VISION

Srila Prabhupada Books are the most widely read Spiritual Books in the World

MISSION

Significantly increase the regular readership of Srila Prabhupada books amongst devotees.
1 ANNOUNCE WIDELY

INVOCATION

Let us invoke auspiciousness for this Books Are The Basis Week festival by hearing from our beloved Srila Prabhupada in this instructional video

“I am laboring so hard for you, but you don’t take advantage.”

 
 
ISKCON GBC CHAIRMAN ADDRESS
 
His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami, the GBC Chairman for 2021-2022, urges Temple presidents and leaders around the world to encourage members of their communities to regularly read Srila Prabhupada’s books.
 
HOW TO CELEBRATE LOCALLY?
By following six simple steps you can easily celebrate this festival locally with your friends and in your native language. 
Please view the video that outlines the various ways in which you can participate in this revolution. Your participation can make a huge difference. So join us!

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

Senior devotees sharing the impact of daily reading of Srila Prabhupada books on their lives and thereby seeking all of your participation. Please spread their inspiration.
2 EVERYDAY VIDEOS
DAILY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Everyday of the festival we will circulate a panel discussion from the leaders from different regions of ISKCON – South America (Spanish), North America, UK, Europe, Africa, Russia, India, Australasia. 
We will also panel discussions with Vaishnavis, famous ISKCON Youtube celebrities,  ISKCON Youth, etc. 
In each panel the participants will share their plans to increase the reading of Srila Prabhupada’s books amongst their followers.
64 IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH ISKCON LEADERS
Since we embarked upon this project September of 2020, we have published an in-depth interview with a leader in ISKCON, every week. 
By clicking on the image you can access the 64 interviews. During the festival celebration you can view these videos with your family and be inspired.
In each of the videos the leaders offer insight into how Srila Prabhupada’s books changed their life, the benefits of reading to one’s spiritual life, the dangers if we do not read and insightful tips on how to make daily reading a reality.
SHORT (REALIZATION) VIDEOS
Life changing stories from around the world about how Srila Prabhupada’s Books changed, and still continue to transform the lives of devotees around the world. 
Their realizations are a source of instant nectar. We are sure you have your story to tell. Please record and send it to us it can change many a lives. 
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3 ORGANIZE AN EVENT

Be a Sage, Page by Page.

Dive into the cathartic story of an young man’s journey of finding himself through the days, page by page.

 
SRILA PRABHUPADA’S INSTRUCTIONS
 
We present here this invaluable resource that contains beautifully compiled personal instructions given by Srila Prabhupada on the matter of reading everyday. 
You can click and download this file. Leaders and teachers can present and discuss these instructions, which are equal to their weight in gold. 
 



CONDUCT A PANEL DISCUSSION

Please start a dialogue in your local Yatra and conduct your own Zoom panel discussions. It can be with your leaders amongst friends, family, or anyone who has benefited from reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. You should do it in your local languages so that others in your region get inspired. 

Share your realizations and suggest what ISKCON should do to strengthen the habit of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books amongst the devotees. 

Not to worry if you have not done it before. You can click on the document next to this text box and follow simple steps to setup your own panel. 

And do not forget to send us the recording at the drop box link given in the document. We will then publish it to ISKCON devotees worldwide. 

 
MANUAL FOR READER LEADERS
 
If you feel inspired by the festival and would like to present a detailed seminar within your community on the topic of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books then look no further. We offer you a resource for just this purpose. 
 
Read it and use the research therein to Educate other devotees on how to overcome the challenges in daily reading, or start your own reading group. This guidebook will help you better understand the nuanced process of reading, and shall provide useful tips on how to get started and maintain this healthy habit.
4 SHARE EXPERIENCE
SHARING IS CARING
 
We want you to share how you are celebrating the festival in your Yatra. 
 
Share your experience in the form of photos, videos, realizations, presentations and congregate with other inspired devotees by joining our telegram group.
 
By sharing you can make the festival alive! 
5 READ EVERY DAY

Please, please, please read everyday. We offer you some simple study guides so that your reading can become edifying and transformational.  

If you have made your own study guides then please share with the ministry at viplavah.iskcon@gmail.com so that we can share it with other.

6 STUDY GROUPS
Study groups can offer us the association we need to remain consistent and grow deeper into our study of Srila Prabhupada’s books. There are many happening around the world and now you can join them from the comfort of your homes. Please join one and read regularly. 

You can also form your own study group and invite your friends and family to read with you. We present below some tips on how to do it. Do not be overwhelmed by 2 hours duration, you can do it in as little as 20 minutes. 
If you manage to reach this section of the page then I offer you my most respectful Dandavats with a grateful heart on behalf of the Ministry of Education for participating in this festival. 
 
All glories to Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental books!
 
Thank you. 

Your Servant,

Tapana Mishra dāsa.

Co – Minister

Ministry of Education, ISKCON