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GANDHI’S AWAKENING tells the fascinating story of Gandhi’s early transformative years in South Africa. It is here the young, naive lawyer experiences harsh prejudice and hatred firsthand, when he is thrown off a train and beaten with a lead pipe. During the Zulu War of 1906, serving as an ambulance stretcher carrier in the British service, he comes face-to-face with the brutality of war, and undergoes a spiritual epiphany that sets a course for the rest of his life. The film offers a deep, discerning look into Gandhi’s spiritual ideals as he practices and teaches them in his first revolutionary ashrams.
The evening will begin with Sattvic food (menu below) served in the cafe at 6pm followed by an introduction from the film’s director Kell Kearns at 7.30pm.
Food and Film charged for on a donation basis.
A sattvic diet places emphasis on seasonal foods, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-meat based proteins.
Tonight’s menu will all be sattvic, (more information below) ie free from onion, garlic & used mild spices.
All the dishes are Vegetarian & Vegan.
A satvik or sattvic diet is meant to include foods and eating habits that are “pure, essential, natural, vital, energy-containing, clean, conscious, true, honest, wise”. A sattvic diet can also exemplify the religious principle Ahimsa, the doctrine of non-violence, or not causing harm to other living things, which is one reason that yogis often follow a vegetarian diet
A sattvic diet is a regimen that places emphasis on seasonal foods, fruits, dairy products, nuts, seeds, oils, ripe vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-meat based proteins
A sattvic diet is sometimes referred to as a yogic diet or yoga diet in modern literature. In ancient and medieval era Yoga literature, the concept discussed is Mitahara, which literally means “moderation in eating”.