ISKCON Connection is ISKCON's global membership services office, created by the ISKCON GBC in order to serve ISKCON members worldwide with valuable communications about ISKCON's mission. It is designed to serve both ISKCON's existing members as well as making it easy for new members to get connected from anywhere in the world.
The ISKCON Connection initiative is inspired by Srila Prabhupada's desire to keep all of ISKCON's members connected through regular newsletters. It also builds on the GBC's efforts to clarify the definition of general ISKCON members and make it easy for everyone to join ISKCON.
In 2014 the GBC resolved:
Whoever -- regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion, etc. -- subscribes to the following statement and acknowledges the disclaimer below, 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 uplifting of the entire human society.
Disclaimer: Members are not entitled to any benefits. Membership is not affiliated with Life Membership program or any other ISKCON membership program and members have no inherent right to influence ISKCON Management.
The GBC's Organisational Development Committee (ODC) and Strategic Planning Team (SPT) initiated ISKCON Connection to fulfill these purposes:
- To regularly update all of ISKCON members with enlivening and informative communications; news, events and inspiration from Srila Prabhupada through a weekly email newsletter.
- To give ISKCON's leadership an easy way to connect with our world-wide members through meaningful communications.
- To bring all ISKCON members together and unite them as one global spiritual family with Mayapura Dhama as their common spiritual headquarters.
- To make it easy for anyone anywhere in the world to join ISKCON and immediately feel a part of the international ISKCON devotional family.
- To generate meaningful data on ISKCON's global membership, while keeping all personal data private.
The GBC is pleased to encourage all the worldwide members of our ISKCON spiritual family to come together under the banner of ISKCON Connection and enjoy enlivening communications and inspiration.
To learn more about the benefits of registering with ISKCON Connection visit our Benefits page.
Register now and get connected!