Still thinking about becoming vegetarian, even after knowing about all the suffering that animals go through, just to get that meat onto your table?
Let us give you some encouragement!
Since it is nearly the end of the year, let’s see the new year in with a fresh start – just because you are hurting animals today, does not mean you have to keep hurting them forever.
Join this list of compassionate people, and pledge you’re veg today!
|Mavis Yeh||Since 1994||Lifetime pledge|
|Eng Yu Renn||09/01/2009||Indefinitely|
|Lori Pegoraro||01/09/2009||Two days per week, with the intention of going full-time|
|Dee Schacher||13/01/2010||One month|
|Manuela Grecu||13/01/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Alvyn Lee||21/01/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Sherry Low||21/01/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Victor Chin||21/01/2010||One day|
|Tyler Mihailson||27/01/2010||One day for Haiti earthquake victims|
|Magda Fong||29/01/2010||One year|
|Des Gan||01/02/2010||Six months|
|Alexandra Prabaharan||02/02/2010||Every Monday|
|Ooi Beng Kooi||03/02/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Alyce Bertsche||04/02/2010||Four days a week|
|Shane Renaud||05/02/2010||Originally once a week; increased to lifetime pledge since 02/07/2010|
|Angie Olloren||05/02/2010||Every Monday|
|Janet Doucette||07/02/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Cheung-Goh Feebee||14/02/2010||1st and 15th day of every month on the lunar calendar, for as long as possible|
|Caesar Villanueva||28/02/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Vera Dix||01/03/2010||One week|
|Frederica Dimarcq||01/03/2010||One week then first five days per month, as long as possible (at least until the end of 2010)|
|Dominique Vannaz-Mina||01/03/2010||One week then each Monday, as long as possible (at least until the end of 2010)|
|Christine Vannaz-Mina||01/03/2010||One week then first five days per month, as long as possible (at least until the end of 2010)|
|Georgette Pontacq||19/03/2010||Two days a week, all her life|
|Arnaud Pontacq||19/03/2010||Lifetime pledge – has been vegetarian for 25 years|
|Ivy Garrenton||23/03/2010||One month, in dedication to her mother|
|Danniella Downs||25/03/2010||All uposatha days for the rest of 2010|
|Ethan Hoo||28/04/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Loh Yim Peng||15/05/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Thomas Kamphausen||07/07/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Dominik Schleicher||07/07/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Mirko Windeln||07/07/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Lilian Chew||25/07/2010||Every Thursday of the week, and on the 1st and 15th days of the lunar calendar|
|Bobby Kong||25/07/2010||Every Thursday of the week, and on the 1st and 15th days of the lunar calendar|
|Tan Su Sian||28/07/2010||Five days a week, for one year|
|Andy Koh||04/08/2010||Three months|
|Amy Pang||09/08/2010||One week; after that, one week per month|
|Philip Dale||09/09/2010||Lifetime pledge|
|Bryan Ho||01/10/2010||One month; increased to three months since 01/10/10|
|Amy Liao||15/10/2010||Every Monday of the week, and on the 1st and 15th days of the lunar calendar, for as long as possible|
|Dawnene Harper||03/11/2010||Lifetime pledge|
There are so many reasons to become vegetarian. It is healthier for our bodies, there are substitutes for the nutrients derived from meat, it is kinder, being vegetarian is less taxing on planet earth, animals have a right to live too…so many reasons, but here is another for you!
As promised, Rinpoche will make candle offerings for every person who sends their vegetarian commitments to him. He will also include them in his daily sadhana…and that’s no mean feat! Rinpoche’s sadhana runs into many hours each day, so devoted is he to keeping his vows and commitments so that they may be passed on to others in the future.
Imagine – a high reincarnate lama making direct offerings for YOU!
Here are some pictures from a set of offerings made for people who previously pledged to become vegetarian…we hope you’ll join us in rejoicing for this group of people who have chosen to put the suffering of others before their own enjoyment!