Dear Maharajas, Prabhus and Didis

Dandavat pranams. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga. All glories to Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji.

Srila Gurudeva has instructed me to announce the next meeting of the Bhakti International Advisory Board, which is scheduled for November 14th and 15th at Sri Giridhari Gaudiya Math, Govardhana, Vrindavan, U. P., India.

Srila Gurudeva is inviting all senior devotees to attend the meeting and lend their expertise, advice and good will to the discussions, which will cover a wide range of important issues related to our sanga.

The agenda will include a review and continuation of topics discussed at the last meeting at Badger, which included:

  1. the name and identity of our sanga (society);
  2. preaching centres and how to facilitate them globally;
  3. book publishing & distribution;
  4. the New Braja School (Badger);
  5. the new Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Math project in Navadvipa;
  6. procedures for dealing with complaints of abuse in our sanga and how to support victims of maltreatment or abuse; and
  7. our sanga's relationship with the Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti.

Srila Gurudeva also invites senior devotees to submit suggestions for new topics to be added to the agenda. Please submit these for consideration by the end of October, so that Srila Gurudeva will have the time to approve your submissions. Due to time constraints we may not be able to place all submissions on the agenda for this meeting, but rest assured that all sensible proposals will be placed in a queue for future meetings. Please therefore consider what issues you think are important and send them by email to Sundar Gopala prabhu at

The first meeting of the Advisory Board was a memorable event, for its convivial, fraternal atmosphere and sweet Vaisnava exchanges. We invite you to attend and participate again in the same mood of respect and cooperation in service to the lotus feet of our beloved holy master, Srila Gurudeva.

Aspiring to the service of Sri Guru and Sri Vaisnavas

Bhudhara das