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Tucson Celebrates 9th Annual Feed the World Day

by Sandamini dasi

Posted October 5, 2010

“Are you crazy,” the CBS news reporter asked me, “opening your restaurant for free and inviting the public?” “Maybe,” I said, “but our philosophy teaches us that no one should be hungry within a ten-mile radius of our centers. And if one follows a non-violent life style, including abstaining from animal slaughter, the world would be a much better place.” The reporter conducted the interview for about five minutes before going on to film the various health-related booths and then the kirtan party. After that, he indulged his senses in tasting the attractive six-course vegan meal.

Guests gather to honor Krishna prasadam

Over 400 people came to Govinda’s on Monday, Sept 27th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guests mingling at some of the health booths

The booths showcased alternative healing arts, such as reflexology, iridology, therapeutic massage, and chiropractics. Guests were treated to free demonstrations of twenty different hands-on health practices, allowing them to experience the positive results that can come about from these natural healing arts.

5 straight hours of the holy name while guests dine, dance and delight.

The stage was lively with continuous kirtan, with many coming together in honor of World Holy Name Day to chant and give the attendees a higher taste of genuine mantra meditation. Devotees were blissful late in the evening after all their hard work, having engaged in Srila Prabhupada’s sublime preaching method of prasadam distribution and chanting.

“You’ll be on at 6 p.m. tonight, and hopefully, more people will come out to taste this delicious food you have here!” called the reporter as he left, a bit more purified and enlightened than when he came.