Less meat, more love! Khyentse Foundation announces new children's book

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The Khyentse Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by revered Bhutanese lama, filmmaker and author Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, has announced the launch of a new children's book titled Less meat, more love! inspired by the teachings of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

"The children's book Less meat, more love!, based on the project of the same name, was recently published and is available in both paperback and e-book,” the Khyentse Foundation said in an announcement shared with BDG. “Written and illustrated by Alicja Zmigrodzka, the book aims to raise awareness of the benefits and joys of eating less meat as a way of expressing love for animals and contributing to a more sustainable world. »

Less meat, more love!, a story of friendship, courage and compassion, tells the story of a young boy and his grandmother who receive a surprise visit from a purple gorilla after his yellow banana-shaped plane crashes a neighboring tree. The boy and his grandmother travel the world with the gorilla, visiting animal friends and freeing animals from farms and fish from nets.

In an open letter published on the Less Meat More Love website and shared on social media, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche noted:

Not only does eating less meat create the right causes and conditions for showing kindness and compassion, but it is also in our own self-interest. For example, we know that eating a lot of meat is linked to higher rates of heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes and other health problems.

In addition, meat consumption directly or indirectly leads to serious ecological impacts such as deforestation, global warming, overexploitation of water and land and the extinction of species. And scientists now even warn that eating certain meats can cause new diseases and larger pandemics.

So, both for the earth and for our own health, as well as to save lives and create merit on our Buddhist path, eating less meat is such a simple act and yet produces many benefits. (Letter from Rinpoche: LESS MEAT, MORE LOVE)

“The Less Meat More Love project amplified its message by placing advertisements and billboards on trains, stations and airports in cities including Singapore, Taipei and Kathmandu,” added the Khyentse Foundation. “In addition, a multilingual animation made by Queena Li was shared on social media platforms. » (Khyentsé Foundation)

Less meat, more love! is available as an e-book in English and Chinese (simplified and traditional), downloadable here for a small donation, and is also for sale in paperback in English and Vietnamese. All profits from the book are donated to the Khyentse Foundation.

The Khyentse Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2001. Its goal is to promote the teaching of the Buddha and support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. The foundation's activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for monastic colleges in Asia, a global scholarship and awards program, and the development of Buddhist studies at major universities, as well as training and the development of Buddhist teachers and the development of new modes of education inspired by the Dharma. for kids.

The Khyentse Foundation's achievements over the past 20 years include: more than 15 million pages of Buddhist texts preserved and made available online; education provided to the children of more than 1 families; support for Buddhist studies at more than 000 major universities through endowed chairs and professorships, graduate support, and the establishment of Buddhist study centers; more than $35 million in sponsorship awarded for Buddhist teacher training; sacred Buddhist texts translated into more than 15 languages, thanks to the efforts of 84000: Translation of the words of the Buddha, the Kumarajiva Project and the Khyentse Vision Project; more than $1,8 million in funding awarded to support Buddhism in its metropolises, including local partnerships to revitalize interest in Buddhism in India; more than 2 scholarships and awards in recognition of excellence in Buddhist study and practice; support for more than 000 monks and nuns to maintain the tradition of Buddhist scholarship in a monastic setting; and over 3 open access Ashoka and Trisong grants distributed to support Dharma and wellness programs.

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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