Buddhist Resources on Vegetarianism
and Animal Welfare

Compiled by Ron Epstein
Philosophy Department
San Francisco State University
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CONTENTS:
  • Buddhism and Vegetarianism
  • Buddhist Scriptures on Vegetarianism
  • Essays on Buddhism and Vegetarianism
  • Vegetarian Resources
  • Additional Readings
  • Buddhism and Animal Welfare
  • Buddhist Texts on Animal Welfare
  • Essays on Buddhism and Animal Welfare
  • Animal Welfare Resources
  • Additional Readings

  • Buddhism and Vegetarianism

    Buddhist Scriptures on Vegetarianism

    Essays on Buddhism and Vegetarianism

    Vegetarian Resources Additional Readings


    Buddhism and Animal Welfare

    Buddhist Texts on Animal Welfare

    Essays on Buddhism and Animal Welfare

    Animal Welfare Resources

    Additional Readings

    Page, Dr. Tony. Buddhism and Animals: A Buddhist Vision of Humanity's Rightful Relationship with the Animal Kingdom. London: UVAKIS Publications, 1999.

    Page, Dr. Tony. What Does Buddhism Say About Animals. London: UVAKIS Publications, 1998.

    Chapple, Christopher. "Nonviolence to Animals in Buddhism and Jainism." Inner Peace, World Peace: Essays in Buddhism and Nonviolence. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1992.

    Chapple, Christopher Key. "Nonviolence, Buddhism and Animal Protection." Nonviolence to Animals, Earth and Self in Asian Traditions. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1993.                                                                                                                                
    Kapleau, Philip. To Cherish All Life. Rochester, NY: Zen Center, 1986.           

    Hsuan Hua (Chan Master). "The Dharmarealm of Animals." The Ten Dharma-Realms Are Not Beyond a Single Thought. San Francisco: Buddhist Text Translation Society, 1976.      

    "Dharma Gathering to Liberate the Living." City of Ten Thousand Buddhas Daily Recitation Handbook. Talmage, CA: Buddhist Text Translation Society, 1980.     

    Yu, Chun-fang. The Renewal of Buddhism in China: Chu-hung and the Late Ming Synthesis. New York: Columbia UP, 1981, pp. 67-87.

    Smith, Joanna Handlin. "Liberating Animals in Ming-Qing China:  Buddhist Inspiration and Elite Imagination," Journal of Asian Studies, February 1999 (58.1), pp. 51-84.


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