Religious Traditions Concerning Live, Vegan Foods

More faith leaders, clergy, and religion members are affirming diet is not just a "health" thing, but a spiritual discipline as well. Are there traditional religious reasons for seeking to live a vegan life? See how four religious paths, plus secular humanist meditators, view and value a live-food and vegan way.

Each talk is presented by different leaders from within the faith traditions, interview style. The first five talks go in-depth into each of five different paths. The sixth talk will bring all five traditions together ecumenically to discuss.


Sept 3: Buddhism w/Jainism- Speakers include:

* Jina Shah, MD

* Judy Seicho Fleischman, M.Phil

* John Salerno-White, Dharmacarya

Sept 17: Hinduism/Yoga - Speakers include:

* Briksha Mahendra Ananda

* Dada Nabhaniilananda

* Cogen Bohanec

Oct 1: Spiritual but not Religious/Earth-Based/Humanistic

- Speakers include:

* Ashel Eldridge

* Claudia Delman

Oct 22: Christianity- Speakers include:

* Paul Nison

* Pastor Todd Lattig

* Pastor Roldan Abello

Nov 5: Judaism- Speakers include:

* Rabbi Steven Fisdel

* Chaya-Ryvka Diehl

Nov 12: Wrap up, all paths together, many returning speakers.

Series Moderated by Michael Bedar


First (at 6:00 pm) enjoy a vegan organic dinner with live-food options planned by a certified Nutrition Consultant, Patricia Allen Koot, NE, NC.

Take the elevator to the first floor, then security will key you down to the mezzanine for the event.

Series Co-Sponsored and Supported by:

San Francisco Vegetarian Society

Wellness Central

Dharma Voices for Animals

Society of Ethical and Religious Vegans

Jewish Vegetarians of North America

Institute for World Religions

A fifteen dollar requested donation covers the all you can eat vegan dinner plus the program.  The nutritionist, chef, speakers, and organizers donate their time.  Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.

To attend all 6 events in the series, seeing all the religious perspectives on living and plant-sourced diets, you can save $11 on the entire series if you register here.

To come to attend any number of the talk forums except all six, please RSVP to (888)[masked] or email to:  [masked]

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