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What do faith traditions teach about eating plant-sourced diets?

In the heart of their message, what ideas do religions share which relate to choosing a live, plant-sourced diet? What faith tenets for how to best live support a vegan, live-food way of life?

More faith leaders, clergy, and religion members are affirming diet is not just a "health thing," but a spiritual discipline as well. See how four religious plus secular humanist meditators, view and value a live-food and vegan way.

Six Dinners and Talks, 6:00-8:30 pm
Wednesdays Sept 3, 17, Oct 1, 22, Nov 5, Nov 12

Each talk is presented by different leaders from within the faith traditions speaking about plant-sourced diets. The first five talks go in-depth into each of five different paths' teachings. The sixth talk will have speakers return to dialogue in an interfaith fashion about plant-sourced diets. The Calendar is:

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
* Reginald Bass

Oct 22: Christianity - Speakers include:
* Paul Nison
* Pastor Todd Lattig
* Possibly more

Nov 5: Judaism - Speakers include:
* Rabbi Steven Fisdel
* Chaya-Ryvka Diehl
* Possibly more

Nov 12: The Traditions Come Together
* Many returning speakers engage in dialogue
* Special guests possible!

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, included with the event.

In the Civic Center area of San Francisco at the Opera Plaza Community Room (accessible by Civic Center BART) 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
Society of Ethical and Religious Vegans
Jewish Vegetarians of North America
Green Faith
Institute for World Religions
Plant-Based Nation
Dharma Voices for Animals

The chef, nutritionist, speakers, and organizers donate their time. A fifteen dollar requested donation covers the all you can eat vegan dinner plus the program. Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs. Come RSVP to each event separately, or save almost the price of one of the sessions by pre-registering for the series as a whole at: [Optional: Join the discussion about the series topics on facebook under "Faith Traditions and Living Plant-Sourced Diets.] We are excited about the quality of this event, and look forward to seeing you with us. Thank you.

Best regards,
Michael Bedar
Series Moderator

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