To provide year-round spiritual programs and resources that
engage, educate, and inspire the Hare Krishna youth
with values and skills that
will last a lifetime.
As a vital part of the Hare Krishna Movement, PRIYA, is
dedicated to providing year-round spiritual programs and resources
spark spiritual and secular identity development for all youth of the Hare
Values & Beliefs
PRIYA is founded on the following beliefs:
Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna
Consciousness), is our standard-bearer.
are ISKCON’s future leaders
youth to become ladies and gentlemen who are compassionate to all living beings.
should not become a source of anxiety to others by the actions of his
body, by the thoughts of his mind, or by his words.
youth to engage in joyous, selfless adventures on behalf of the Supreme
youth to understand the value of bringing members of the Society together
with each other and nearer to Krishna,
thus developing the idea within the members, and humanity at large, that
each soul is part and parcel of the quality of God.
systematically propagate spiritual knowledge to ISKCON’s youth and to
educate them in the techniques of spiritual life in order to check the
imbalance of values in life and to achieve real unity and peace in the
- One should search out a bona fide spiritual
master who can lead him gradually to the stage of spiritual realization.
- One should adhere to the tenets of the revealed
Goals and Objectives
Goal 1 – Help youth
develop a strong sense of identity within the community and acculturate in all
spheres of life.
– Create programs that connect youth together.
– Connect youth with their community by establishing rites of passage.
– Provide resources and support through programs, such as mentoring, to assist
youth with the pressures of life.
Goal 2 – To provide
education that teaches scriptural tenets and values that foster conscious
– Develop programs that guide and teach youth scriptural tenets found in Srila
– Develop programs that guide and teach youth values such as:
Goal 3 – To inspire love for God in youth by
engaging in joyous and selfless acts of
Objective 1 – Facilitate experiences so that youth can
cultivate a personal relationship with God.
Objective 2 – Provide opportunities for youth to engage in
joyous, selfless adventures.