 (#22, page 139) shall be modified  (first line) to state "That a devotee may serve as a diksha  and/or shiksha guru in ISKCON ..."


March 13, 1989.


91. That the GBC requests the following sannyasis to spend the  stated amount of time minimum in the West and Central Africa  zone:

           Jayadhvaja Swami         2 months

           Trivikram Swami          1 month

           Visvambhara Goswami      2 months

           Suhotra Swami            3 months

           Paramgacchit Swami       1 month

           Prahladananda Swami      1 month

           Sridhara Swami           1 month

           Indradyumna Swami        2 months

           Rtadhvaja Swami          1 month






94.That Rupanuga Prabhu prepare a proposal within ninety days  for what his service shall be, if it requires a GBC portfolio  to fulfill, and why.  It shall then be circulated as a  Correspondence Proposal.


95.That before officially objecting to any guru candidate's  recommendation, a GBC member should contact in writing the  guru candidate and the chairman of the ten man committee for  clarification.  If unsatisfied with the reply, or if not  receiving a reply within a reasonable period of time, the GBC  member may then officially object.  To give enough time for  exchange of correspondence, the period allowed to lodge all  objections shall be extended to six months.


96. That the new officers and membership charge for the Board of Education are :


     Chairman         - Sri Ram Das

     Treasurer        - Sivaram Swami

Removed          - Vrisha Das and Vrkodara Das

Added            - Badrinarayan Das    


97. That all Board of Education resolutions are binding on ISKCON Educational Institutions, subject to review each year in Mayapur by the GBC.


98. That the Indian GBC members are encouraged to create programs well suited to Western devotees desiring to spend 3-6 months preaching in India and gaining exposure to Vedic culture, as Srila Prabhupada desired.


99. That the GBC body upholds the decision of the Judicial Committee on the appeal of Krishna Balaram, and directs him to follow the decision best handed down by the North American Continental Judicial Committee


March 16, 1989.


100. [ACTIONS PASSED ON MARCH 16, 1989]. That Gaura Kesava Das is not recognozed by the GBC as a Minister of Deity worship, and the contents of his newsletter published by him are not official ISKCON standard and policy.


March 18, 1989.


101. That GBC Resolution # 89-90 above shall be modified to state "... disksha and shidsha guru..." . The relsolution as amended provides for the same process of approval for shiksha gurus as diksha gurus. In other words, a devotee simply becomes authorized to act as guru in ISKCON, and he may then act as diksha or shiksha guru, as he likes. 


102. That the paper entitled " Guru Asraya " presents ISKCON's guidelines on the importance of the shelter of a Spiritual Master, the role of shiksha guru, and specifically gives guidance to those devotees whose initiating Spiritual Master has fallen down.


103. That the Calcutta temple shall come under the same GBC structure as Mayapur. In other words, the co-GBC's for Calcutta are :   Jayapataka Swami,

        Harikesa Swami,

        Bhakti Caru Swami,

        Sivaram Swami,

        Tamal Krsna Swami and

        Tosan Krishna das.