ISKCON Youth Forum

ISKCON YOUTH FORUM (IYF) is part of ISKCON Sri Jagannath Mandir Bangalore.
Spirit of IYF
IYF envisions a society of dynamic young men and women, ready to live a life of values, culture and devotion to God. Our mission is to empower everyone with knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita that helps to differentiate between truth and illusion; revive faith that is based on scientific principles, logic and self-realization.

Activities
Spiritual life is often misunderstood as dry, rigid, blind submission, devoid of rational thought, denying enjoyment and a paper-theory that never works in practice. We offer a pleasant surprise to the skeptics and suspicious; new light and direction to the confused and frustrated; a meaningful lifestyle to the hip and cool; a genuine experience for the curious and contemporary spiritual seekers. The ever-fresh world of Krishna consciousness challenges one to draw the best of one’s creativity and talent as an offering to Sri Krishna.
We organize and train in
Workshops, Seminars and Presentations on philosophy, art, culture
Yoga Retreats for a getaway towards the inner self
Picnics to charming places seemingly lost
Mantra Meditation tips and techniques to keep the spirit active
Music, Dance and Drama for those unforgettable moments
Lifestyle Counseling to balance pressures from all corners
Culture and Etiquette to do the right thing at the right time in the right place
Leadership and Management Skills to confidently and smartly go ahead
Public Speaking, Debates and Quizzes for words to make impact
Personality and Character Development to stand out of the crowd

Now Is The Time
The first aphorism of the Vedanta Sutra issues a clarion call: athato brahma-jignyasa. “Therefore, now that you have got the human form of life, inquire into the Absolute Truth.” To embark on this spiritual journey in the quest of undying happiness – what better time can there be other than youth, when we are full with energy, enthusiasm and determination ? Now is the time to begin this internal revolution of uplifting our consciousness.
Membership
Our members come from a wide spectrum of society – software engineers, doctors, project managers, scientists, academicians, collegians, businessmen etc. We welcome all genuine seekers of Truth irrespective of the background.
If you ever wondered about
 How can I raise the quality of my life ?
 What aspirations to aim for ?
 What is life for ? What is the purpose of my existence ?
 Where did I come from ? Where do I go from here ?
 Where can I find everlasting happiness ?
 Who is God ? Is He controlling my life ?
 Can the Vedas be true ?
 Why good/bad things happen to bad/good people ?
 How to combat recession …
You are already a member-at-heart !
Our fees: a sincere inquiry and an open mind. Meet us at any of our branches to enroll yourself.
Thought-provoking Seminars

Contact us for monthly seminars on:
 Discover Your Self – a 6-session course covering
 Does God Exist
 3 Ways of Gaining Knowledge
 Are the Vedas Relevant in 21st Century
 Science of the Soul
 Substance and Shadow
 The Art of Re-Living
 Moulding your Future
 Power of Habits and Prayers
 Curing the Cancer of the Mind
 Managing Your Emotions and Stress
 Developing the Right Personality
 Vedic Culture – the Glory of India
 The Yoga of Perfection

Our presentations are based on the authentic teachings of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other Vedic literature. Well-researched, prepared and presented by practitioners of the philosophy, we hope these will add a higher dimension to one’s thoughts, actions and life itself.
Branches
Join us for weekly soul-satisfying discussions at various Bhaktivedanta Academy for Culture and Education (BACE) centers:
1. Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sripuram, Seshadripuram. Spirituality for Modern Youth series held every Sunday 8.00am; The Science of Bhagavad Gita held every Sunday 11.30am.
2. Surabhi Kunj, #11, 3rd Main, Palace Guttahalli, Near Vyalikaval Police Station. Held every Saturday 7.00pm. Meet Sandeep (9986025108) or Ravikishore (9886032621).
3. Mathura BACE, #39, 4th Main, 8th Cross, Jai Bheema Nagar, Old Madiwala, BTM Ist Stage. Every Saturday 6.30pm. Meet Prateek (9845599003).
4. BTM BACE. #66/67, 4th Cross, 9A Main, BTM 1st Stage. Every Saturday 7.30am. Meet Pandu (9739097651).
5. Bhishma BACE, 21, Shubhagriha, Akash Nagar Layout, B-Narayanpura, Near KR Puram. Every Saturday 11.00am. Meet Bhaskar (9986649539).
6. Navadvip BACE, Scientist Hostel – 3, Room #952, Phase – 1, DRDO, CV Raman Nagar. Held every Saturday 7.00pm. Meet Amit (9739184615), Alok (9742109598), Giriraj Govind (9900517573).

EMAIL US at info@ISKCONBENGALURU.CO.IN