HWC Peer Wellness Educator Cooking Club!

Come learn an easy and economical gluten-free + vegan recipe, hang with nice folks and have a snack

Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 8:30pm to Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00am

Come out and support 3rd year MAAD students and the Pop Up Shops they are launching across the city from Friday through Sunday. These pop up events are student projects that are part of the MAAD Professional Practice course.

 

#niceteamicecream is a group of OCAD U Material Art and Design students. We will be hosting a Pop-Up event where we will showcase handcrafted textile and jewellery products.

Our event is MORE than just a Pop-Up shop - in addition to the sale of our wonderful handmade, ice cream-themed products, our visitors will also get to experience a whole bunch of ice cream making and tasting activities. All ice cream will be vegan (as well as some kosher options!), to ensure that everyone can enjoy!

 

Venue & Address: 
D-Beatstro 1291 Bloor Street West
Ice Cream Pop Up poster with event info and mockup of a gold ring and pin inside an ice cube

Bhakti Lounge

Bhakti Lounge multicoloured poster
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 10:30pm to Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:30am

Unlocking Nonmaterial Creativity: Art and Design Beyond the Body and Mind

Join us April 6th at OCAD U, 100 McCaul Street, Room 600 for an exciting discussion with our expert speaker, travelling monk Devamrita Swami, as well as for a mouth-watering vegan feast and an electric kirtan! Devamrita Swami has been a monk for over 40 years, a Yale graduate himself and an author of several books. He looks forward to sharing his wisdom and insight with students and anyone looking to learn and access higher knowledge. His cutting edge presentations capture a variety of current pressing themes, including student life, mental stress, ecological sustainability, yoga and meditation, karma, desire management, and spiritual economics.

About the theme:

Since time immemorial, self expression has been a crucial part of human culture. From prehistoric cave drawings, to DaVinci, to Picasso, now to the era of graphic design and animation, we can see that creativity runs rampantly through the human species. Yet often we see our creativity being bound by market demands and financial pressures, or simply by a mind overwhelmed with inexplicable emotions… We may wonder why we create what we do, and how we do.

Why do we feel the need to express? From where did the creative impulse originate?

It has been said by many spiritualists that artistic expression is the direct expression of the soul. But with so much pressure and attention put towards the consumeristic goals of our society, we may lose sight of our natural creativity, and thus we lose sight of our natural selves, too. What if there is something beyond all this – beyond the mind and body – that we just haven’t been exposed to? Where can we find the means to factually express our real, eternal selves? What is the highest focal point towards which we can direct our creative energy?

Join us for an evening of deep connection with Devamrita Swami as he guides us through the realm of creativity beyond the body and mind. Also jump in on the fun of a lively musical meditation and love-filled vegan feasting!

About the speaker

Devamrita Swami is a monk in the renounced order of life with profound spiritual practices reaching back several decades. A Yale graduate himself, he looks forward to sharing his wisdom and insight with students and anyone looking to learn and access higher knowledge. His cutting edge presentations capture a variety of current pressing themes, from student life, mental stress, ecological sustainability, yoga and meditation, karma, desire management, and spiritual economics with students and anyone.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 600, 6th Floor
Website: 
http://bhaktilounge.com/ www.facebook.com/bhaktilounge?fref=ts
Cost: 
Donation accepted

Bake Sale for BA in Visual and Critical Studies!

Paoster with a three-tier cake stand and treats
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to our bake sale to support the NEW BA program in Visual and Critical Studies at OCAD U!

TIME: 1-4pm

Delicious treats available - with vegan and gluten-free options!

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul - lobby, main floor
Cost: 
depends on the baked good!

Vegan Lunches Only $6 @ OCAD U

Poster with a plate of vegetarian food
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Brought to you on Wednesdays by the Bhakti Meditation Club 

The best food on campus. A taste sensation and bang for your buck! For just $6 you get a fully satisfying hot lunch to fuel your brain and your body. 

Wholegrains, fresh veggies, sauces, spices and love all mingled together to create tastes bursting with joy that will enrich your life. All the food that we prepare and share is based on an ahimsa (sanskrit for non-violent) diet. Basically that means it’s all vegan. Conscious and compassionate growing, cooking and eating will spark a revolution in your health, reignite your soul and is hugely beneficial for the environment. Never underestimate the power of your plate.

Eat veggies. Feel good. Be happy.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Main Lobby in front of Room 100 181A Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Email: 
<p>bhaktimeditationclub@gmail.com</p>
Cost: 
Free