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P.O. Box 314,
Thimphu, Bhutan
Tel: ++975 (2) 323949 or 325157 or 323587 or 323893 or 321177;
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There are many other sites supporting animal saving, vegetarianism, and animal rescue. Here are a few sites to begin with: - The Brigitte Bardot Foundation fight against all forms of animal suffering in France and abroad. Elle participe à des projets de réintroduction d'espèces en milieu naturel ainsi qu'à la création de sanctuaires et de centres de réhabilitation pour la faune sauvage. She participates in projects of reintroduction to the wild and the creation of sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers for wildlife.

See the article below regarding their work with the Jangsa Animal Saving Trust.
In English

Brigitte Auloy, Project Coordinator,
Tel: int+33 1 45 05 14 60 is a non-sectarian website dedicated to vegetarianism as a way of life for Buddhists of all schools. The site takes its name from Shabkar Tsodruk Rangdrol (1781-1851), the great Tibetan yogi who espoused the ideals of vegetarianism.

VSPCA is a home for dogs, cats, turtles, monkeys, cows, birds, etc. The number of animals that are treated and rescued is increasing every year ever since the shelter was founded.

The Humane Society of the US is the largest animal protection organization in the U.S. with more than seven million members and constituents. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for animals, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research, and farm animals. The HSUS protects all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, advocacy and field work. A non-profit organization, The HSUS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004, is based in Washington, D.C. and has seven regional offices across the country.

Kunzang Palyul Chöling is a group of Tibetan Buddhist centers in the Nyingma tradition under the spiritual direction of Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo with locations in Poolesville, Maryland, USA and Sedona, Arizona, USA.

Garuda Aviary in Poolsville, Maryland is a nonprofit, exotic bird rescue operation dedicated to providing lifelong sanctuary for abused and neglected companion birds. The Aviary was founded on the principle that the power of compassion is limitless and that life takes on meaning only to the degree to which we can bring love into the lives of others.

Tara’s Babies Dog and Cat Rescue in Arizona came about as a response to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the animals who were forced to be separated from their owners. Volunteers were sent from our Buddhist community in Sedona to rescue animals and help at the temporary shelters set up in New Orleans and Mississippi.

The Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche founded Orgyen Dorje Den in 1978 as a place of refuge in the San Francisco Bay Area for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Since that time, students have maintained a practice facility, and now, thanks to an initial donation from a sponsor, we have purchased a wonderful building in Alameda, which we will develop into a permanent and stable resource for the Bay Area Buddhist Community.

More sites from

Buddhism, Vegetarianism & Animal Rights

Link to texts of BuddhaNet on (non-)vegetarianism within Buddhism *

(Lacto-)Vegetarian Buddhist Centers

Vegetarianism & Animal Rights in Other Religious Traditions

Vegetarianism & Vegan Recipes

Blogs, Forums, Newsletters, & Mailinglists

(For the iTunes link: 1.Start iTunes 2.Click on the iTunes link 3.Wait a second and the link opens in iTunes.)

Sponsoring Tsethar (the practice of saving lives)


Killing For a Living: Testimonials & Backgrounds from the USA

Statistics, news, links and articles from the meat and diary industrie

Chan, Son and Zen Masters

  • Buddhism & Vegetarianism Poster Slide Show
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    [download 1.4 MB]
  • Comments on the Surangama Sutra & Food
    By Master Hsuan Hua [download 942 KB]
  • On Stopping Killing
    By Master Lun-ch'i Chu-hung [download 136 KB]
  • The Horror of Taking Lives and Eating Meat
    By Master Hsuan Hua [download 190 KB]
  • To Cherish All Life
    By Roshi Kapleau [download 4 MB

Tibetan Buddhist Lama's

  • A Powerful Message by a Powerful Yogi
    Interview with Chatral Rinpoche in 2005 [download 135 KB]
    By Tibetan Volunteers for Animal Rights (TVA)
  • Chatral Rinpoche's Steadfast Commitment to Ethics
    Interview with Chatral Rinpoche in 2000 [download 145 KB]

    By Zach Larson
  • Instructions On Not Eating Meat From H.H. 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinle Dorje
    By Vin Harris [download 113 KB]
  • Kyabje Lati Rinpoche on Vegetarianism
    Interview by Kunga Nyima [download 125 KB]
  • On Meat Eating
    By Chatral Rinpoche [download 132 KB]
  • Poem of Animals on Eating Meat
    By Tulku Pema Wangyal [download 90 KB]
  • Shabkar's backgrounds - Introduction Food of Bodhisattvas
    By Padmakara Translation Group [download 340 KB]
    Short Vietnamese version of the same introduction [download 166 KB]

    Full Romanian translation of Food of Bodhisattvas [download 800 KB]
  • Song of Advice for Giving Up the Eating of Meat
    By Nyala Pema Duddul [download 184 KB]
  • The Story of the Hunted Deer `The Messenger of Renunciation`
    By Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa [download 750 KB]
  • Talk on Vegetarianism
    By Orgyen Trinle Dorje, Karmapa XVII [download 130 KB]
  • The Benefits of Saving Lives
    By Chatral Rinpoche [download 116 KB]
  • The Significance and Benefits of Six-Syllable Mantra Recitation
    By Drubwang Konchock Norbu Rinpoche [download 2 MB]
  • The Words of My Perfect Teacher - On Red Offerings
    By Patrul Rinpoche
    [download 175 KB]
  • The Words of My Perfect Teacher - On Food & Taking Life
    By Patrul Rinpoche
    [download 170 KB]
  • Tulku Pema Wangyal On Saving Lives & Abstaining From Eating Meat
    By Tulku Pema Wangyal [download 125 KB]

Theravada Monks & Teachers

  • Buddhism & Vegetarianism
    By Ajahn Jagaro (John Cianciosi)
    [download 138 KB]
  • Taking a Stand
    By Ven. Abhinaya [download 99 KB]

Other Authors

  • Attitude to and Treatment of the Natural World
    Prof. Peter Harvey [download 216 KB]
  • Buddhism & Vegetarianism, Fiveteen Questions and Answers
    By David N. Snyder, Ph.D.
    [download 190 KB]
  • Green Dharma (Chapter 6 is on food)
    By Georg and Brenda Feuerstein [download 1.1.MB]
  • Re-translation of the Lankavatara Sutra, Chapter Eight, & Commentary
    By William Bagley [download 300 KB]
  • Life as a Vegetarian Tibetan Buddhist Practitioner,
    By Eileen Weintraub [download 115 KB]
  • Meat, Garlic and Onions:
    An Analysis of Eating Restrictions in Buddhist Culture

    By Nick Kembel [download 114 KB]
  • Meat and Poison
    By Padme Zhibde (Bonnie Holsinger) [download 176 KB]
  • On the Eschatology of the Mahparinirvana Sutra and Other Matters
    By Stephen Hodge [download 153 KB]
  • Shojin Ryori, Culinary Fundamentals in Zen
    By Fujii Sotetsu [download 193 KB]
  • The Five Precepts
    By Chánh Kiên (Gábor Konrád) [download 168 KB]
  • Vietnam.-Engl. Buddhist Dictionary, Some Entries on Vegetarianism
    By Thiên Phúc Trân Ngoc [download 111 KB]
  • Western Buddhist Motivations for Vegetarianism
    By Stephanie Kaza
    [download 2,1 MB]

Related Misc

  • Animals: Ethics, Rights & Law—A Bibliography
    By Patrick S. O’Donnell (2006) [download 282 KB]
  • Chapter One of Neither Monk Nor Layman (On the Japanese Nikujiki Saitai Law of 1872, including allowing meat eating by Buddhist clerics).
    By Richard Jeffe [download 471 KB]
  • Detachement and Compassion in Early Buddhism
    By Elizabeth Harris [download 137 KB]
  • Livestock's Long Shadow, Environmental Issues and Options
    By the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [download 4 MB]
  • Nonviolence In Tibetan Culture
    By Zach Larson
    - download complete book in zipfile of 6 MB
    - or per chapter of 0.5 - 1.5 MB each: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Prisoned Chickens Poisoned Eggs
    By Karin Davis, Ph.D. [download 1.2 MB]
  • Tibetan Volunteers for Animals Newsletter 2006 [download 228 KB]

Flash Animations & Cartoons About Why Abstaining From Eating Meat and Fish
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  1. Are We People Born As Meat Eaters? 5 min 42"
    Quick Time version (sometimes faster) 5 min 42"
    By Dan Piraro
  2. The Meatrix I 3 min 30"
  3. Backward Burger 2 min 40
  4. Don't Eat Chilean See Bass 1 min 30"
    By for National Environmental Trust USA
  5. The Meatrix II 4 min
  6. The Meatrix II 1/2 2 min 20"
    for Sustainable Table
  7. Save the Seals 2 min
  8. Lord of the Lambs 4 min 30"
    By Isabella Dalla Vecchia for OIPA.Org
  9. ......Suggestions? Please contact Shabkar.Org

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