PLEASE NOTE: All events listed are open to the public. To request
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This itinerary schedule includes both the lecture presentations by Dr. Tuttle on his book, The World Peace Diet,
as well as his concerts, workshops, and Sunday morning service
presentations at progressive churches. The concerts and workshops
include art exhibits of Madeleine’s paintings, and Madeleine and Will
are also available most weekends to schedule sessions with individuals
and couples for Personalized Music & Art Portraits. Some of Dr.
Tuttle’s radio interviews will now be included in this schedule.
(For prior dates, please click here for past schedules)
1 NOV (SU) – Dayton, OH — 937-233-7516. Unity of Dayton, 6741 Chambersburg, Rd., 45424. Sunday morning service: 10:00 a.m. Piano Passion Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
2 NOV (MO) - Dayton, OH — 937-233-7516. Unity of Dayton, 6741 Chambersburg, Rd., 45424. Workshop on Opening The Intuitive Gate, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
4 NOV (WE) - Cincinnati, OH –
(513) 721-7275. Park & Vine, 1109 Vine St, 45202-7226. Lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet, entitled “Cooling The Planet,” 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
7 NOV (SA) - Louisville, KY — 502.299.9520. Bashford Manor, 2227 Bashford Manor Lane, 40217. (502) 295-9005. Sponsored by EarthSave Louisville. Gathering 6:00 p.m. with vegan pizza, followed by a lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet –sounds like a terrific evening!
8 NOV (SU) – Cincinnati, OH — (513) 961-2527. New Thought Unity Church, 1401 E. McMillan Street, 45206. Sunday morning services: 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Workshop on Intuition, Prosperity, and Peace , 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
9 NOV (MO) – Cincinnati, OH — (513) 961-2527. New Thought Unity Church, 1401 E. McMillan Street, 45206. Piano Passion Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
12 NOV (TH) – Lexington, MA — 978-263-1456. Follen Unitarian Universalist Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, 02420. Lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet, 7:30 p.m.
13 NOV (FR) – Sudbury, MA — 978-263-1456. B’Nai Torah Congregation, 225 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet, 3:00 p.m.
13 NOV (FR) - Sherborn, MA — 508-655-2143. The Peace Abbey, 2 N. Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770. Lecture/presentation with meditation on The World Peace Diet, 7:00 p.m.
15 NOV (SU) - Jonesboro, GA — 404-578-3033. Unity South Atlanta Church, 7483 Mount Zion Boulevard, 30236. Sunday morning service: 10:00 a.m. Workshop on Opening The Intuitive Gate, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
21 NOV (SA) - Radio Interview – “Health Talk” on K-108 AM radio with Hesh Goldstein – Honolulu, HI; 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
20 NOV (FR) - Gulf Breeze, FL — 850-934-7570. 4552 Sabine Drive, 32563. Lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet – 6:00 p.m. potluck followed by lecture in private residence.
21 NOV (SA) – Pensacola, FL — Pensacola Vegetarian Society,
Meeting at Unity Church of Pensacola, 716 N. 9th Avenue. Following the
6:30 p.m. vegan potluck, there will be a lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet.
22 NOV (SU) - Gulf Breeze, FL — 850-565-0527. Unity of Gulf Breeze, 913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy # 26,
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561. Sunday morning service: 10:00 a.m. Workshop on Opening The Intuitive Gate, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
23 NOV (MO) - Gulf Breeze, FL — 850-565-0527. Unity of Gulf Breeze, 913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy # 26, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561. Piano Passion Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
29 NOV (SU) - Arlington, TX — 817.467.5151. Unity Church of Arlington, 3525 S. Bowen Road, 76016. Sunday morning service: 10:00 a.m.
29 NOV (SU) – Fort Worth, TX — Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 901 Page Avenue, 76110. Lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet, 7:00 p.m.
3 DEC (TH) – El Paso, TX — (915) 533-2889. The Singapore Cafe , 4120 N. Mesa,
El Paso, TX 79902. Lecture/presentation on The World Peace Diet, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by The Vegetarian Society of El Paso.
6 DEC (SU) - Mesa, AZ — 480892-2700. Unity Church of Mesa, 2700 E. Southern Avenue, 85204. Sunday morning services: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. Workshop on Opening The Intuitive Gate, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
7 DEC (MO) - Mesa, AZ — 480892-2700. Unity Church of Mesa, 2700 E. Southern Avenue, 85204. Piano Passion Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
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animal thing, some get it, others don‚Äôt. Is it lack of compassion or is
the prospect of making such a radical change to eating ( to just what
you feel like) too much to take on board?
more I‚Äôve studied this, David, the more I feel that it‚Äôs a minor
miracle that anyone is able to question our culturally-imposed eating
habits deeply enough to go vegan. Across cultures, and across species,
all animals take what their parents and culture teach them is their
proper food very seriously. What‚Äôs true is that our culture‚Äôs meals
strongly contradict our inherent compassion, so we need early and
constant pressure to force us to see certain non-human animals as food
rather than as fellow beings we would naturally respect and care about.
It‚Äôs the example of other vegans, especially vegan communities of one
kind or another (even on-line communities), that provides the most
powerful psychological and cultural force for healing and liberation.
book, you explain how animals have a purpose, how they establish social
order and express their natural intelligence. If we don‚Äôt acknowledge
their sentience and sophistication is it because we eat them and
support their exploitation?
this is a basic psychological mechanism that we automatically engage
whenever we find ourselves in a position where we are knowingly harming
others. Our natural compassion can‚Äôt stand it. So if it‚Äôs ‚Äúfood
animals,‚Äù then we have to psychologically distance ourselves from them,
using all kinds of stories that are supplied by our culture‚Äôs
institutions (religion, science, education, family, government, media,
etc.) that these animals were put here by God for us to use, that we‚Äôd
die in 24 hours of a protein deficiency if we didn‚Äôt eat them, that
they don‚Äôt have souls, and so forth. We do the same thing for ‚Äúenemies‚Äù
we think we have to kill in wars ‚Äì reduce them to mere ‚Äúinsects‚Äù or
‚Äúvermin‚Äù in our minds so that we can harm them. Same with people we
enslave. In The World Peace Diet I refer to this as our
culture‚Äôs underlying mentality of reduction and exclusion. It is
ritually injected into us through our culture‚Äôs daily meals and all the
stories surrounding our routine mistreatment of animals used for food.
7 is about the Domination of the Feminine and you cite two prime
examples: the hen and the cow. ‚ÄúDominating others requires us to
disconnect from them.‚Äù Is that what men do when they try to dominate
women? Is it the arrogance of our species, the ease with which we are
able to disconnect? Is this the biggest mistake of our species?
I think that this is probably the biggest mistake we humans make. And
yes, it plays out in relationships between men and women, and also in
many other ways as well. Domination requires disconnection and also
reduction. Most women know how it is to be looked at as ‚Äúmeat‚Äù and as
men, we are taught early on to look at women in that way, as we are
taught to look at certain animals as well. I would not say, though,
that it is easy for our species to disconnect. We‚Äôve got to remember
the ferocity of the programming we endured!! It‚Äôs tremendously
powerful! From the time we lose our mother‚Äôs breast, we are forced to
eat the flesh and secretions of brutalized animals two or three times
every day, in the most important, relentless, ongoing rituals in our
culture: our daily meals. We are taught continually to disconnect the
reality on our plate from the reality that it took to get it onto our
plate. Yes, we are masters at disconnecting, but only because we have
been forced to practice it rigorously and religiously since birth. We
could also be masters at connecting if we were taught those skills! The
wealthy elite only maintains its power because the masses eat foods of
death, disconnectedness, and enslavement, and reaps its own
enslavement. We will be liberated when we liberate those who are at our
There‚Äôs more toxin coming into our bodies from animal products than from plant foods. Why?
a big question! Animal foods concentrate physical toxins. For example,
the legal limits on pesticides sprayed on crops fed to humans are
stricter than on crops fed to animals. All pesticide residues
concentrate in the fat, flesh, milk, and eggs of animals, especially
the way animals are forced to eat slaughterhouse waste and the feces
and flesh of other animals in today‚Äôs factory farms. Fish concentrate
toxins to an even greater degree, as I explain in my book. On top of
all that, there are the heterocyclic amines, carcinogenic substances
formed by cooking animal flesh. In addition, there are the basic
components of animal flesh: saturated fat, cholesterol, and acidifying
animal protein, all three being now understood to be basically toxic to
our human physiology. On top of all that, there are what I call in The World Peace Diet
the metaphysical toxins: we are eating the vibrations of grief, terror,
anxiety, despair, and panic. No wonder the biggest demand for
pharmaceuticals is not just for statin drugs, digestive drugs, insulin,
and other drugs to fight the physical devastation of animal-sourced
foods, but drugs for depression, rage, and insomnia! We become what we
eat and what we practice!
through your book you come back to this one matter of the vital
connection we all have with our culture and the natural world in the
food we eat. ‚ÄúIt all begins with our most fundamental social ritual:
eating‚Äù. Can you say something about our meals and the way they hold us
meals of hidden violence are devastating our earth, torturing millions
of beautiful and sensitive animals daily, and laying waste the inner
landscape of our thoughts and feelings. The wars, diseases, neuroses,
and crimes we see around and within us have their genesis in the wars,
diseases, neuroses, and violent crimes we inflict on billions of
animals routinely and completely unnecessarily. The basic sense of
disempowerment people feel to change ‚Äúthe system‚Äù stems from their
daily meals, which are the rituals that keep us as domineering
commodifiers, enslaved ourselves!
I am seeing more and more people ‚Äúget‚Äù the message of The World Peace Diet
and begin to share it with others, and this is the foundation of the
healing of our world and of our culture and ourselves. We will continue
to be merely ironic in our quests for peace and justice and wisdom
until we make the connections that are on our plates and authentically
come into alignment with our true nature of compassion and share this
uplifting and liberating understanding with others. I encourage
everyone to teach a community course on The World Peace Diet,
and to spread the message of compassion, not just for ourselves, but
for all living beings and all future generations. As they say, ‚ÄúWe are
the ones we are waiting for!‚Äù
Are you interested in facilitating a course or book study group on The World Peace Diet,
and spreading this transformational message?
To find out more about facilitating a course or book study group on The World Peace Diet,
including a free PDF file of helpful tips and information, as well as
a list of study questions that you can use, please send us your email address. You can view or print the PDF files and use them as you see fit. Countless beings‚Äîanimals, future generations,
hungry people, and untold others‚Äîthank you for caring enough to make an
effort to bring compassion and understanding to our world!!
Additional Recommended Resource:
The Deluxe World Peace Diet Study Guide for facilitators:
You can also contact Mark Stroud, who has successfully facilitated courses on The World Peace Diet in Cincinnati. He
has created an excellent and much more detailed Course Study Guide with
additional resources for successfully offering and facilitating a study
course on The World Peace Diet.
If you would like more guidance and more ideas in presenting the course, I recommend that you contact him.
‚ÄúThe World Peace Diet study course was an inspirational journey. Even though I have been vegan for several years now, reading The World Peace Diet and
discussing its ideas in an open environment with a diverse group of
people helped me to reaffirm my belief in the power of our food
choices, and the impact that making positive changes within my own life
has on the world around me. I recommend this course to everyone,
especially those who hold peace and love as important ideals.‚Äù –Jacki Sprinkle, student at Xavier University
‚ÄúMy wife Claudia and I took the World Peace Diet course and cooking class with renown Olympic chef Mark Stroud. This was the first class ever, and the information shared and studied in those weeks was priceless. Dr. Tuttle’s book, The World Peace Diet, is
an exhaustive study of veganism, and having group study made the
information more interesting and accessible. The study course is set up
so that everybody can participate freely and without judgment from
others. The sharing of ideas and opinions was wonderful within our
group, and I truly believe that everybody in our group became more
educated and mindful of the food they are eating. Sharing the terrific
vegan food also helped show that delicious food can be prepared without
cruelty. I highly recommend this class.‚Äù — John Mooter, Chair,
You can find out more about obtaining Mark‚Äôs valuable Course Study Guide for facilitators by emailing him or calling him at (888)-899-9642.
In addition, as you are proceeding, Mark is available for helpful coaching if
you have questions about facilitating this course, whether you are just
using this brief and basic overview or are using his more comprehensive
Course Study Guide.
has won a bronze medal in the Culinary Olympics and also ran a vegan
restaurant in Cincinnati voted one of the ten best vegetarian
restaurants in the country by Vegetarian Times magazine. If
you are interested in conducting a World Peace Diet Cooking Class in
addition to this World Peace Diet Study Course, please contact Mark
about this as well.
Thanks again for your interest in facilitating a course on The World Peace Diet. It is a noble undertaking, and we wish you all success in your efforts!