World Vegetarian Day

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“Be a vegetarian not because you are a Buddhist, but because you are a human being with choices.”

Join us as we celebrate World Vegetarian Day with a talk by Dharma Voices for Animals to understand our relationship with animals through the Buddha’s teaching. There will also be a movie screening of the documentary film, PlantPure Nation, which follows the journey of three people on a quest to document and spread the message of the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

10am-11.30am: Talk by Bob Isaacson (from USA) from Dharma Voices for Animals and a short video
– 11.30am-12.30pm: Vegetarian Lunch at Dining Hall
12.30pm-1pm: Sharing session by body builder, Luke Tan
1pm-2pm: Food tasting session with Vinitha Ang
2.15pm-3.30pm: Plant Pure Nation Movie Documentary

Note: * Go Green by bringing your own serve ware / utensils for food tasting session to minimise waste.

Celebrate Together – World Vegetarian Day
Date: 2 October 2016 (Sun)
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 4 | Hall of No Form
Closing Registration Date: 1 week prior to date of event
Registration Methods:
Register online
• Reception Office @ KMSPKS | 9.00am – 4.00pm
Enquiry: 6849 5300 | | Poster
Biography of Speakers:

  • Bob Isaacson has practiced the Dharma in the Vipassana/Theravada tradition for over 20 years . Some of his teachers include: Tsoknyi Rinpoche, U Tejaniya, and U Lakkhaha. He was a civil rights-human rights attorney for twenty-five years, specializing in defending people against the death penalty.
  • Albert Mah is currently the Chapter Leader of Dharma Voices for Animals in Perth, Australia. He is a former vice-president of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia and a former treasurer of Hayagriva Buddhist Centre in Perth. He currently also teaches dharma class to high school students at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre in Perth.
  • Luke is a published author, strength coach and internationally awarded vegan athlete. He is also the founder of Evolved Generation, a brand based in Australia promoting health and athleticism through conscious consumption. He specialises in helping professionals achieve peak health and fitness through a plant-based diet and coaching programs.
  • Vinitha Ang is a Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience in nursing & allied health care profession. She is also trained in nutrition and psychology with a Master’s Degree in Health Care management. Vinitha has formerly operated a Vegan Cafe with Organic retail business for 5 years, and has been regularly conducting Vegan Culinary classes since 2008.


1. Go Green by bringing your own serve ware / utensils for food tasting session to minimise waste.
2. Please call 6849 5300 or email for more enquiries.