Atul Krsna dasa joined ISKCON’s Melbourne Mahäprabhu Mandir in Australia in 1985. He served as a book distributor and fundraiser in ISKCON Melbourne for 12 years. Under the personal guidance of his mantra guru, prabhu spent the subsequent 4 years serving in the Bangladesh preaching mission, during which time he learnt fluent Bengali. Since 2000 he has been residing in Sri Dhama Mayapur. He teaches in both English & Bengali mediums, throughout India, Bangladesh and the Middle East. He currently serves as the Chairman of the ISKCON Board of Examinations, which sets standards for sastric study courses in ISKCON, and is an Executive Member of the Ministry of Education.
Sastric Degrees for Leaders
This seminar will familiarize you with a fresh approach to getting your Bhaktisastri, and subsequent sastric degrees, through the new Study and Teach Program. Inspire and guide your team by facilitating their absorption in sastric study and everyone gets a degree, including you! Certifying leaders with sastric degrees was part of Srila Prabhupada’s vision, however leaders face obstacles in conducting sastric degree programs. We’ll show how the new Study and Teach Program will enable you to overcome these obstacles. Nourishing those under our care, through deep and insightful sastric training, will invigorate temple and congregational environments, safeguard future fidelity to Srila Prabhupada’s teachings and help to deepen trust devotees have in their leaders, seeing their personal practice of regular study.