ISKCON Vancouver Holds First Sage of the Earth Event
By Jaya Govinda dasa, ISKCON Vancouver | Sep 06, 2022
ISKCON Vancouver hosted the inaugural Sage the Earth (not a typo!) occasion on June 25, 2022. The 5 simultaneous fireplace sacrifices, full with kirtan yajna of the holy names and prescribed mantras, had been supplied to reverse international incongruities: local weather disturbances, wars, and racial violence.
The presence of sages similar to Bhaktimarga Swami, GBC for North American Zone 1, the North; Gauranga Das, director of Govardhan Eco-Village, India; and Ananda Gauranga Das, specialised yajna pujari, assured success for the occasion.
Other dignitaries included Burnaby’s Mayor Mike Hurley, Member of Parliament Peter Julian, City Councillors Pietro Calendino & James Wang, and School Trustee Larry Hayes. Vallabha Hari Das, skilled TV host, acted as MC, guiding the attendees via the ceremonies and the accompanying dramas, classical Bharatnatyam dance, kids’s enjoyable zone, and a feast.
Elected Member of Parliament Peter Julian, representing the federal driving of New Westminster-Burnaby, offered an appreciation certificates for the Sage the Earth initiative from the Government of Canada.