VSS eNewsletter 15 April 2013
15 April 2013
Need a Veg Buddy?
How Healthy is Your Heart?
Yoga Awareness Dinner
Enlightenment of a Vegan Priest
Top 50 Vegan Blogs
Help Fund this Vegan Violinist
The China Study Cookbook
Classes by Bliss and Wisdom Society
Something for the Truth Seekers
VSS is proud to announce the launch of our very own Veg Buddy programme that hopes to support those who want to try the vegetarian lifestyle. Do share this with all your friends so that more can benefit from this excellent initiative!
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VSS is proud to announce the launch of the FREE 21-day Veg Buddy Programme where those interested in trying a vegetarian diet will be paired with a vegetarian buddy to help get started on their journey. The programme includes a welcome dinner, movie screenings and group gatherings with other pairs to build the community spirit and support network, which is crucial in embarking on a vegetarian diet lifestyle. To find out more and register for the programme, please visit http://www.vegetarian-society.org/vegbuddy. Each batch of participants will be kept small to ensure maximum benefit, but there will continue to be sessions as long as there is interest.
To celebrate the publication of the Heart Smart Oil-Free Cookbook published by Mayura Mohta and Dr George Jacobs, another oil-free MeetUp in collaboration with Seven Sensations has been scheduled on 19 Apr (Fri). Enjoy a healthy and tasty oil-free dinner at one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in town with the specially designed menu featuring 5 courses and costing just $22.
During the MeetUp, the Heart-Smart Oil Free Cookbook, which is based on the groundbreaking research of Dr Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr of the world renowned Cleveland Clinic, will be on sale as well.
Addicted to coffee and fried foods? Most of us know what healthy foods are but we continue our habit of consuming less-than-healthy foods…. Often, food addiction holds us back from optimal health and is an underlying factor of many health conditions. This session confronts our slavery to the palate and explores solutions so we can be empowered to be the master of our health.
Date: 11 May 2013, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Location: Kampung Senang HLC, 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205
Fee: $40 per person (Special Offer of $50 for 2 persons registering together), early bird price of $40 for 2 persons available until 27 April
Class size is limited to 40 participants and those interested are advised to register early by making a bank transfer to DBS current account 106-900562-0. Please email finance@... with the transaction reference number or call 6749 8509 to confirm the registration.
Popular speaker Dr Tan Pik Yee has been engaged to present on the topic of heart health this coming Sunday. Being a certified quit smoking consultant, she has the conducted smoking cessation talks and training for more than 25 companies. She has also conducted corporate wellness programmes in the area of health screening, nutrition, exercise, weight management and stress management for numerous organizations. Do consider attending this talk-cum-dinner if you can make the time.
Date: 21 Apr 2013, 6pm to 9pm
Location: Quality Hotel (201 Balestier Road)
Fee: $12 per person
To register, please contact Mark Chan at 97438362.
Our friends at Ananda Marga, a non-profit oragnisation that propagates self-realisation and service to humanity, is organising a Yoga Awareness Dinner to remind us to take a moment off our busy schedules to spend time with friends and family through a healthy dinner. Aimed at raising funds for the organisation to continue on with their mission and to show appreciation for the support they have received, participants can look forward to a sumptuous 8-course vegetarian spread prepared by the famous "Fo You Yuan" vegetarian restaurant, a line-up of entertaining performances, door gifts and even a lucky draw.
Date: 11 May 2013
Venue: Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association (397 Toa Payoh Lorong 2)
Fee: $80 per person or $750 for a table (seats 10)
To reserve your place, please call 6344 6519 or email yoga@... now.
Father Frank Mann, a catholic priest of 34 years who serves in Queens, New York, is a gifted writer and speaker known for his infectious enthusiasm and warm sense of humor. He recently had a deep personal awakening to the plight of animals, and has since incorporated the values of veganism and animal rights into his spiritual life and vision of a more just and peaceful world.
Watch him share his story at http://youtu.be/4ekOPyXGs3Q.
If you've ever wondered what the best vegan blogs are out there, then the list offered by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating may help. An independent organisation that "does not endorse or promote any particular diet", it does however "encourage the exploration of a wide variety of dietary approaches with the objective that each person discovers what works best for them". The list of 50 vegan blogs, which are not in any particular order, can be found at http://psychologyofeating.com/50-top-vegan-blogs/.
Irene Abrigo, a vegan violinist from Turin, Italy, who is currently based in Switzerland, is currently working on a personal and artistic project titled 24 Capricci di Puganini, which is a series of 24 short-films (silent-movie) in collaboration with the Italian photographer and director Claudio Molinaro. The central theme of the films is sustainability, ecology, respect for animals, organic living and nature. Irene will donate the profits from sales to the International Center for Alternatives in Research and Education (I-CARE) which works for the progress of scientific research without using animals (test or vivisection).
She is appealing for donations to fund her project, so if the project interests you, please visit http://www.eppela.com/eng/projects/357/24-capricci-di-puganini for more information and details on how you can help crowdsource this project.
VegNews co-founder Colleen Holland has drawn up a list of 15 vegan cookbooks that have been eagerly anticipated in 2013. Unsurprisingly, The China Study Cookbook, the accompanying cookbook to the most influential books on plant-based health every written - T. Colin Campbell's The China Study, is on the list. The China Study Cookbook is written by Professor Campbell's daughter, LeAnne Campbell (herself a mom to two teenage boys), and includes easy-to-make recipes such as Breakfast Home-Fry Hash, Fabulous Sweet Potato Enchiladas, and No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars.
Have a look at the full list at http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=5505&catId=2 to see if any piques your interest, or visit http://www.thechinastudy.com/category/the-china-study-cookbook/ to learn more about the book which will be on sale in May.
Bliss and Wisdom Society will be conducting a series of "Mind and Body Wellness cum Vegetarian Cooking class" starting April to June 2013. A total of 6 lessons will be held in English over 6 Saturdays and cover elements of eco-friendly diet and lifestyle and healthy vegan diet cooking, among others.
Dates: 27 Apr, 04 May, 11 May, 18 May, 01 Jun, 08 Jun (Saturday)
Time: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Venue: 55 Lorong 27 Gelylang #02-00 (next to Aljunied MRT Station, Yes Natural Bakery, 2nd storey)
Fee: FOC (requires deposit of $30.00, refundable with minimum of 4 lessons attended)
For more information and to register, please contact Ms Iris Sia Xiu Hua or Koh Lee Yong at Tel: 65471580, or email to cixin@.... Contents:.
We sometimes ask ourselves difficult questions such as 'what is the purpose of life' and 'why am I less fortunate than others'. The Theosophical Society, a non-sectarian movement engaged in the promotion of Universal Brotherhood and study of the Laws of Nature governing the universe, tries to provide answers to some of the perennial and perplexing questions about life and its purpose. Its Course in Theosophy and Meditation, in particular, aims to offer insight into ancient wisdom as well as meditation. Conducted only twice a year, the next one will be held from 02 May to 23 May. The course comprises ten segments of 2 to 3 hours each, and is offered free of charge. For more information and to register, please visit singaporelodge.org/btc_dates.htm or call 6732-7727.
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