17 May 2015 12:00
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Yoga and Food: Google Hangout with Paul Rodney Turner

  • Sunday, May 17 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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Paul Rodney Turner is the Founder and Director, Food For Life Global – whose network of affiliates feeds 1.5 million people for free everyday globally. He will speak on the topic “Food Yoga – the art of nourishing our souls and creating unity in the world”. This is part of a OVBI Google Hangout series as a runup to the International Day of Yoga.

ISKCON Food For Life was inspired by Srila Prabhupada. Paul later founded the headquarters of the organization Food For Life Global in 1994. It is the world’s largest vegan and vegetarian non-profit foodrelief organization. Its efforts span the globe, with projects occupying over 60 countries. Volunteers provide over 1,500,000 free meals daily. Food For Life does not only tackle only one form of hunger but reaches out to all in need, including; The homeless of major US cities, disadvantaged children globally; and victims of natural disasters around the world.With roots in India, the Food for Life project is a modern day revival of the ancient Vedic culture of hospitality with its belief in the equality of all beings.  It has been lauded by The New York Times and the International Rescue Committee  for its relief efforts worldwide.

In total, Food for Life has distributed more than 750 million meals since its inception.

Food for Life has expanded its reach to include, eco projects such as Working Villages International; as well as orphanages such as Gokulam – Bhaktivedanta Children’s Home Gokulam in Sri Lanka, a refuge where needy children receive food, shelter, medical care, education and loving care.

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