Most ISKCON members practise Krishna consciousness in their homes and live and work in the general community. They also congregate in temples for worship.
Most temple-based members are in training, or serve as clergy engaged in ministerial and missionary work. Some members also help maintain ISKCON rural communities throughout the world.
For a full list of ISKCON centres worldwide click here.
Governing Body Commission (GBC)
In 1970 Srila Prabhupada formed a Governing Body Commission (GBC) to help manage an expanding ISKCON. Before Srila Prabhupada passed away in 1977, he requested that executive authority for ISKCON be passed to this Commission. The GBC decides ISKCON’s major strategies and guidelines by democratic voting and in consultation with Temple Presidents and other leaders.
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT)
Working tirelessy over 12 years, Srila Prabhupada managed to write over 70 volumes of books – translations of Vedic scriptures into English and extensive commentaries on them.
Established in 1972 for publishing Srila Prabhupada’s works, The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) has become the world’s largest publisher and distributor of books on Indian philosophy and religion.
To date, the BBT has published over 500 million books and magazines in more than 60 languages.