As I was beginning research for a project to explore the connections between Buddhism and veganism for contemporary practitioners, I came across the Celebrate World Vegetarian Day page at the website for the Guhyasamaja Center.  I was excited to have the opportunity to pose a few questions to both hosts- Venerable Tendrol and Victoria FooteRead More →

As I was researching veganism and Buddhism in North America, I came across the Celebrate World Vegetarian Day page at the website for the Guhyasamaja Center.  Reading about the event itself made me so happy- an informative and empowering balance of prayer, discussion of scriptural advice concerning meat consumption, samples of vegetarian andRead More →

I’ve been writing to many Buddhist centers across North America in efforts to connect with vegans for the Buddhist vegan interview series I began this year.  When I wrote to Guhyasamaja Center, I was particularly excited because I already knew of their efforts helping to familiarize people with vegetarianism and veganismRead More →

I began interviewing and photographing vegans in late 2014 (beginning on Oahu, where I was living at the time). Pamela Davis was one of the first people I interviewed and photographed for that ongoing project.  She was also the very first Buddhist I chatted with on issues related to theRead More →

In August 2016 I began research for an article series on the intersection of veganism and Buddhism in North America today- in Sanghas, at retreats, various centers and in individual lives.This article series focuses on the relationship of Buddhist philosophy and practice to vegan lifestyle as experienced by those in theRead More →