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ISKCON Ministry of Education Newsletter (May 2020)

Sunday, 10 May 2020 / Published in Articles / 872 views

Dear Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. 

First and foremost, we would like to extend our sincere well wishes to each and every one of you. We truly hope that you are all keeping well.
We want to take this opportunity to share our latest newsletter with you. It details some recent developments in the projects we have undertaken to help bring
Śrīla Prabhupāda’s teachings to prominence.

Please scroll down for details.

Thank you.

Your servant,
Tapana Miśra dāsa
Ministry of Education

Books are the Basis

With the corona virus pandemic currently affecting several aspects of our lives, it may be difficult to keep the mind engaged in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

To guide us through these trying times, we rely on the infallible wisdom found in Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books. “Books are the basis” is an initiative introduced by the Ministry of education with a desired outcome of realizing Śrīla Prabhupāda’s wish to see his books placed at the center of ISKCON
devotees’ spiritual lives. To learn more about this project and ways to participate/support, please visit the “Basis” section of our website.

Request for Articles for Viplavaḥ

We would also like to inform you that we are anticipating the publication of our Quarterly Journal (Viplavaḥ) sometime
during the month of June. The theme of this Journal is “Raising Prahlāda-like children” and we are seeking written contributions from experienced devotees such as yourselves.

Should you want to submit an article, we humbly request that do so by May 15th. For information
regarding submissions as well as upcoming or previous Journal publications, please visit the “Inform” section of
our website using this link:

Training the Teachers – Instituting Best Practices in Educational Programs seminar

During quarantine, we submit for your pleasure, Her Grace Ūrmilā Mātājī’s seminar on ISKCON educational institutions and the evolution they have experienced throughout
the years within our movement.

This presentation was given during our 2019 conference.
In this video, Ūrmilā Mātājī shares best practices to institute in educational programs within ISKCON.
Drawing from her expansive knowledge of scriptures as well as her years of hands on experience, she presents scripturally-sound methods, aimed at improving the
ability and character of teachers. Mātājī also proceeds to showcase videos that are part of an instructional program she teaches in conjunction with the Ministry of
Education. Made available online, this program is designed to equip devotees with the skills and understanding needed to become more effective educators.

If you are inspired by this presentation and would like to view more videos like this one, please visit or
the “Inform” section of our website (
where we aim to regularly upload recordings of seminars presented by illustrious speakers at previous Educational symposiums.

Our next Educational symposium (Viplavah 2021) is due to be held from 4th to the 6th of March 2021.
To register as a guest or contribute as a speaker please email our office at

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