FOOD YOGI talking at Temple Byron – Sept 15

FOOD YOGI talking at Temple Byron – Sept 15

On Saturday, 15 September, the Food Yogi, Priya Vrata will be leading a discussion on the art and science of food yoga at Temple Byron in Australia’s fabulous tourist capital of Byron Bay. Come and learn about the secrets of connecting with food so that you nourish your body, mind and soul. In his new book, FOOD YOGA, the food yogi makes the case that if we make the effort to focus on this very essential part of our lives—eating—incredible and transformative things can happen to us. Biodynamic Guru, Peter Proctor, also believes quality food helps people make moral decisions and have moral thoughts — “It’s not just stuff to fill your stomach. It actually gives you a real quality of thought and you realize that this is what the world needs.” When you are living consciously, beginning with conscious eating, you will do so in all your thoughts and actions. Your life will be consistent and in harmony with your environment. In other words, you will complement your environment and not disturb it. Rather than being a “spoke in the wheel” of Nature, you will be a welcome participant in the garden of unlimited possibility. Food is the most basic necessity of life. Its only purpose is to nourish the body, mind and soul. Food, therefore, should give us life, cleanse our body and also nourish our spirit. Eating food should never be just about fueling the physical body. Priya will also share his experience of traveling to more than 50 countries expanding the world’s largest plantbased food relief, Food for Life (www.ffl.org) COST: $10 at the door. See the event listing on Facebook and share with your friends. JOIN the discussion on Facebook: www.facebook.com/foodyogi

FFL in Belgium – grassroots community service

Food for Life Belgium has been distributing nutritious vegan meals since 1997. The project first started in Antwerpen where they have consistently served more than 100 hot meals a week from their simple outdoor table set-up in the centre of town. Operating out of the ISKCON Radhadesh temple in Durbuy, volunteers have organized a weekly food distribution program in Liege, providing hot vegetarian meals for senior citizens, the homeless, students, and street artists. Manager for the project, Rick Haverbus believes, this simple approach to helping the community can be done by anyone.  “In the last 15 years our small team has served more than 100,000 hot meals. I think just about anyone with a little bit of sincerity and some basic culinary skills could do the same.” Recently, South African athlete and Food for Life Ambassador Cindy Peters, helped inaugurate the “Happy Cookies in Belgium” project on Valentines day. The charity cooperates with many other non-profits in the city, including, Homes for Elderly and The Red Cross in South Belgium. STATISTICAL DATA: Current weekly distribution: 150 – 300 meals in Liege Recipients: Senior citizens, homeless, students, and street artists Menu: A variety of hot nutritious vegan meals Kitchen: Meals are prepared at ISKCON Radhadesh temple and then distributed in Liege, as well in Brussels and Durbuy via the Happy Cookies program. Total meals distributed to date: More than 140,000 Report by Mukunda Das, FFLG European Director START YOUR OWN FOOD RELIEF PROGRAM Learn the 10 key strategies and steps for creating a dynamic vegan food relief project in your own community. Start HERE