Shops and Restaurants
A listing of vegetarian restaurants, cafes, florists and gift shops owned and operated by students of Sri Chinmoy throughout Canada.
1085 Bathurst Street (south of Dupont) / Tel: 416-537-8513
Opened in 1974, Annapurna is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Ontario. Featuring South Indian specialties such as masala dosa, along with many vegan and macrobotic entrees, Annapurna is renowned for its fresh, healthy and deliciously seasoned food at affordable prices. Soy, fruit and yogurt shakes and homemade desserts, including a vegan selection, are also created with health in mind. Dine in charming surroundings under the peaceful gaze of the Indian goddess Annapurna who decorates the walls along with beautiful lotus drawings and prints of Sri Chinmoy's Jharna Kala art. From a food critic's point of view, Annapurna is "an oasis of peace".
209 Gilmour Street (near Elgin) 613-422-7788
Blossom Vegetarian Cafe is our most recently-opened restaurant in Ottawa.
PHULERO DOLA FLOWERS
1st Floor, World Exchange Plaza, 111 Albert Street /Tel: 613-234-6777
Phulero Dola Flowers invites you to bring the 'spirit of your heart' into every gift-giving occasion with the beauty and fragrance of fresh flowers. We offer the widest selection of colourful, seasonal and exotic flowers; a large selection of flowering and tropical green plants; unique and delightful gifts and cards; and the finest hand-made Belgian chocolate truffles. We also carry the inspirational writings, music and art of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. Located in downtown Ottawa, we invite you to visit us to enjoy our fragrant and peaceful garden-like surroundings.
Vegetarian Coffee Shop & Power Juice Bar
47 Clarence Street / Tel: 613-562-2434
Since 1992, the Peace Garden has provided a haven of peaceful tranquility with fountain-side dining amidst the hustle and bustle of Ottawa's Byward Market. Open for breakfast, lunch and supper Monday to Saturday, the Peace Garden specializes in gourmet vegetarian cuisine, homemade soups - voted the best in Ottawa - delectable salads, spring rolls, samosas and vegiburgers. The Peace Garden also offers great organic fair-trade coffee, fabulous homemade desserts, vegan chocolate truffles, fresh juices and smoothies. All moderately priced and available for easy takeout. Custom catering for any event is a specialty. Plenty of inspirational reading material and quiet corners to sit in while listening to relaxing music.
167 Laurier Ave. East / Tel: 613-234-7299
At Perfection-Satisfaction-Promise, we are dedicated to serving you delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine in a friendly and peaceful atmosphere. We are conveniently located in the city centre near the University of Ottawa. The good old-fashioned, slow-baked potato is a focal point of our menu. Have it perfectly baked or creamy mashed regular or creamy mashed sweet potato served with your choice from a wide array of mouth-watering vegetarian toppings. The rest of our menu includes a weekly special featuring international cuisine, soups, salads with homemade dressings, vegetarian burgers, gourmet sandwiches and 'to-die-for' desserts. Assorted beverages range from our home-brewed Indian spice chai tea, organic expresso, pressed coffee and loose leaf teas to mango lassi, ginger brew and more. Our menu is available to serve you in house or take-out.
Make healthy choices, perfection will be yours. ~ Sri Chinmoy
THE GARDEN OF LIGHT
1099 Bank Street / Tel: 613-680-5727
The Garden of Light provides spiritual books and music, greeting cards, incense, Tibetan bowls, jewelry and shawls from Nepal, and many other unique gifts from around the world that have all been selected for the beauty, harmony and inspiration they offer. In particular, these delightful gift stores specialise in the writings and music of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. All the helpful tools you will need to set up and maintain the practice of meditation are available at this enterprise that aspires to serve the 'seeker' within all of us. Free meditation classes based on the teachings of Sri Chinmoy are held on a regular basis at the 163 Laurier Ave. E. location. Please contact us for dates and times.
Montreal & Vancouver
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FLORALE ~ Flower Importers
Montreal: 175 rue Merizzi/ Tel: 514-739-4567
Vancouver: 8678 Greenall Ave./ Tel: 604-439-9656
The goal of this worldwide flower importing company is to provide the beauty and fragrance of flowers year round to wholesale customers.
First-hand experiences of meditation and spirituality.
How my spiritual search led me to Sri ChinmoyVidura Groulx Montreal, Canada
The day I made a useless and ridiculous weightlifting machine for GuruDevashishu Torpy London, United Kingdom
The first time that I really understood that I had a soulJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
A demonstration of the Master’s occult powersArpan De Angelo New York, United States
If I can smile like that, it's worth becoming a discipleMahatapa Palit New York, United States
Meditation Nights at the Sri Chinmoy CentrePreetidutta Thorpe Auckland, New Zealand
The Random DogToshala Elliott Auckland, New Zealand
'Christ has stolen her heart and brought it now to me'Dodula and Gunthita Zurich, Switzerland
Akuti: a pioneer-jewel in our CentreAkuti Eisamann Connecticut, United States
Meditation: Touching The InfiniteJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
Meeting Sri Chinmoy for the first timeJanaka Spence Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A spiritual name is the name of our soul, and what we can becomeNayak Polissar Seattle, United States
My first GuruAdarini Inkei Geneva, Switzerland
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students