What: ISKCON Youth Ministry European Bus Tour 2014
Eligibility: Aged 17 – 30, good-standing ISKCON youth or bhaktas
When: July 10th Arrivals – Aug 10th Departures
Where: Book return flights to Pisa OR Florence, Italy International Airports
Donation: 800 Euros for 32-day, 8 country, harinam sankirtan tour
Sign-up: Download registration and liability documents, read, sign and scan to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The European Bus Tour aka Euro Bus Tour is an ISKCON Youth Ministry initiative. Its goals are to facilitate the spiritual growth and experiences of ISKCON youth and budding devotees by giving them good association and fun. The tour goes to various countries (this year Mediterranean countries) and visits temples, does kirtan, harinam, goes to spiritual retreats, does adventure activities, service, and much more.
Support for the ISKCON Youth Ministry Euro Bus Tour Project
Hrdaya Caitanaya Das GBC Europe Member/Parent of Bus Tour Participants
The future of our movement depends on our youth. It is very important that our youth together feel as a family, and interact with ISKCON activities and therefore are inclined to take up responsibility in that way. It is a natural progression: first the youth must become a group of friends, then through interacting with the temple they get a taste for devotional service. In this way the youth are naturally inclined to take up more service in ISKCON.
Due to many reasons as a society we have forgotten over the years to pay sufficient attention of taking care of our own youth. Unfortunately we sometimes look more to making new devotees then keeping our own devotees and our own family members, devotees.
My humble request is that ISKCON Europe temples kindly accommodate our ISKCON youth in their facilities and make the best possible arrangements with them; otherwise it becomes impossible to organize the bus tour on a regular basis.
Manorama Dasa ISKCON Youth Minister
How many young people are coming to our temples these days, voluntarily, because they think our temples are cool, awesome, the place to be to practice spiritual life? Wouldn’t it be nice to have more young people interested in service at your temple?
Guess what, on a date approaching soon this summer, we hope to bring 30 ISKCON youth from around Europe to visit your temple, whom we’re trying to convince to become more serious about Krishna consciousness. This is a Euro GBC and ISKCON Youth Ministry combined effort to revive (or strengthen) an interest in Krishna consciousness among these young people who are our future hope, part of our ISKCON succession plan. We’ll need your help to inspire them.
For more updated announcements on the tour see FB https://www.facebook.com/EuroBusTour
Contact person: Kumari Kunti email@example.com