Deva Madhava das met devotees in Detroit, MI USA in 2010 after graduating from NC State University with a degree in Political Science. He moved to Ann Arbor MI to begin a college preaching center in 2012. That effort developed into what is now a community known as the Harmony Collective: Ypsilanti that consists of 3 properties including a farm and several businesses that support the temple and local families. He was also deeply involved with the establishment of the NYC daily harinama and recently joined the GBC Org Dev team.
The Next Generation, or the Last? Why the Experience of Our Youth over the Next 10 years Will Determine the Fate of ISKCON.
We mishandled and then, out of embarrassment, ignored our own youth over the last 3 decades. The consequences have been severe. Yet, as Srila Prabhupada’s diksha disciples move into their last phase of service, our movement has a unique opportunity to energize a new generation of pioneers by infusing them with the wisdom and willpower of our societies founding heroes. This seminar will face honestly the consequences of failing our youth yesterday, today and (Krishna forbid) tomorrow. We will discuss the boundless advantages of finally doing right by our young people and what that looks like today both locally and globally. Let’s navigate this imminent moment in our movement’s history in a way that graciously celebrates what was while eagerly facilitating what could be.