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A poem for Jaggy

Dear Jagannath Priya, devi dasi you are, A lover of animals, like a benediction star, And those you allow to come into your world,  You nurture and love them, like an oyster does a pearl. O’ how lucky I am to, have met you this time,  when my heart is so open for romantic rhyme…

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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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A warrior of light and a deliverer of love

Note: This lovely poem was gifted to my hear while laying on a beach in Bali one night…  As the heavens opened up and revealed their soul,  I remembered so much and knew I was old, as a soul traveling through this mighty cosmic space,  there was no need to worry, and no need to…

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A poem for Vali — the Vegan Princess

Vali Fuller-Quinn I know a young maiden called Vali, whose creativity is rather Narly,  whether she is whipping up fine art, or creating a raw cherry tart,  she could do it all while jiving to Marley, Soft and kind, with a brilliant mind, and a heart like molten gold,  This vegan princess, speaks only of…

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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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