WHAT IS DEVOTEE CARE COURSE?


The Devotee Care Course (DCC) is a recent initiative of the ISKCON Governing Body Commission (GBC) with an aim to "Embed the Culture of Care" within the devotee communities. The course has been designed, with the purpose that those who have come to the lotus feet of Krishna and Srila Prabhupada may positively identify themselves with ISKCON as a caring society and thus remain active in KC till the last movement of their lives.


Eligibility for the course:


This course is suitable to leaders, caregivers, and other devotees committed to instituting devotee care within ISKCON and in their local, regional and national communities. This course is most helpful to those who attend in teams, offering opportunities for strategic planning.



The features of the course are as follows


1.Explore the Krishna Conscious principles and values underpinning devotee care.

2. Analyse research data, including reasons behind any inadequate provision of care.

3. Formulate corroboratively ideas and standards for good practice.

4. Practise listening skills, as applied in meetings and other group/ managerial contexts.

5. Write a strategic plan for applying caring principles in our own contexts/ communities.

6. Present a report to a hypothetical team to convince them of the value of the devotee care in pushing forward both the global movement and their local project.



Few details of the course


o The number of participants can be between 25 to 30, to be able to allow a close personal interaction with everyone.


o The Temple president and the Temple management council members are strongly recommended to attend this course, if they have not already done so.


o The original duration of the course is 24 hours (appx 8 sessions of 3 hours each) and ideally it requires 4 full days.

RESOLUTIONS

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GBC Resolutions 2019

Global Devotee Care Course Education — 2019

[Guideline]

(Proposed by Gauranga Das and sponsored by Anuttama Das and Revati Raman Das)


Whereas caring for devotees (vaisnava-seva) is one of the three cardinal principles given by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu;


Whereas Srila Prabhupada was himself a personification of devotee care (example, he built the Lotus Building before the Mayapur temple to facilitate devotees);


Whereas there is benefit to ISKCON to develop devotee communities that are spiritually vibrant and materially stable;


Whereas, often devotees leave or develop bitterness towards the movement due to inadequate devotee care:


Resolved:
That the GBC encourages all ISKCON Temples to hold the four-day Devotee Care Course entitled,
“Embedding Care in Krishna Conscious Communities” for all caregivers and administrators.
The course can be conducted in 24 hours:
spread over 8 days of 3 hours each
or two weekends of 6 hours per day
or any other permutation or combination that suits the local yatras.


IIAC Resolution - April 2017


Whereas the GBC Body of ISKCON has put emphasis on devotee care within ISKCON and has mandated the Devotee Care Committee of the GBC's Strategic Planning Network to create the curriculum and guidelines for global awareness and implementation of devotee care.


And whereas the Devotee Care Committee has released course which was blessed by the GBC Body in the AGM, Mayapur 2017.


And whereas the IIAC body is committed to prioritize implementation of devotee care within the temples and communities of ISKCON in India.


It is therefore resolved that the IIAC encourages the Devotee Care Committee to create a sub-committee which will implement the following:


1. Communicate about the Devotee Care course to all ISKCON India temple leaders.

2. Identify temples and devotee communities in India where devotee care systems may be implemented.

3. Identify devotees from ISKCON India who may be trained in Devotee Care Courses

4. Arrange for the devotees that are so identified to attend the training courses.

5. Translate the Devotee Care course materials into relevant regional languages and arrange for the conduct of the training programs in those languages.

ACTION PROJECT

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Capetown, South Africa 2019


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1 DC_Team 2b - Vraja Vilasini pdf Download
2 Devotee Care Presentation final - Gokulesh pptx Download
3 Matchless Gifts Commitee Presentation pptx Download
4 Spiritual Care Presentation v3 10JUN19 Syamananda pptx Download

Johannesburgh, South Africa 2019


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1 Coaching and Mentoring for Managerial Leaders of Midrand pptx Download
2 Devotee Care Proposal for Bramhacharis pptx Download
3 Soweto Yatra Devotee Care pptx Download
4 team 1- Palliative Care pptx Download

Singapore 2019


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1 ~$GP 3 DCC Presentaiotn pptx Download
2 ~$GP3 DCC Presentation pptx Download
3 DC Youth Spiritual Care pptx Download
4 Devotee care pptx Download
5 GP3 DCC Presentation pdf Download
6 GP3 DCC Presentation pptx Download

COURSES CONDUCTED

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1 ISKCON Mayapur 17th – 20th Feb 2016 Rasamandala P & Vraja Lila M 25
2 ISKCON GEV 27th - 30th October 2016 Rasamandala P & Kaunteya P 22
3 ISKCON Tirupati 2nd - 5th November 2016 Rasamandala P & Bhakta Michael 27
4 ISKCON Punjabi Bagh 11th – 14th November 2016 Rasamandala P & Gauranga Priya P 25
5 ISKCON NVCC, Pune 16th – 19th November 2017 Balgovinda P & Gauranga Priya P 34
6 ISKCON Chowpatty September 2018 Balgovinda P 25
7 ISKCON Cultural Center Bangalore 13th – 16th Sept 2018 Radha Gopinath Prabhu 30
8 ISKCON Jalna November 2018 Gauranga Priya Prabhu 19
9 ISKCON Mayapur 5th – 8th March 2019 Balgovinda Pr and Prem Harinaam Pr 24
10 ISKCON Kolkata 28th – 31st March 2019 Radha Gopinath P 24
11 ISKCON Talasari 10th – 13th April 2019 RadhaGopinath P & GaurangaPriya P 30
12 ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage 29th July – 1st August 2019 RadhaGopinath P and Damodar P 25
13 Krishna Katha Desh, Qatar 8th – 15th January 2019 Radha Gopinath P and Damodar P 23
14 Krishna Katha Desh, Qatar 8th – 15th January 2019 Radha Gopinath P and Damodar P 26
15 ISKCON Sandton, SA 30th May – 4th June 2019 Radha Gopinath Pr and Damodar Pr 42
16 ISKCON Durban, SA 6th June – 11th June 2019 Radha Gopinath Pr 44
17 ISKCON Capetown, SA 6th June – 11th June 2019 Damodar Pr

UPCOMING COURSES

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1 Singapore September 2019 Radha Gopinath Prabhu and Damodar Prabhu
2 Melbourne September 2019 Radha Gopinath Prabhu and Damodar Prabhu
3 Brazil October 2019 Balagovinda Prabhu
4 New Vrindavan November 2019 Balagovinda Prabhu

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