Bright Light Chanting Service

Mon, September 24 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Various Interest Classes

Sat, September 22 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Yoga Class

Wed, September 26 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Sunday Dharma Service

Sun, September 23 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, September 23 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Yoga Class

Tue, September 25 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tai Chi Class

Thu, September 20 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tai Chi Class

Thu, September 27 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Must Buddhists be vegetarians? What about nuns and monks?

Vegetarianism carries three vital messages. The first one, in sequence of importance, is the respect for life. All life is equal, has the same right to live, to co-exist in this world. If one has no respect for life, being a vegetarian loses its significant meaning. The second one is to maintain a sustainable bio-eco-system for mother Earth and for our own survival. The human population is growing exponentially and the supply of meat requires an enormous amount of natural resources along with huge soil and water pollution as compared with vegetation. The third one is for health reasons which have proven to offer many benefits. Buddhists do not need to be vegetarians but they must respect life. All nuns and monks are vegetarians with few exceptions of some Tantric practitioners.