World Vegetarian Day 2002

What's going on that we know about..............
updated 16th October 2002


From: "Ana Boskovic Freund" <>
To: <>
Subject: what i did for world wegetarian day
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 14:57:55 +0200
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.6600

hi. i am ana boskovic freund from split, croatia. a friend of mine forwarded your message to me.
i am active in some ecological groups in my town and i could say i am vegetarian for ecological reasons.
i used parts of your text, together with parts from some nature/science magazines, to make an info poster
with big letters, which i put in the window of my friends´ health food store, so that passers-by can read it-
for a few days.    i hope it could make at least one person, one day, prepare a different lunch...
although our people are very conservative and stubborn.
your text, divided in parts and easy to read, was of big help.
many best wishes to you from  a b f !

From: "New Zealand Vegetarian Society" <>
To: Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa
Subject: Re: World Vegetarian Day NEXT WEEK & Vegetarian info fact sheet
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 12:51:43 +1200

Hello there!

Thanks for your email and Veg Fact Sheet which had many interesting websites. We too have been very busy for World Vegetarian Day.

Some of the things we have done are:
1. Sent A4 size posters, information and recipes to the Libraries around NZ asking them to do a display for World Vegetarian Day Week. Some of the libraries - from various areas such as Kaitaia, Auckland Central, Palmerston North have asked for more for the display they will be doing.

2.World Veg Day dinners are being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with Christchurch Centre holding a stall in the Square on Friday. Nelson is having a combined stall with SAFE on Saturday.

3. We have sent a Press Release with some facts on Vegetarianism to Newspapers around NZ plus some local radio stations. We have been contacted by some newspapers as a result wanting more info or an interview. Our Christchurch Centre also has an interview booked on a local television station.

4. We have an advertisement booked in the University magazine called Craccum for this week. Each year we choose a magazine or newspaper to spend money on a reasonable advertisement for World Veg Day and this year it is Craccum.

Hope this is what you wanted to hear about what we are doing. As always, we could do with more help to accomplish sending out more veg info etc but feel this is a reasonable effort for the workers involved.

Have a Happy World Vegetarian Day and keep in touch!


Fiona Brodie
National Vegetarian Centre
NZ Vegetarian Society Inc
P O Box 26664
Auckland 1030
New Zealand
Ph / Fax 09 523 4686

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World Fest - 29th September 2002


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There's even a mention here !!!

Korea Now  - bi weekly magazine

[HEALTH] A Day Without Meat

Vegetarians celebrate an animal-free holiday

nly a year after the first World Vegetarian Day celebration in Seoul,
the nation's veggie movement is taking off in leaps and bounds. With some 17 groups scheduled to participate, this year's events delivered even more energy and enthusiasm, starting with a vegetarian festival on Sept. 22. The performance at Seoul National University included original works of dance, music, theater and mime by the newly formed Earth- love Vega, a vegetarian club whose members aim to address serious issues in a lighthearted way. The next day, a wide array of groups representing environmental, religious, health, animal protection and other concerns, as well as several vegetarian food companies, gathered in Seoul Station Square for a huge celebration led by the Korea Vegetarian Union (KVU). On both days, of course, delicious food was served in generous quantities.

The diverse groups, ranging from the Buddhism Environmental Education Center to Green Korea United, share a common goal: raising awareness about vegetarianism and its benefits to humans, animals and the planet. Lee Kwang- jo, the KVU's leader, advocates this lifestyle primarily for six reasons. Respect for animals is one; another is concern for human health, the environment and starving people. Lee pointed to the vast amount of land and resources that must be used to grow animal feed, suggesting that many more people could be fed if society moved toward a plant-based diet. Two final reasons - spiritual benefits and the potential to create a more peaceful society - are especially important to Lee, who said he believes vegetarianism is a small but important step in creating a world that respects life.

Lee said interest in vegetarianism is growing in Korea, especially since the KVU's inception in 1998. He said the organization has helped many people remain vegetarian, as well as helping lapsed vegetarians resume their practice by providing information and support on the KVU Web site. On World Vegetarian Day, Sept. 23, the organization distributed free Korean-language booklets detailing the reasons some people choose an animal-free diet. The focus for the day, Lee said, was a new campaign calling for vegetarian options in school lunch programs, starting at the elementary school level. Recently, this issue has received a great deal of media attention, he added, explaining that many children are horrified when they learn that meat comes from dead animals, and that some refuse to eat it. However, in Korea, where children start school at 8 a.m., often missing breakfast, and where most schools have mandatory lunch programs with no vegetarian options, the only alternative for many is plain white rice, Lee said. A diet consisting primarily of white rice, which has had almost all its nutrients removed, will of course lead to health problems, Lee said, adding that the lack of options can also lead to teasing by peers. Since it's easy to provide vegetarian meals, he contends, and since such options are readily available in school lunch programs in other countries such as Taiwan, the KVU is urging the Ministry of Education to change legislation that currently mandates animal protein in school lunches and to provide meatless meals for those who want them. Petitions circulated at the event - once 10,000 signatures have been collected, the organization will approach the government with its request.

Compared to that in Western countries, the face of vegetarianism is slightly different in Korea, Lee said. In Korea, it's generally difficult to find vegetarian options in most restaurants, and there hasn't been much support for the lifestyle until recently. He said that in the past, Korean vegetarians were most often motivated by religion, but that the focus is now shifting to concern for animals and the environment. Yet Lee said spirituality is still important to many vegetarians in this country, and the experiences of several Earth-love Vega members seem to bear this out.

Jeon Sang-joon, a 28-year-old civil engineering student at Hanyang University, founded Earth-love Vega in December 2000 to fill a need that, in his view, wasn't being met by existing vegetarian groups. Member Mira Koh said it offers a different atmosphere and, for the most part, serves a younger age group: Those who attended a recent meeting ranged in age from 22 to 35, and many were college students just starting out as vegetarians. Most cited compassion for animals as their main reason for choosing a vegetarian diet, although the group also shares the KVU's environmental and health concerns. Among those who cited spiritual influences were Koh and Jang Hyun-hwee, 22. Jang was raised in a Buddhist household and questioned the ethics of eating meat at a young age, but said spirituality wasn't a big influence in his life until this year, when he became involved with the SM Meditation Center, a nonsectarian group that requires abstinence from meat and alcohol. The group helped him quit smoking and drinking, he said, and he adopted a meatless diet in accordance with its teachings. Although he is no longer involved with the center, Jang has maintained his healthier lifestyle and remains committed to vegetarianism. "Now I'm vegetarian for my health, and for animals," he said.

For Koh, 35, it was a long change. A women's studies lecturer at Ewha Womans University, her feminist views played an important part in her journey. Five years ago, when she met the feminist philosopher and vegetarian Alison Jagger, Koh was intrigued, but the philosopher's views on the subject "didn't make much sense" to Koh. Over many years, Koh became interested in Buddhism, practicing Zen Buddhism for a time and studying different spiritual paths. She also became interested in ecofeminism and explored the connection between humans' oppression of animals and the sexual slavery of women. Yet in the beginning, her interest in ecofeminism was mainly intellectual and didn't affect her eating habits. It wasn't until 1999, when her dog fell seriously ill and Koh was forced to end its life by euthanasia, that Koh was prompted to think seriously about animal issues.

"Most people don't change by logic," she said, adding that logic must be proceeded by an emotional response. Following her dog's death, Koh felt guilty and didn't want to be responsible for the deaths of any more animals. At that time, the debate about dog meat was in the news, and she wrote an article explaining her opposition to using dogs for food. At the time, however, she didn't extend this policy to other animals. It wasn't until last year, while taking an ecofeminism course and studying the works of Carol Adams, a well-known U.S. feminist vegetarian advocate, that Koh became a vegetarian. She began to write about the oppression of women and animals, and her work was eventually published in the journal of the Korean Academic Society of Women's Health.

The transition was difficult for Koh, who believes that her dog's death made her more sensitive, and she began to feel that "humanity was such a barbarian species." She also found it difficult to change her practices in spite of her convictions about animals. The experience made her "less radical" as a feminist, she believes, because she could understand how difficult it must be for men to understand women's oppression. Koh now believes that the way to change society is not by criticizing, but by trying to "make people open-minded and warm-hearted." For example, she believes that engaging foreign support for an anti-dog meat campaign is "not a good strategy" on the part of some Korean animal advocates, since it generates so much hostility. When she spoke out about the issue, she was surprised to encounter opposition from Korean feminists, but her writings about vegetarianism have had the opposite effect, she said. People are not upset at all and acknowledge that her point of view is valid, although some find change difficult and a few are even afraid to read her articles. Still, she believes her work has influenced a number of people, and that people are becoming more open to vegetarianism.

Overall, the members of Earth-love Vega seem to favor an approach that is nonconfrontational and passionate at the same time, and this was undoubtedly reflected in their performance. Noh Tae-bok, 32, said the group isn't interested in forcing its views on others, but that it gives members a chance to share their experiences as vegetarians in a nonvegetarian world. The performance, he said, addressed not only the health, environmental and animal welfare implications of meat-based diets, but also a broader issue: what he calls the "meat-eating culture" and its impact on people's attitude toward living beings. Noh took part in several skits during the festival, including one titled "Funny Cooking Classroom," which satirized this attitude in a scene involving a shrimp and a sadistic chef. Student Baka Jai-hong, 23, performed two original rap songs in Korean, entitled "Veggie Power Changes the World" and "Meat Is Murder" (not to be confused with the classic 1980s hit of the same name by the U.K. band The Smiths); and actress Park Ga-ah, 23, directed a series of comical scenes that showed the difficulties of everyday life as a vegetarian - conflicts with family and lack of choices in restaurants were just a few of the featured themes.

For more information about vegetarianism in Korean, you can visit the following Web sites: (KVU), (Earth-love Vega), (Korea Veggie Society for Earth).

In English, the following site is a good resource: (VegSource).

By Eileen Cahill


New Zealand Vegetarian Society Christchurch Centre


This will be celebrated in Christchurch on Friday, October 4th.
Stall in the Square. Restaurant meal in the evening.

Phone Suzanne 377 4337 for more information.

Christian Vegetarian Association

...suggest that we can direct people to make a start by at least becoming vegetarian this one day a year - got to start somewhere for some. Then it cuts loose and goes into suggestions for Activism..............

University of Pittsburgh - USA

If you haven't tried one of our delectable vegetarian entrees, today is the day! Plus, stop by Kansas where we will have a special menu featuring vegetarian entrees.

Christchurch - Canterbury NZ - Be there - events on-line{NONE}

Hare Krishna World:

The have a direct link to our main Vegetarianism and Beyond site via something I sent them a few weeks ago:

World Farm Animals Day.ORG

See what they are doing world wide - pretty inspiring.

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Here's to veges
26 September 2002

October 1 is World Vegetarian Day in New Zealand, but as feast days go, this celebration is still a movable event.

In Ireland they hold it on September 29, and in the United States it swings between September 29
in Los Angeles, to October 5 in Seattle, and October 13 in San Francisco.

Not that it matters. World Vegetarian Day only made it to international calendars in 1977, so some leeway is still happening.

For many people, food is the first step in a lifestyle change. Interesting recipes, accessible ingredients, and a growing number of cafes and restaurants featuring vegetarian dishes are part of today's daily diet.

It is a long way from the 1960s when "peace-love-and brown rice" was the sole domain of the fringes of hippiedom and Asia-by-bus travellers.

Meadow Mushrooms and eight Christchurch cafes are supporting this year's World Vegetarian Day with a 10-day "mushroom special" promotion.

Customers ordering the dish are eligible for T-shirt prizes.

Participating cafes are Blue Jean Cuisine, the Honeypot Cafe, The Cup, Dux de Lux, Galileo's Cafe, Waterfront Cafe, Under the Red Verandah, and Club Bazaar.


Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:05 +0400
From: "Kurma (dasa) ACBSP
To: "Jaya Tirtha Charan (dasa)
Subject: World Veg Day
Lines: 26

Dear JTC prabhu,

Today I recorded a 1 hour cooking show for Perm TV. Perm is the capital city
of the Ural region of Russia and a city of 1.5 million.

I am travelling for 1 month throughout Russia teaching cooking at temples,
for congregation and Friends of Lord Krishna, in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod,
Perm, Sochi and Divnamorsk on the Black Sea.

The show will go to air on World Veg Day, as will a nice radio interview
about prasadam. The people of Perm are extremely receptive and very very
fond of prasadam. The temple runs a cake factory and produces gorgeous cakes
for the whole city - 2000 big cakes a month. The cakes are for sale in
practically every shop in the city with exotic names like Vrindavana,
Lalita, Visakha etc. The cakes have to be seen to be believed - very
professionally iced and decorated, filed with multi layers of cream and jam,
biscuit and fruits - many varieties.

Tomorrow I will send you some photos of the TV shoot and hopefully of the
cake factory.

Prasadam Ki jai!

Your servant,
Kurma dasa

Kurma prabhu, you may know has compiled many excellent vegetarian cook books and video cooking classed.

Get a preview HERE.

Christchurch - NZ

Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 21:41:08 +1200
From: Jvala Schelling
Subject: World vegetable day
To: Jaya Tirtha Caran das <>
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Haribol prabhu

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I talked to the boss about Tuesday, and she said if I can get the company
(10 employees) to convince to have prasadam from Food For Life, she'll pay for it.

Guess what - yeap - everyone is into it. (I get a gold star!)

Your aspiring servant

Jvala Nrsimha das

Subject: Re: WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY - OCTOBER 1st (...just a few days away)

Haribol, thanks for the heads up.I posted your message on the Audurya Fellowship forum at It's on the recommended Website board.At the link below.

Keep up the nice seva and keep on chanting that maha-mantra!

Hare Krsna,

From "Shashi Vasan" <>

Dear Animal Lovers, Peace Loving Citizens, People who are in Spiritual Quest, World In General and amongst you all and for the INNER BEING, part of every Being on this Planet called Mother Earth.
 “If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many thing in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.”
--Sir Paul McCartney

When we refrain from harming/killing animals, we can propogate the message of peace on a greater scale.
Spread the Word of Vegetarianism and increase your will power with Inner Peace of God's Love to Prevent Cruelty to Animals. Foot and Mouse Disease Outbreak, Mad Cow disease led to a Europe Wide Whole sale slaughter of these bovines, gentle creatures and we can still be healthy, happy and wise, giving up meat eating. Prevention of Causes Leading to Cancer has been attributed to a Vegetarian Diet, Non Smoking, Regular Exercising and a Stress Free Living.

Please make a commitment to find out what is this email is all about. Spread the word around since it is not a Spam and Each One of Us created in this World, have a right to a Healthy Life and Vegetarianism. Let Live and Live.
Let the Animals give us enough milk, butter, and Dairy products. Not their lives and flesh.

October 1 is a WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY......

Spread the News around for all.

Invercargil - Shyama devi dasi and Anurag prabhu

WVD sounds great. I'm doing a powerpoint project on Vegetarianism at the
moment but unfortunately it's not viewed until the end of October which is
good in one way because it won't be finished until then anyway.

Your servant
Shyama dasi

Wellington, New Zealand:

Hello J T C.

Just letting you about World Vegetarian Day, in Wellington this year.

We are holding the Wellington W.V.D. dinner at Aunty Mena's, in central Cuba Street (Wellington).
If you would like further details or booking details, I suggest phoning the person who is organising
the dinner this year... Nicki (04) 479 3712

Our website is...

Something that you may find of interest is a new book that we have just published and released...
(This is an excerpt from our E-Newsletter, available via our website.)

Thank you for writing to us.

Eric Wolff

Vice President
Wellington Branch
NZ Vegetarian Society



New Zealand's most comprehensive book on vegetarian nutrition
Living a Good Life: To Be a Vegetarian in New Zealand. Produced and published by Wellington's
Vegetarian society, this 154 page book gives you the nutritional information you need to be a
healthy vegetarian, combined with the life stories of eleven New Zealand vegetarians and their
Living a Good Life includes five nutrition chapters - two general chapters for vegetarians and
vegans, followed by specific chapters on healthy eating habits through the lifespan: pregnancy and
childcare, the teenage years and through to the third stage in life for older adults. Each nutrition
chapter is backed up with the weight of scientific research and has been checked by New Zealand
experts in their field.

How many vegetarians are there in New Zealand? This question is answered too, based on surveys over
the last fifteen years.

A must have for anyone seeking a healthy lifestyle.

Introductory Offer
Retail price $21.95 (20% discount to Vegetarian society members: $17.50). Extra special introductory
offer for those receiving this update - postage and packaging free until 1 October (World Vegetarian Day).
Copies of Living a Good Life can also be ordered directly from the Society - visit our website to
download the order form:

A spiritual program for the modern age. (NOTE CHANGE OF TIMES)

Presented in Hindi by Sridam dasa

Every Wednesday
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Presently the Hari Vandana service is in need of good quality Krishna conscious music (CDs audio tapes etc) to help with programs, if you have any or would like to help in any way please contact Sridam prabhu HERE:

or for more information

Sridama das
(a.k.a. Sridhar Kallidai)
ISKCON Wellington


The address to send the tape/CD is:

Sridama dasa
105, Newlands Road

I can do a nice 'vegetarian Day' programme once you send me the details. It
will be good propaganda for the restaurants as well.

Hare Krishna


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pamro., agtsp.,
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Mukunda Maharaj has gone to the States and will be back by mid October.
However, I'll talk about it in my Hindi prog and Prana, who is filling in for Maharaj will be doing in his.
I will be doing several shows where World Vegetarian Day will be mentioned and one which will be dedicated to the topic.
Rasparayan das

Iskcon Auckland

Function in the park - Hellensville Friday 5th October

They're having a garden party in the park there and feeding the locals, harinam too, and dramas and plays on a "not that body" "bird in the cage" vegetarian theme.

Organised by Amritapani dd and Rohita prabhu

........... as well as on the day at the farm and FFL, and the Radio prog on the Sunday.

From: Charlotte Sinclair
Subject: WVD

Dear Jaya Tirtha Charan Prabhu,
Please accept my humbles obeisances. Glories to Prabhupada
Yes, this year at the university ECO-Fest is happening on 7th, 8th and 9th of October. this is an annual event for the purpose of environmental awareness, animal rights...etc. We have been asked to cater for it and at least for the tuesday, which is animal rights day we will be having a stall and prasadam. KPV mataji is scheduled to give a talk for fifteen minutes or so from a recent book she has wrtitten about vegetarianism. The other days are about social justice and GE-free issues...etc and we mat take prasadam in on these days also.
Have you heard about the programme Amrta-Pani is holding on the Fourth of October in Helensville for World Vegetarian Day?
ys, Charlotte

From: "kpv"
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:32:53 +1200

Hari bol prabhu
thanks for all the vegie info.  I suppose u know about the
events organised for Auckland? (Amrta-pani's programme,
Charlote's eco-fest Uni programme, book distribution.
I've contacted the Holmes Show to see if he wanted me to
do an interview with him on vegg. for the occasion & they
emailed me back saying they'd get back to me if they
were interested (hope they hurry as time is running out).
Contacted the Veg.Society (Fiona) & she said they're having
a dinner and something else, and that maybe next year we
cld co-ordinate something with them.  Very keen & open about us.
Well, thanks again for all the great work you're doing in this regard,
hope all is well

From: "Amrtapani"
To: <jtcd@
Subject: World Vegetarian/Animal Day
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 11:59:56 +1200

Haribol prabhu,
Please accept my humble obeisances.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Attached is a poster we are putting around the area.  We are also distributing a similar leaflet into letter boxes.  The programme is coming together nicely due the mercy of my dear Srila Gurudeva with Bhakti Marg and family doing a drama, Kirtana by Sripati, Maryanne and girls,  & Sundara Gauranga, dance by a friend Claire, singing by Narayana Rishi, a play by the Gurukula, a story with sound effects (audience participation), poetry, face painting by Hari Priya, and a finale by Paul from the rock band PanAm ending by joining with Sundara Gauranga in kirtana.  There may be more participation but this is what I have that's definite at the moment.  There will be food tasing rather than a full feast (too much for me to organise this time) and Puhoi Cheeses, Lisa's Hummus and a couple of other companies are making donations of vegetarian fare.  There will be books on display and Hari Priya is making some huge banners.  The venue is very nice and new with a great kitchen.


Amrta Pani dd

Katikati - "Tauranga" - Western Bay of Plenty New Zealand

JTCd's - making propaganda world wide - making nuisance of himself...........(myself =>:-)).

putting all these pages together..............

interacting with hundreds of vegetarians world wide.............

Locally - We're doing a harinam in Tauranga and distributing prasadam with a little flyer telling people of WVD, and I've made some posters to stick up in shops around the place.

Friday 27th September 2002

Tungabhadra Devi daughter (12 years old) of JTCd spent her morning outside the Katikati District Public Library distributing Shalagram mahaprasadam to non-devotees who came to the library and KK Council offices, from 9am - 12pm (midday)

prasadam distribution ki jaya

Hamilton NZ - Gaura's Place

They are catering for a Vegetarian convention about 700 vegetarians expected, more details when they send to me.

So here is some info about "Gaura's Place"....

We are open Tues- Sat 11.30am-2pm for lunch which is a set menu daily, with varying preps available (according to the daily cooks desire).Although generally consists of : Soup, rice, curry, puris or pakoras, salad and halava.

The lunch special costs $6, $5 students or $10 all you can eat.

We are open evenings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7-9pm. This meal is also "set" although there is more variety and more "gourmet" style. If you just come for dinner the cost is $14.95 adults or $5 kids.

Otherwise there are yoga classes (iengar style) on Thursday nights 6.30-7.45pm and Saturday mornings 10.15am-11.30am. Cost $15 waged, $12 unwaged price includes dinner or lunch.

Friday nights we explore the Bhagavad Gita from 6.30 pm, followed by dinner at 7.30pm, culminating with a mantra meditaion.$8 includes dinner.

Satu4day nights of self Realisation workshop, discussing practical yet potent spirituality for the modern age. Course facilitated by genuine spiritual practitioners.$8 includes dinner.

 so there is a basic synopsis of what we do here. Please send us anything before you officially 'post'it on a site, so that we can sight it first.

V e d i s c h e r  K u l t u r   T r e f f   W i e s b a d e n
International Society for Krishna   Consciousness
Funder Acarya: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad
Kontakt person
Dina Sharana Devi Dasi / Dietlinde Kaufmann
Tel: 06120- 30 28 wednesdays

Burg Hohenstein,   Sept.14th, 2002

Dear Friends,

In the name of the Organisation mentioned above, I would like to thank you for your efforts in the matter of vegeterianism!

Herewith we would like to confirm that all our members will hold vigil, some at their homes, some at a special meeting held on:
SA Sept. 21st, 2002 at 3 o´clock p.m.
Our assembly will chant 108 times the Holy Name of God (for about 10 min),
We will proceed with a Festival held on SA Oct. 5th, 2002
Theme:  &#8220;Food for Peace&#8221;
VIP Guests:     WCRP Rhein-Main regional group
                And a group of qualified teachers in non violence.

In the hope that many drops of non violence will fill an ocean!

Sincerely yours,

In the service of &#8222;Vedischen Kultur Treff Wiesbaden&#8220; and
In the service of Srila Prabhupad
Dietlinde Kaufmann, (Dina Sharana Devi Dasi)

From: "Sri Rangavati (dasi) IDS (Soho St. London - UK)"
Subject: World vegetarian day
Lines: 19
X-Mailer: COM 3.80.8
X-Com-Textno: PAMHO6010417

Dear Prabhu
Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

The London Temple will be distributing free plates of prasadam on the world
famous, Oxford Street, which is one of the main shopping areas in London.

At the same time we will be distibuting Prabhupada's books and the cook
book, Great vegetarian Dishes, and distributing the holy names with a

Anyone who can help out on the day or collecting donations can contact me on
+44 (020) 437 3662 or email

We need devotees to raise laksmi, serve prasadam, cook and chant.

Thank you
Your servant
Sri Rangavati dasi
Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Administrator

and since then..............

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 13:15 +0100
From: "Sri Rangavati (dasi) IDS (Soho St. London - UK)"  <>
To: "Jaya Tirtha Charan (das) JPS" <>
Subject: World Vegetarian Day
Lines: 25
X-Mailer: COM 3.80.9
X-Com-Textno: PAMHO6101890

Dear Jaya Tirtha Charan Prabhu
Please accept my obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I wanted to tell you that the London temple had a very good afternoon on
Oxford Street distributing prasadam, books and the holy names. Many
interested people came and we were able to preach to them. Hare are the
tangible results:
1050 plates
3000 sweets
26 books
GBR £430 for FFL

We have many nice stories of the people we met and preached to. One man went
passed as we were distributing the prasadam, he didn't stop to take a plate,
but just recently he bought a book from one of our book distributors because
he saw the devotees and had a developed a favourable impression of us. So
now through Srila Prabhupada's mercy he is beginning his journey home!

We are planning to have another event on the disappearence day of Srila
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur (23rd December). We plan to distribute
prasadam, more books and have longer harinama.

Your servant
Sri Rangavati dasi
Temple Administrator


I have had hundreds of messages from Vegetarians all over the world who are planning a special meal that they are inviting some of their vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends to be part of, like the folowing one from Syndi Blackmore in the Hong Kong (she's originally from the US).

Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 19:28:21 -0700 (PDT)
From: syndi blackmore <syndirae@XXXXX
Subject: Re: World Vegetarian Day- My contribution.

I am happy to receive your mailing and will
participate in any way that I can.
Most likely it will be a delicious vegetarian dinner
party which I wil host.

Thanks to all those who have replied in this regard.

San Francisco Vegetarian Society are doing something on 13th October

Ireland's World Vegetarian Day

29th September 2002

19 October - 7th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival, Boston, MA

The Vegetarian Society of El Paso

Café Ambrosia - Seattle US

October 1 – World Vegetarian Day Celebration

As originator and organizer of the annual  celebration of World Vegetarian Day, the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) seeks to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of a vegetarian diet. Café Ambrosia joins NAVS in celebrating World Vegetarian Day on October 1. Visit with a family member, partner, friend, neighbor or colleague on October 1 and enjoy a free entrée with the purchase of another entrée of the same or greater value! We will have for sale limited copies of John Robbins’ The Food Revolution specially priced at 10.00. The Food Revolution is a compelling and thoroughly documented discussion of how a shift to a vegetarian diet can improve our personal health, the health of our planet and the plight of animals. Reservations requested for this evening no later than September 28. Other promotions, discount cards, membership based discounts, etc. not applicable this night.

EarthSave Seattle

Observing on Saturday 5th October

San Antonio Vegetarian Society

From: San Antonio Vegetarian Society <>
Subject: Re: World Vegetarian Day

WOW!  We are tabling at Whole Foods in San Antonio on
Sept. 28th from noon-4 p.m.  Thanks, Kaz

Winnipeg Vegetarian Association Canada

Vegetarian Society of Canada - Toronto Canada

"World Vegetarian Day Party"

Join us in the fabulous Rotunda in Toronto's City Hall for a party to celebrate World Vegetarian Day. Sample the delights of a wide variety of international vegetarian foods provided by some of Toronto's leading vegetarian caterers and restauranteurs. Sip a glass of wine or alcohol-free punch, or try some herb tea. Meet old friends and make new ones. Bring along a guest as an introduction to the great tastes of vegetarian food.

Place: The Rotunda, Toronto City Hall (entrance off Nathan Phillips Square,Queen Street)
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Cost: Admission free. Optional food is extra. Wine $2.50 per glass.

Please let me know what you have planned however small or humble you may feel.........