Quote Originally Posted by Aloka View Post
I thought I'd revive this topic in view of climate change and environmental issues.

Its also worth looking at this Buddhist vegetarian website:


A bold move, since, in my experience, threads on vegetarianism tend to be the most acrimonious, and the longest, of any on Buddhist forums!

I have been vegetarian (vegan, actually) for decades, as a way of incorporating my Buddhist values in my daily life. I don't inflict that lifestyle on anyone else, although any guests in our house will eat vegan food, since that is all that we have to offer.

All environmental organizations recognize that a large-scale switch to a plant-based diet is the single most effective thing we can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Om mani padme hum