Dear devotees, leaders and GBC members
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
In anticipation of your kind support and support, we are formally launching the Srila Prabhupada’s Books reading marathon to increase readership of Srila Prabhupada’s books during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are very confident that with your continued support, we shall be able to generate the necessary momentum to make it a success.
We also humbly request your support in circulating this message (attached) widely to the devotees within your respective communities and encourage them to participate in this effort wholeheartedly.
We have increased the resources available on our website (visit https://iskconeducation.org/books-are-the-basis/)
and already have 8 different online sessions in different languages.
Grateful for your kind attention and help in this effort.
Tapana Mishra dasa
Ministry Of Education, ISKCON
During this difficult period of social seclusion, devotees seeking to maintain association with our beloved Lord Sri K???a and the teachings of our Guru-parampara, have begun reading Srila Prabhupada’s Bhaktivedanta purports through online groups dedicated to the study of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is and Srimad-Bhagavatam.
To facilitate and encourage many more to take shelter of Srila Prabhupada’s words, the ISKCON Ministry of Education has begun an initiative aimed at making it easier to start and maintain online reading groups through the provision of useful resources. The project’s vision and mission being:
Vision: Srimad-Bhagavatam Books are the most widely read spiritual books in the world.
Mission: Significantly increase the regular reading of Srila Prabhupada books amongst ISKCON devotees. (If you like to know more about this initiative then scroll down.)
What do we offer?
- Several resources on https://iskconeducation.org/books-are-the-basis/ for you to utilise to inspire and establish online reading clubs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need passwords to join any of the existing zoom reading clubs or need general assistance with establishing your own reading club.
- If you would like to go ahead and create your own reading group you can do so at https://iskconeducation.org/reading-groups/.
- If you would like to join a reading group please visit https://iskconeducation.org/books-are-the-basis/#Participate.
How can you help?
- Personally, read more of Srila Prabhupada’s books every day.
- No book? Not to worry, we have for you complete videos of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is and Srimad-Bhagavatam, with full purports and reflections by HH Keshav Bharati Das Goswami.
- If you prefer to read live with others then you can participate in online reading club within your community or join an already established one by clicking on https://iskconeducation.org/books-are-the-basis/#participate
- All leaders are requested to read more every day and to inspire their community
- to participate in online reading groups of Srila Prabhupada books
- to establish new readings groups so that everyone can get the opportunity to participate
There is no doubt that Srila Prabhupada’s books are the world’s saving grace especially at this time of crisis. Thousands have already taken shelter of them and seen their lives transformed positively. You can hear their realisations by visiting https://iskconeducation.org/books-are-the-basis/#Realizations.
Why not transform yours and your loved ones’ lives too?
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!