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During this difficult period of social seclusion, devotees seeking to maintain association with our beloved Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa and the teachings of our Guru-paramparā, have begun reading Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Bhaktivedanta purports through online groups dedicated to the study of Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam.

To facilitate and encourage many more to take shelter of Śrīla Prabhupāda’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: Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Books are the most widely read spiritual books in the world.

Mission: Significantly increase the regular reading of Śrīla Prabhupāda books amongst ISKCON devotees. (If you like to know more about this initiative then scroll down.)

What do we offer?
1. Several resources on this page for you to utilize to inspire and establish online reading clubs. Contact us at viplavah.iskcon@gmail.com if you need passwords to join any of the existing zoom reading clubs or need general assistance with establishing your own reading club.
2. If you would like to go ahead and create your own reading group you can do so at this link.
3. If you would like to join a reading group please click here.

How can you help?
• Personally, read more of Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books every day.
• No book? Not to worry, we have for you complete videos of Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, 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 participate.
• All leaders are requested to read more every day and to inspire their community to participate in online reading groups of Śrīla Prabhupāda books and to establish new readings groups so that everyone can get the opportunity to participate.

There is no doubt that Śrīla Prabhupāda’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 realizations by clicking here.

Why not transform yours and your loved ones lives too?

All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda!


Introduction


Scope


Research


Realizations

If you are inspired to read Srila Prabhupada books every day and would like to submit your own realization on reading Srila Prabhupada books then please contact Devarshi dasa +91 7718538158 via phone or WhatsApp or email at devarshi108@yahoo.fr


Participate

Please read Śrīla Prabhupāda books every day at https://vedabase.io/en/ (available in 20 languages)

If you would like to establish your own reading group, please click here.

If you would like to participate in an ongoing reading group, please see the available groups below.

If you need to update your listing below, please make a new submission using the same name. It may take 24 hours for update to appear below.

Language Speaker Books Time Days Join here
English Mahatama dasa Caitanya Caritamrta 8:00 AM (UTC -5:00) Daily https://www.facebook.com/mahatmadas
English Tapana Mishra dasa Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 9:30 AM (UTC +5:30) Daily https://zoom.us/j/6410864108
French Devarshi dasa Upadesamrta 6:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Sunday https://zoom.us/j/5610588776
English BBT Africa Team Nectar of Instruction 5:30 PM (UTC +2:00) Wednesday https://zoom.us/j/3182431953
Turkish Nrsimha Krishna dasa Bhagavad Gita As It Is 7:30 PM (UTC +3:00) Daily https://join.skype.com/e8gb3QyczmEo
English Keshav Bharati dasa Goswami Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7:00 PM (UTC) Daily https://www.facebook.com/dailyreadingsofSrilaPrabhupadasbooks/
English Rasa Krida Parayana dasa Bhagavad Gita As It Is 8:30 PM (UTC +4:00) Daily https://zoom.us/j/7710032643
English Hari das Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 7:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Saturday https://zoom.us/j/6917353899?pwd=a2tWcVFnb2RZeXk0b0lwdEJvdHZXZz09
Tamil Geetha Devarajan Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 2:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Daily https://join.skype.com/hZjo7Fwe4Qql
Marathi Sakshi Chintawar Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 5:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Daily https://zoom.us/igfsakshi
English Srinivas Nitai Das Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 5:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Saturday https://zoom.us/j/92972816252
Hindi Amiya Madhusudan das Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Mon, Tue, Wed, The, Fri, Sat https://zoom.us/j/6430145024
English Arunodaya kirtana Dasa The Nectar of Devotion 6:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Tuesday, Friday https://Dell.zoom.us/j/4225884462
Telugu Srinivasa Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 3:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Daily https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9192570183
English Ananda Madhava das Rāmāyaṇa 6:00 PM (UTC -7:30) Wed, Sat https://zoom.us/j/94417371641
Hindi Girirajsakha Das Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Mon, Tue, Wed, The, Fri, Sat https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2107840553?pwd=THdpdkJpMElZNC9EZEYxOHozTGhoZz09
German Krishna Premarupa Dasa Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6:00 PM (UTC +4:30) Thursday https://join.skype.com/TwjFbrTZRbDE
Somali MaryJglash Teachings of Lord Kapila 8:00 PM (UTC +5:45) Friday https://findlinks.info
Spanish mukunda madhava das Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 8:00 PM (UTC -4:00) Friday https://us02web.zoom.us/j/.82891121033?pwd=bm1nbzFCNKVnSFZEeGItOURNL01zdz09z
Tamil Maragatham Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 10:00 AM (UTC +5:30) Friday GoTo Meeting (contact organizer for correct link as it was not provided) crravi4@gmail.com
Telugu Kusuma Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 3:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Daily https://meet.google.com/mzi-psdw-bvm
English Hari das Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is 6:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Saturday https://zoom.us/j/6917353899
English Nidhi Lakhiani The Nectar of Devotion 5:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Daily https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4137871519?pwd=K2RrQmt6YVVqNTA0RE1FQzNNblZmdz09
English Anurag Dirisala A Second Chance 2:00 PM (UTC +5:30) Mon, Tue, Wed, The, Fri, Sat https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4972007897?pwd=VWtuVlFxdzJYSlU1d3FnLzI0UFJHQT09
English sundarananda dasa Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7:00 PM (UTC -4:00) Thursday https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8130948363?pwd=NnZVNi8xZVFOd0ZXNzhwTHc4QWdTZz09v


Learn

Every person who has read the Bhaktivedanta Purports has had a transformational experience. We offer you an opportunity here to join in this transcendental journey of the Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam with HH Keshav Bharati Maharaja.
For the best learning experience we encourage you to read along or hear every day from Maharaja. You can follow this at your own pace and keep track of your progress on the top.
If you have any questions regarding the content please write to viplavah.iskcon@gmail.com
So let us begin this sublime adventure today…

If you would like to learn and participate in a self paced program to read the two most important books then click below.


GBC Resolution

Enhancing the Culture of Reading Srila Prabhupada’s Books Globally

[Action Order]

(Proposed by Srivas Das (BTS) and Tapana Mishra Dasa (BVKS) and sponsored by Sesa Das and Prahladananda Swami)

Whereas at the 2015 Sanga of GBCs, Gurus and Sannyasis, it was noted that a survey had revealed that less than 17% of ISKCON leaders read Srila Prabhupada’s books regularly;

Whereas at the 2017 edition of the SGGS it was also felt there should be a worldwide effort to increase reading of Srila Prabhupada’s books;

Whereas Srila Prabhupada had many times emphasized the importance of his books and requested the leaders of ISKCON to read his books and train others to systematically study his books;

Whereas Srila Prabhupada had declared on a number of occasions; “I am very glad to know that you are reading our literatures and you are very thoughtful about them”;

Whereas Srila Prabhupada had repeatedly told his disciples “In my books the philosophy of Krishna Consciousness is explained fully so if there is anything which you do not understand, then you simply have to read again and again”;

Whereas Srila Prabhupada cautioned his followers to daily employ their intelligence, by reading, discussing and preaching to others, in order to in order to keep our minds and actions pure;

Whereas there is the need to bequeath to future generations of ISKCON a culture of diligently reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, so as to prevent speculations and concoctions;

Whereas by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books regularly, present and future generations can gain Srila Prabhupada’s divine association

Resolved:

The week leading up to Śrīla Prabhupāda’s arrival in America be declared “Srila Prabhupada’s Book Reading Week.”

    • During this week ISKCON centers are encouraged to highlight the importance of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books in all lectures, addresses and discussions.
    • During this week ISKCON leaders are encouraged to inspire devotees under their care to read Śrīla Prabhupāda’s books by organising orientation sessions and seminars on how and why to read Srila Prabhupada’s books regularly and systematically.

  • New programs may be introduced that will encourage and allow congregation devotees to take up the reading of Srila Prabhupada’s books enthusiastically.

Training


Guidebook

Compiled by Gauranga Das and Rasikraman Das, please send your comments and suggestions to viplavah.iskcon@gmail.com


Study Groups Methodology


Survey

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Posters

Below are two powerpoint posters that you can customize for your own program and circulate for marketing your reading club.

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