“Unless we take care of the books and preach and read ourselves, understand the philosophy, this Hare Krsna movement will be finished within a few years.”(Morning Walk — Los Angeles,12 December 1973)

Pursuant to a proposal from the Ministry of Education, the GBC declared the week leading up to Srila Prabhupada’s arrival in America Srila Prabhupada’s Book Reading Week, which will fall between September 3rd and 9th of this year. During the week, ISKCON leaders and centers are encouraged to inspire devotees to read Prabhupada’s books by organizing seminars on the topic, and highlighting its importance in all lectures, addresses and discussions. This is to ensure that present and future generations of ISKCON continue to follow Prabhupada’s instructions without speculation or concoction. http://gbc.iskcon.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/GBCRES2020.pdf

We beg you with our head at your feet to please participate in this critical initiative.

Simply by following six simple steps below, that will take only 10 minutes of your time, every day your temple/congregation can participate and please Srila Prabhupada by increasing the reading of his books.

Share this introduction message by email or WhatsApp or on Facebook (.pdf, .doc) with everyone in your center. This way even if you are unable to do it, someone else may be inspired to.

Share at the beginning of your festival:



Share every day the two types of videos

  • From 2nd September, every day at 7pm local time, share inspirational marketing videos (Two minutes long). We have provided more than 8 videos so that a different one can be used for each day of the week.
  • From 3rd September, every day at 7am local time, share the in-depth interviews with senior ISKCON leaders released on our channel every day on the topic of reading Srila Prabhupada’s books (youtube link).

Interview with H.H. Badrinarayan Maharaj will release Sep 4

Utilizing the resources made available at iskconeducation.org you or any of one of your leaders can make a 60-90 minute long online Books Are The Basis presentation which should include:

  • Srila Prabhupada’s instructions on reading his books
  • The sequence of reading Srila Prabhupada books
  • 60 ways Srila Prabhupada instructs his devotees to read his books with proper mood and technique

Encourage your community members to share their realizations and activities on our Facebook page.


Please request your community members to complete this short 2 minute survey which will allow the Ministry of Education to develop a detailed online training program for ISKCON devotees related to reading Srila Prabhupada’s books. The Ministry hopes to deliver this online training before Gaura Purnima 2021.


We thank you in advance for your participation and support. We shall keep you informed during the course of the festival.

Your servant,

Tapana Mishra dāsa.

Executive Director

Ministry of Education, ISKCON

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