Title: Yoga of food – Recipes for health and happiness
Location: Lululemon, 342 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A2
Date: Thursday, Jun 03 2010
Time:06:30 PM till 08:30 PM
Event fee $10 (includes vegan dinner)
Join us as Devamrita Swami, a monk and a practicing Vegetarian for over 40 years helps us explore the connection between Food, consciousness and happiness. He has inspired thousands of people in every continent of the globe to embrace a lifestyle of Vegetarianism leveraging this for building not just health, but also happiness. The adage “you are what you eat,” has never been more true as people struggle with poor health and obesity.
Food is central to our lives and it’s only natural for food to be the among the most effective mediums to initiate a change in consciousness. Conscious living spans all thoughts and actions and, living consciously begins with conscious eating.
Food is the most basic necessity of life. Its purpose is to nourish the body, mind, and soul. It has the unique power to bring people together. All of us have had the experience of sitting down to a meal cooked with love and felt an immediate transformation of consciousness filling us with a sense of deep joy and happiness. Food that is old, decomposed, and consisting of dead flesh will pollute the body and consciousness. Food that is fresh, alive, and nutritious will, on the other hand, enrich the body, cleanse the mind, and satisfy the soul. When prepared with love, food can speak any language. Such food has the ability to break down barriers, turn anger into love, fear into trust, and ignorance into enlightenment. Conscious people live their lives in full awareness of their connection to their surroundings.
About the speaker
Devamrita Swami is a monk whose profound dedication to the spiritual path spans four decades. It was in 1972 that he first came in contact with the ancient wisdom of the East. His attraction to this transcendental knowledge was immediate and the effect profound; though a graduate of Yale University, he discovered that this would be the start of his real education. Since that time, through constant spiritual practice Devamrita Swami has matured in his understanding of these ancient truths and now spends his time sharing his realizations with others.
Badahari Dasa, a Bhakti Yogi, Kirtan master and a musician for over 35 years who has performed at several spiritual concerts in every continent.He has a degree in music and has released several music albums and trained many budding artists on classical Kirtan music and instruments.He will enchant you with his deep and devotional voice blended to the expert play of fingers on an ancient instruments 'The Harmonium'. Accompanying him will be a group of expert musician yogis on eastern instruments like the hand cymbals and Mridanga-drum.Witness the transformation within as Badahari dasa explains the power of the mantras he will sing. A not to miss experience for all spiritual enthusiasts.