Welcome to The Sacred Order of  Sri Chaitanya
          A Congregational Program of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
ISKCON Governing Body Council Resolution 93, 1993        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Shraddhavan
- Full of Faith-



A Shraddhavan Devotee:
Chants
1 to 3 rounds
    of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra
every day
...
May or may not be
 a Vegetarian
...
Believes in Sri Krishna
as
  The Supreme Personality of Godhead
...
Associates with Devotees
at Temple Sunday Feasts,
or
  at Temple / Home programs,
or 
IDT Websites
...
Casual yogi wear is recommended
for the Shraddhavan Devotee





                                                                      

Sevaka
- Service -



A Sevaka Devotee:
Chants
4 to 7 rounds
of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra
every day
...
Must be a Vegetarian
But, not to Vedic Standards
- Refrains from Meat-eating -
*limited regional exceptions to this rule
...
Studies Sri Krishna
by reading books
and
  with the association of Devotees
...
Has basic Home Altar
learning simple prayers
...
Dressed with
a basic white dhoti or nice sari
...
May now wear tilaka
applied with mantras
...
Refrains from hard-intoxicants
...
Refrains from gambling






Membership Certificates
Awarded at each Level.

Progress in Krishna Consciousness
Two-Year Study Program
 
Shraddhavan Level
3 months minimum before advancement
 
Krishna-Sevaka Level
9 months minimum before advancement
 
Krishna-Sadhaka Level
One year minimum before advancement
...
 
Srila Prabhupada Ashraya
referred to
The Congregational Development Ministry



Membership Certificates
Awarded at each Level.

Progress in Krishna Consciousness
Devotee Lifestyle Program

Some good souls in this world are in conditions which do not allow rapid advancement through these levels.
 
You are invited to reach for a level
 that you can consistently maintain
 for years in your life.
...
A Shraddhavan Devotee
chants a few rounds, tries to be vegetarian,
 and loves Sri Krishna.
Try to be steady.
Do this all your life, and you will be fine.
...
Become a Sevaka Devotee
by chanting more, becoming vegetarian,
and studying Sri Krishna.
Remain at this level, and enjoy
a more ordered devotional life.
...
Achieve the Sadhaka Devotee Level
and enjoy formal steadiness
for a lifetime.
Sadhaka
- Devotion -


A Sadhaka Devotee:
Chants
8 to 12 rounds
of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra
every day
...
More pure vegetarian
no fast foods, onion or garlic
no more caffeine - coffee, tea, etc.
...
Consistent Temple or Home program activity
...
Refined Home Altar
evolving "Morning program"
...
Offers worship of Home Deities
in more ritual form
 Learning more important prayers
...
May dress in full devotional regalia
as they wish
...
Probably qualified to preach
to new attendees at the Temple


                                                                                          

Srila Prabhupada Ashraya
- Shelter -




An Ashraya Devotee:
Chants 16 rounds
of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra
every day
... 
Has a steady Sadhana
...
Refrains from Intoxication
...
Refrains from Meat-eating
...
Refrains from Gambling
...
Refrains from Illicit sex
...
Shows a strong conviction in
Krishna Consciousness
as given by
His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada