There is perhaps much we can learn from animals. Not only do they have many powers completely unexplainable by contemporary science, but they are fellow pilgrims with us on this earth who contribute their presence to our lives and enrich our living world in countless essential ways.
In fact, without the humble earthworms, bees, and ants whom we relentlessly kill and dominate, the living ecosystems of our earth would break down and collapse‚Äïsomething we certainly cannot say about ourselves!
May all beings be free and at peace, Will
New offering: Prayer Circle for Saturday
Prayers for animals enslaved in entertainment, such as, zoos, circuses, rodeos, aquariums, theme parks, canned hunts, etc.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all the beings used in the human entertainment industry.
Dear dolphins, whales, horses, bulls, elephants, bears, lambs, pigs, sea otters, fish, elks, deer, rhinos, hippos, alligators, snakes, polar bears, lions, tigers, gorillas, chimpanzees, and all of you who are incarcerated when you want your freedom so much; who remember your parents being killed so that you could be captured; who are forced often with whips, chains, and electric prods to perform unnatural tricks; who are treated without respecting the dignity of your true nature.
Together, we bear witness to your suffering, take action to bring it to a permanent end, and send out our energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support the violent oppression of all of you.
Our love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.
( 7 daily prayers by Judy Carman)
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Original watercolor painting by Madeleine Tuttle
Madeleine and I have just returned from England, where I spoke on
veganism and The World Peace Diet several times in London and in
Hastings. It was great to see the enthusiasm for vegan living at the
events we attended, which were mainly the Viva!-sponsored Incredible
Veggie Show (about 5,000 attendees) as well as the Jain Mahavir
Conference (about 2,000 attendees). I spoke to an enthusiastic
standing-room-only crowd at the Veggie Show, and several times at the
Jain Conference, as well as for a vegan gathering in Hastings.
It was heart-touching to see people go vegan as a result of the
lectures! Lots of discussions and networking with people in the British
vegan movement at some terrific veg restaurants in London, and a
highlight of the trip was hearing Heather Mills speak passionately on
the importance of veganism at the Veggie Show. Madeleine and I also met
with Brian Haw, who is in the 8th year of a peace encampment in front
of British Parliament protesting the Iraq war; and we gave him a copy
of Living In Harmony With All Life, promoting veganism as the root of
nonviolence, peace, and spiritual health.
We are delighted to be back in the States, and to be back in the saddle
of the World Peace Diet Tour, heading north to Jacksonville today for a
lecture on The World Peace Diet tonight. I will also formally receive
The Shining World Hero Award from representatives of the Supreme Master
Ching Hai International Association at tonight's event.
A few photos:
The Jain Temple north of London:
Jainism, of all the world's religions, is the most strongly aligned
with veganism as the essential component to authentic spirituality.
Compassion for all life is the core of Jain teachings and living.
With Brian Haw in front of Parilament:
At the British Museum in London, with prehistoric evidence of humanity's enslavement of animals linked with war:
At the Jain Conference:
Signing a copy of The World Peace Diet following the vegan lecture in Hastings:
VEG INSPIRATION FOR THE DAY:
This is the wonderful news! Each and every one of us can help transform
our culture in the most effective way possible: by switching to a
plant-based diet for ethical reasons and encouraging others to do the
same. This is veganism, which is a mentality and lifestyle of radical
inclusion and compassion, and it is the antidote to our culture‚Äôs
sickness, going to the hidden root of our dilemmas. It is the beckoning
revolution that will make peace, sustainability, and heaven actually
possible on this Earth. It‚Äôs wonderful, because it is not difficult!
Anyone can go vegan today and help transform our world with every meal.
We can each be the change we want to see in the world and bring forth
the benevolent transformation we all yearn for in our hearts.
As many of you know, the Season For Nonviolence begins on January 30, anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, and runs for 64 days, to the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination on April 4. It is a time to commemorate the teachings and example of these two great human beings. There will be many events in cities throughout North America during this time to educate, inspire, and celebrate nonviolence, and I hope that we can all begin to realize and reduce the immense violence we commit towards animals used for food, and help raise consciousness in our culture that nonviolence begins on our plates. As I discuss in The World Peace Diet, if we yearn to contribute to peace, a terrific
opportunity for all of us is to move ever closer to a vegan way of being in the world, and spread the word to others through our efforts and example. Veganism is radical inclusion–including all sentient
beings within the sphere of our compassion. King said, “Violence anywhere hurts everyone everywhere,” and Gandhi’s basic entreaty was to “Be the change you want to see in the world.” These two teachings point to the interconnectedness of all of us, and to the necessity for an awakening to this truth at the daily life level.
With the new administration of Barack Obama, there is still a palpable sense of relief and optimism in the air, even in the midst of what everyone recognizes are enormous challenges. We must never forget that all change comes from the grass roots, and that Presidents are under enormous pressure from the plutocracy to divide, exploit, and confuse. As we insist on peace, justice, sustainability, and equality, and live these values in our lives and communicate them as best we can through all levels of our culture, we will see our leaders responding. I highly recommend boycotting not only the meat,dairy, egg, and other animal abuse industries, but also the pharmaceutical-medical complex and the mass media. Getting news from alternative sources is empowering and illuminating! There are so many, and they are proliferating!
Some good news! A colleague who lives in Chicago and works out in the same gym where Obama also used to exercise, saw him on the last day he was in the gym in late December, and gave him a copy of The World Peace Diet! I had signed it specifically to Obama, and she was able to put it right into his hands, as he smiled and graciously received it! The next day, he and his family left for their Hawaii vacation, and from there went to Washington, DC and the inauguration. Thanks to the angels for this minor miracle, and please, if you have time, write to Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and recommend that they read The World Peace Diet and go vegan as an example of the “Yes We Can” and
“Change” themes we have been hearing so much.
A few days ago, a film crew from Supreme Master Television (www.suprememasterTV.com) came down to our rolling home by the edge of the Atlantic here in the Florida Keys and filmed an appeal that I made, urging President Obama and all leaders to switch to an organic, whole foods vegan diet to exemplify their willingness to be the change, and to encourage others to do the same. It is gratifying to see that there are leaders at various levels of government who are courageously urging people to switch to plant-based eating, and are doing it themselves. Please thank them and encourage others also! Also, if you are involved with or interested in the Unity movement, there is an interesting new video that Supreme Master TV has created about the Unity Movement and vegetarianism, entitled, “The Unity School of Christianity and Spiritual Vegetarianism,” Part 1 and Part 2. It is eye-opening and encouraging, and is internationally translated and televised, like all SMTV content. Here’s the link:
Some more good news! Sales of The World Peace Diet broke new records in 2008, and it was again, for the second year in a row, the #1 best selling book of New York’s Lantern Books (out of 150 books). It will
be going into its fifth printing soon, which will include the long-missed index! In the meantime, you can always download the index for free from our website. The book is still $20, signed, including a
free CD and Madeleine’s Intuitive Cooking, and there are also several quantity discounts available as well. We also have the book available as an audio book for $20 (physical) or just $15 to download to your computer. Before too long, it’ll be available as an audio book on iTunes as well. See http://worldpeacediet.org for details.
There’s even more good news! Increasing numbers of people are facilitating study courses and book study groups on The World Peace Diet in cities around North America – and our two leading facilitators, Mark Stroud and Anna Ferguson in Cincinnati are working with a new 501(c)3 non-profit called A.P.E. – Animals, People, Earth -to promote the World Peace Diet in Cincinnati and beyond by encouraging book study groups nationwide, opening a vegan restaurant in Cincinnati, developing a line of vegan foods, and sponsoring a vegan yoga conference in Cincinnati in October of 2009 called, you guessed it, the World Peace Yoga Conference – see you there! For more information on all this, go to: www.worldpeacediet.org/APE.htm.The conference will feature Gabriel Cousens, Andrew Harvey, Sharon Gannon, and many other leaders in the yoga, spirituality, and vegan movements.
And one more thing! Please consider joining us on the vegan Caribbean cruise called the Taste of Health Cruise, leaving from Fort Lauderdale on March 1 until March 8, featuring T. Colin Campbell, Neal Barnard, Christina Pirello, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and others. For more information, http://www.atasteofhealth.org/
Finally, please join the forums and discussion groups at www.worldpeacediet.net, and feel free to sign up for our free daily “Veg Inspiration For The Day” at www.worldpeacediet.org and/or the Worldwide Prayer Circle For Animals at www.circleofcompassion.org. Also please remember that our continuously updated tour schedule is posted on our website: www.willtuttle.com/schedule.
A big thank-you to all of you who are working diligently to raise consciousness on this Earth. You are making a difference! We are all connected. Bless you all!
That’s it for now.
Love and peace,
Will & Madeleine
–are we finally awakening to the profound interconnectedness of all living beings here on this beautiful planet? In spite of cultural programming and corporate agendas that promote consumerism and disconnectedness, there is progress! The grassroots benevolent revolution that we are all a part of is unfolding every day. Thanks for your efforts!
Madeleine and I would like to alert you to a few new developments that you may be interested in.
1. – You are invited to attend a weekend retreat on The World Peace Diet that I will be facilitating in southeastern Michigan on the weekend of July 18-20, 2008, at a beautiful nature sanctuary. The enrollment is limited to about 40 people so if you are interested, please go to our website to find out more and register for this event. We hope you can join us! The direct link is here at WorldPeaceDiet.org.
2. — The Study Course for The World Peace Diet is complete and is available through our website. The direct link is here on WorldPeaceDiet.org. This Study Course was created by Mark Stroud, facilitator of WPD classes, who is also available to help you if you have questions about how to go about setting up a World Peace Diet group in your community or area. It is an excellent tool for anyone interested in effectively raising awareness and making a practical and positive change in our world.
3.– Now you can download all my CDs directly to your computer and iPod from our website. Please see our website HERE for more information on that.
We have spent several terrific months in Florida this past winter, and are now in Georgia, heading north on our ongoing music, art, and education ministry through progressive churches. We were able to present lectures on The World Peace Diet in Sarasota, Key West, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, St. Augustine, and Gainesville, as well as intuition workshops, concerts, and art exhibits in many other cities. We are heading now to Asheville, Charlotte, Roanoke, Raleigh-Durham, Virginia Beach, Washington DC, New Jersey, New York City, Harrisburg, and Chicago over the next few months. I’ll be presenting lectures and radio interviews on The World Peace Diet in these places; please go to our tour schedule for more details: Some highlights for this summer: Vegetarian Summerfest; also the Young Jain Convention; and "The Power of Natural Healing" Conference.
Besides the July retreat and the World Peace Diet study guide, we have more things coming soon, including Veg Inspiration For The Day, and the entire World Peace Diet book will be available as an audio book also. Our website will have the details. I am doing a monthly internet radio program called Food For Thought with Meria Heller who a provides revelatory daily radio program that I highly recommend.
Deepest thanks to each and every one of you for your efforts to bless others and build a new society of kindness, peace, and harmony. We hope our paths will cross with you and people you know, so please check our Tour Schedule from time to time.
And during this Earth Day season, let‚Äôs especially remember the animals who suffer so extremely behind the curtain of our culture’s denial. Please go to our Worldwide Prayer Circle For Animals at CircleofCompassion.org and put yourself on our improved world map, and find out more about joining us in creating a consciousness of kindness for all living beings.
That’s it for now. Thanks for being the blessing you are!
Will & Madeleine
Dr. Will Tuttle
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress may be seen by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi
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