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Vegan Poetry event invites submissions

Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 - 09:54

Vegan Poetry event invites submissions

Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 - 09:54Vimalabandhu writes with news of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre’s Vegan Day, scheduled for June 2014. It will include a Vegan Poetry event - and submissions are invited from around the world. He says -

“Heart approach to becoming a vegan

To renounce our old favourite foods and become a vegan cheerfully, we need more than a convincing idea and alternative food. Our head and our stomach need the support of our heart. Writing a poem can help us...
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The Mini Vegan Guidebook

The Mini Vegan Guidebook

Sun, 23 Mar, 2014 - 19:24A cute little intro to veganism from Meghan Thome
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Inside the Milk Machine

Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 - 13:10

Inside the Milk Machine

Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 - 13:10A great, in-depth article on Modern Farmer about the milk industry today…

Read the whole article

“At one time, milk was one of the more natural processes in farming. 
A bull would impregnate a cow — an actual bull, before the age of artificial insemination . She was pregnant for 
nine months and then a baby cow 
was born.

Afterwards, from the calf’s birth to up to three months after it was weaned, the farmer would...
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Cruelty-Free Eggs

Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 16:11

Cruelty-Free Eggs

Sat, 15 Mar, 2014 - 16:11Hi everyone, I was wondering what people think about the concept (or indeed the experience!) of cruelty-free eggs? I’ve been meaning to ask for ages! We started looking into it (we = my wife & I) when one of our friends started keeping chickens. Now we know three folk who, as far as we can tell, keep chickens as pets and look after them very well:

By “very well” I mean: in expansive settings (way beyond commercial “free...
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We ate no flesh in Eden

Tue, 8 Jan, 2013 - 20:16
Here’s a vegan-friendly poem, first of a series from me I hope… Others very welcome too, just add them to the Vegan Group on thebuddhistcentre.com!

We ate no flesh in Eden, but afterwards,
When things got hard, we forgot
the peaceful kinship of that ancient kingdom.
As our teeth sank into their flesh
we had to deny them. So we said
they had no souls, no reason, no thumbs,
no speech. We were so different. We made
A chain of things to protect us - fire, medicine,
our locking houses, many kinds of clothes.
And we renamed them - farm product, fur crop,
Renewable resource. Pray that we will see
their faces again in the mirror of creation,
the miracle of animals, their clear eyes
meaning more than profit to our own.

(Jean Pearson)
Jean Pearson
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Two vegan links...

Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 - 20:17

Two vegan links...

Sun, 30 Dec, 2012 - 20:17Thank, Jane, for these two links - great reading for anyone wanting to really look at (and change) the way they relate to animals. First is practical, www.vegetarianrecipeclub.org.uk - it’s all vegan and v.comprehensive, with not just recipes but lots of articles. Second is Resurgence magazine’s Animals edition which was awesome. The website doesn’t have everything that the hard copy mag did but it’s a good place to start.

Happy 2013 everyone! May all...
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Next Vegan Feast Day, 16 Dec in Birmingham!

Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 07:31

Next Vegan Feast Day, 16 Dec in Birmingham!

Thu, 15 Nov, 2012 - 07:31I can’t wait to see what Jane is going to cook up on our next Vegan Feast Day!

For one thing, it will be handy for planning the Christmas lunch menu. Plus it will be a scrumptious lunch for all of us on the event - freshly cooked before our eyes! And I’m also looking forward to celebrating veganism in our new cafe space!

If you are interested to find out more about veganism, or if you...
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World Vegan Day & Month

Sat, 3 Nov, 2012 - 12:47

World Vegan Day & Month

Sat, 3 Nov, 2012 - 12:47The Kind Diet: Celebrate with World Vegan Day and World Vegan Month

What?
A celebration of vegan ethics and food.

Why might this be relevant for Buddhists?
http://vimeo.com/thevegansociety/making-history - this inspirational short video explains why… but also,

· Veganism is kind to animals, the environment, human health and the world’s poor.
· This annual event enables people to dip their toes into the waters of veganism in a safe, non-judgmental and...
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Vegan talks from the Sheffield Vegan Feast day

Wed, 10 Oct, 2012 - 09:26

Vegan talks from the Sheffield Vegan Feast day

Wed, 10 Oct, 2012 - 09:26Kate Arrowsmith

The Sheffield Buddhist Centre recently held a ‘Vegan Feast day’ - here’s alionk to three short talks given on the day. Just follow the link http://www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Vegan-Feast-Day-2-edit.mp3 .
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Sangharakshita on becoming a vegan (video edition!)

Thu, 23 Aug, 2012 - 21:46

Sangharakshita on becoming a vegan (video edition!)

Thu, 23 Aug, 2012 - 21:46Urgyen Sangharakshita on why he has become a vegan and the unusual path that took him to his decision…