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Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake Bites with Homemade Strawberry Jam

By LauraHB on Wed, 19 Aug, 2020 - 00:29

I’ve always had this impression that jam and jelly were incredibly tricky to make. I’ve never properly used pectin, and any discussion of disinfecting and sealing Ball jars provokes anxiety. And yet, I’m well versed at compotes and fruit sauces to top pancakes and French toast in the morning! And they’re not so different. The ease with which every contestant on the Great British Bake Off whips up a jam for their cakes or trifles inspires me, and I’ve wanted...

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
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Recipe: Vegan Tempeh and Cranberry Pot Pie

By LauraHB on Thu, 12 Dec, 2019 - 19:25

I split a weekly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share - a veg box! - with my husband and another friend. I love that it gives us local produce throughout the year, connects us to the landscape and the seasons where we live, and the farmers who provide our food, and is much more environmentally friendly than getting all our fruit & veg from the grocery store. 

In our last November share, we were given a surprise bag of...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

Newsbyte: Buddhafield East Café

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 20 Aug, 2018 - 11:00

It’s just gorgeous - the candlelit evenings in the rainbow tent with friends gathering, onion bhajis, chai and music”.

The Buddhafield East Café sells tea, vegan cakes and onion bhajis to raise money for Buddhist projects. The people working in the café get a ticket into the Buddhafield Festival, and they form a team-based right livelihood for a week - meditating, tuning in with each other each day and having fun together as they work. This Newsbyte...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

5 Years Of The Buddhist Centre Online: #6 Engaged Buddhism

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 18 Jul, 2018 - 17:38

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. There are two aspects to action. One is to overcome the distortions and afflictions of your own mind, that is, in terms of calming and eventually dispelling anger. This is action out of compassion. The other is more social, more public. When something needs to be done in the world to rectify the wrongs, if one is really concerned with benefiting others, one needs to be engaged, involved.” - The Dalai Lama

What...

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Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Eat Peas! Thinking About the Ethics of Veganism

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 8 Jun, 2018 - 14:16

Here’s some interesting reflections on the ethics of veganism by Dhivan:

“A recent article in the Guardian (that I read via a post about Buddhist Action Month) shares some new research about the environmental effects of meat and dairy farming compared to growing cereals and plants. The results are stark; “even the very lowest impact meat and dairy products still cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable vegetable and cereal growing”. In short, growing peas has a...

Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist!

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

One Thing You Can Do to Help Tackle Climate Change

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 - 15:32

It’s Buddhist Action Month, and you may well be reflecting on the choices you make and the impact they have on the world around you. It is clear that humanity is facing into an unprecedented situation of human caused global warming, and, without taking adequate and immediate action, runaway climate change is imminent- which would ultimately make most of our planet uninhabitable for humans. So far, so alarming. What is one to do in such a situation?

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Jobs, Volunteering & Communities
Jobs, Volunteering & Communities

Buddhafield Cafe are recruiting

By Sarah Boak on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:41

Buddhafield Cafe are recruiting

By Sarah Boak on Wed, 7 Feb, 2018 - 14:41

Buddhafield would like to recruit two people to help run the Buddhafield Café and to be involved with other aspects of the Buddhafield project.

Our ideal candidates would be inspired by the vegan ideal, want to join a community and work within a team based right livelihood business as a context for their Buddhist practice. What we do will be especially attractive to those who have a taste for adventure.

We especially want to increase the representation of women in...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

COMPLETELY VEGAN CAKES

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:13

COMPLETELY VEGAN CAKES

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:13

Its a common misconception that eggs are central when baking cakes, and that vegan cakes are dry and tasteless. But this isn’t true! You can make delicious cakes that are totally vegan without compromising on taste and texture. For the recent Taraloka open afternoon Momtaz and I spent the day baking vegan cakes, to show visitors how wonderful vegan cakes can be.

Momtaz baked a ‘Luscious Lemon and Poppy Seed’ cake; ingredients were vegan margarine, brown sugar, lemons, soya milk, flour, baking powder and...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Buddhist insights into veganism by Ratnaprabha - in French and English

By Charlotte Lawes on Sun, 19 Mar, 2017 - 15:45

Vegan Fashion Venture recently interviewed Ratnaprabha (West London Buddhist Centre) about the relationship between Buddhism, meditation and veganism.

Read the full article and watch the interview on the website. The recording is in English with French subtitles. The script is available in English and in French.

Here is a little extract:

“When I think about Buddhism and veganism, it makes me think first of all about just how crucial from a Buddhist point of view it is to practise non-harming of living beings. It...

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Scenes From Veganuary!

By Charlotte Lawes on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 22:16

Scenes From Veganuary!

By Charlotte Lawes on Fri, 13 Jan, 2017 - 22:16

Charlotte Lawes from our team was at a vegan festival in London last weekend. Look at all this delicious food!

Check out Veganuary - a great initiative to go vegan in January with lots of helpful recipes and tips. 

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