The Culture of Food

Any success an athlete derives is largely based upon the culture by which they practice: what time they go to bed, who they associate with, who teaches them, how long they practice for, as well as what they eat.


For a devotee, the spiritual warrior, the principle of living a cultured lifestyle breeds success on the battlefield of life. Culture is like the mineral enriched soil required for a plant to grow. We are all trying to grow the seed of bhakti in our hearts, however, if we do not understand or practice the appropriate culture, it is difficult for this seed to grow into the creeper of bhakti.


Devotional culture includes many items, and this seminar will dive deep into an item central to all cultures all over the world: food. As the common saying ‘you are what you eat’ indicates, diet plays a large part role in shaping who we are. The Vedic culture goes on to suggest this is the case not just on the physical level, but also on the subtle level where the consciousness in which food is made can affect the consciousness of the person eating the food. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna talks of foods influenced by different modes.


This seminar will focus on cultivating the culture of eating a spiritually conducive diet. In a world full of processed foods and artificial ingredients, His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami will teach us how this is possible, outline how to become more conscious of what we eat, and clarify any misconceptions we have about the theoretical and practical issues related to food.


Date: Sunday 9th July 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Bhaktivedanta Manor
Course Fee: £10

For more information or to sign up to this course, please email or call Sesa das on 07854 734331

You can sign up to this course by following the Paypal link below, or at the Manor reception (01923 851000). You will then receive e-mail confirmation of your place on the course.

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