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    Vào lúc 11:00 sáng Thứ Bảy, ngày 23/11/13 Chùa Việt Nam 863 S Berendo St., LA, CA 90005 sẽ trang trọng cử hành Giỗ Trưởng Lão HT Thích Thiên Ân, Sáng Tổ PGVN tại Hoa Kỳ.

  • Meatless Mondays in Los Angeles

    Meatless Mondays in Los Angeles The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on… Los Angeles now becomes the largest city to endorse "meatless Mondays." The Washington, D.C., City Council also has designated "Meat Free Mondays," San Francisco has designated every Monday as "Veg Day," and a number of colleges and public schools also have adopted meatless Monday policies. The resolution endorsing "Meatless Mondays" in Los Angeles: RESOLUTION WHEREAS, in 2007, the City of Los Angeles adopted GREEN LA: a progressive action plan to lead the nation in fighting global warming, which includes the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting clean technology, reducing air pollution, conserving water, and more; WHEREAS, the United Nations recognizes that "Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems"; and WHEREAS, recent studies and reports have demonstrated that we can lower our carbon footprint simply by reducing the amount of animal-based foods we eat; and WHEREAS, more than half of the adult population is overweight or obese in Los Angeles County. Statistics show that low-income areas in Los Angeles are at higher risk for preventable diseases linked to obesity, including, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and even cancer; and WHEREAS, poorer communities around Los Angeles have less access to healthy foods; and WHEREAS, health disparities exist in various groups, with African-Americans and Hispanics at a higher risk of diseases linked to poor nutrition habits; and WHEREAS, the American Dietetic Association recognizes that reduced meat consumption decreases the risk of various health problems, stating, "Scientific data suggests positive relationships between a vegetarian diet and reduced risk for several chronic degenerative diseases and conditions, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and some types of cancer"; and WHEREAS, a growing number of people are reducing their meat consumption to help prevent animal cruelty; and WHEREAS, in 2008, Californians overwhelmingly supported Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, which banned some of the cruelest forms off armed animal confinement; and WHEREAS, Compassion Over Killing, a nonprofit organization with an office in Los Angeles, encourages people to choose vegetarian foods as a way to help build a kinder, cleaner, and healthier world, and works with businesses throughout Los Angeles County to ensure vegetarian meals are readily available to consumers; and WHEREAS, several colleges and universities in California and nationwide have added Meatless Monday menus in their cafeterias including the University of California-Davis and the University of California-San Diego; and WHEREAS, the Baltimore City Public School System in Maryland, became the first school district in the U.S. to adopt a 100% Meatless Monday policy in 2009, the Oakland Unified School District adopted this policy in 2010, along with other school districts in Arlington, VA, Oneida, NY, and Longmont, CO; and WHEREAS, the Council of the District of Columbia has designated Mondays as "Meat Free Mondays" highlight the benefits of diets high in fruits and vegetables; and WHEREAS, the City of San Francisco has designated every Monday as "Veg Day" to encourage restaurants, grocery stores, and schools to offer a greater variety of healthier and more sustainable plant-based options; and WHEREAS, a growing number of cities, including Takoma Park, MD, Annapolis, MD, and Marin County, CA, have passed resolutions encouraging residents to explore vegetarian eating to help protect their health, the environment, and animals and the Green Cincinnati Plan recommends going meatless one day a week; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as "Meatless Mondays" in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals. RESENTED BY JAN C. PERRY Councilwoman, 9th District SECONDED BY: CO-PRESENTED BY ED P .REYES Councilman, 1st District OCT 24 2012 ADOPTED OCT 24 2012 LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL

  • Celebration of Vesak B.E. 2556

    The Vietnamese United Buddhist Churches will host the Celebration of Vesak B.E. 2556 (The Buddha’s Day) at 11:00AM Sunday, May 06, 2012 at the Vietnam Buddhist Temple, 863 South Berendo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

  • Classical Mindfulness Conference

    UCLA CENTER FOR BUDDHIST STUDIES Classical Mindfulness Conference A conference on classical mindfulness, its relevance to modern therapy, and its clinical and research potential. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 314 Royce Hall Cost : Free and open to the public UCLA Center for Buddhist StudiesTel: 310-825-2089


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