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I've written a book, which is set to be launched in mid April. It's a commentary on Ecclesiastes, "the strangest book in the Bible," from the point of view of a follower of the Bhagavad-gita. The book will be published by the BBT. And I could use some help. In fact, I could use a lot of help. … Continue reading...

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From the 2014 BBT Africa conference

2014 BBT Africa conference, GhanaEvery year, BBT Africa holds a conference to bring together our book-publishing team with the devotees who read and distribute the books. This year, in June, we held our conference in Accra, Ghana. Here’s a photo of the attendees and of some members of our team.


Live broadcast today: 2nd annual Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture


bsl-title-2014_webToday the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Africa will broadcast the second annual Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture, to be given at WITS University, Johannesburg, by His Holiness Devamrita Swami.

The event will go live at 6:25 pm in Johannesburg. That’s 5:25 in Belgium, 4:25 in London, 12:25 in New York.

Other worldwide timings here:
Link to live stream: BSL_poster_2014

You can also see the video made in advance to promote the event.

The Bhaktivedanta Swami lecture highlights the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and their relevance for Africa and the world today.

The lecture is now on YouTube.

“BBT Only” Day: March 14

BBTonly_letter_March_14_1974A letter from the BBT chairman:

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. Continue reading…

Digital reincarnation


This site has been revamped, with a new look and new functionality. Now it works well on tablets and phones. (And on my side, it’s also easier to use.) My thanks to my grand-disciple Uddhava Dasa (assisted by Ragalekha Devi Dasi) for all  the work involved. Hare Krishna.

For disciples of Srila Prabhupada: Invitation to the Open Vyasa-puja book, 2014

A letter from the production manager

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Dear Srila Prabhupada disciple,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

On behalf of the Tributes team, I’d like to invite you to submit your offering for Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja Tributes book 2014.

The book accepts offerings from everyone directly initiated by Srila Prabhupada, regardless of their personal history, present circumstances, personal views, or institutional affiliation.

Last year we received 280 offerings and our hope this year is that we can increase that number. Every disciple who submits an offering will receive a free copy of the book courtesy of the sponsorships the book receives. Last year we received an anonymous contribution from Africa. For this years sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website for details.

The deadline for submitting an offering is 15th April 2014. To find out more  — and, especially, for details on submitting your offering — please see

We look forward to receiving your offering! And please spread the word!

Thank you.

Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!

Your servant,
Pradyumna Dasa
Production Manager