Saka dawa practice: give up meat


This year, Saka dawa falls between May 26 and June 24. During this time, Buddhists honor the Buddha’s life. One of the best spiritual practices to adopt during this time is to refrain from killing. We can easily do this by refraining from eating meat as much as possible. The benefits to animals are obvious […]

Vegan cooking tip: egg alternatives


Finding substitutes for eggs is a little tricky but here are some tips to get you started. + Egg Alternatives from Livevegan.org Eggs are used primarily for two reasons in cooking and baking: As a binder to help hold other ingredients together.  Used in foods meant to be dense and chewy like in a “meat” loaf or […]

Patrul Rinpoche: got milk?


Got Milk? Ever wondered where that refreshing glass of milk comes from? In a moving passage about the animals who suffer in order that we may get our fill of butter, milk and related dairy products, Venerable Patrul Rinpoche wrote, The majority of baby yaks, calves and lambs are killed. Those who are not, as […]