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.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS IN THE SERIES:
Sept 3: Buddhism w/Jainism - Speakers include: * Jina Shah, MD * Judy Seicho Fleischman, M.S., M.Div, BCC, Live Change Coach and Zen Priest * John Salerno-White, Dharmacarya
Oct 1: Spiritual but not Religious/Earth-Based/Humanistic - Speakers include: * Ashel Eldridge, from Earth Amplified and Green Youth Center * Sam Bower, from Casa de Paz and Green Museum * Claudia Delman, volunteer, researcher and more * Reginald Bass, Practitioner of Religious Science, founder Divine Raw Foods
Oct 22: Christianity - Speakers include: * Paul Nison (via Skype) * Pastor Todd Lattig (via Skype) * David Koot
Nov 5: Judaism - Speakers include: * Rabbi Steven Fisdel * Chaya-Ryvka Diehl * Presence of Micha Levin, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, and Rav Kohenet Taya Shere to be determined.
Nov 12: Wrap up, all paths together , many returning speakers.
Series Moderated by Michael Bedar
PLAN OF EACH EVENT:
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 Green Faith Institute for World Religions Society of Ethical and Religious Vegans Jewish Vegetarians of North America
A fifteen dollar requested donation covers the all you can eat vegan dinner plus the program. The Nutritionist, speakers, and organizers donates their time. Funds go toward facility rental, food, transport and other costs.
Come to each event separately, or advance register for the series as a whole and save significantly!
Opera Plaza Community Room (View)
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102