Apr 5 2008 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - April 08

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

Bhrigupati Dasa has spent thirty of his thirty-four years in ISKCON selling Srila Prabhupada's works. He's distributed 200,000 books, collected over $500,000, and has been the top distributor in North America four times.

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Mar 25 2008 Sastra Dana Newsletter - March 19, 2008

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

Preaching Krishna Consciousness attracts the Lord. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura suggested not to try to see Krishna, but work in a way that Krishna will see us. We want to be noticed by Krishna, we want to get His mercy.

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Mar 22 2008 WSN February 2008 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

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

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Mar 17 2008 NASN February 2008 - 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 February: 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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Mar 14 2008 Sastra Dana Newsletter - March 2008

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

Bhakta Mike is one of the latest new devotees at Iskcon of San Diego. An activist at heart and a spiritual seeker, Bhakta Mike quickly found our temple attractive and the Sastra Dana missionary activities appealing.

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Mar 2 2008 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - March 08

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

A very touching incident happened in downtown Atlanta. I presented the Bhagavad-gita to a fellow with a guitar, and he liked it very much. Unfortunately, he didn’t have any money, since he’d just spent whatever he had for lunch.

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Feb 25 2008 WSN January 2008 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

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

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Feb 24 2008 BBT Reports 28% Sales Increase for 2007 - Report from the 1st day of the GBC meetings 2008

Hare KrishnaBy Anuttama das

Mayapura, West Bengal - Trustees of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT), the publishing arm of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, reported today at ISKCON’s Governing Body Commission Annual General Meeting in Mayapura, West Bengal, that its international sales for the year 2007 had increased by 28% over the previous year.

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Feb 22 2008 Sastra Dana - Annual Report 2007

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

Sastra Dana San Diego collected $19,473.30 out of which $3,005.215 went for miscellaneous expenses. The balance of $16,468.09 was used for purchasing books for distribution. Sastra Dana Los Angeles collected $15,812.26 out of which $3,657.075 went for miscellaneous expenses. The balance of $12,155.19 was used for purchasing books for distribution.

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Feb 17 2008 NASN January 2008 - 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 January: 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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Feb 16 2008 The Day the First book Distributor Left

Hare KrishnaBy Pandava Vijaya dasa

Although Srila Prabhupada wanted his disciples to be as eager to distribute Krsna consciousness literature as we was, no one of them knew how to do it. Distributing a magazine and asking for small donation was one thing-but a big hardbound book?

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Feb 6 2008 Sastra Dana Newsletter - February 2008

Hare KrishnaBy Sastra Dana

This excerpt from the interview with Vaisesika Prabhu should give you a valuable information about an essintal thing: how to build up and maintain enthusiasm in spiritual life in general and missionary endeavors in particular. Buckle up, we are taking off.

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Feb 3 2008 Friends of the BBT Newsletter - February 08

Hare KrishnaBy Friends of the BBT

In Columbia, ISKCON had been devastated by splinter movements. Book distribution in Peru was difficult, with only a small BBT presence and devotees scattered throughout the country. And Argentina was a financial wreck.

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Jan 31 2008 WSN December 2007 - World Sankirtan Newsletter

Hare KrishnaBy Vijaya Das

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

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Jan 29 2008 KGB Speaks Out Against Book Distribution

Hare KrishnaBy Karma-jna Das

I was working in the Soviet army. I spend quite some years also in the Afghanistan war. It was so nasty experience that I wanted to orient myself to more peaceful atmosphere. So I joined the Moscow Institute that trains KGB staff.

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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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