Dharma Jewel Vegetarian Festival
DHARMA JEWEL VEGGIE FESTIVAL Everyone is invited to come out at 10am to learn about the benefits of choosing a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle... and yes, of course, there will be lots of food so stay for lunch! Taste flavorful food... best of all, it's free! Tentative Schedule at Dharma Jewel Monastery in Atlanta:10am: Kick-off and fun fair opens (various activities such as children's booth)10:15am: Zen Experience: Try a brief Guided Meditation! (please wear loose, comfortable long pants, and socks)11am: Skit & Play performance on great reasons to go vegetarian! (Hint: Personal health, nutrition, environmental protection, ethics, for the animals, to feel better, and more!)12:00 - 1:30PM INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN BUFFET國際美食Go Green! Bring your own bowl & utensils & bottle to save on disposable waste. Those bringing your own eating supplies can enter a raffle and win a lucky draw prize at 12:30pm and 12:50pm!1:15 - 1:50PM ZEN EXPERIENCE 禪修體驗 (please wear loose, comfortable, long pants and socks) 2 pm -- Festival endsGo Green - Please bring your own bowl or plate and utensils.Come check out flavorful Taiwanese and international cuisine and see how delicious it is to eat a compassionate lifestyle! All food is mindfully prepared by volunteers and donated. Can't wait to eat delicious vegetarian food? Here are some of the best Asian vegetarian restaurants!Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen (Winner, 2016 USA Today / Yelp Best Restaurant in Georgia and 2016 Best of Atlanta Vegetarian by Atlanta Magazine) www.herbanfix.comVeGreen Vegetarian (Winner, 2017 Atlanta Magazine Best Vegetarian Restaurant) www.vegreen.comCafe Sunflower (Zagat rated and Winner, Creative Loafing Atlanta Best Vegetarian) www.cafesunflower.comDaNang Veget, brand new vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant in Pleasant Hill Plaza in Duluth DaNang Veget and more!Please RSVP at www.dharmajewel.us (click on Events tab) in addition to EventBrite, since our systems don't talk.FAQ:What is the cost?Free! There is no charge for admission AND there is no charge for food; however, please show your respect for our planet and do not waste food. Only take what you can eat.Do I need a ticket?No, however, please RSVP via the Dharma Jewel website to let us know you are coming. Otherwise we may run out of food!Is parking free?Yes, you can park directly at Dharma Jewel Monastery. Overflow parking across the street at St Bede's Episcopal Church.Are there vegan options?Yes, we love vegans, and many dishes should be vegan. Any items that contain dairy will be specially marked. All food we serve should be free of meat, seafood, eggs, alcohol, animal rennet, garlic, onion, green onion, chives, leek, and scallions.I have a food allergy. Can you accommodate?We will try to mark those dishes with a "Contains Nuts" label; however we make no guarantee of food allergens or cross-contamination. We make no guarantees for any food and take no responsibility or liability for any and all activities. Do you have any recipes?We recommend the cookbook "Wok Wisely" (available on Amazon or through Buddhist Text Translation Society at www.buddhisttexts.org). Also, check out some Chinese vegetarian cuisine ideas at http://buddhagate.org/bgm_recipes/Vegetarian/recipes/English.html For Vietnamese food, the full color cookbook "Dharma Realm Vegetarian" has over 100 recipes in English, available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dharma-Realm-Vegetarian-Cookbook-Sach/dp/0881398306--- Dharma Jewel Monastery is an Atlanta Buddhist temple in the Chan (Zen) lineage. Activities include weekly meditation classes; children's classes on Sundays; weekly chanting services; monthly Zen mindfulness retreats; and monthly Buddhist ceremonies. Dharma Jewel's Beginner's Zen Meditation Course is great for both newcomers and experienced meditators alike. The next series starts in Summer 2019. Visit http://www.DharmaJewel.US to register now! All events at Dharma Jewel are offered at no charge.
2550 Henderson Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30345