This is the first workshop by Publicaciones Gaudiya Vedanta in collaboration with Gaudiya Vedanta Sponsorship Program that was formed with the intention of inspiring and educating devotees in the art of distributing the gems that our beloved Srila Gurudeva has left us.
There were two workshops held from June 27th to 30th. One in Cuernavaca with devotees headed by Sripad Damodar Maharaja and the other one in México D.F. at the Radha-Govinda Mandir with Durlabha Prabhu’s wonderful family, Laksmi Devi, Adhoksaja and Vrajendra prabhus.
The book distribution workshops emphasized on: the mood of book distribution, community building, and practical“how to approach” and “what to say”when distributing books. This seminar was very useful for both, the experienced devotees and newcomers.
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Srimati Syamarani didi kindly joined us via Skype to inspire, inform, and encourage the devotees to perform this amazing service which pleases our Srila Gurudeva. She spoke on different meditations we can have before and while distributing books, and more.
Mexican devotees are fun to work with and enthusiastic. Their uplifting spirit set us for action.In the afternoon we hit the streets in a nagar-sankirtan party making possible the distribution of a 100 Essence of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita in Cuernavaca and a total of 251 copies of the Jaiva Dharma, Secret Truths of Srimad Bhagavatam and Beyond Liberation.
Before Srila Gurudeva’s departure PGV printed 23,000 books as an offering to his lotus feet. These books were transported to Mexico thanks toan anonymous sponsor were 17,000 have been distributed including 1,500 that were sent out to Bolivia with the help of the sponsorship program.
We would like to thank all the devotees that have participated in this service. A special mention to Durlabhaprabhu’s family who have been hosting our books and keeping up with this seva even after his departure.
Thanks to Sripad Damodar Maharaja for allowing us to step in his week of hari-katha and to Radha and Hare Krishna prabhu for being ready for the challenge, they have become an irreplaceable part of the Spanish team.
And last we would like to convey our deep appreciation for Srimati Syamarani didi and the sponsorship program for providing books so that the “anxiety free” book distribution can take place.
ONE MORE VERY SPECIAL INVITATION to ALL the devotees around the world:
Each community around the world has the opportunity to participate in the Worldwide MAHA (anxiety-free) Book Distribution Day! On the last weekend of every month Mexico, Bolivia, New Zealand, New York, California (SF, LA, SJ, SC), and Hawaii are all going to do it. And you can too! If you are inspired:
- Tell/Invite your community members
- Create a facebook event for 27th or 28th of this month (and at the end of every month)
- Share videos, pics, and whatever else after distribution on facebook whenever you desire (to this group https://www.facebook.com/groups/585152554869985/?fref=ts)
- Create a facebook group where you can easily contact community members
- Share this with your friends
Dandavat pranams to all. Srila Gurudeva´s book distribution, ki jay!!!