Forgotten Art of Leadership

The Annual Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture for 2015 was held on 25th March at the prestigious University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University). The focus for this year’s lecture was on the Forgotten Art of Leadership as it is considered a topical issue in organisations, businesses as well as countries all over the world.

The Keynote speaker for the evening was esteemed global leadership expert Bhuta Bhavana Das, a graduate from London School of Economics. Bhuta Bhavana Das holds a Master’s Degree in Politics and Sociology. He delivers seminars for graduates on personal development and leadership effectiveness, as well as training professionals and organizations in Eastern Vedic Wisdom. Bhuta Bhavana Das shared his personal experiences and realizations on the art of leadership, the characteristics and the qualities of a leader, as well as potential threats that may deter one from becoming an effective leader.

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2013 Annual Report

The BBT Africa 2013 Annual Report is now available to view and download.

To access, click on the image to be directed to our Annual Reports Download Page


2nd Annual Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture

The 2nd Annual Bhaktivedanta Lecture, held at Wits University is now available for download.

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Where is Our Education Leading Us?

The BBT is pleased to introduce The Bhaktivedanta Swami Lecture Series. This innovative forum aims to engage current and future leaders in analyzing the issues facing our world today and provides insights from the vantage point of Vedic knowledge.

The Lecture series is named after His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of The BBT. It honors his important literary and social contribution. He has authored and translated more the 70 volumes of books based on timeless Vedic wisdom that were previously locked in the Sanskrit language. Today, his books are the prefered authoritative academic texts in Indology studies by universities across the globe.

The lecture can be downloaded by clicking on the Image. This will take you to our lectures downloads page.

New Special Print of Chant and Be Happy

The BBT is pleased to announce a new special print of Chant and Be Happy that is now available.

This title has been printed using FSC Environmentally friendly paper.

This is also the BBT’s first English mass distribution title for our new concept, the ‘Print/eBook Combo’.

South Africa, along with Slovenia, Lithuania, the UK, and Russia are the first countries where Temples are now able to distribute print books and ebooks via the ‘Print/eBook Combo’ concept.

On the back cover of the physical books (print books), there is a line of text which states that the book contains a redemption code for FREE download of the same title as an eBook, in any eBook format.

This redemption code along with the website to retrieve this, can be found on the copyright page.

Visit, enter the redemption code, and a few seconds later the eBook (in any eBook format of choice) is available.

The main reason for this FREE download option?  To supply the ebook, free of charge, to the buyer of the print book. Many people like to have both: the print book at home, and the eBook for travelling.

2012 Annual Report

BBT Africa has released a 24 page illustrated Annual report detailing its work in Africa.

From the books that have been published, to what’s still to come. The vision, accomplishments and challenges faced.

To access the report please visit the Annual Report Downloads section by clicking on the image.

BBT Africa publishes first book in Xhosa

On the occasion of Lord Krishna’s appearance day, the African BBT has released its first book in Xhosa, which is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa.

This is also the first language for about 8 million people.

The book is a translation of Srila Prabhupada’s Beyond Birth and Death.

First printing: 5,000 copies.

The translator: Tota Gopinatha Dasa. The graphic designer: Khotso Kholopane.

Tota Gopinatha Dasa

Khotso Kholopane

Beyond Birth and Death – ZULU

Beyond Birth and Death - ZuluChapter 1 of Beyond Birth and Death – the Zulu Edition – Has been made available for download.

Please click on the image to download. You can also contact one of the resellers to purchase a copy.