Category Archives: Food Yoga

The art and science of Food Yoga

6 Day Food Yoga Retreat in Brazil

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…

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Interview on Main Street Vegan Radio show

June 4, 2014 — During my 20 minute radio interview on Main Street Vegan show hosted by Victoria Moran, I discuss Food for Life’s beginning and work, as well as food yoga philosophy. I am the 2nd guest on the show and my interview starts around 14 mins in. GO HERE: http://www.unity.fm/episode/MainStreetVegan_060414

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Uniting the world through pure food – Imagine!

If there is one thing absolute in this world it is that food has the power to unite. And the recent floods that devastated parts of the Balkans is a case in point. People from all ethnicities are reaching out to help their “brothers” and “sisters.” Using the purest food (prasadam) to create peace and…

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Happy Mothers Day – A day to honour ALL MOTHERS, but how?

On this day we honour our mother and all mothers that are near and dear to us by buying them flowers, chocolates or maybe making them breakfast in bed. It is a day to meditate on the unconditional love that our mothers have offered us all these years. However, all these sincere and loving gestures…

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Dreams sometimes remind us of lessons learned and how far we still have to go

His Holiness Radhanath Swami I dreamt of a great saint the other night, but sadly I did not act as I would have liked. I was inside a temple where many people had gathered. I was not sure why I was there, but then in the background I noticed Radhanath Swami, an initiating spiritual master…

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Think with your brain, not your mouth! Shame on McDonalds

McDonalds latest campaign message is: “Think with your mouth.” But in truth, people don’t think with their mouth or tongue. In reality they allow the tongue to be their master and to dictate what their body needs. It is foolish and the results are grossly evident in the obesity epidemic taking over the world today.…

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

I could hardly imagine 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…

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Saint Francis of Assisi and Compassion for Animals

Saint Francis of Assisi Excerpt from:  FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul A new book by Paul Rodney Turner, the Food Yogi There are basically two distinct schools of Christian thought: The Aristotelian-Thomistic school and the Augustinian-Franciscan school. The Aristotelian-Thomistic school teaches that animals are here for our pleasure—they have no independent purpose.  We can eat…

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A poem for Manju

Manjumedha (“Manju”) with her husband, Subhadra (“Su”) There’s a lady we call ‘Manju’ — a devoted dasi of Visnu, and the faithful wife of a boy we call “Su.”  They’re a barrel of fun – and united as one, just like soy sauce and a nicely braised tofu. She’s a culinary queen — for there’s…

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Travel Diary of a Food Yogi – March 5 – 10, 2013

March 5  Leaving Gold Coast today at 1pm. I am finally starting my world tour. We had to pass through Melbourne before flying to Perth.  I arrived on time and the director of PAWS, David Reynolds was there on time to collect me. I settled into the Baywater garden house and was very comfortable. The…

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