Friday, September 14, 2007

Vegan Cooking: The Revenge

This past Tuesday, the Vegan Cooking Workshop, the ecstatic prasadam/preaching programs courtesy of the New Vrindaban Brahmacari Ashram, centered in the lovely villa of Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University, got off and running.

Now in its fifth year, this program feeds over 100 students a week the pure goodness of home-cooked prasad, made by the artistic chef-dom of HG Balarama Chandra Prabhu. The whole experience is augmented this year by the fact that we have our own house in town.

On the outside it may look a little dingy, but on the inside a wonderful devotional atmosphere permeates. Instead of the stale smell of day-old beer, incense and the vibration of the Holy Name resounds. It is a true oasis in the middle of the typical realm of student-emanated passions and desires.

Here are some photographic highlights of the first week.

For sale, a big wooden table. Rather shiny and nice. Contact us at for more details
The kids get down on an ecstatic pasta dinner

Balarama is picky. It has to be JUST right! First class!

Jason and Narin partake of The Nectar of Furniture Assembling

When I told Mauricio to open the can with his teeth, he thought I was serious!

Better association than your local bar. Preparing prasad with love and care.

Balarama plots his takeover of the Russian Federation.

The kids offer up a lovely prayer to get us all in a spiritual mood before devouring the first feast of the year
The year of Vegan Cooking madness begins! Stay tuned in the months to come for all the adventures.