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Paul Rodney Turner speaks at World Vegan Summit 2015

Paul Rodney Turner speaks at World Vegan Summit 2015

WORLD VEGAN SUMMIT 2015
Talk by FFLG director, Paul Rodney Turner

Food for Life Global’s mission is NOT, “feeding the poor” but to UNITE the WORLD THROUGH PURE FOOD. This objective is universal and is based on the principle of spiritual equality as the ultimate solution to poverty and hunger. The inspiration behind Food for Life Global, Srila Prabhupada, told me and other volunteers that we should not discriminate and that our pure food should be liberally distributed. It is this unconditional and liberal sharing of pure food that serves to express (in action) that we love all living beings and that everyone is spiritually equal. Once we establish spiritual equality, we can effectively solve all material problems.

In Turner’s talk at the World Vegan Summit, he explained this concept and gave a summary view of the work Food for Life affiliates are doing all over the world.

 

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Food Yogi Interviewed on Sacred Space TV – Part 1

Food Yogi Interviewed on Sacred Space TV – Part 1

This is part 1 of 4 parts of an interview I gave in Australia at the Melbourne Hare Krishna temple. Forgive the background noises, especially the occasional plane and coughing and kirtan, I did not realize at the time and boy I wish I had. There is one thing I misspoke in part 4. Correction: Male calves from the dairy industry are fed a LOW-iron diet to make them anemic and their flesh light color. However, on the video, I said, “High-iron diet.” oops.

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Trekking through the Himalayas

Trekking through the Himalayas

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On Day 1 we gathered — at an eco hotel,
Excited and hopeful — that all would go well,
Sincere seekers of truth, with hearts filled with love,
We prayed the Gods would bless us from those mighty peaks above.

On Day 2 we felt grounded — as we embraced Mother Earth,
Appreciating her artistry in stone carvings, and the birth…
of a Nation full of climbers, with calf muscles like granite,
you won’t find stronger men by weight on this planet.

On Day 3 we dove deep — into the Mother divine —
Manifest as Water — with qualities feminine,
Such as softness, compassion, quiteness and adaptability,
as well as nurturing, secretiveness and flexibility.

The mighty Trisuli — would express her powers 3+
Her challenging currents — were more than ample for all of us,
While her chilly waters drenched — our lust for soft beds,
The friendly sun shone boldly and warmed our sorry heads.

The Fire energy roared loudly — as we sat by the banks,
enjoying smores and good company — while our egos shrank…
from hardened wood to dark coals — on a black starry night,
we felt invigorated and thankful — for the grace of fire light.

Fire energy is masculine — with the power to destroy,
Manifesting as change, war, and fury — it can melt metals into alloys,
It’s erratic behaviour — is impossible to contain,
and yet, without its heat and light — we could not maintain.

On Day 4, vegan pancakes, adorned our hungry plates,
prepared with love by Juliana — we all could hardly wait,
We then drove to Pokhara — to settle down for the night,
the first day of our trek — was now close within our sights.

On Day 5 we were greeted — with the most glorious sunrise,
set against a mighty backdrop — of glorious mountain highs,
As snowy peaks pierced the skyline, and clouds danced around,
We practiced yoga that morning — our energy unbound.

After a short morning commute — we arrived at Nayapal,
the starting place of our trek — a humble village in Nepal,
It was there we met “Yuddhi” a street dog with a smile,
She would walk with us gladly, for the next few miles.

We trekked up and down — “Nepali flat” we were told,
it wasn’t easy for any of us, but thank God it was not cold,
Today would be easy — compared to tomorrow’s big ascent,
Our porters, led by “Babu” walked with focused intent.

We stayed overnight in a guest house, some 1600 meters high,
Although the air was getting cleaner — we all had sore thighs,
The rooms were very humble and the food simple fare,
but nobody complained — and nor did anyone care.

Our hearts were being enriched — with every step we trod,
lifting our heavy boots — while straining our quads,
On Day 6 we soared higher, up the steps to Ghorepani,
over 4000 to be exact, and boy, it was not funny.

By the end of the day — we were exhausted and very sore,
but elated we had scaled over 1100 meters more.
“This was now getting serious,” our minds cried out in pain,
I admired the determination of Ivas, as he focused on the gain.

While Bob and Cyndi took their time — setting a steady pace,
Juliana shadowed Babu — with a mountain-climber’s face,
Matching his pace all the way, while glaring at his shoes,
The mountain “poker dot jersey” was hers to lose.

Meanwhile, Billy quietly ascended, holding sticks in both hands,
Like the great men before him, he made proud Deutschland,
Just behind him was Santa, snapping photos all the way,
while encouraging her man, Ivars, to the Gods she would pray.

On Day 7 we arose early — to catch the sunrise,
scaling the top of Poonhil — we found clear blue skies.
I did headstands for my album, while we celebrated the new day,
after sun gazing respectfully — to Gayatri we did pray.

To Juliana’s delight — her friend Yuddhi did reappear,
It was some kind of miracle that she’d ascended without fear,
She’d never done this trek before — and was barely 1-year-old,
and yet here she was smiling — wagging her tail so bold.

A great day to honour Fire and Air — combined in one breath,
enriching our lungs and eyes — we pushed away death.
Onwards went our trekking — as we headed for Tadapani,
Some 5-6 hours later it was still very sunny.

The weather kept cooperating — everyday we felt blessed,
Making our trek all the more easier, as we walked in light dress.
Breathing deeply and slowly — absorbing the mountain chi,
Our faces grew younger — as they filled with utter glee.

The quality of Air is feminine — embodying a soft touch,
expansive thoughts, sweet fragrance and detachment as such.
We arrived at the Discovery Hotel, complete with spectacular views,
and bedded down for the night, to start a day anew.

On Day 8 we ventured downward — to a place called Chomarong,
In the evening, we all spontaneously broke out in devotional song.
After a demanding descent to Jhihu — that stressed our knees and calves,
It was time to soak our aching limbs in a refreshing hot bath.

The natural hot springs replenished — our weary sore feet,
As we soaked and wrinkled up — we shared stories in the heat,
While the rapids churned powerfully — creating a pleasant natural song,
rain drops fell softly — it seemed nothing could go wrong.

Returning to our new guest rooms, 30 minutes up the hill,
We witnessed Mother Nature’s power — as hail did fill…
the courtyard beside our rooms — crashing hard on the rooftop,
If it had come earlier today — our trek would have to stop.

But the Gods were blessing us — it was very easy to see,
Our guide and porters kept telling us — how lucky we had been,
Clear views, bright colours — and perfect paths to walk,
The Himalayas were so kind to us – I swear I could hear them talk…

To each and everyone of us — a personal spiritual song,
One we could personally relate too — one that would make us strong,
As we expanded our consciousness – to embrace these new ideas,
We felt invigorated like children — with suction cups for ears.

For today was about Ether — and the intention it contains,
We should direct our thoughts to positive things — and eschew all things mundane,
We must master our mischievous tongues — with pure food and pure talk,
by praising others, giving gratitude and wielding a conscious fork.

On Day 9 we returned to Nayapal — back to where we had begun,
Feeling tired but satisfied — the adventure had been so much fun.
As we drove back to our hotel — Nepalese folk songs played aloud,
As the leader of the group — I could not be more proud.

That evening I led everyone — on a visual meditation,
guiding them to each Element — to pause for appreciation,
How Mother Nature embraces us — with unconditional love,
How God is ever present — and not solely in heaven above.

Each element expresses — in multifarious ways,
Through energy, food, behaviour — and even what we say,
We are personified energy — experiencing material form,
It is imperative we realize — our soul is never born.

For energy is eternal — just changing shape and space,
What we know of each other — should be more than just a face,
Look behind the eyes of others — to see their force inside,
Embrace your soul divinity — with mountainous pride.

(c) 2015 Paul Rodney Turner

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Food Yogi presenting at the World Vegan Summit in LA

Food Yogi presenting at the World Vegan Summit in LA

rawicecreamBALIThe World Vegan Summit is fast becoming the “go to” event in the USA, featuring some of most influential and inspiring vegan activists, chefs, writers, athletes and celebrities, all coming together for one purpose — to raise awareness and educate the public about the health, environmental, and spiritual benefits of a vegan diet.

I have been invited to talk on Food Yoga and demonstrate some raw vegan snacks and will be presenting on Sunday, March 22 at 12-1pm in the Sinder Lounge.

Come and join me, get a signed copy of my book and enjoy some raw vegan chocolate mint ice cream and vegan brownies!

When: Friday March 20 – Sunday March 22, 2015

Venue: Marina del Rey Marriott • 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

WorldVeganSummitLOGOSomeone has to save the planet, billions of innocent animals, and humanity from hunger, disease, war, violence, and climate change – and it won’t be the people telling you to eat “humane”, free-range, cage-free, organic, grass-fed “meat”, dairy, fish, and eggs…It WILL be the people attending the Los Angeles area WORLD VEGAN SUMMIT & EXPO…where speakers, thinkers, movers, and shakers will meet to focus advocacy and activism on creating a compassionate, healthy, environmentally-sustainable VEGAN world, with the abolition of all use of other animals for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, and (impossibly unattainable) “humane animal products”.  Join us for speakers, presentations, workshops, socials, music, film, food, and fun!

Learn more at worldvegansummit.com

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Foster the People receive FOOD YOGA and a vegan lunch

Foster the People receive FOOD YOGA and a vegan lunch

Mark Pontius and Phil Danyew from Foster the People are in Colombia to perform at the famous Festival Estereo Picnic along with other big names like Jack White and Damian Marley. Mark and Phil dropped by Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary to meet with the rescued animals and enjoy a vegan lunch.

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I made a Quinoa vegetable curry, baked potatoes, cauliflower buffalo wings with hot sauce, and a delicious mango, spinach, avocado salad. The boys relished the lunch as we talked about the work of Food for Life and Juliana’s Sanctuary. They were interested to learn about my experience as a monk and what is means to be a food yogi. Mark and Phil shared their musical journey and how they go to where they are now and then walked around the farm to meet all the animals here. Mark and Phil were amazed at how big Balarama, our resident ox is and yet also how peaceful and gentle he is.

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They both fed the horse and the cow and ox and then we visited all the dogs who loved the new visitors. A highlight of their visit was the new bunny. They both melted to see such a lovely and cute little animal snuggle up to them. Phil was particularly taken by the bunny and we got some great photos of him with the bunny. Mark and Phil then made a short endorsement video for the sanctuary, encouraging people to visit and support the project. We are so appreciative of this.

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Next, we went inside and enjoyed a vegan tiramisu made by my wife, Juliana. Mark and Phil invited me, Juliana and her sister, Dana to their concert tomorrow, so we look forward to seeing them again. I then presented Mark and Phil with copies of my books, Food Yoga, and The 5 Noble Truths.

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Mark is a new vegan and has been interested in animal welfare and meditation for a long time. He was genuinely touched by the charity work me and my wife are doing and looks forward to visiting again.

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Vegan Mint Cacao Crackles

Vegan Mint Cacao Crackles

This was a childhood favourite of mine, known back then as “Chocolate Crackles” and was nothing more than puffed rice mixed with chocolate sauce. Usually, the puffed rice was just the standard coco pops filled with sugar. This recipe calls for plain cacao-flavoured puffed rice.

I decided to make a healthier version of this Australian classic, adding a hint of peppermint as well to set it off as a nice after-dinner snack for adults. My Mint Cacao Crackles are a terrific party snack for kids as well.

It only takes about 5 minutes to make them and this is how you do it.

Chocolate Mix

In a food processor:

  • 6 fresh soft dates
  • 4 Prunes
  • 3 heaped Tbsp smooth organic peanut butter
  • 2 large Tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 2 heaped Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 3 drop pure peppermint essence

Blend until smooth and set aside.

Puffed Coating

In a separate bowl add:

  • 1 cup cacao puffed rice
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut

Mix together

Method

Roll the chocolate mix into balls and then roll them into the puffed rice mix, squeezing the balls with your hands to make sure the puffed rice sticks. Set them on a tray in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Say a prayer and enjoy!

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FOOD YOGA softcover – $29.95

FOOD YOGA softcover – $29.95

YOE-frontcover-NEW250FOOD YOGA – Nourishing the Body, Mind & Soul by Paul Rodney Turner, the food yogi.

Click to ORDER your softcover (380 pages) for only $29.95

“From this book you will learn how to achieve optimum health by practicing the Food Yogi diet and lifestyle, which includes what to eat, when to eat, water therapy, food offering meditation, and conscious eating. The characteristics of a food yogi, the metaphysics of food, sacred foods, the importance of water, the culture of spiritual hospitality – and much more – are explained in detail.

“This book is a virtual manifesto of the art and science of food yoga, and is a treasure trove of priceless information about many of the divine aspects of food.”

– KURMA DAS, Vegetarian Guru

http://kurma.net

“Thanks for your book and the food at Bluesfest! I am into the power of food, how what we consume is closely connected to our being as a whole and also being conscious and grateful for all the elements involved in bringing food to my plate.. so yes, i am enjoying reading ur book. big up!”

– Natalie Pa’apa’a

“Finally – the book that tells the whole story about this thing we do three times a day: eat. FOOD YOGA shares in delicious prose both the spiritual and physical relevance of food in our lives, and how we can use it to heal ourselves and our planet. ‘Should be must-read for anybody who’s ever held a fork.” – Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and The Love-Powered Diet.”

– Victoria Moran

http://www.VictoriaMoran.com

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Food Yogi offering personal consultations

Food Yogi offering personal consultations

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The Food Yogi is offering personal one on one coaching at your home. I will personally train you to become a food yogi, including teaching you how to purchase foods, combine ingredients, plan meals and balance your diet. My time is limited, so first in first served. Message me on Facebook or fill in the form below. Pricing is on a case by case basis and is negotiable. I am also interested in service exchange (bartering). Hit me up if you’re interested.

BOOK NOW!

Private consultations: $120 / hour

I will help you get your health back on track; reviewing your current diet, making the necessary adjustments and providing you the tools and knowledge to become the best you can.




Skype consultations: $95 / hour

From the convenience of your home, you can have the food yogi visit you and answer all your health and lifestyle questions (1 on 1).




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Eat Your Way to Health – new book

Eat Your Way to Health – new book

The younger the plant part you eat, the younger and healthier you stay!!! You can go after perfect health… and get it! You can take the diet you have… and improve it! You can take the leaf, flower-bud, fruit, etc, as described in the Bhagavad-Gita 9.26 and completely reversing all diseases. The science is in — a healthy vegan diet works. Introducing: MADHAVA DAS’S PLANT LIFE CYCLE DIET.

Since time immemorial the plant’s life cycle has been the key to health and longevity for man and animal alike. Find out the truth about what has gone wrong in the modern age and about how kindness, science and scripture can now save your life.  Learn how the plant life cycle and the Plant Life Cycle Diet can rejuvenate you to a state of paradisiacal health, happiness and beyond. Learn how to… Eat Your Way To Health!

Testimonials

“Thanks Madhava for all the explanation. I have read Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. McDougall, Dr. Esselstyn, Pritikin and Dr. Campbell and am now trying to put all the information together and determine what I am comfortable with. . I loved all your information & how you summarized & harmonized everyone. I found it all very helpful.”  – Lori Pitkowsky – Cornell University Student

“Very clever and effective. Humor and appeal to be current and up to date (not, God forbid, a “yesterday” person) works to get the message across.” – Margo Wood, Doctor of Education from Boston University, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies and professor of Literacy Education at the University of Southern Maine.

Price

$16.99 plus $3.59 shipping direct to your door!




About the Author

Madhava Das, also known as “Dasa”, is president of and chief researcher at Nutritional Research Maui, and holds a Cornell University Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition. Before taking to healthy living, Dasa, as a young man suffered from chronic lung congestion and extremely high blood pressure. In 1975 Madhava received professor Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System Lessen Course completed in 1922 which says vegetables and fruits are mucusless foods – similar to the modern research based Eat Your Way To Health, Plant Life Cycle Diet.

In 1976 Dasa adopted Ehret’s diet, more or less on faith, as science had not yet fully discovered and established the health benefits of the high nutrient per calorie, calorie normal, whole-food plant-based diet. Dasa is also a pioneering aviator being an original founder of the modern sport of hang gliding and the United States Hang Gliding Association; and having contributed to the design of the first successful human powered aircraft, the Gossamer Condor, now hanging at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. beside the original Wright Brothers Flyer and the Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, that took the first humans to walk on the moon.

 

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Food Yogi giving talks in London

Food Yogi giving talks in London

The Food Yogi will be speaking at Alchemy Centre for Yoga in Camden, London, UK on Sunday, October 14th at 1pm. No need to register, the event is free and will be followed by a lecture by a 2-hour lecture with one of the world’s leading humanitarians, Satish Kumar starting at 3pm.  Cost: £30

New Trinity Soil, Soul, Society with Satish Kumar – 14th October
A Human aspirations have often been expressed in trinities.  Father, Son and Holy Spirit inspire the Christian vision.  Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness focused American aspirations.  Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité drove the French Revolution.  Mind, Body and Spirit was at the heart of the New Age movement.

To learn more visit: http://www.alchemythecentre.co.uk/workshops-events/workshops/

Alchemy on GoogleMaps here.
Alchemy the Centre
Unit 101, Horse Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road
London
NW1 8AH
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16th October 9pm – Inspiral Cafe

 

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