Friends of BBT recently featured two articles highlighting the recent Sankirtan efforts happening in Toronto.
Sankirtan is the form of sharing bhakti or Krishna Consciousness with the public through books and outdoor kirtan. The Bhaktivendata Book Trust (BBT) is the world’s largest publisher of ancient and classic Vaishnava texts, epics, and contemporary works on the philosophy, theology and culture of Bhakti yoga.
One of the articles profiled Gaurachandra das, one of our resident devotees at the Hare Krishna Temple, who has been going out for years on book distribution and sharing his realizations with many Torontonians. An excerpt from the article:
"Doing door-to-door sankirtana requires a softer mood than street sankirtana, and it takes qualities like patience and gentility to create that mood.Another article featured the exciting sankirtan efforts taking place in the city as a part of the Monthly Sankirtan Festivals, where congregational members go out once a month to share bhakti with others! An excerpt from the article:
Gaurachandra Dasa, a Hungarian native living in Toronto, is just this type of person: calm, composed, and persistent enough to preach door to door." (Read More)
"Most of these devotees in the GST are under thirty, working jobs or attending school, but they make the time to do book distribution.If you feel inspired to become a part of the Toronto Sankirtan Team, come out on the special Sankirtan Festival this month!
So the GST breaks barriers. They prove that any devotee can be engaged in any service that suits him, from preparing prasada to packing and loading the van to transporting books and devotees to creating care packages for the day to actually distributing books on the street."(Read More)