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Friends Event: Faith and Food in Hindu Traditions

Birmingham Friends Event
Saturday, 22 January 2011 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gospel Oak Community Centre
17 Redstone Farm Road
Hall Green 
Birmingham B28 9NU

A Talk by Anuradha Dooney of the OCHS Continuing Education Department

"From food are made all bodies, which become food again for others after their death. Food is the most important of all things for the body; therefore it is the best medicine for all the body’s ailments. Those who look upon food as the Lord’s gift shall never lack life’s physical comforts." Taittirya Upanisad 2.1.1
From the earliest expressions of Hindu thought to the Ayurvedic remedies, tiffin wallas, and temples of today, food, fasting and feasting have been at the heart of Hindu ideology and practice. This talk savours some of the ‘thinking behind the eating’ from the Upanisads, the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita amongst others. There will be time for questions and shared digested insights at the end.
Friends of the OCHS - Birmingham