The following is the acceptance talk that Jayadvaita Maharaja wrote for Vanity Karma being awarded the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, by the Independent Book Publishers Association… “I am grateful that my book has received this distinguished award. But I can’t claim the credit for it. The credit belongs not to me but to the sages whose wisdom the book brings together in dialogue. The … Continue reading Jayadvaita Maharaja – Acceptance Speech
“Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-gita, and the meaning of life,” by Jayadvaita Swami, has won the 2016 Benjamin Franklin gold award for the year’s best book in the “religion” category. The award was announced by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the authority for the awards, at a ceremony on March 8 in Salt Lake City. The IBPA is the largest publishing association in the … Continue reading “Vanity Karma” wins gold award
Hare Kṛṣṇa! Dear Temple Presidents, African Ambassadors and Followers of Śrīla Prabhupāda. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Śrīla Prabhupāda. The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa kindly reminds you to please honour March 14th as “BBT ONLY” Day, whereupon Śrīla Prabhupāda wrote a letter to this effect on this day in 1974. Please download a copy of the original letter below for further circulation. We … Continue reading BBT Only Day
Dear Devotees, Please find below a summary of the Book Scores for April 2015 from the African Continent. Please click on the following link for details per temple: Africa Book Scores – April 2015 Continue reading Sankirtana Scores – April 2015
Hare Krsna Devotees Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Sunday, May 17th 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the completion of the Sri Caitanya Caritamrta. This auspicious day affords us all, as members of ISKCON, the opportunity to celebrate the glory of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His devoted servants, Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami (the author) and Srila Prabhupada, who translated it … Continue reading 400th Anniversary of Caitanya Caritamrta
On 14 March 1974, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada wrote the following important letter to all ISKCON centres. In co-operation with the ISKCON GBC, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is commemorating 14 March as ‘BBT Only Day’. This year (2015) marks the 41st anniversary of this letter, and it is important that every ISKCON devotee be familiar with and understand the importance of this … Continue reading BBT Only Day
“BBT Only” Day
In cooperation with the ISKCON GBC, the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust is marking March 14 as the first annual “BBT Only” Day.
This is a day to remember the following important instructions from Srila Prabhupada:
- He formed the BBT to serve as his exclusive publisher.
- He wanted all his books purchased exclusively from the BBT.
His Divine Grace gave those instructions in a letter addressed to all ISKCON temples. The letter was dated March 14, 1974.
March 14 this year will be the fortieth anniversary of that letter.
Every devotee and congregational member of ISKCON should become familiar with that letter and have its importance clear in mind.
“BBT Only” Day is also an opportunity for devotees to remember — or learn about — the value the BBT adds to Srila Prabhupada’s mission in ways other than by publishing books. For example, Continue reading “BBT Only Day”