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!
On Thursday, November 27th we are having a vegetarian Thanksgiving feast at our farm community, New Raman Reti in Alachua, and we would like to invite all of you to attend. The feast will be served from 11:00am til 6:00pm.
Advance tickets are on sale now until November 26, 2014. The fees will be $6 for adults. Children 5 to 10 years are $3, and children under 5 are free. Tickets purchased at the entrance will be $8 for adults, children 5 to 10 years are $4, and children under 5 are free. To purchase tickets please click here.
On November 28th-30th, We will have the Festival of the Holy Name at the same location (New Raman Reti, ISKCON Alachua). This festival is an annual community celebration held over the Thanksgiving weekend that features two full days of Kirtan. Kirtan is an active group meditation involving music and dance that brings happiness, peace, and can help one attain self-realization. This event is free for everyone, and will run from 10am-10pm on the 28th and 29th, and from 10:00am-1:30pm on the 30th A free lunch and dinner will also be served to all the guests. For more information about the Festival of the Holy Name please click here.
ISKCON of Alachua / Hare Krishna Temple17306 NW 112th Blvd.Alachua, Florida 32615(386)462-2017
We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Tuesday, November, 25th will be our last day of serving Krishna Lunch for the rest of the month. So, we invite all of you to come out and have lunch with us before leaving to celebrate Thanksgiving with all of your loved ones.
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-19th.
We look forward to serving all of you!
For the past six years, the Krishna House has been running a unique and fun program called the Bhakti Academy that teaches students how to apply the teachings of the ancient Vedas into their daily lives. Every semester we have 25-30 live-in residents at Krishna House, some of whom come from different parts of the world to take part in the Bhakti Academy. Many Krishna House residents are full-time students at UF or Santa Fe College, while others have taken time out of their regular lives to completely immerse themselves in Bhakti Yoga.
Bhakti Yoga is the science of reawakening our relationship with God through loving devotional service. Students of the Bhakti Academy participate in mantra meditation, kirtan (musical meditation), serving Krishna Lunch and philosophical classes based on Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and other books translated by the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The current Bhakti Academy director, Syamala Kishori, says, "I am very grateful to be able to facilitate the learning and experience of students in the Bhakti Academy program. It's so enlivening to witness a variety of people deepen their spiritual lives and master the art of balancing their spiritual practice and material responsibilities. I especially enjoy coming up with group activities that create a lasting friendship between the residents of Krishna House. We are always happy to have people visit and join us for our programs and outings."