For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the results of book distribution in North American for the month of August
Aug 23 2014 WSN July 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
July was a great month for book distribution in many temples worldwide. INDIA: The very steady Tirupati temple was No. 2 in the world with 18,262 book points and a 22% increase. Pune was No. 4 in the world with 15,583 book points and a 59% increase. Radhe Shyama Prabhu, the president, keeps everyone focused on the mission. When a temple is continually doing big and still increasing, that's special. USA: RVC was No. 1 in America with 13,975 book points and that was with just two book distributors! Paramesva Prabhu, the No. 1 book distributor in the world for the month did 8,792 book points and his partner, Deva Krsna Prabhu, did 6,048. The Denver temple also had a big improvement with 8,553 book points and a 220% increase.
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the North American results from the book distribution for the month of July
Highlights: Scores and recent stories of book distribution from around India. Video on "How to distribute a full set of Srila Prabhupada's Books" Srila Prabhupada on distributing sets of Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamirta FAQ's on Book Distribution
It is not by working hard or by accumulating wealth that one may find satisfaction in this life or the next. Rather, it is one's purity of purpose and diligence in repeating the transcendental mantra received from the bona fide spiritual master that fulfills all of one's desires. "O Brahma, do thou practice spiritual association by means of this mantra; then all your desires will be fulfilled." Sri Brahma-samhita 5.25
Jul 26 2014 WSN June 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the results of worldwide book distribution for the month of June 2014
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the following North American results for the month of June
Jun 28 2014 Waves of Sankirtana
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, The Seventh Goswami, pioneered the spread of Lord Chaitanya's teachings in the West, sending copies of his works to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the USA and to Reinhold Rost in Europe in 1880. He is the first acarya in our sampradaya to propagate the waves of the nectarean ocean of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu‚Äôs unparalleled divine mission to places outside India. Following in his lead, His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada had translated, printed, and published volumes of sastras to propagate the mission of Lord Chaitanya throughout the world.
Jun 25 2014 WSN May 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
While I was giving a book distribution seminar recently in Santiago, Chili, a devotee described an interesting incident that happened many years ago. A devotee was distributing books, and the books were going out much faster than usual. He usually would take a certain amount of books, and they would last a reasonable amount of time. Then he would go back to the temple. But this one day they were going out so quickly that he ran out much earlier than he expected.
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this report contains the North American results of book distribution for the month of May 2014
In Durban, South Africa, a country permeated by crime, the devotees scored a huge increase. They had the highest percentage increase in the Large temple category, a 408% increase over their monthly average, with 1,637 book points. The last time I visited the Durban temple the devotees told me how dangerous this crime-ridden country is. I was shocked hearing the stories. All glories to these devotees, who regularly take risks to spread Krsna consciousness!
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this article contains the following North American results for the month of April
May 8 2014 Get Sets and Go 2014
We are inviting all the devotees to join together to fulfill Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura‚Äôs Centennial disappearance day festival (to be celebrated on June 26, 2014) goal of distributing at least 1500 Srimad Bhagavatam sets and at least 500 Sri Caitanya Caritamrita sets throughout North America this year. We have organized this goal in the spirit of Bhaktivinoda Thakura who sent out books to all parts of the world to spread the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
His Holiness Romapada Swami recently wrote: ‚ÄúIn the course of my travels in North America since our January North American Leadership Sanga meeting, I hear everywhere an excitement to increase book distribution for 2014 above the efforts performed in 2013 in almost one singular voice: ‚ÄėSell sets of Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrita!‚Äô
Apr 29 2014 WSN March 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
Here's some big news from the world of book distribution. For the first time Cuba has reported a book distribution score! I have been hearing about devotees from Miami going there to hold programs with favorable people and even going out on book distribution. Now they have reported scores. This is very auspicious. People of Spanish decent are generally quite pious, as Srila Prabhupada noted when he visited Mexico and Venezuela. Cubans are no exception. Some very nice devotees in Miami are Cuban.
Mar 24 2014 WSN February 2014 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of February 2014
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results of book distribution for the month of February
Mar 12 2014 ‚ÄúBBT Only‚ÄĚ Day
In cooperation with the ISKCON GBC, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is marking March 14 as the first annual ‚ÄúBBT Only‚ÄĚ Day. This is a day to remember the following important instructions from Srila Prabhupada: He formed the BBT to serve as his exclusive publisher. He wanted all his books purchased exclusively from the BBT. His Divine Grace gave those instructions in a letter addressed to all ISKCON temples. The letter was dated March 14, 1974. March 14 this year will be the fortieth anniversary of that letter.
It looks like some temples got so much good momentum going during the marathon that they just didn't want to stop. Simhacalama (Germany) is one of these. The team consists of brahmacaries traveling around Germany in a bus to distribute the mercy. In January, with 3,425 book points, they came very close to doubling the January results of the first-place temple in Western Europe for 2013, Bhaktivedanta Manor. And last year they were only about three thousand points behind the Manor. So look out, Bhaktivedanta Manor book distributors! The Germans may be seeking that first-place spot this year.
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of January
Look what New Delhi did: 641,898 book points! And look what Juhu did: 453,396 book points! Incredible. And Mayapur: 325,423 book points. And look what the simple temple, Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath in Chowpatti, did: 309,661 book points--amazing. All of these temples increased by 999% above their monthly average. I think the book distributors in these temples were in samadhi, especially Madhusundara Prabhu in New Delhi who did 31,410 book points. He should be in the book distributors hall of fame if such a hall ever manifests.
By Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya's infinite mercy, here all the books and material distributed from the Alachua, Florida IPM office in 2013
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of December
In 2012 we set the goal to increase by 20%, and we increased 28.6%. In 2013 we again set a goal for 20%, we increased 25%, and it was the largest remittance to the BBT in 30 years. Additionally, this year more of the temples increased. The NA BBT gives more to the construction fund in Mayapur than any other book trust. This success is due to cooperating together, and we see it only increasing.
Dec 29 2013 November 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of November 2013
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of November
The distribution of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada‚Äôs spiritual books has seen a major resurgence in North America in recent years. Inspired by the positive signs of increase he saw in 2010 and 2011, veteran book distributor and ‚ÄúSankirtan Strategist‚ÄĚ Vaisesika Das attended the January 2012 Temple Presidents‚Äô meeting in Dallas, Texas with a mission: he suggested that ISKCON North America distribute books as one team with one common goal
It's book marathon time, a time when we can show our appreciation and love for Srila Prabhupada, and anyone and everyone can be a part of it and there is many devotee's who are willing to help if your unsure
Nov 27 2013 WSN October 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
Krsna descended to the transcendental land of Vrndavana to engage in His pleasure pastimes and please His devotees. I'm sure He is pleased to see that five thousand years later, Vrndavana is the No. 1 temple in the world in book distribution in October, with 26,149 book points, a 72% increase
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this post contains the following North American results for the month of October
Oct 28 2013 WSN September 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
September was a good month for Brisbane, Australia. The temple had a 874% increase, with 4,535 book points. Does anyone remember Brisbane ever having such a big score? I don't. I wonder what's happening "down under."
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of September
There are a couple of factors that contributed to this success. Vaisesika Prabhu organized the distribution of twenty-two thousand five hundred books during Ratha Yatra. The books were put in plastic bags along with other items and passed out along the parade route and at the festival grounds
Sep 22 2013 WSN August 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of August 2013
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of August
We are gathered here on the most auspicious occasion, which is your appearance day, to offer the results of our Monthly Sankirtana Festival (MSF) of ‚ÄúThe birth of perfectly complete‚ÄĚ, which was held last month here at ISV
Aug 22 2013 WSN July 2013 - World Sankirtan Newsletter
July was a great month for book distribution. So many temples had huge increases. In Russia, the number-two temple, Habarovsk, increased by 999% with 11,168 book points. I can't remember ever seeing that name before. Welcome to the transcendental competition!
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of July
Aug 10 2013 GAURANGA!!!
There was one single person in front of me. He was Indian, perhaps Nepali. I initiated the conversation and he confirmed that he was in fact Indian. But the greatest surprise was still to come. Dear reader, will you be able to guess what was his reply, when I asked him about his name? Will you?
Jul 26 2013 WSN June 2013 - WorldSankirtan Newsletter
For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of June 2013