Monday, 27 August 2012

Prayers for Georg Feuerstein

From Brenda Feuerstein:
"It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and spiritual partner, Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., left his body on August 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM.
At this time, I would like to request prayers from the worldwide community for Georg’s transition through the afterlife states and for a swift rebirth."
Dr. Feuerstein's dedication and contribution to the study and preservation of yoga and the expression of those teachings cannot be measured. 

His website, books, manuals and movie appearances are priceless reference materials which will continue to inspire and illuminate our practice for many years to come.

I personally consider Dr. Feuerstein's Yoga Philosophy Teacher Training Manual to be of the highest calibre, and have been proud to use it as a primary reference in my Origin, History and Basic Philosophy of Yoga classes since it first became available in 2007.

Thank you, Dr. Feuerstein.  Thanks and loving sympathies to you, Brenda. 

Honoring Brenda's request, I offer these prayers.

Georg, Yogi of Noble Birth, may you journey fearlessly though the transitory states of existence and be released from the cycle of birth and death, or find your way to a peaceful rebirth where you can continue to benefit all beings.  Om Trayambakam x 108. 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Post Number 108

This post is about one thing (1), no thing (0), and everything (8).

108 beads in a mala, 108 sun salutations, 108 repetitions of a mantra... what's the big deal with 108? 

Mathematicians consider it an "abundant number" and "semiperfect".  It is a Harshad Number, an integer divisible by the sum of its digits.  The word Harshad comes from Sanskrit and means "great joy".

To celebrate Kali's Kitchen's 108th post, you can read more at:, Wikipedia

108 thanks for visiting!  I wish you 108 kinds of joy!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Sattvic Movie Saturday: Untitled

I'm so excited to share this short film with you today! 

Congratulations and thanks, Taya and Ryleigh, for sharing your perspective with such talent, grace and courage! 

Click here to watch it (and click like!!) full screen on YouTube.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Janamashtami 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012 you can celebrate the birth of Baby Krishna at events around Edmonton.

Bhartiya Cultural Society of Alberta

Hindu Society of Alberta

ISKCON Center Edmonton

There will be music, stories, prasad and more!

Jai Sri Krishna!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant

Dessert/Drink Menu
Oooooh I just came back from dinner at the most wonderful place, Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant!

Family run and beautifully decorated, the food is a delicious mix of Thai, Indonesian and Indian cuisine.  Totally vegan and totally amazing!

We shared coconut rice and two dishes, Lemon "Ribs" and "Chicken" Curry followed by dessert and steamed soy milk chai... mmm... what a treat!

I hope you're having a great long weekend enjoying the beautiful summer weather and the fabulous lightning shows.  See you at yoga tomorrow!

Sattvic Movie Saturday: The Story of India, Part 6

The Story of India"In this landmark six-part series for PBS and the BBC, Michael Wood embarked on a dazzling and exciting journey through today’s India, seeking in the present for clues to her past, and in the past for clues to her future.

The world’s largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world’s most ancient surviving civilization, with unbroken continuity back into prehistory.

Like other great civilizations – Greece or Egypt, for example – over the millennia it has enjoyed not just one but several brilliant golden ages in art and culture. Its great thinkers and religious leaders have permanently changed the face of the globe. But while the glories of Rome, Egypt, and Greece, have all been the subject of TV portraits, as yet there has been no television story of India on our screens.

This series sets out for the first time to do that: to show a world audience the wonders of India; the incredible richness and diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes; and the intense drama of its past, including some of the most momentous, exciting and moving events in world history." - Source:  Top Documentary Films, The Story of India

The Story of India, Part Six: 

Freedom. This last episode tells how a foreign multinational (the East India Company) thousands of miles away gradually and almost by chance took power over great swathes of the Indian subcontinent.