Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Season of Giving - Sastra Dana!

12:00:00 PM By RG

The world today is undergoing a major crisis; people are experiencing an all-time high level of stress, with insecurity and temporariness of life plaguing all walks of life. Spiritual books like Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam (the Bhagavat Purana) help alleviate these issues by bringing superior knowledge and happiness into people's lives.

In the Bhagavad-Gita, Sri Krishna states, “For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me. There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.” (BG 18.68 & 69).

Thus, we are asking for your help with “Sastra Dana” or sharing of knowledge, by sponsoring Bhagavad-Gitas or other Vedic texts. For example, sponsoring 108 hard-bound Bhagavad-Gitas is $1,080, 108 soft-bound Gitas is only $540, and 108 other smaller Vedic books is $216. You can give as much as your heart desires. There is no minimum, and no maximum, the whole world is in dire need of this literature. Please note that your kind donations towards Sastra Dana will be tax deductible.

This year we have been successful in placing Bhagavad Gitas in over fifty prisons across Canada, over a hundred hotels and motels including the Park Inn by Radisson, Four Points by Sheraton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Courtyard by Marriott as well as replenishments for Hospitals. Yoga Centres and Libraries continue to be a focus.

The success of this program is further evident by the requests that we get from organizations asking for more books or replenishments. We began this Sastra Dana program just a few short years ago in Toronto and in these years, we have placed over 60,000 books thanks to your support and blessings.

To learn more about where we've placed these books please click here.

Please support the Sastra Dana Program wholeheartedly to bring these books to newer avenues.

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