Always thinking of innovative ways of encouraging us cause less harm to others, regular followers of Rinpoche’s Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/tsemtulku) will have noticed that he has recently made a pretty special offer.
For everyone who goes vegetarian, they need only submit their names to Rinpoche via Twitter, along with a short message saying how long they will commit to a vegetarian lifestyle.
The names will be gathered and for those who commit, Rinpoche will offer a ‘butterlamp’ (candle) and incense for their commitment. They will also be included in Rinpoche’s sadhana.
Amongst the first to have submitted their names to Rinpoche is Jan and her family – Jan has committed to becoming a full-time vegetarian, and her children have committed to one day a month.
Why should you go vegetarian? Because it’s a healthier diet, it doesn’t cause harm to animals and now you’ve got another reason – a high incarnate lama is going to pray for, and make offerings, to people he has never known and may never meet.
The offer is open to anyone and everyone, even if they are already vegetarian. So remember – get on to Rinpoche’s Twitter feed and submit your name!