October 1st is World Vegetarian Day and it kicks-off a month dedicated to increasing awareness about the benefits of a vegetarian diet. The Guhyasamaja Center is participating by hosting an event on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. The event introduces the pleasure of easy vegetarian and vegan cooking. Participants will learn: a Buddhist food-offering prayer, what the Buddha taught about consuming meat, the health and compassion benefits of going vegetarian and where to shop for vegan alternatives and popular vegan brands. In addition, we will enjoy vegetarian and vegan samples and learn easy veggie cooking techniques and recipes. Each participant will go home with a ‘starter kit’ including food substitution lists and a recipe booklet,
The hosts are Ven. Losang Tendrol and Victoria Foote-Blackman. Ven. Losang Tendrol is a nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. She has been vegetarian for 15 years. Victoria Foote-Blackman is a teacher, writer, and translator. She lived in France for more than 20 years, where she was a reporter for Time Magazine. She has been vegetarian and now vegan for the past three years.
When: Saturday, October 1st, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Where: Guhyasamaja Center, 1085 Main Street, Unit 108 Fairfax, VA
Donations appreciated * Open to all
Questions / Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-774-9692
If you are interested in hosting your own Celebration, you could screen this informative, short video produced by DharmaVoicesForAnimals.org titled, “The Buddhist Attitude to Animal Life Documentary”.