By Jaya Govinda dasa
ISKCON Vancouver hosted the inaugural Sage the Earth (not a typo!) event on June 25, 2022. The five simultaneous fire sacrifices, complete with kirtan yajna of the holy names and prescribed mantras, were offered to reverse global incongruities: climate disturbances, wars, and racial violence.
The presence of sages such as Bhaktimarga Swami, GBC for North American Zone 1, the North; Gauranga Das, director of Govardhan Eco-Village, India; and Ananda Gauranga Das, specialized yajna pujari, guaranteed success for the event.
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, professional TV host, acted as MC, guiding the attendees through the ceremonies and the accompanying dramas, classical Bharatnatyam dance, children’s fun zone, and a feast.
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