Our group Mantra Meditation Classes will take place every Thursday from January 29th until February 26th. Cookies and Chai with the Krishnas will start up again on Thursday, March 12th, and meetings will be held every Thursday. For more information on classes and programs click on the link below.
This week our Bhagavad Gita As It Is class and our Krishna Lunch on Sundays program will be starting again for the semester. The Bhagavad Gita class will be on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm, and the Krishna Lunch on Sundays program will be held on Sundays from 12:00-1:00pm at the Krishna House.
Cookies and Chai with the Krishnas will resume on February, 5th and will now be held on Thursdays this semester.
We are also offering a group mantra meditation class this semester every other Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm. The first meeting will take place on January 13.th
We look forward to seeing you at our programs!
On March 14, 2014, I first stepped foot in the Krishna House. This transition marked the beginning of a deeply profound, memorable, and transforming experience in my life. From the moment I arrived, I felt at home. The Krishna House is a spiritual oasis. The sincere, dedicated, and enthusiastic people who live and serve here inspire one another to grow spiritually. Our time is spent chanting God’s name, hearing about God, and honoring and serving food that has been offered to him. Through devotional service, we develop genuine and loving friendships. Living and serving here has created a deep and lasting impression on my heart.
While living at the Krishna House, I have been studying at Santa Fe College. The college experience has been a major change, to say the least. I grew up in Saranagati Village, a remote ISKCON farm community in British Columbia, Canada. The school I went to had only thirteen students. Now, studying at Santa Fe getting an Elementary Education degree, I am one among hundreds of students. The only way I can manage is because I live in a spiritual environment. Spiritual practice strengthens me, the association uplifts me, and the teachings inspire me.
One day, an older student was telling me in great detail about her work, studies and future occupation. At one point I asked her, “So, what is the goal of your life?” She suddenly paused and looked back at me with an entirely blank stare. “I don’t know,” she said, “I’ve never thought of that before.” Her response struck me. I can’t imagine life without a goal. What is the purpose of doing something if it does not bring us closer to a goal? Sharing the highest goal of loving and serving God or Krishna is the mission of the Krishna House.
1. Vegetarian diets are health-giving! In fact, 95% of former meat-eaters report that a switch to a vegetarian diet increases their energy, vitality, and well-being.
2. Vegetarian diets support the health of the environment by avoiding the massive deforestation, wasteful feeding of grain and corn to livestock, and over-consumption of water required to support a meat-based diet.
3. Scientific studies have shown that vegetarian diets are associated with lower rates of killer diseases like heart disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and even lung cancer. Americans are amongst the biggest meat-consumers in the world and consequently have the highest rates in the world of those diseases.
4. Vegetarianism has the power to solve the world hunger crisis. If Americans were to reduce their meat consumption by only 10%, every one of the 60 million human beings that starve to death on this planet would be adequately fed.
5. Vegetarianism is based on the ideal of humane treatment of all living creatures.
6. Vegetarians avoid poisonous chemicals like hormones, antibiotics, and chemical contaminants found in animal products, such as heptachlor, PCBs, toxaphene, the bacteria salmonellosis and campylobacter, and the dioxin-containing chemical 2,4,5-T, which has been linked to immune deficiencies, sterility, contamination of mother's milk, and other health problems.
7. Vegetarian diets supply more than adequate amounts of protein, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrituion, the World Health Organization, and Food and Nutrition Board, and the National Research Council.
8. Vegetarians display greater stamina and strength than meat-eaters, as shown in numerous tests of muscular endurance.
9. Experts are now saying that 80% of cancer is preventable through healthy diets which contain low amounts of fats and oils and high amounts of fiber-the model vegetarian diet!
10. You have the opportunity as a vegetarian to take your health, energy, and well-being to unimagined heights, and to engage in a style of life that heals the planet you live on.List compiled by students at Yale University
December 10th will be the last day of Krishna Lunch on campus. However, we will be serving Krishna Lunch at the Krishna House from 12:00-3:00pm during reading days, the 11th and 12th, and during finals week the 15th-17th. We will not be serving the 18th and 19th as previously posted. Thank you to everyone for allowing us to serve you this semester! Hope to see you all in January!
Have a great winter break!