DEVOTEE CARE AND GUIDANCE

Below are some links that might be of service to you. For more info you may contact me on akrura@gmail.com

Website:
http://vedicilluminations.com/gitacoaching

Blog:
http://gitacoaching.blogspot.com

Video:
http://akrura.blip.tv
http://vimeo.com/10285295

YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/akruradasa

Reality Check: success dialogues audio with Mahatma ACBSP:

http://www.krishna.com/reality-check
or
http://audio.iskcondesiretree.info/index.php?q=f&f=/06_-_More/Gita_Coach...

1. Comfort Zone
2. Connecting With Your Dharma
3. Do I Need A Coach
4. Faultfinding
5. Limiting Beliefs
6. Mind
7. Possibility Thinking
8. Power Of Questions
9. Responsibility
10. Self Confidence
11. Self Discipline
12. Self Sabotage

Gita Coaching video at krishna.com:

http://www.krishna.com/gita-coaching

1. Introduction to Gita Coaching
2. 10 Qualities of a Coach
3. The Importance of Goal Setting
4. Coach and Coachee Relationship
5. Power of Questions
6. Coaching Skills

Gita Coaching Course Audio and HDS Audio (Helping Devotees Succeed):

http://www.vedicilluminations.com/gitacoaching/audio.htm

01 Music Intro
02 Gita Coaching Intro
03 What Is Coaching
04 Coaching Process
05 Attitudes Of A Coach
06 Qualities Of A Coach
07 Mango Story Coach's Commitment
08 Goal Setting
09 Client-Coach Relationship
10 Coaching Skills
11 GITA Coaching Model
12 Are You Ready For Coaching

MORE LINKS

Gita Coaching Video Zurich
http://kadamba.net/akruraprabhu.html
http://vimeo.com/13768473

Gita Coaching at Portal VVZ, in Croatian (audio lectures and courses)
http://portal.vvz.hr/index.php?p=articles&gid=378

KRISHNA.COM GITA COACHING VIDEO AT BLIP.TV

Introduction to Gita Coaching
http://harekrishna.blip.tv/file/2284501/

10 Qualities of a Life Coach
http://harekrishna.blip.tv/file/2284373/

The Importance of Goal Setting
http://harekrishna.blip.tv/file/2306517/

Coach and Coachee
http://harekrishna.blip.tv/file/2358800/

Coaching Skills
http://blip.tv/file/2439260

Power of Questions
http://harekrishna.blip.tv/file/2439184/

Determination
http://harekrishna.blip.tv/file/3140172/

Forgiveness with Mahatma
http://blip.tv/file/2305655

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Gita Kirtan Band Audio
http://www.vedicilluminations.com/gitacoaching/gitakirtan.htm
http://www.vedicilluminations.com/gitacoaching/bhajans.htm

Danda Music Audio
http://www.vedicilluminations.com/gitacoaching/DandaMusic.htm

Danda Shape Up Audio
http://16krogov.com/media/?p=3

Danda Music Video
http://vimeo.com/10285295
http://blip.tv/file/3368762

Gita Kirtan Band Video
http://blip.tv/file/3335249
http://blip.tv/file/3335584

Alachua Lectures Audio
http://alachuatemplelive.blogspot.com/2009/06/09-06-11-akrura-dasa-sb-8-...
http://alachuatemplelive.blogspot.com/2009/07/atl-09-07-2-akrura-dasa-sb...

UK Personal Success magazine article "I Am A Hare Krsna Coach"
http://theacademyclub.com/downloads/200710.pdf (pages 14 and 15)
and
http://news.iskcon.com/node/1347

Leadership inteview in Copenhagen
http://namahatta.org/en/node/6682

Mango story
http://www.theacademyclub.com/details-of-ps-online.asp?ID=402

ISKCON Manchester Sunday program folk bhajans Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvcRFwuCM_0

Possibility Thinking article
http://www.iskcondesiretree.net/profiles/blogs/possibility-thinking

Devotee Care Committee Promotes the Culture of Care

Devotee Care Committee Promotes the Culture of Care

The Devotee Care Committee (DCC) met during the GBC Strategic Planning Meeting held in Mumbai from 15-23 October 2008. Interestingly, the Devotees Care Committee was born of the Preaching Committee. Members of the Preaching Committees reflected that if the devotees are not well taken care then preaching would not have any lasting effect. They understood that preaching can attract people but it doesn't keep them.

The GBC body recognized the need to care for devotees individually and collectively and thus formulated the DCC. The first Committee members included Jayapataka Swami, Kavicandra Swami, Bir Krishna Goswami, Bhakti Purshottama Swami, Revati Ramana Das, Prasanta Devi Dasi, Achutya Priya Das and Chandrashekhar Das. Now there are many more.

Members of DCC realize that caring for devotees is a matter of consciousness and culture where every devotee is concerned about the needs of another devotee. In ISKCON we aim to promote higher understanding of the Absolute Truth and if devotees are unhappy then they would extend a similar spirit to the society at large. Vaishnava culture is a culture for caring and the DCC strives to create facilities through which devotees can access help whenever they need it.

The DCC plans to connect with devotees requiring assistance in various ways. The Committee will soon host a website which will include exhaustive information, resource guide and references of devotees and projects in various parts of the world. The DCC hopes to collect information and give access to the various resources available for devotees' needs.

The prime focus of the DCC is to instill and implement the idea that every devotee is cared for within the Vaishnava community. Sometimes devotees are insensitive to other devotees while in some cases devotees don't' want to express their concerns for whatever reasons. Either they think 'I don't want to complain to anyone' or they feel that nobody is interested.

There are several example were devotees don't feel cared for. For instance, devotees feel the Temple President doesn't care for them, wives think that the husbands don't care for them, some full-time devotees feel insecure about the future and the practical aspects of dealing with hospitalization, old age, etc. The DCC plans to address these and many more concerns of the devotees.

His Holiness Kavicandra Maharaja, a member of the DCC said, "Lord Caitanya stressed that Vaishnava seva is really important. We want to gradually work towards caring for devotees. When devotees realize that we care for them they feel a sense of belonging and can express what they feel and what they need. We want to realize this goal and work on every level possible to make it a reality. We want devotees to know that they are most important and projects is a result of people".

Devotee Care website will soon be up at this link:

http://www.devoteecareiskcon.com/eng/

devotee care journal

dear devotees
hare krsna
so far 3 issues of the devotee care journal have been published
if you are interested email me on akrura@gmail.com and i will send them to you
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Importance of Devotee Care in ISKCON

Importance of Devotee Care in ISKCON

Once when stressing the importance of caring for the devotees, Srila Prabhupada exclaimed, “I have shed buckets of blood for each and every devotee.”

Srila Prabhupada said to the manager of a temple in USA that these devotees have left everything for me – they must be taken care of as sons and daughters – for preaching mission.

If the devotees are cared for spiritually, emotionally and physically, Srila Prabhupada and Krishna will be pleased and the projects will naturally flourish.

Lord Caitanya compared Krishna Consciousness to cultivating the seed of bhakti in the field of the heart. It is important that we cultivate devotee’s hearts in a sustainable way wherein they will remain faithful and enthused throughout their lives.

i. Objective of ISKCON: The objective is developing a whole network of support to help each other.

ii. Love and Trust: Srila Prabhupada taught us that relationships are based on love and trust

iii. ISKCON strives to foster warm personal relationships and a spirit of love and trust amongst devotees based on Krishna Conscious principles.

iv. Guru and Krishna in the centre: Loving relationships will be most effective when the relationship is focused by placing Guru and Krishna in the center, i.e., a relationship that enhances and strengthens each other’s faith and appreciation for our spiritual master(s) and the glories of devotional service.

ISKCON was started single-handedly by Srila Prabhupada, but because people are coming forward and dealing with the give-and-take policy, the Society is now expanding all over the world.

- ISKCON Devotee Care Journal