Journal of contemporary religion vol:22 issue:3 pages:327-340
The article focuses on the Hare Krishna members in Belgium. Fieldwork was carried out among the 'temple residents' at Radhadesh, those who live in its vicinity, the 'congregationalists' in the local centres, and those who are on the way of being initiated. The articles focuses on the development members undergo from 'adepts' to 'devotees', that is from 'congregationalists' to becoming full-time 'temple residents' in Radhadesh. The question we address concerns the process of members' growth in Krishna consciousness and sacredness.