Invitation for The Mayapur Institute's Book Readers Club

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Hare Krsna
Please Accept Our Humble Obeisances, All Glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada!

It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that the Mayapur Institute is starting a Virtual Book Readers Club!
This avenue is a humble offering that the Mayapur Institute is making to all the avid readers of Sastras.

We have provided all the required information regarding the Club below in the form of F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions). Please go through that.

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F.A.Q. – Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is this "Book Readers Club" exactly?
    This Club is a platform for enthusiastic Sastra readers who want to develop a systematic reading of the books in the canon of "Vaisnava Theology". In the age of Kaliyuga, the Association of Devotees is of utmost importance, hence via this group, devotees can relish reading spiritual books with like-minded kindred spirits.
  • How will it work?
    Twice a week, we will have virtual sessions where for 90-120 Minutes book will be read, followed by 15 minutes of content/book discussion.
  • What books will we read?
    All the books from authors such as but not limited to Baladeva Vidyabhusana, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Bilvamangala Thakura, Sad-Goswamis, Jayadeva Goswami, Visvanath Cakravarti Thakura and over 30+ Vaisnava theologians.
  • How do I sign up for this?
    Follow the link below, read & agree to the club norms, fill the form & subscribe to our Facebook group & Telegram group for updates.

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  • From when this will start?
    Our first session will start on the auspicious day of the Appearance of Syamananda Prabhu wiz. April 27, 2021 – Tuesday at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time. For future sessions, please follow our Facebook Group for the schedule.
  • What is the Schedule?
    We will start on April 27, 2021 – Tuesday at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time with Jaiva Dharma by H.D.G. Bhakti Vinoda Thakur in almost 14-18 Sessions. Once we reach the last leg of the ongoing book, we will post the next book's schedule.
  • What are the timings? What are the days of sessions?
    07:30 PM IST, every Tuesdays & Thursdays.
  • Can we change the timings?
    As of now, the timings are fixed at 7 to 9 PM IST. However, we will periodically organize polls for Books, Days & Timings, and as per the preference of our group members, we will change the timings.
  • What will happen in the session?
    90-120 Minutes of book reading by the group members or special guest members, followed by 15 minutes of content/book discussion by the special guest speaker or group members.
  • How frequent will be the sessions?
    Sessions will be every Tuesdays & Thursdays.
  • Are days fixed? Can the frequency of book reading club be increased?
    Yes, the days are fixed for now. However, we will periodically organize polls for Books, Days & Timings, and as per the preference of our group members, we will change the days.
  • Are there any fees to join the Club?
    This club is Free of charge. However, each member has to follow the Club Norms.
  • What if I want to make a voluntary donation or contribution?
    Please contact H. G. Aniruddha Dāsa at iamaniruddhadasa@gmail.com
  • Who is the main person managing this?
    H. G. Aniruddha Dāsa (iamaniruddhadasa@gmail.com)
  • Can I join & leave at any time?
    Yes, this group is not an obligation.
  • Who will be speaking/reading/narrating the book?
    Usually, the group members, however, occasionally invite the guest of honours who shall take the lead in book reading and subsequent discussion.
  • On what platform will the meeting be hosted?
    Google Meet
  • What if a person is not following Vaisanva-Etiquettes on the online session?
    As per the Club Norms agreed by all the members at the time of Sign-up, if one doesn’t follow the norms, we would give first a warning, and for the second time, we would request the person to leave the group for the sanctity of the group.
  • What if I do not have a soft or hard copy of the book being read?
    Mayapur Institute will share the screen with the book. We cannot provide scans or soft copy or hard copy of the books. Generally, books to be read will be announced one month with prior notice, and members may avail the soft or hard version of the same book. Mayapur Institute strongly condemns unauthorized scans or copies of texts made without the consent of the publisher.
  • Can I join only for specific books?
    Yes
  • Will the sessions be recorded?
    Sessions will be recorded as MP3 Podcasts, and will be released in our official Facebook & Telegram groups.
  • How many members will be there in total in the Club?
    There is no minimum or maximum limit.
  • Does the Mayapur Institute hold the right to admission to the Club?
    Yes, subject to the disciple and character in general of the member. If we have received written complaints against a member, then we have to act on it.
  • Can I recommend a book to read?
    We will periodically organize polls for Books, Days & Timings, and as per the preference of our group members, we will choose the books.
  • Will the meetings be recorded? Can I hear the sessions at some other time?
    Sessions will be recorded as MP3 Podcasts, and will be released in our official Facebook & Telegram groups.

In case you have any further questions, please feel to contact H. G. Aniruddha Dāsa at iamaniruddhadasa@gmail.com

Thank You for allowing us to serve the devotees.

Your Insignificant Servants,

The Mayapur Insitute
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