The mantra Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu speaks to the importance of our thoughts, words, and actions contributing to the happiness and freedom of all beings. Here’s more on this mantra from one of Kimberly Wilson’s main teachers, Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga.
At Tranquil Space we encourage taking the practice of yoga off the mat and into everyday life decisions. Choosing veg offers an opportunity to eliminate suffering of other beings and practice the first yama on the 8-limb path of yoga: ahimsa (non-violence).
Annually Compassion Over Killing hosts US VegWeek and we’re delighted to share the Veg Pledge love. In addition, join us for visits to animal sanctuaries, our annual Doga event, weekly Meatless Monday recipes on our blog, fundraisers for numerous animal groups, screenings of Vegucated, and more.
Together we can make a difference for all beings.
1. How do I participate in US VegWeek?
Pick up a pledge at our front desk during US VegWeek each April, go vegetarian or vegan for the week, return the pledge and we’ll donate $10 for each completed pledge to Farm Sanctuary. Voilà, it’s that easy!
2. Why is going veg important?
Going veg helps end the suffering of the 1 million animals killed for food every hour in the United States. It can help prevent and reverse illnesses. Animal agriculture is a leading cause of global warming. Learn more here.
3. Who is Farm Sanctuary?
Farm Sanctuary’s mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living. Learn more about their work and watch a video where we met some of our sponsored animals.
4. I eat meat but want to make changes to my diet?
Change starts with awareness and small steps. Peruse online resources such as platepower.org, chooseveg.com and meatlessmonday.com to get started. Learn more about factory farming.