The 2010 Veg Pledge Round-Up

24 November 2010 - 12:52pm 24 Comments

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!

Name
Start Date Commitment
Mavis Yeh Since 1994 Lifetime pledge
Eng Yu Renn 09/01/2009 Indefinitely
Travis Hart 10/01/2009 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
Wendy Tan 19/01/2010
Two days (19/01 and 20/01)
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
Stella Loh 26/04/2010 Indefinitely
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
Bean Loke 14/07/2010 Indefinitely
Any Loke 14/07/2010 Indefinitely
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!

Rinpoche in intense prayer for those who have committed to vegetarianism

At the ladrang, close students light the candles after they have been blessed by Rinpoche

24 Responses to The 2010 Veg Pledge Round-Up

  1. Tenzin Samdrub

    Tenzin Samdrub Lifetime pledge

  2. Lars Mårdenkrans

    Hi! Lars Mårdenkrans, Lifetime pledge starting 25/11.

    • Hi Lars, thanks for making a pledge! I’ll make a record, and be sure to include you in the next update…and don’t forget to tell your friends about the pledge! Even those who are already vegetarian, they can still pledge their commitments ;)

  3. Niral Patel – Lifetime Pledge (started on 21/03/2010)

    • Hi Niral, thank you for making your pledge! I’ll make a record, and be sure to include you in the next update :) please tell all of your friends about the pledge! Even those who are already vegetarian, they can still pledge their commitments ;)

  4. Our beloved RInpoche will go to great lengths to encourage people to engage in virtuous deeds. I was a huge fan of meat until 1 1/2 years ago when following his advice,I stopped and became a vegetarian.My health has never been better and amazingly my chronic gastric problem also disappeared.Switch over now and enjoy new health in body an mind.

  5. January 1st 2011…New Year…..A New Life.

    • Thanks Tenzin Samdrub! I’ll record your name, and be sure to include you in the next update :) please let your friends know about this pledge, it would be good to encourage as many people as possible to go vegetarian, to create the causes for the animal sanctuary! :)

  6. Amy Tan 25/11/10 One month. Thank you!

  7. Hi Jean Ai!!

    Michelle Lee Ching Ning, from kl, lifetime pledge since 6th July 2010 :) Thank you very muchie

    • Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for making your pledge! I’ll be sure to record it so it appears in the next update :) in the meantime, let your friends know about it! Even if they’re already vegetarian, they can still make the commitment ;)

  8. I don’t think my name is up there…

    Josh Akers- Lifetime Commitment as of…. some number of months ago.

  9. Martin Chow. Lifetime pledge. Commenced 6 months ago.

  10. Vegetarian since 1992 and counting – lifetime pledge :-)

    • Thanks Monique! You’ll be included in the next update…and don’t forget to tell your friends! I’m sure with your awesome veg cooking, you won’t have any trouble persuading them ;)

  11. Hi, Beatrice Lau Pek San, twice a week from today, 29 November 2010 to be increased to 3 times a week on my daugther’s birthday, 20 August 2011.

    • Hi Beatrice, thanks for responding to the veg pledge! I’ll make sure your pledge is recorded, to be included in the next update…in the meantime, don’t forget to tell your friends about it! ;)

  12. Raluca Anghel – veg lifetime pledge thanks to HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche since 25 September 2010

    • Thanks Raluca! I’ll make a note of your pledge so it’s included in the next update! :) don’t forget to tell your friends about the pledge, even the ones who are already vegetarian!

  13. Koh Hee Peng – Lifetime pledge (renewing my pledge made on 4th Aug 2010 under the name of Andy Koh above). Thank You!

    • Hi Andy! Congrats on upping it to a lifetime pledge, and thank you for letting us know! I’ll make an amendment to your records so it reflects on the next update :D