All Glories to Śrī Śrī Guru and Gaurāṅga!
As we complete our first year at bhaktabandhav.com, we thank our readers for bringing us over 100,000 page views, and take this chance to let you know our plans for the upcoming year. Our publications began with the dream of compiling a biography series of Śrīla Gurudeva from the dictations and lectures of his lifelong servant, Śrīpāda Premānanda Prabhu. Our dream is now close to fulfillment. Śrīla Gurudeva willing, his multi-volume biography, titled ‘Śrī Guru Darśana’ will manifest in 2014. All books will be available in India on a ‘free to take, free to give’ basis. To help us know how many copies to print, please sign up for our newsletter, if you have not already, at bhaktabandhav.com. We will then inform you when the books are being published, and can reserve copies.
In another exciting development, we have been requested to help transcribe the archive of Śrīla Gurudeva’s audio lectures. In cooperation with purebhakti.tv and the Harikatha Seva Team, we are putting together a team to help transcribe the approximately 4,000 lectures remaining. If you appreciate our endeavor, please show your support by coming forward to assist. With a collective effort, we can accomplish this monumental service. We request those interested to commit to typing two lectures per month, for a minimum period of six months. That way, there is no heavy strain on any devotee, and many devotees receive a chance for guru-sevā. All lectures are easily available at purebhakti.tv. Our team at Bhaktabandhav will coordinate which lectures to type, and after receiving transcriptions, will polish, proofread, and add diacritics, post the lectures on our website, and send them to the Harikatha Seva Team for further editing. For more information, transcription guidelines, and classes to start with, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org