Archive: July, 2015

Preaching to the Choir

Posted on 07/28/15 by Anita dasi

I really like “preaching to the choir”. Sometimes there is more focus on street book distribution or meeting new people. However, bhakti is a process and the books assist devotees in going deeper and deeper. At preaching programs there is a great opportunity to provide more advanced books to experienced devotees. Panchkula is an area […]

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My distribution day today: The world is one big village

Posted on 07/22/15 by admin-vasanti

Hare Krishna! Jaya  Gurudeva! Jaya Nitay Gauranga! While distributing books near Jagannath temple in Puri, I met some Russian-looking people. During our conversation  we found out that we are from the same city in Ukraine. The lady’s face seemed so familiar to me. I invited them to katha, but they weren’t too much interested, as […]

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My distribution day: We all need help and support

Posted on 07/22/15 by admin-vasanti

Hare Krishna! Jaya  Gurudeva! Jaya Nitay Gauranga! East or West book distribution on trains is best. We all have good experience in this. This time on my way to Puri, I started distributing on train. To my great surprise it was going sooo bad in the beginning, and I, being a completely conditioned soul, started […]

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My distribution day: Bhagavat Gita is always needed

Posted on 07/22/15 by admin-vasanti

Hare Krishna! Jaya  Gurudeva! Jaya Nitay Gauranga!   By Srila Gurudeva’s and Vaisnava’s mercy I’ve been distributing books in Chandigarh in one of the markets. I was surprised to hear that almost all the people were telling me that they already have Bhagavat Gita. So, at one point I started having doubts whether I should […]

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Philly Shakti Chant Fest

Posted on 07/16/15 by admin-vasanti

A week after the Philly VegFest, my Mother and I went to another festival we ventured to last year called the Philly Shakti Chant Festival. This year, although there were less people, it did not detract from the sweet and inquisitive people we met. There were a few old faces we remembered, but everyone was […]

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Philly VegFest

Posted on 07/12/15 by admin-vasanti

On June 6th, my Mother and I went to PhillyVeg Fest. This festival brings together many vendors and helps promote vegan and vegetarian lifestyles. Since this was the focus of the festival, I decided to make some more brochures about Vegetarianism and Bhakti Yoga, Karma, and Reincarnation in addition to having the books and paintings. […]

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Prison Program Report, July 2015

Posted on 07/10/15 by admin-vasanti

Submitted by Vasanti dasi The IPBYS Prison Program continues to expand naturally and wonderfully by the grace of our beloved Srila Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja, as well as by the grace of Srila Prabhupada. Books are continuing to be sent to prison libraries, the monthly newsletter and monthly course is being sent out […]

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Manali mid-tour report

Posted on 07/09/15 by navalatika

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get while distributing books, and it’s not surprising, is “what is this all about, and why are you doing it?”  They see our international group of men and women, young and old, storytellers, salesmen, and musicians, and can’t help but stop and wonder, who the heck […]

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