#14 Building A Globally Respected & Influential ISKCON
In this workshop, we will examine an oft forgotten duty of ISKCON leaders: To interact with and influence the thought of our citie’s, nation’s, and region’s leaders. As ISKCON’s leaders we have great facilities to influence the world around us. If we avoid or ignore these opportunities for change we miss the chance to push forward the Lord’s mission in historic ways. This workshop will examine the vision required and the best ways to be part of that change. We will look at ways to enhance your skills and build win-win relationships that enhance ISKCON’s impact on the world. As Srila Prabhupada taught, “because we are in the material world, sometimes we need help…. therefore make them sympathizers.”
Anuttama Dasa serves as ISKCON’s Minister of Communications. He joined ISKCON in 1975 in Denver, Colorado, USA, where he later served as Temple President. He has been a GBC member since 1999 and was GBC Chairman in 2014. Anuttama dasa also serves on the Executive Board of Religions for Peace USA and the Advisory Board of the Religious Freedom Institute. He is convener of the Vaishnava-Christian Dialogues in USA and India, and the Vaishnava-Muslim Dialogue in USA. He teaches globally and is a frequent interviewee for various media outlets. He and his wife, Rukmini, live near Washington, D.C.