Posted: 09.01.2018
 
Vegan Jains Svetambar Muni encourages veganism by drjina In the past we posted a Youtube Video of a Digambar muni who recognized the violence in dairy production and consumption. Now the Svetamabar tradition is represented! This muni discusses how our Tirthankars and disciples did drink milk and even broke fasts with kheer, but how our current consumption is cruel and unhealthy. He has been vegan for 6 years...
Posted: 09.01.2018
 
Vegan Jains Social Validation Bias by drjina Posted on Vegans In India facebook group by Saurabh K. Are non veg eaters really cruel or just suffering from 'Social Validation Bias'? When we first moved to Singapore in 2016, we were looking for a place to rent close to the kids' school. One such trip took us to a leafy condo block with nice low rise apartments and plenty of greenery. The Property Agent, a local...
Posted: 22.08.2017
 
Vegan Jains I recently participated in a very interesting conference call organized by a Buddhist organization, Dharma Voice for Animals, featuring Bruce Friedrich as a speaker on how to be an effective advocate for animals. For me the most valuable aspect of his lessons was that by being effective advocates, we multiply the effect we have in the world. As individual vegans, we save many animals, and the more...
Posted: 20.08.2017
 
Vegan Jains Vandhana Bala, Mercy For Animals attorney speaks powerfully at JAINA Convention 2017: I gave a 50 minute talk at JAINA on scientific aspects of fasting and Jainism. Rather than have one long video, I’ve divided it into shorter segments below. Here are the videos in order: Here are the slides: Water fasting intermittent fasting and Jainism . For further reference, here are some additional links...
Posted: 28.12.2016
 
Vegan Jains New post on Vegan Jains Jain group in UK decides to serve all vegan Jain food at events! by drjina Rajeshbhai of the Shree Digambar Jain Association(SDJA) attributes a couple of talks to the beginning of a change for the SDJA in the UK. Pravin Shah of the JAINA education committee gave a talk in London at a SDJA event during Paryushan 2013 that convinced him and his wife Jyotiben to go fully vegan...
Posted: 18.07.2016
 
Jain Vegans With Wimbledon and Euro 2016 recently completed, the Tour de France in progress and the Olympics still to come, there should be no shortage of supreme sporting performances for fans to appreciate on our screens this summer. Older readers may remember champion athlete Carl Lewis and premier footballer Neil Robinson - did you know both followed a vegan diet whilst performing at the highest levels in...
Posted: 28.07.2015
 
Vegan Jains We have been in Ahmedabad, India since end of February and happy to find soymilk and tofu at our local Reliance supermarket. But recently we received our first delivery from Go Vegan , a company in the neighboring city of Vadodara (incidentally my mom's hometown) that makes soy milk from organic soybeans and also produces a variety of other vegan products such as patties and ice cream. While we can...
Posted: 27.11.2014
 
Vegan Jains Animal sanctuaries in the US, like panjrapols in India, protect, feed, and provide medical care to farm animals. Rescue animals such as cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chicken, turkeys and rabbits that would have been killed for food Educate people and promote vegetarianism Support laws that reduce animal suffering During events such as Thanskgiving they heighten awareness of animal slaughter and hold...
Posted: 07.11.2014
 
Vegan Jains On Sat Nov 1 and Sun Nov 2, seven Jain centers celebrated Compassion and Jivdaya on World Vegan Day. The Jain Centers of New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, Metropolitan Washington DC, Northern CA (JCNC) and Southern CA organized dynamic events including speakers, a film collage, and a delicious lunch with additional food tastings at some centers. Here’s the lunch that was served at JCNC: Dal...
Posted: 23.05.2014
 
Vegan Jains Posted on May 22, 2014 by drjina UC Berkeley had a screening last week of a movie called “The Ship of Theseus” by Indian Filmmaker Anand Gandhi. Featuring 3 stories of people with donated organs, the 2nd story presented a monk named Maitreya, who by all implications (though not stated as such) was a Svetambara Jain. He was portrayed sympathetically, going to the Indian high court with a meat...

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