In 2014, the ISKCON Governing Body Commission, passed the following resolution clarifying the definition of a member of ISKCON:

Whoever – regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, etc. – subscribes to the following statement shall be considered a general member of ISKCON:

“I wish to be counted as part of the spiritual family of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and I will practically support its mission. I accept the teachings of Lord Krishna as presented by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of ISKCON.

“While I understand that this general membership does not confer upon me any rights in ISKCON organizations, I am grateful to participate in this spiritual movement intended for the upliftment of the entire human society.”

By registering your ISKCON membership with ISKCON Connection you are agreeing to the affirmation statement above.

There are no formalities required and there is no payment required. If you simply accept the teachings of Sri Krishna as presented by our founder, His Divine Grace Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and are willing to participate in ISKCON's activities and practically support it's mission, you are accepted as a member of the ISKCON family.

It's as simple as that.