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PURPOSE OF CDD

  • To instill, maintain and improve cultivation practices, which are consistent with the mood and principles of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings, as modelled by Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple.
  • To proactively inculcate these practices in the congregational preachers and managers, so as to best serve the growing congregation by giving them a consistent and inspiring experience.
  • To provide resources to the congregation programs to support them in their activities and growth.
  • To proactively provide training to prevent conflicts in congregations. To identify and resolve conflicts when they arise, and help maintain the mood of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple in the congregation programs.

Vision

Continuous expansion of the congregation preaching connected with Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple, with increasing engagement and commitment of the members.

Mission

Facilitating the healthy and systematic growth of congregational preaching, and Management of Congregation Programs by providing guidelines, training and resources.

CDD ORGANISATION & MANAGEMENT

The constituent parts of the CDD are:

  1. Core CDD – The Core CDD consists of 6 members who lead and guide the overall initiative related to Congregational Development under the aegis of the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple leadership.
  2. Local CDD – The Local CDD exists in 8 regions in and around Mumbai and consists of 7 to 9 members (mix of Brahmacharis, Grihasta Prabhujis & Matajis) who serve, assist and oversee the local congregation programs in their zones, and drive implementation / adherence to the CDD initiatives / guidelines.
  3. Training Content Development Committee – This committee is a group of devotees who are tasked with building content for Training of the various stakeholders in Congregational Development, viz. Preachers, Managers, Mentors, Cultivators, etc connected with the congregation programs.
  4. Mentor System – The Mentor System is a part of Devotee Care and is a “Bridge” between the Congregation programs and the Counselling system with a network of Mentors, Servant Coordinators and Servant Leaders. The Mentor, systematically train new devotees coming from the congregation programs in the practical aspects of Krishna consciousness for a fixed period.
  5. Resolve – The Resolve Team consists of devotees who are specifically trained on a systematic process to help resolve conflicts among congregation members that are affecting the smooth functioning of congregation programs.
  6. Children’s Cultivation Committee – This committee facilitates the local devotees who run Children’s programs to engage and encourage the children of congregation devotees to get connected and trained in Krsna consciousness.

CORE CDD TEAM MEMBERS

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    Baldev das

    COM Chairman Board, Congregational Preacher

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    Keshav Chandra das

    COM & Finance Committee Member, Congregational Preacher

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    Radha Gopinath das

    LC Member, Congregational Preacher

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    Sridama Sakha das

    Congregational Preacher, Counsellor

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    Sudhir Chaitanya das

    Congregational Preacher, Counsellor

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    Sundar Rupa das

    Congregational Manager, Counsellor

LOCAL CDDs TEAM MEMBERS

SOUTH ZONE

Dadar to Colaba

  • Braj Mohan das
  • Anand Gopal das
  • Nityanand Caran das
  • Radharani Priya devi dasi
  • Dayanidhi das
  • Nrsimha Tirtha das
  • Kalyani Radhika devi dasi

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Braj Mohan das
Mobile: 9819039279

NORTH ZONE

Dahisar to Virar

  • Gaurang Priya das
  • Hari Gopal das
  • Sunder Rupa das
  • Kripasindhu das
  • Nadia Kishor das
  • Suhas Nandy
  • Monica Nandy
  • Madhu Madhav das
  • Sri Gaur Bhava das
  • Madhav Charan das

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Suhas Nandy
Mobile: 9819039279

FAR NORTH ZONE

Virar to Palghar

  • Bharat Chandra das
  • Pawan Gopinath das
  • Parmeshwari
  • Vrindavan Ranjan das
  • Hemlata Vijay Jagbandhu
  • Mahabhagavat das
  • Achyut Avatar das
  • Jai Krishna das

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Mahabhagavat das
Mobile: 9819039279

CENTRAL ZONE

Matunga Central to Mulund

  • Vedamata devi dasi
  • Navin Gopal das
  • Prem Hari das
  • Abhay Keshav das
  • Radharaman Priya das
  • Remuna das
  • Rudranath das

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Remuna das
Mobile: 9819283656

NORTH EAST ZONE

Diva, Dombivli and further

  • Keshav Candra das
  • Lilashuka das
  • Krsna Gaur das
  • Ananda Lalita devi dasi
  • Balabhadra Ananta das
  • Shourinandan das
  • Dharmaraja das
  • Jai Damodar das

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Dharmaraja das
Mobile: 9833747313

WEST ZONE

Matunga West to Borivali

  • Krsna Kumar das
  • Bhakt Caran das
  • Radha Sangi devi dasi
  • Prakashanand das
  • Girigovardhan das
  • Bankimray das
  • Balram Anand das

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Krishna Gopal das
Mobile: 9819041021

NAVI MUMBAI

Airoli to Uran

  • Madan Murari das
  • Anandini Sundari devi dasi
  • Vraj Govinda das
  • Gadadhar Dev das
  • Santosh Unawane
  • A.Venkat Ramani
  • Anand Ram das
  • Baldev das
  • Amal Balaram das

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Anand Ram das
Mobile: 7021551419

THANE

Thane internals

  • Jagannath Priya das
  • Nimai Priya das
  • Jagannath Chandra das
  • Audarya Gauranga das
  • Hemangi Mahajan
  • Sugandhi
  • Gajendranath
  • Mythilirani
  • Prahlad Narsimha das

SPOC (Single Point of Contact)
Audarya Gauranga das
Mobile: 9930997971

TRAINING CONTENT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
  • Pavaneshwar P
  • Sukumar Krishna P
  • Mahabhagavat P

SUPPORTING SATSANG PROGRAMS

Categories of Programs

  1. Satsang programs – These are programs organized at a periodic interval (weekly, fortnightly or atleast monthly) by devotees in a fixed locality for the local residents, typically in a public place, and will have a regular preacher and a management committee attached to it.
  2. House programs – These are programs organized at a periodic interval (weekly, fortnightly or atleast monthly) by a devotee in his / her home for the local residents for a smaller group (below 20 devotees) with a regular preacher connected.

Criteria for a registered Satsang program

For any Satsang program to be registered under CDD, it must fulfill all the following criteria:

  1. The principal preaching, activities and internal communications (through groups) associated with the program should be based on the teachings of ISKCON.
  2. At least one committed organiser/ preacher, taking responsibility of the program on a long term basis.
  3. Once the size of the program exceeds 20 devotees, a management committee must be formed as per the guidelines provided by CDD.
  4. Such Satsang Program must be conducted on regular basis (Weekly / Fortnightly / Monthly)
  5. At the earliest, there should ideally be atleast one trained / senior devotee couple who are attending and connected with the program for cultivating the devotees.
  6. For new programs, the preachers / organisers will be trained by the CDD on important topics like the Mood, Policies, Attitude & Dealings in Congregational preaching. For all existing preachers / organisers / cultivators, a training and certification process on the above topics will be initiated and run on an ongoing basis.
  7. It should ideally be conducted in a public place and in case being conducted in a home, the responsibility of organising should be by a team (not just the host).
  8. If donations are being collected for running the satsang program then proper accounting statements should be maintained by the management committee and circulated among the Local CDD.

Policies for House Programs

  1. The principal preaching, activities and internal communications (through groups) associated with the program should be based on the teachings of ISKCON.
  2. At least one committed organiser/ preacher, taking responsibility of the program on a long term basis.
  3. Programs in homes are a great way to start satsangas, as a program can be started with minimum investment and a small number of people like immediate neighbours. However, home programs have natural space and societal (like social strata issues, or timings set by housing societies, etc) limitations and should not be a permanent affair. Gradually they should be shifted to a public place as the number of devotees increase.
  4. In a home program, it is expected that the host (or team of organisers) would be conducting and sponsoring most of the activities related to running of a satsang. They should not directly or indirectly express to the congregation the need for their participation in services. It is best that the participants themselves volunteer for services when they are inspired.
  5. Prasadam could be cooked at home for the program by the host. However, if devotees choose to voluntarily sponsor the prasadam ingredients cost, then the quantity of raw materials procured and prasadam cooked should be proportionate to the numbers of devotees attending. Prasadam preparation can also be outsourced if required.
  6. The hosts should be careful not to engage (or even expect) the devotees who come for the program to assist in their household work even if these devotees offer their help.
  7. Winding up after the program: If any one voluntarily comes forward to help (for instance to wash their own plates, or removing the carpets / chairs / sound system, or cleaning the floor) they can be engaged but one should not force any one to do any type of service, nor should we make them feel guilty for not serving by our words or actions.
  8. The hosts should not ask for any money towards the program expenses (or any other cause) from the devotees attending the house program, but if they voluntarily wish to donate, these donations should be accepted specifically for a service like sponsoring the prasadam or any festival related Abhishek, etc, and should be announced at the end of the program, and be transparently accounted for. If donations start coming on a regular basis, there must be a management committee set up to oversee the program and the program should formally registered with the CDD.
  9. Also, if the number of participants in the program crosses 20, the program should be registered with the CDD.

Why register?

  1. The CDD is a formal body created by the Leadership of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple to serve and support the preaching activities in various satsangs across Mumbai Metropolitan region that are connected with our temple.
  2. To learn how to implement best practices in Devotee Cultivation, which are consistent with the mood and principles of Srila Prabhupada’s teachings as modelled by Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple, in order to best serve the growing congregation by giving them a consistent and inspiring experience.
  3. To have clarity about the Policies and Guidelines created by the Temple for smooth conduct of Satsang programs.
  4. To connect with the larger community of devotees for the sustained and overall development of devotees in your Satsang program. This will also give access to Resources and Guidelines from the Temple and Local CDD, which can assist in growing, inspiring and nourishing your Satsang congregation.
  5. To provide opportunities for services for devotees beyond your Satsang program, giving them further fulfilling and meaningful devotional engagements.
  6. To provide information and access to the devotees in your Satsang program about the Community services provided by Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple (For example, ISKCON authorized courses, Grihastashram related Training, Children related committees, Kartik Yatras, Emergency Support).
  7. To facilitate connection of devotees in your Satsang program to the Devotee care system of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple – the Mentor system / Counsellor system – which will enable lifelong spiritual care for the devotee, and are also a necessary condition for initiation within ISKCON.
  8. To help proactively identify and address / resolve issues affecting the functioning of existing congregations through the Resolve team of the CDD.

SUPPORT PROVIDED BY CDD

What are the services / facilities we intend to provide to all satsang programs:

  1. Ideas / Help for expansion of programs
  2. Sharing of best practices from congregations across Mumbai
  3. Resources – Preachers, Courses content, List of Prasadam providers / kirtan groups, Devotees volunteering to serve, etc,
  4. Training – Topics / content for Seminars, Expansion ideas, Effective Fund utilisation, Training for Cultivators / Management committee, etc
  5. Issue Resolution – Support by specially trained devotees to Resolve satsang related issues.

Guidelines for Managing a Satsang program

  1. Maintain a Database of devotees
  2. Proactive planning / expansion of existing program
  3. Location of the program – preferably public place
  4. Transparency in money matters – policies for fund raising and use
  5. Management by group of devotees with equal standing / say
  6. Set up & wind up of program by a team
  7. Shared Responsibility matrix – prasadam roster over a period of time
  8. Provide facilities according to the needs of the audience
  9. Nurture of new devotees by a Cultivator.
  10. Budgeting / Planning for major outlays – festivals / BG Course

Guidelines for creation and running of a Management committee:

  1. Management committee by a group of devotees with equal standing / say – minimum 3, max 5
  2. The Management Committee should be formed as soon as there are more than 20 devotees attending the particular Satsang. The size could vary depending on the needs of the program. This committee should be composed of devotees who are committed to ISKCON, are chanting, and are of nearly equal standing with the preacher/organizer in spiritual or at least in social standing.
  3. The main purposes of the committee are to ensure the smooth running of the Satsang, enabling a consistent and inspiring experience for the congregation, ensuring adherence to spiritual standards & Vaishnava etiquette by all key stakeholders, setting systems for follow up, and planning for the growth of the congregation in numbers and their commitment to ISKCON.
  4. All members should have a mood of a servant rather than a controlling body. (How I can best serve others by connecting them to Krishna)
  5. Regular meetings should be conducted – at least once a month, and when needed for urgent interventions. Minutes should be maintained for all meetings to ensure that actions agreed to get executed.
  6. There should be good communication and relations amongst the members. Any decisions should be taken unanimously by the committee and not by one person. Any misunderstanding / disagreement amongst the committee members should be discussed and resolved immediately.
  7. As the congregation grows, sub-committees could be created for specific services like Program Finances, Prasadam Management, Festival organization, Yatras, Children’s committee, etc.
  8. All Financial transactions should be transparently accounted for, as per the Financial Guidelines document.
  9. Should take regular feedback from the devotees who are doing services in the Satsang, and make the necessary improvements.
  10. Should ensure that the database of devotees attending the Satsang is up to date, and keep sharing the same with Local CDD.
  11. For any resources it is not able to muster on its own, the Management Committee could contact the local CDD.
  12. Should maintain regular interaction with the local CDD members, sharing feedback and seeking any suggestions.

WHAT IS RESOLVE?

Resolve is a trained Team of experienced devotees that has been created under the umbrella of the CDD. It is authorized by the Top Management of Radha Gopinath temple to assist congregations in resolving any significant issues or conflicts which are affecting the smooth functioning of the satsang programs.

WHY RESOLVE?

To proactively identify and address / resolve issues in existing congregations, provide them with resources to help reconnect to the mood of Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple.

TEAM MEMBERS

  • Anand Gopal das
  • Abhay Chaitanya das
  • Dayanidhi das
  • Raghunath Charan das
  • Rohininandan das

PURPOSE

  1. Overall development of Children – physical, emotional, social & spiritual
  2. Providing a shelter which children can comfortably turn to.
  3. Planting & Nourishing their seed of bhakti.
  4. Instilling the Foundational Values of Life
  5. Creating a safe space for revealing their hearts in confidence  & seeking guidance.
  6. Character Development – Vaishnava Vichaar (thoughts), Achaar (action) and Vyavhaar (interpersonal dealings)

CORE TEAM MEMBERS

  • Sridama das
  • Kishori devi dasi
  • Dayalu Rama das
  • Radhika Kishori devi dasi
  • Narasimha Lila das

LIST OF PROGRAMS

South Zone (Dadar to Colaba)

Program Address Details Contact Person
Bandra Bandra Mumbai Mahārāshtra Friday, 12pm to 1pm, Weekly, English -
Breach Candy 1 Breach Candy Mumbai Maharashtra Tuesday, 11am to 1pm, Weekly, English -
Breach Candy 2 Breach Candy Mumbai Maharashtra Thursday, 5pm to 6.30pm, Weekly, English -
Currey Road 220 d wing, vignahartha cooperative housing society, 2nd floor Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400012 Anyday, 9.45pm to 10.30pm, Everyday, Marathi -
Kalpataru Worli, Near Doordarshan Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, 5.45pm to 7.00pm, Weekly, English -
Liberation by Sound Mumbai Mahārāshtra Sunday, 5pm to 7pm, Weekly, English -
Lower Parel Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi -
Mahabharat Windows 1 Near Mahalaxmi temple Mumbai Mahārāshtra Wednesday, 3pm to 5pm, Weekly, English -
Mahabharat Windows 2 Near Mahalaxmi temple Mumbai Mahārāshtra Saturday, 9am to 11am, Weekly, English -
Navi Nagar Navi nagar Mumbai Mahārāshtra Friday, 7pm to 9pm, Monthly, English -
Navy Nagar Navy nagar colaba Mumbai Mahārāshtra Friday, 6.30pm, Monthly, Hindi -
Nityananda Caran Pr 1 Temple Mumbai Mahārāshtra Monday, 11.45am to 1pm, Weekly, English -
Nityananda Caran Pr 2 Temple Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, 11am to 1pm, Weekly, English -
Nityananda Caran Pr 3 Not fixed Mumbai Mahārāshtra Sunday, 11am to 1pm, Weekly, English -
Nrsimha Tirtha Pr 1 ISKCON, Chowpatty BACE Class Room Num. 9 Mumbai Mahārāshtra Sunday, 5pm to 7pm, Weekly, English -
Parel 1 Aditi hotel, Opp KEM hospital, Parel, Mumbai Mahārāshtra Wednesday, 11.30am, Fortnightly, Hindi Sanātana Gopāla Dāsa
Parel 2 Parel Mumbai Mahārāshtra Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi -
Potter and Potter's Wheel Near Mahalaxmi temple Mumbai Mahārāshtra Monday, 3.00pm to 4.30pm, Weekly, English -
Prayers from Bhagavatam 7 KM Munshi Marg Mumbai Mahārāshtra Friday, 11am to 1pm, Weekly, English -
Sacred Connect Near Mahalaxmi temple Mumbai Mahārāshtra Monday, 5.00pm to 6.30pm, Weekly, English -
Sewree 1 adarsh chandika rahivashi sangh, gd ambekar marg, ramtekdi path, behind gopi tailor, near ganesh wadi, parel Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, 7pm to 9pm, Biweekly, Hindi/Marathi -
Sewree 2 ganesh baug, chimnya maruti, tj road, sewree Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, 7pm to 9pm, Biweekly, Hindi/Marathi -
Textila Twin Tower lane, Prabhadevi Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, 3.30pm to 5.15pm, Weekly, Hindi -
Wadala 1 Dosti acres wadala Mumbai Mahārāshtra Saturday, 7pm to 9pm, Fortnightly, English -
Wadala 2 1301 Dosti Ambrosia, Dosti Acres Complex near Antophill bus depot Wadala East Mumbai 400037. Mumbai Mahārāshtra Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Monthly, English -
Walkeshwar Sri venkatesh Balaji Mandir, Banganga Road, Banganga Cross Ln, Walkeshwar, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai 6. Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, 8.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi -

West Zone (Matunga West to Borivali)

Program Address Details Contact Person
Andheri East Sri Radha Krishna Mandir, Krishna Nagar, Sakinaka Pipeline, Andheri, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400075 Monday, Weekly, English Cāru Gaurānga Dāsa
Borivali East Railway Quarters, Near Borivali Station, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400066 Thursday, Weekly, Hindi Basu Ghośa Dāsa
Kandivali East Thakur Engineering College, Thakur Village, Mumbai Mahārāshtra Sunday, Weekly, English Vraja Vihārī Dāsa
Khar West Murli Mahal, Near Khar Road Station, Mumbai Mahārāshtra Friday, Weekly, Hindi Sahadeva Dāsa
Vile Parle East Hedgewar Ground Hall, Hanuman Hall Road, Vile Parle, Mumbai Mahārāshtra Thursday, Weekly, Hindi -

North Zone (Dahisar to Virar)

Program Address Details Contact Person
Bhayander (E) Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Jayant Padaya
Bhayander (W) Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Māyāpur Candra Dāsa
Mira Road Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400057 Tuesday Suhas Nandy
Nallasopara (E) & (W) Combine Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Amal Manjiri Devi Dāsi
Vasai (W) Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Madhusūdan Harī Dāsa
Vasai (E) Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Śri Nārada Dāsa
Virar (W) Agashi Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Nāma Cintāmani Devi Dāsi

Far North Zone (Virar to Palghar)

Program Address Details Contact Person
Boisar 1 Ram Mandir, Navapur Naka, Navapur Raod Pālghar Mahārāshtra 401501 Friday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi Rāma Svarūpa Dāsa
Boisar 2 Jagannath Mandir, Paramanu Nagar( Near Keshav Nagar),Boisar Keshav Nagar Pālghar Mahārāshtra 401501 Sunday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi Gaṅgā Nārāyan̟a Dāsa
Dahanu 2nd Floor Badbade Hospital, ST Depot Pālghar Dahanu west Mahārāshtra 401601 Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi Subala Sakhā Dāsa
Palghar ISKCON Palghar Iskcon Temple, Vrindavan Nagari, Near Railway Station, Pālghar Mahārāshtra 401404 Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.15pm, Weekly, Hindi Adhokṣaja Dāsa
Saphale Matoshree building near Laxmi Nagar, Saphale (east) Near Laxmi Nagar Pālghar Mahārāshtra 401102 Saturday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm, Fortnightly, Marathi Acyuta Avatāra Dāsa
Tarapur Shri Vishnu Mandir Tarapur tarapur Pālghar Mahārāshtra 401502 Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Marathi Chetan Kashinath Sane

Central Zone (Matunga Central to Mulund)

Program Address Details Contact Person
Anushakti Nagar Malhar 10, BARC Colony, Anushakti Nagar, Mankhurd, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400094 Friday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, English/Hindi Gaurāṅga Puruṣottama Dāsa
Bhandup Dreams Club House, P2 level, Dreams CHS, LBS Road, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400078 Wednesday / Thursday, 5pm to 8pm, Fortnightly, Hindi Radhe Shyam Tiwari
Chembur 1205,Nellai Heights, Swastik Park, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400071 Tuesday, 7pm to 9pm, Weekly, English Veda Māta Devi Dāsi
Chembur (E) 1 Hanuman Mandir , Subhash Nagar, Near Chembur Gymkhana, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400071 Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Ganesh Sharma
Chembur (E) 2 Type III 5A, Tata Power Colony, Aziz Baug, Chembur (E) Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400074 Tuesday, 7.00pm to 8.30pm, Fortnightly, Hindi Sachin Zimaji Akhade
Chembur (E) 3 HP Nagar (East), Vashi Naka, Near MHADA colony, Besides Bharath Nagar, Mahul road, Chembur (E) Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400074 Sunday, 7pm to 9pm, Fortnightly, English Remunā Dāsa
Dharavi, Sion Gangadharlal Chawl, Room No 6B, Near Central Raiway Line, Crash Road, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400017 Friday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Svayambhū Nātha Dāsa
Ghatkopar 2B/142 Kalpataru Aura, Opp R City Mall, Ghatkopar, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400086 Friday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Ādi Bhagavan Dāsa
Kanjurmarg MES Hall, NCH Colony, Kanjurmarg, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400078 Monday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi Vijaya Govinda Dāsa
Kurla (East) Nandikeshwar Mandir, Kamgar Nagar, Kurla (East), Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400024 Friday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi Veda Māta Devi Dāsi
Mulund (West) Grass And Gossips, 819/b, Shahid Mangal Pandey Road, Off, N.S. Road, Near Police Station, Mulund (West), Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400080 Thursday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi Viśvanātha Cakravārtī Dāsa
Powai Birchwood, B903, opp Galeria, Hiranandani garden, Powai, Mumbai Mahārāshtra IN 400076 Sunday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Weekly, English Aditya U Gadekar
Sion Ground Floor, Vallabh Sangeet Vidyalaya, Near Gurukripa Hotel, Sion Colony Road, Sion, Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400022 Tuesday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, English Nr̟siṁha Murti Dāsa
Vidyavihar (E) 603, Himgiri, Tanasa PipeLine Road, TilakNagar Station Road, Vidyavihar (E), Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400077 Tuesday, 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, English Amol Kumar Hule
Vikhroli (West) F2/89, Godrej Hillside Colony, Godrej Colony, Vikhroli (West), Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400079 Thursday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, English Baban Thakaji Chaudhari

Thane

Program Address Details Contact Person
Hiranandani Estate 210, Daffodils Pre-school, Hiranandani Circle, Archedia Shopping Center, Hiranandani Estate, Thane Mahārāshtra IN 400607 Friday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, English/Hindi -
Vasant Vihar Club Terrace, Vasant Vihar, Smt Gladys Alvares Rd, Thane West, Mahārāshtra IN 400610 Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Audārya Gaurāṅga Dāsa
Vrindavan Society Hanuman mandir, Near Srirang Society Thane Mahārāshtra 400601 Tuesday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Prahlāda Nṛsiṁha Dāsa

Navi Mumbai (Airoli to Uran)

Program Address Details Contact Person
Airoli Balaji Mandir Sector 10 Near DAV School Thane Mahārāshtra 400708 Sunday, 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Fortnightly, Hindi Ānandinī Sundarī Devi Dāsi
CBD Belapur Building No.3, Flat no. 601, Kalpataru CHS, Sector 8B, Belapur, Navi Mumbai Behind YMCA hostel Navi Mumbai Mahārāshtra 400614 Saturday, 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi -
Kegaon Vinayak mandir, Uran Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 400702 Thursday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Aśoka Nitāi Dāsa
Khanda Colony Shani Mandir, Sector 1, Khanda Colony Nr Mahatma School Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 410206 Thursday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Mahesh Dattatray Dhide
Kharghar Shiv Mandir, Sec-12, Kharghar After Navrang, Dmart Road,Kharghar, Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 410210 Saturday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Ānanda Rāma Dāsa
Seawoods Kendriya Vihar Community Hall, Sector 38, Near Seawoods DMart, Seawoods. Navi Mumbai Mahārāshtra IN 400706 Friday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Amala Balarāma Dāsa
Taloja Sri Ganesh Mandir,Phase-1,sector:11,Taloja Panchnand. Near New Elite Public School Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 410208 Friday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Fortnightly, Hindi Santoṣa Nimāi Dāsa
Uran 1 Ganesh mandir, awre Ganesh Mandir, At Post - Aware, Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 410206 Friday, 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi -
Uran 2 Mulekhand Telipada Telipada Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 400702 Friday, 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Weekly, Hindi Vijay Mahadev Patil
Uran 3 Ram Mandir, Mora Uran road, Mora Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 400702 Friday, 8.30pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Marathi Śrī Gaurāṅga Dāsa
Uran 4 Mahadev mandir, devul vadi, Uran Raigad District Mahārāshtra IN 400702 Saturday, 8.00pm to 9.30pm, Weekly, Hindi Vraja Govinda Dāsa
Vashi Yoga Vidya Niketan, Plot No 14, Sector 9A Behind Vashi Bus Depot, Behind Vashi Bus depot Navi Mumbai Mahārāshtra IN 400703 Sunday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Fortnightly, Hindi Madana Murāri Dāsa

North East Zone (Diva, Dombivli and further)

Program Address Details Contact Person
Ambernath hari bol Mumbai Mahārāshtra IN - Bhaskar Ramchandra Shinde
Badlapur Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Rasānanda Mādhava Dāsa
Diva Diva High School , Sabegaon Road ,, NearSiddhant Park , Diva Station E Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Ganesh Chandrakant Khambal
Diva-2 Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Atmārāma Harī Dāsa
Dombivli East Matoshriee Bldg Hall ,Cwing Matoshriee Nagar Near Wimco Naka, Ambernath W Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Keśava Mādhava Dāsa
Dombivli West Jondhale High School, near Dombivili Station W Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Dharmarāja Dāsa
Kalyan Namaskar Mandal , Agra Road, Lal Chowki Kalyan W Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Viṣṇu Vilāsa Dāsa
Titwala Hanuman Mandir, Near Station , Titwala E Mumbai Mahārāshtra - Jaya Dāmodara Dāsa

MENTOR SYSTEM

Mentor System is a facility where an experienced devotee “Mentor”, helps a new devotee to progress in spiritual life by providing spiritual care and systematic training in various aspects of Krishna Consciousness over a two years period. There are three important roles to be played by senior devotees for this system to function.

Role of Mentor

  • Regularly attending a specific congregation program and working closely with its preacher to develop the congregation
  • Systematically training mentees over a two year period in Sadhana, Siddhanta and Sadachar
  • Inspiring the mentees to make tangible progress in their spiritual sadhana, moving from four rounds to sixteen rounds
  • Engaging them in various services related to Sri Sri Radha Gopinath temple or any of its connected congregation programs in the vicinity
  • Providing one to one guidance on practical issues which might come up in the practice of their devotional service
  • Preparing mentees at the end of the two year training for becoming a part of the Counselling system and accepting a Counsellor
  • Providing reports to Servant Coordinators and Servant Leaders from time to time about meetings conducted, the overall spiritual health of the group and individual devotees, any initiatives planned, etc.
  • Attending monthly meetings with Servant Leaders for guidance / training on mentoring.
  • Taking guidance from the Servant Leaders when required for addressing any challenges which might arise in conducting this service

Role of a Servant Leader

  • Servant leaders are typically senior devotees (Counsellors or Brahmacharis)
  • Overall accountability of smooth functioning of the Mentor system in their respective region.
  • Inspiring and guiding Mentors in their ongoing services.
  • Meeting at least once a month with Mentors along with the Servant Coordinators.
  • Quarterly meeting with Servant Coordinators to check the functioning of the Mentor system and ensuring reporting to Core CDD by Servant Coordinators on the same.
  • Training Mentors on various aspects of devotee care, right attitudes in Vaishnava leadership.
  • Timely intervention in case of any kind of conflicts connected to the Mentor system and keeping CDD Core informed about the issues.
  • Give suggestions to CDD Core based on the local needs of Mentors, mentees and preachers.

Role of Servant Coordinator (SC)

  • Coordinate meetings of the Mentors in a region with a Servant Leader.
  • Give an Assessment report monthly of all Mentors of their region to Core CDD.
  • Acting as a member of the allotment committee, the SC should coordinate to connect new devotees to the Mentor system and thereafter to the Counselor system.
  • In case of any fresh candidate qualified to become a counselee directly, arrange for an interview with the allotment committee.
  • To plan and organize monthly training sessions of mentors with the Servant Leaders.
  • To participate in Servant coordinator- Servant Leader meetings with Core CDD.
  • After 2 years of being in the Mentor system, if a mentee does not progress to consistently chanting 16 rounds daily and following 4 regulative principles, then the necessary steps can be taken in consultation with Servant Leader and Mentor on a case to case basis.
  • To facilitate the resolution of conflicts or issues raised by mentees or Mentors in consultation with the Servant  Leader.

IDEAS FOR EXPANSION

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