Paul Rodney Turner

Turner presents solutions to world hunger at the World Vegan Summit

The World Vegan Summit was held at the Marriot hotel in Marina del Rey, California from March 20-22 with over 300 attendees. Director of Food for Life, Paul Rodney Turner was a guest speaker, giving a talk on the work of Food for Life Global volunteers from around the world in the main ballroom to a packed crowd. Turner started his presentation by sharing his experience as a monk for 14 years and how his first service in the ashram was cooking and feeding people in need. “I eventually learned to cook for very large numbers,” he said. “One time […]

Director of Food for Life was a featured chef at Bogota Food and Wine Festival

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Director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner was chosen as one of the special guest chefs at the Food & Wine festival in Bogota, Colombia (August 27-31). The festival is held all over the world and has been held in Bogota the last 4 years. Paul was one of 40 International chefs to participate in this prestigious culinary festival. He was the only Australian chef and one of only two chefs presenting a vegan dish over the 4 days.  On Saturday, the main day of the festival, over 200 of Bogota’s luminaries came out to have breakfast made by Crepes […]

6 Day Food Yoga Retreat in Brazil

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Join director of Food for Life and “food yogi,” Paul Rodney Turner for a 6 day food yoga retreat in the spectacular Dharma Shala Eco Retreat in Brazil. The ultimate goal of the retreat is to inspire you to live your life more consciously and to make food choices and your relationship with food more meaningful and nourishing to your body, mind and soul. Introduction: As humans, we resonate to “five”-ness, therefore, your retreat will unfold and nourish your body, mind and spirit through reconnecting with the 5 principle elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. Each day we will […]

Media Icon Jorge Cardona receives FOOD YOGA

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Monday, 17 February, Bogota — Director of Food for Life, Paul Rodney Turner me one of the most powerful media men in Colombia, Mr. Jorge Cardona, the General Director of El Espectador, the company that manages all the leading magazines and the top newspaper in the country. Turner gave Mr. Cardona, a long time vegetarian, a copy of his book, FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul which he graciously received. “At the beginning of our meeting, Mr. Cardona informed me that we had something in common (alluding to Paul’s time as a monk and student of the ancient […]

My journey with Food for Life – A summary of 30 years of Service

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I could hardly imagine Hare Krishna Food for Life being so successful when I first became a volunteer way back in 1984. Back then, I worked as an assistant cook and server at a free food cafe called, Gopals in Parramatta, Australia. That was one of the first free food cafes set up by the Hare Krishna movement in Australia and it was a forerunner to other Food for Life projects throughout Australia. The Beginning days In 1974, Srila Prabhupada (1896 – 1977) the founder acharya of ISKCON and the pioneer of the kirtan movement in the West, was alarmed by some […]