Buddhist Resources on Vegetarianism
and Animal Welfare

Compiled by Ron Epstein
Philosophy Department
San Francisco State University
Please send all suggestions and corrections to epstein@sfsu.edu


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

    Shakbar Tsogdruk Rangdrol. Food of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining from Meat. Boston and London: Shambhala, 2004.


    Buddhism and Animal Welfare

    Buddhist Texts on Animal Welfare

    Essays on Buddhism and Animal Welfare


    Animal Welfare Resources

    Additional Readings

    Phelps, Norm. The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights. NY: Lantern Books, 2004.

    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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