My Father – Rodney John Turner

Fairfax, Virginia USA A eulogy to my father, Rodney John Turner, on the occasion of his funeral, May 15, 2001 (first time published) Mum and Dad 1960 My dear family and friends, First I would sincerely like to thank you all for coming today to pay your last respects to my father, Rodney Turner. It is…

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Keeping it real – while still seeking spiritual emancipation.

I gave Srimad Bhagavatam class today in the Hare Krishna temple in Riga, Latvia on this verse (http://vedabase.net/sb/3/20/6/ ). I was feeling very unqualified and somewhat perplexed. I mean, I am not a Vedic scholar, nor a self realised soul in any sense, and yet this verse was talking about how much a true devotee of…

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The inside story of Food for Life

Sunday Talk at the Radha Gopinath Temple in Chowpatti, Mumbai, India. On June 16, 2013 I was asked to give the Sunday lecture to the congregation at the famous Radha Gopinatha temple in Mumbai, India. My talk was an introduction to food yoga, a solution to world hunger and a general overview of Food for…

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A poem for my sister

There’s a divine maiden called Janaki, aka, Julianne — the spunky,  who leaves trails of gold dust in her wake,  for if you ever get to meet her, you’ll praise her like the geeta, and reminisce it like a hot-cross bun bake. Loyal and kind, with a brilliant mind, and a heart filled with pools…

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A Poem for Kishori

Kishori Priya Turner and “GT” There is a girl called Kishori, who can tell a personal story, of her struggle to find her true voice, As she patiently slayed, all demons of dismay, The angels would praise her choice… To remain in the light, like a candle burning at night,  although her mind flickered in…

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Travel Diary of a Food Yogi – March 11 – 20

March 11 Monday Trincomalee, Sri Lanka The resort is really peaceful and pleasant. Slept long and peaceful. Rose at 5.30am to greet the sun on the beach. I did my morning warrior yoga routine and dipped in the warm Atlantic pacific ocean. The water is like a warm bath. Just lovely to swim in.  While…

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The Dramatic act of Life

Whatever comes to my mind, is a funny kind of bind, When your heart feels blind, but then you remind, Your SELF, that it’s all ok, even though, just the other day, You had to pay, for a previous melee, when you chose the wrong way.
 As your mind danced, in that madman party, Jiving…

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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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Crying for your soul’s sake – Attention all men

One of the greatest pleasures in life is witnessing the tears of someone becoming choked with emotion by a touching moment, or as they recall a fond memory of a loved one who has past. Because it is at these times that we get to witness someone getting in touch with their higher sensibilities — an…

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A Man’s Highest Calling

I’m a man with a mission — so don’t be so coy, You can trust my decisions — and learn to enjoy, My soul ego is strong now — so I live for that day, when windmills are turning — and minds are at play… When impossible factors — are thrown to the side,  and…

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