• From the early 1970's to the end of her life, yamuna devi lovingly conveyed a large , parchment paged binder to each ashram she reside in "The Deity Book", as it was dubbed was placed in the temple room, and guest who perused it frequently asked Yamuna to Publish it. before her passing , we planned to pursue its publications, and the study of seva- is our humble attempt to honor Yamuna devi's wish.    
  • Pandit Vishnu Sharma Panchatantra, retold by Shubha Vilas, is an amazing compilation of moral Stories from the five books of Panchatantra, namely mitra-bheda, mitralábha, kákolùkïyam, labdhapranásam and aparïksitakárakam. With clever moral Stories and delightful illustrations, this plush hardback book is unlike any other version of the Panchatantra! Br> shubha Vilas adds to the stories his own energy and insights, and the stories are brought to life by ishan’s marvellous illustrations. Every moral lesson at the end of every br>Chapter is a practical guide for life for children and adults alike.
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    Aids visual learning

    The captivating and bright illustrations are perfect to grasp kids’ attention, making them turn the pages to read more. This book is great for picture comprehension and color recognition.

    Imparts ethics and morals

    The book is filled with stories that are passed down from generations and continue to fascinate young readers and adults alike. Lord Ram’s heroism and Sita’s grit and devotion symbolise the triumph of good over evil. The stories throughout the book impart moral values and teachings.

    Age-appropriate content

    The book is carefully designed keeping in mind age-appropriate content to help your child comprehend and enjoy the pleasures of reading. Its easy and engaging illustrations, writing style and stories filled with lessons and morals make reading fun for your little one.

    About the Author

    Shubha Vilas is a storyteller, motivational speaker and an author, who holds a degree in engineering and patent law, but he chose to leave the mainstream society to live a life of contemplation, and study scripture in depth. As a child, his grandmother regaled him with stories from the Ramayana, which captured his heart and soul, and thus began his tryst with scriptures. He started writing stories inspired by the Ramayana and how it is still as relevant to us as it was in the Treta yuga. Some of his popular works include Open Eyed Meditations, and Mystical Tales for A Magical Life: 11 Unheard Fantastic Vedic Stories which transform Vedic literature and epics into relatable stories and contemporary life lessons. Shubha has also penned down a fun-filled version of Panchatantra stories for children titled Pandit Vishnu Sharma’s Panchatantra: Illustrated Tales from Ancient India, to captivate them with beautiful illustrations, and lessons that sharpen their thinking abilities. Shubha is deeply passionate about imparting education that helps build character in children. This has led him to create a value-education module which can be incorporated into children’s existing syllabi. With this module, he guides young minds towards an inspiring life, filled with values and principles. Ishan Trivedi is an award winning Illustrator-Storyteller from New Delhi, India. After completing his Masters in Fine Arts from Lucknow University, Ishan has worked with several top children book publishers of India and abroad. His unique art style combines several traditional Indian Folk styles and presented with a contemporary taste. Some of his notable books are Boondi and Nimboda. He also enjoys sculpting and customizing action figures.
     
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      In October 1970 Bhaktivedanta Swami arrives in Bombay with twenty Western disciples to revive Krishna Consciousness in India, where Krishna’s Name had gone nearly extinct. Over the next two years, in an unimaginable display of pure magic, Prabhupada quickly establishes ISKCON as a major spiritual force in India. Follow Shyamasundar’s eye-witness account, from Prabhupada’s first months in Bombay--to Amritsar, Surat, Kumbha Mela, Juhu, Delhi, Vrindaban, Calcutta, Mayapur, Madras, Vizag—as Prabhupada lays the foundations for Krishna’s movement in the land of His birth. In June 1971, Shyamasundar becomes Prabhupada’s personal secretary and travels with him for years around the globe—all over India, to cold-war Russia, to Africa, Australia, the Pacific Rim, across Europe and America—witness to Prabhupada’s incredible achievements. As they travel, Prabhupada and Shyamasundar share a rare blend of philosophy, action, and humor, debating Western philosophers and storming the citadels, laughing all the way. At last, here are Shyamasundar’s never-heard-before, action-packed stories in 500 pages, with 180 rare photos, describing in factual, poetic, and intimate details this most exciting episode in Prabhupada’s amazing journey!   About Author -  I was born in the body of Samuel Speerstra, in Salem, Oregon in May ,1942. From early childhood I thrived on adventure and risk. After graduating from Reed College in 1965, I met Bhaktivedanta Swami in San Francisco in January 1967, and immediately became his disciple Shyamasundar Das. The Swami wed me to my girlfriend Melanie (Malati Devi Dasi) in a smoke-filled storefront in Haight-Ashbury we called the Radha-Krishna Temple. In 1968, to please Swamiji, I traveled with five chosen devotees to London. There, we witnessed firsthand Krishna's magic display; we befriended the Beatles and, courtesy of Apple Records, spread Hare Krishna Mantra around the world. In October 1970, the Swami took twenty of his Western disciples to India, and together--as Prabhupad and his Dancing White Elephants--we barnstormed the country. In June 1971, Prabhupad accepted me as his Personal Secretary. I was by Prabhupad's side, day and night, in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia, Australia-even behind Brezhnev's Iron Curtain. I never saw him sleep, I never saw him make an error of any kind. How did I get this lucky, to observe close-up the life of the Perfect Person? Srila Prabhupad, the Magic Man himself!
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    We Should always be enthusiastic to try to capturing the rhinoceros. That way, if we fail, everyone will say, "Never mind,nobody can catch a rhinoceros anyway," and if we succeed, then everyone will say,"Just see what a wonderful thing they have done!"

    - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

  • The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages and gurus for centuries. Humanity has long yearned to discover the answer to our existence and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred texts that facilitate journeys of transformation and discovery. Yet, never before have all of the spiritual traditions been distilled so simply into one easy-to-follow path—a path of love and devotion. In this long-awaited follow-up to the Journey Home, the Journey Within guides readers through the essential teachings of bhakti yoga. World-renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami draws from his personal experiences to demystify the ancient devotional path of bhakti, capturing its essence and explaining its simple principles for balancing our lives. His down-to-earth writing simplifies spiritual concepts and answers timeless questions in a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred philosophy beautifully to life. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we live in the physical world without losing touch with the spiritual? In concise and approachable language, Radhanath Swami sheds light on how to answer these vital questions and offers solutions to life’s challenges with the simplest of resources. Reach beyond the material world and journey within to discover the beauty of the true self.
  • Happily ever afters are easier said than done. How do we choose the right partner, and how do we sustain that relationship so it lasts a lifetime? Spiritual life coach Shubha Vilas tells you how, with the help of six beautiful love stories from the scriptures. Nala and Damayanti, Krishna and Rukmini, Shakuntala and Dushyanta, Udayana and Vasavadatta, Satyavan and Savitri, Draupadi and the five Pandava brothers—these are accounts we may have heard many a time but have not had an opportunity to understand in such depth and detail, and with such empathy. But why 5.5 ways and not 6? Because the sixth way is a half-truth, which can be twisted either way. Combining powerful story-telling with deep philosophical truths, Perfect Love is a treasure trove of scriptural wisdom for the   About the Author : Shubha Vilas is a Tedx speaker, lifestyle coach, storyteller and author. Ramayana: The Game of Life is his bestselling series. He’s also written Open-Eyed Meditations and The Chronicles of Hanuman. The focus of his work is the application of scriptural wisdom in day-to-day living, addressing the needs of corporates and youth through thought-provoking seminars. He has delivered more than 4000 lectures across the globe. He is also a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management.
  • The Ramayana is not a story. It is a way of life. It is the game of life. Feeling frustrated over events that are out of our control is a waste of energy and time. Rama and his army survived the grim years of exile by being patient and persistent, trusting each other with their lives. The characters’ determination reflects our own set of values and judgment during challenging situations. This book teaches us that we need to be righteous to stay on course. Cheating for personal gain will not ensure our triumph. Instead, unwavering loyalty to our principles will do so. It reiterates that challenging situations will be present anywhere and everywhere we go. It is how we handle those situations that define us as a person. It teaches us to remain calm in the face of adversity.   Do you have the patience to stick with your goals till the end? Adopt Patience, is the third book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series. A modern retelling of the Aranya Kanda of Valmiki’s epic, this volume explores the dynamics of the complex games of power and greed, mirroring our own dilemmas in the modern world and prompts us to overcome them using the wisdom spilled over these pages.
  • The Ramayana is not a story. It is a way of life. It is the game of life. Life should be predictable and smooth — this is what most of us are comfortable with. In reality, we face stress, hard times and unexpected upheavals that can knock our breath out. If we are not prepared for any hindrances, challenging situations are sure to throw us off course. This book teaches us exactly that. Every situation in the Ramayana is a reflection of our modern dilemmas and asks us an unavoidable question: “How do we cope with a sudden turn of events without losing hope”? Conquer Change is the second book in Ramayana: The Game of Life series is all about facing the reversal of fortune and moving on. Author Shubha Vilas reveals profound rules of human relationships and conduct – what works, what fails to work and how to navigate through this amazing labyrinth.
  • Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.
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  • Losing sleep over what others think about you? Or can't care less? Happiness in life nonetheless depends on what you think about yourself. Social media has certainly given us individual authorship over how we present ourselves to the world. Susceptible to live by the dictates of 'likes' and 'comments' of others, we network with the world in a carefully filtered image of ourselves. But is it truly our authentic self that we are presenting to the world? Can it cater lasting happiness and honest relationships? In this first volume of Yoga Stories, Gauranga Das takes you on an inner journey to explore your inner self, beyond the hills of expectation, through the valleys of disapprovals and beneath the layers of self-deception. Thus, bringing you closer to the home of your heart, enabling you to open the door and introduce yourself, to finally meet, the real you.

    About the Author

    Gauranga Das is a leadership and mindfulness coach based in Mumbai. A graduate of IIT Bombay, he found his calling to become a monk to best serve society. A member of ISKCON's Governing Body Commission, he is actively involved in enhancing leadership effectiveness and governance of temples and communities globally. He is dedicated to helping people transform their hearts, improve their attitudes, establish sustainable and spiritual communities, and drive positive change in society. A multifaceted spiritualist on a mission to create a value-based society, Gauranga Das is a mindful meditation expert, strategic character educationist, sustainability and climate change warrior, and social welfare catalyst. Gauranga Das is director of ISKCON's Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV), The GEV, representing India, has won over thirty-four national and international awards, including the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award in 2017 for its innovative model of 'Eco-Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Development'. He has also strategized and led execution for GEV's synergistic solution for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Climate Change and enabled GEV's accreditation to multiple United Nations bodies like the ECOSOC, UNEP and UNCCD. The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has recognized him as an IGBC Fellow for his contribution to the green building movement. He sits on the board of the Govardhan School of Public Leadership, an institution that prepares students for the civil services exam. He has led several youth empowerment initiatives while successfully inculcating clarity in purpose, purity in character and compassion in relationships in thousands of youths globally. He is also the administrative director of Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC), an initiative of ISKCON to connect working professionals, housewives and students to the academic study of philosophy, create libraries of Vedic literatures and manuscripts, and facilitate MA and PhD programmes in philosophy. About The Author
  • Did you ever feel stuck in life? Everyone does, occasionally or all the time! The solution is a personality update – an update that can reboot you into a smarter version of yourself. But how? Just as smart phones have smart apps, smart people have smart ‘Life-apps’. Where do I download these life-apps from? Don’t worry – this book shall be your one-stop app store where you will find 14 life-apps to excel in all spheres of life- the life compass app to help you make prudent decisions; the habits reprogramming app to rebuild your personality bit by bit; the time treasurer app to invest your time wisely; the forgive to live app to heal and deal with emotional injuries; the friendships forever app to build the truly unsinkable ship of close friendships; and many more. These smart life-apps are zipped in with relevant concepts, models, wisdom tales and worksheets to enable faster assimilation and application. So why wait? Make the smart move to read this book today and become the Smarter You.

    About the Author

    Rasikraman Das is a monk, author, life-coach and an inspirational speaker. He serves in Ashram at ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai. Rasikraman Das did his post-graduation in engineering from IIT Bombay and after a short stint in the corporate world decided to become a lifestyle engineer at ISKCON. He has a keen interest in the field of training and education and has been instrumental in developing the GBC College for Leadership Development and the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (affiliated to the Mumbai University). He also conducts leadership and life skills seminars for youth and working professionals.

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