By Bali Center, Indonesia (Originally in Indonesian)
Our Bali Center, in cooperation with the Bali Province Red Cross, held blood donations every three months beginning on December 21, 2014. These events, in which our Association members and the general public participated, took place in the front yard of the Bali Center. Following the first donation in December, and the second one on March 29, 2015, the third donation was held in June, 28, 2015. Around 30 people donated at each event.
Besides donating blood, introducing the vegan lifestyle to the public was also an important aspect of these events. We served simple vegan food and distributed some vegan resources such as Supreme Master Ching Hai’s From Crisis to Peace – The Organic Vegan Way is the Answer, a booklet of vegan guidelines, copies of the Vegetarianism in Religion flyer and the Harms & Benefits flyer, which discusses the harms of meat, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The team of the local Red Cross were also served plant-based food and given the vegan resources. They expressed their gratitude in a letters of appreciation addressed to Supreme Master Ching Hai.
We thank God for blessing Bali Center so we can hold many beautiful events as well as group meditation. We are so happy and fortunate to help others and share the benefits of a compassionate lifestyle. We will always be very appreciative of this opportunity.