Jan 23 2008 Sastra Dana program in Czech Republic

Hare KrishnaBy Acyuta Gotra das

In June 2006 all congregation devotees in Czech Republic got an opportunity to take part in distributing BBT books. We were inspired by already running Sastra Dana program for distribution of sponsored literature in Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Jan 19 2008 Please help Friends of the BBT win $1,000 Facebook Causes Challenge Grant

Hare KrishnaBy Pancharatna Dasa

With support from the Case Foundation, there is a challenge award being offered to those organizations raising the most unique donors. Every day, $1,000 will be awarded to the cause with the most unique donors in a 24 hour period and larger amounts for the highest 50 day causes.

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Jan 16 2008 NASN December 2007 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of December: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Jan 11 2008 Sastra Dana Newsletter - January 2008

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

Once you get one rack out, you want to put another one, and another one, and another one. It becomes an addiction

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Jan 6 2008 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - January 08

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

Srimad Bhagavata Vidyapitham, the BBT's Sanskrit School for training brahmanas and new translators, has just purchased over five acres for its brand new campus.

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Jan 6 2008 The best years of my life

Hare KrishnaBy Svarupa dasa

The best years were those early years of Book distribution, Street Sankirtan and prasadam. You know, we never even drank a soft drink in those days, if it was not prepared by devotees and offered to the Dieties, then we would not eat.

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Dec 29 2007 A few incidents during the Prabhupada marathon

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya dasa

He was very excited and said, "You know, I've taken drugs for the past twenty years, but for the past sixty-five days I've been sober, and so many amazing things have been happening. This is another one. It's not by chance that I'm meeting you. God is giving me so much direction."

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Dec 26 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

We invite you to come out of the closet and join hands with the preachers of Krishna consciousness. You will happily pass your time, please Srila Prabhupada, benefit the whole world, and at the end return back to Krishna. What a deal!

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Dec 23 2007 WSN November 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of November : World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...

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Dec 21 2007 Celebrating the Advent of Bhagavad-gita

Hare KrishnaBy Pancharatna Dasa

Today, on the glorious advent day of Bhagavad-gita, I invite you to help the BBT spread Bhagavad-gita and its message even further by becoming a member of Friends of the BBT · a community dedicated exclusively to serving and supporting this heart of Srila Prabhupada's mission.

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Dec 20 2007 Touching the soul

Hare KrishnaBy Sivarama Swami

Thirty years ago I was doing the Prabhupada marathon at the Chicago airport. One afternoon, we devotees were so intoxicated by distributing books that we decided to show that one doesn't have to speak to sell books, that book distribution just depends on our state of consciousness. So we didn't speak.

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Dec 10 2007 NASN November 2007 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of November: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Dec 8 2007 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - December 07

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

Book distribution has changed since the “glory days” of the 1960s and 70s. Most devotees are now householders with jobs rather than fulltime missionaries. But is this necessarily a bad thing?

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Dec 8 2007 A New December Marathon Opportunity

Hare KrishnaBy Pancharatna dasa

We invite you to participate in a very special way by joining Friends of the BBT. As a member you help Srila Prabhupada's book distribution mission by supporting its foundation - the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.

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Dec 5 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

December is the time of giving gifts. Are you wondering what to give to your friends, coleagues, business partners, relatives, and everyone else? Wonder no more. Give Srila Prabhupada's books to one and all.

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Nov 26 2007 WSN October 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

I couldn't help noticing that Baghdad Iraq did more book points last month than sixteen temples. They also recently had Ratha Yatra. I'm sure Prabhupada's mercy is pouring down on Partha-sarthi Prabhu.

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Nov 15 2007 NASN October 2007 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of October: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Nov 10 2007 The Prabhupada Marathon

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya dasa

Not too far away is the Prabhupada Marathon. Years ago it was a time when devotees all over the would prepare themselves to go out of their way to do what is so pleasing to Srila Prabhupada, distributing books.

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Nov 5 2007 The Prabhupada Marathon

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Dasa

That most auspicious time of the year, the Prabhupada Marathon, is coming to us very soon. The Prabhupada Marathon is total bliss. Why? Because this sankirtan movement is as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, "anandambudhi vardanam" it is an ever expanding ocean of bliss.

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Nov 4 2007 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - November 07

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

Friends of the BBT was originally formed in 2005 by chairpersons Gopal Bhatta Dasa and Pranada Dasi. But we are only just coming to the end of our first active year, with a newsletter, website and membership program all in full swing.

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Nov 4 2007 The Book Distribution Marathon is coming…

Hare KrishnaBy Sikhi Mahiti das

Within a few more weeks, the annual Book Distribution marathon will begin. During this Christmas season, the materially entangled souls will be enthusiastically spend money for the holidays. They think this will relieve their suffering.

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Oct 31 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

Here we are with Madhu Mangala Prabhu who just returned from Qualcomm stadium, one of the biggest places for refugees who ran away from the fires of the wild fires afflicted San Diego area.

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Oct 21 2007 WSN September 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of September: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...

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Oct 12 2007 NASN September 2007 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of September: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Oct 10 2007 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - October 07

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

In the 1970s, when devotees first printed Bhagavad-gita As It Is, The Perfection of Yoga, and Sri Isopanisad in Hungarian, it was hard to see Hungary as a country where Krishna consciousness might flourish. Communism had reigned since 1949, and with its power still formidable, devotees had to keep their spiritual activities under the radar.

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Sep 26 2007 WSN August 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of August: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...

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Sep 23 2007 Overcoming our Fear of Book Distribution

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakta Corey

Distributing books can be a bit intimidating, especially in the beginning. Fear of book distribution may cause us to think of many reasons why we can’t distribute books. This article will focus on identifying causes of that fear and my own struggle to overcome fear of book distribution.

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Sep 18 2007 Adventures in Lapland Finland

Hare KrishnaBy Avadhuta - candra das

The man had his binoculars out and was looking at the reindeer. He was a genuine reindeer - man, with knives on his belt. He knew the area and all the places inside and out, but he did not know Krishna.

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Sep 2 2007 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - September 2007

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

On February 2, 1966, before he founded ISKCON or initiated any Western disciples, Srila Prabhupada purchased a reel-to-reel tape recorder and brought it back to his apartment on New York’s West 72nd street.

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Aug 25 2007 WSN July 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of July 2007: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...

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Aug 25 2007 Sastra Dana - Congregational Book Distribution

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

I am in such maya that for me to go out by my self is a little bit tough or to try to go out and sell books is a little bit tough. The Sastra Dana program where you can go distribute books freely, through the rack program where you stick a bunch of books in somebody’s store and then come back and there is a hundred books distributed without even doing anything….this is fantastic!

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Aug 18 2007 Give me a book, I also want to be happy!

Hare KrishnaBy Haripada dasa

Srila Prabhupada told the prophecy that his books will be the laws books for the next 10,000 years. The inspiration to continue to have enthusiasm comes from gurus or spiritual masters,sadhus or saintly persons and sastras or revealed scriptures.

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Jul 31 2007 WSN June 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of June 2007: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...

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Jul 23 2007 Great service opportunity! Give Krishna To Soldiers

Hare KrishnaBy Mahat-tattva Dasa

Aristide LaVey is a US Army soldier, a devotee of Sri Krishna. He first found out about the Bhagavad-gita as a child when he received a copy from a sankirtana devotee. Ever since he's been a regular reader of Srila Prabhupada's books and a visitor to the Iskcon Los Angeles temple.

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Jul 22 2007 SastraDana - July 2007: Volume 9, Issue 12

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

In the month of June, 2007, San Diego yatra was graced by the visit of His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami. Your Sastra Dana reporter was then blessed with an opportunity to interview Maharaja.

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Jul 19 2007 NASN June 2007 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Mayapur Sasi dasa

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this file contains the following North American results for the month of June: North American Totals, Monthly Temples, Monthly Weekend Warriors etc., Monthly Top 100 Individuals, Monthly Top 5, Cumulative Countries, Cumulative Temples, Cumulative Top 100 Individuals, Cumulative Top 5

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Jul 16 2007 Ways Householders can Distribute Books

Hare KrishnaBy Bhakta Corey

Every one of us wants to distribute books. But what if someone is entangled in householder life, and just don't have time? Well, there is good news for them.

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Jul 1 2007 WSN May 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada this page contains the following results for the month of May 2007: World Totals, Monthly Congregation and Weekend Warriors...

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Jul 1 2007 The transcendental power of Srila Prabhupada’s books

Hare KrishnaBy Shyama - sundara Dasa

I found out there was a center at 26 Second Avenue in NYC and took a two hour train ride alone, not knowing what to expect. Arriving sweaty and with a rapid heartbeat, I was greeted by two brahmacharis and went to sit down for kirtan for the first time.

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Jun 29 2007 Foremost enemy

Hare KrishnaBy Yogindra Dasa

My dear King, just consider what I have said to you, which will act as medicinal treatment upon disease. Control your anger, for anger is the foremost enemy on the path of spiritual realization. I wish you all good fortune for you. Please follow my instructions.

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