Bhakti Vrksa Programs
Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila 9th chapter describes Bhakti Vrksa-the desire tree of devotional service. Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu Himself is the gardener who planted it.
The most successful “family program” model, “Bhakti Vrksa” cell programs has been further developed by ISKCON Punjabi Bagh. Divided into small well-knit groups of 15-20 devotees, Bhakti Vrksas are the spinal cord of Punjabi Bagh devotee-community.
With membership exceeding 3,000 committed devotees, ISKCON Punjabi Bagh ranks as one of the top 3 temples of the world according to ISKCON Congregation Development Ministry annual reports. The successful experiments made in Punjabi Bagh now serve as a global model. Centres around the world are subscribing our handbooks, training modules and strategies.
ISKCON Punjabi Bagh has already been invited on various regional, national and international forums to share its expertise on Bhakti Vrksa preaching model. ISKCON LEADS (Leadership Education And Development System), ILS (ISKCON Leadership Sanga) and Congregation Development Ministry are worth mentioning.