Here are some common questions
about ILS 2018.

General Info

What are the dates of the ILS?

Starting Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Finish Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Are there other significant dates I should know about?

Feb 13-17 Kirtan Mela
Feb 18-25 Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama
Mar 2 Sri Gaura Purnima

Where is the ILS 2018 happening?

ISKCON Mayapur Premises

ISKCON Mayapur
Sri Mayapur Dham
Navadvip, Nadia 741313
West Bengal, India

Who can attend the ILS?

The ISKCON Leadership Sanga is designed specifically for devotees engaged in the following leadership services as well as those seriously aspiring to be engaged in these services in the future.

  • GBC Members
  • Gurus and Sannyasis
  • Zonal Supervisors
  • Regional Secretaries
  • Temple Presidents
  • Temple Vice-Presidents
  • Leaders of significant ISKCON projects
  • Developers of significant ISKCON projects
  • Bhakta-vriksha/Namahatta Leaders
  • ISKCON community Developers
  • Active Preachers
  • Sankirtan Leaders
  • Communications Officers
  • Those who are training for leadership positions

ILS Fees

How much does it cost?

This year there will be a nominal fee for participants.

For those who register by December 15, 2017 the cost will be Rs 8,125 ($125 US Dollars).

For those who register after December 15, 2017 the cost will be Rs 8,775 ($135 US Dollars).

The cost will be Rs 9,750 ($150 US dollars) for those who pay on arrival unless some previous arrangement is made during the registration process.

What does the fee cover?

The registration fee covers entrance into all seminars, workshops and evening programs, accommodation for a double room booking, and three prasadam meals however this fee cannot be broken down into individual parts.

If you do not take advantage of all the opportunities afforded by your registration fee the same fee will still be charged.

If you want a single room or have other special room requests extra fees apply (Please see the accommodations and prasadam sections below for more details).


What about Transportation?

To arrange for your transportation from the airport or train station please visit


What about accommodations?

ILS Team doesn’t book/arrange/manage rooms for you.

To streamline the booking of accommodations in Mayapur and to make it easier for attendees to find rooms that suit their particular needs, you will need to book your rooms through the Mayapur Guesthouse management.

Once you get your registration number for the ILS, please contact Venu Gopal Prabhu, at ilsmayapur2018@gmail.com ilsmayapur2018@gmail.com have an ILS booking number. Timely registration will insure that you can get the best accommodations available. 

What if I have special accommodation requirements?

In case of special requirements such as: you want to share a room with a particular devotee, want a single room or desire to be in a particular guesthouse, please inform the Guesthouse Management accordingly. Especially in the case of special needs and requests, early registration is highly recommended. Special requests can only be honored on a first come, first served basis. Increased costs may be incurred.

Will someone contact me regarding my registration?

We humbly ask you to be patient in regard to getting notification about your room booking. The Mayapur Guest House department has already set aside adequate rooms for the ILS however sorting it all out and communicating with everyone takes time since there are a huge number of people calling for rooms. Please understand that your response from the Guest House Management may take a few days.


    What about Prasadam?

    The ILS fee covers three meals per day. There will be some identification, which will allow you to enter. For your convenience prasadam will be available the evening before the ILS, February 3rd, and breakfast will be served in the morning after the ILS ends, on the 12th of February.

    What type of Prasadam will be served?

    We will do our best to provide for gentle and simple diets. We will include steamed or boiled vegetables, plain rice, kitchari and a variety of fruits and grains in the menu.

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