My interview on Sacred Space TV in Australia (4 part series)

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:…

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Talk at the World Vegan Summit 2015

The mission of the charity I direct, Food for Life Global, 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 us…

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ISKCON: An insiders look and how it can heal

The following essay is both for the devotees and followers of Srila Prabhupada within ISKCON and also to give outsiders an inside look at the challenges faced by the ISKCON institution with a hope to facilitate dialogue for the greater good and find solutions. ————– In 1983, I became a practitioner of Krishna consciousness and…

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Living without money — Is that the best answer to peace and happiness?

Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary Living Without Money, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago. I have lived without money, maybe not exactly the way Ms. Schwermer has done, but when…

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What was it like being a monk? Do you have a specific question?

My dear friends and readers… I am wondering what sort of information you prefer to get from me. As you can see, I cover a wide variety of topics, but naturally some articles do better than others. I love to talk about spiritual perspectives, consciousness, my charity work and numerology, but there are so many…

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What do Your Numbers Say About You?

My numerology services are unique in the market in that I bring a spiritual perspective to my readings, having been a monk for 14 years from age 19 – 33 with intense study and meditation on the divinity of numbers. My principle realization is that God — the divine force that permeates this world and…

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The Stain on the Vegan Diet – B12 deficiency. The Solution may Surprise you.

[Updated July 2015 from an original post in April 2014] Bullshit! Yes, actually that’s it. Well, that and cow shit usually referred to as cow dung. You see, despite the obvious merit of choosing to be a vegan, which essentially means avoiding all foods, clothing and products that are the result of animal suffering; and…

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Catching up with the Walking Monk

It was so nice meeting up with the Walking Monk, Bhaktimarg Swami during our visit to Orlando and it was serendipitous as well for wife Juliana and I are launching a new product called the “Walking meditator.” (Launching soon). The swami wrote about our meeting on his blog: http://www.thewalkingmonk.blogspot.ca/2014/11/thursday-october-30th-2014.html I have known the Swami for over…

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Food Yogi featured chef at Bogota Food and Wine Festival

I 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 3 years. There were 40 International chefs to participate in this prestigious culinary festival, but I was the only…

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Why are bad habits hard to break – and what if those habits are food for your soul?

Habits are something we all have. They can haunt us like wicked ghosts hanging on our back, or just be little annoyances like the occasional mosquito on a starry night. Whatever the case may be, they are often not beneficial to hold on to. Especially, when we consider how transient this world is and how…

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