pancatattva summer mela

Our Dublin Summer Kirtan Mela took place on Saturday 18th August, we had a 12 hours kirtan with devotees coming from all over Ireland and our guest kirtaniyas were Balaram Nityananda Das, Radhika Ranjana Das, Jaggi Suta Das and Nakula who came all the way from London to lead ecstatic kirtans! 

Watch out a little video of the Mela here: 



And pictures can be found here.

And now after a successful Dublin Summer Kirtan Mela, we are very inspired and pleased to announce the date for our 12 hours Kirtan, our Winter Mela which will be on Saturday 8th December 2018!! And we will have wonderful guest kirtaniyas coming from Leicester namely Gopibhava Devi Dasi, Caitanya Cintamani Devi Dasi, Shyam Das and also Jaggi Suta Das, Nakula and Rosie coming from London! Now with all these support, we are hoping to bring some improvements to the Mela. But as always we depend on the generosity of all of you supporting our festival to make this happen! So we have set up this paypal donation, every little helps! Even a euro makes a difference!
 

What are we collecting for?

To make this Kirtan festival memorable and give everyone a unique opportunity to enter the Temple of the Heart, we would like to invite some special guest Kirtaniyas from abroad. This then requires us to look after them and host them. Any contribution made will go towards their travel cost, accommodation and hosting them. In addition, since we have now extended to 12 hours, we would also like to facilitate all our guest attending the Kirtan with Prasadam(Sanctify Vegetarian Food), by providing a free meal. Last but not least, we would like to gather as many like minded and sincere souls in Dublin/Ireland, as we can and for this we will need to print posters, leaflets etc to advertise, any additional contributions will also be covering these and help in organising a better Kirtan festival. 

We really want to built upon that momentum to make the experience a quality and profound one for all those that partake. So slowly but surely we are already starting the ground work to what should be a special Kirtan experience! So please help us by supporting us in any way you can.

Donation Methods:

- Offline : To Siroumi or Alek at the temple
- Online: 

1. PayPal or Via card (Less charges)

2. Our fundraising site 

Event Details
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2129944260362986/
Ticket reservation: https://dublinkirtanmela.eventbrite.com

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Last Edited on 2018-05-23

The ISKCON Ireland National Management Council: it's origin, purpose, structure and membership

(Why does it exist, what does it do, and who serves on it?)

The international Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON recommends that all temple managers in the same country form a national management team that meets on a regular basis. (See appendix)

The first National Management Council (NMC) in Ireland was formed in 1988. This current team has been working together since June 2016 and meets approximately every two months.

The NMC strives to create a national preaching strategy so that we can best utilize our temples, finances, and the skills of the devotees. We try to ensure that there is 'joined up thinking'. We attempt to uphold devotional and preaching standards and deal with the many things that are involved in management. We help, advise, support and encourage each other.

The NMC consists of the local GBC representative, the Temple President or Chairperson from each temple, up to two other managers from each temple, any national department heads, resident sannyasis plus any other devotees who may have a specific expertise that is highly useful. NMC members do not receive any remuneration.

The current members are:

Praghosa das (GBC representative/ Chairman of NMC/ Dublin temple council representative)
Manu das (Temple President, Dublin)
Bhagavati dasi( Belfast temple council representative)
Gaura Nitai das (Chairman of Inis Rath temple council/ NMC Legal Advisor / NMC Vice Chairman)
Isani dasi (Dublin temple council representative)
Karunesvari dasi (Inis Rath temple council representative/ NMC Vice Secretary)
Madhava Krsna das (Inis Rath temple council representative / National BBT manager)
Vrsabhanu das (Belfast temple council representative)
Krsna-katha das (NMC Secretary)

The NMC are servants of the Irish yatra and are thus dependent on the support, good will and co-operation of the devotees in Ireland in order for their service to be effective. Therefore we very much welcome both feedback and whatever contribution the devotees can offer. The more we can work together, the more we can achieve on behalf of Srila Prabhupada.

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Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare/ Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
ISKCON Founder/ Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Next: ISKCON Divisional Council

ISKCON Divisional Councils 3.4.3

Appendix

An ISKCON Divisional Council is a body that performs certain managerial functions on behalf of an individual Zonal Secretary, on behalf of a group of Zonal Secretaries serving in the same general area or on behalf of a Regional Governing Body for conduct of the affairs of the ISKCON society within a clearly designated contiguous geographical area, called a "Division." The geographical area in question could be a group of small countries, a single country or a section of a single country, but it should be small enough such that all temple leaders within the area would be generally familiar with ISKCON's activities throughout the geographical area, and such that the members would be able to meet together several times per year.

3.4.3.2 Formation of Divisional Councils

Wherever there are functioning Regional Governing Bodies, these Bodies shall designate the Divisions for formation of the Divisional Councils within the Region, in consultation with the Zonal Secretaries actively functioning within the Region.

Where there is no functioning RGB, the appointed GBC Zonal Secretaries may designate specific areas as Divisions and may form Divisional Councils for these Divisions. Such designation must be done in writing, addressed to the GBC Secretary and signed by all GBC Zonal Secretaries assigned to the area in question. The GBC Secretary shall acknowledge such designations. If no such written designation has been made then any bodies constituted shall be considered as informal bodies as described under Section 3.4.2.

3.4.3.3 Divisional Council Membership

A Divisional Council shall be constituted of all Temple Presidents, all Preaching Center managers, all Regional Secretaries and all Zonal Secretaries (that wish to attend) within the region as well as resident sannyasis or other leading devotees as the council desires or as the local Zonal Secretaries recommend.

3.4.3.4 Divisional Council Functions

1. Serve as a forum for coordination of the overall preaching strategy in the Division.
2. Serve as a forum for coordination of the implementation of GBC policies, guidelines and resolutions applicable within the Division.
3. Serve as a forum for resolution of any conflicts within the Division. This includes handling of complaints on local matters referred to it by the GBC Body, the RGB, any ISKCON official or body or from individuals.
4. Making recommendations to the RGB, where appropriate, for RGB or GBC legislation.
5. Making recommendations to any Zonal Secretary or other ISKCON official functioning within the Division on matters concerning local affairs.
6. Where necessary and appropriate, undertaking disciplinary action against ISKCON officials and/or other devotees serving within the Division, as allowed under ISKCON law for such a body.

A Divisional Council may also perform other functions within the Division as specifically assigned to it by a Zonal Secretary, the RGB or the GBC Body, such as approving the opening or closing of ISKCON centers, appointing Temple officers, taking final decisions on matters of dispute, deciding on territorial matters among the various temples, making recommendations on sannyasa candidates, formally considering the nomination of candidates who reside within their area of responsibility for serving as new initiating gurus, checking into the management of the local ISKCON centers, overseeing spiritual standards, etc.

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