Gelek Rinpoche

Gelek Rinpoche was the founder and spiritual director of the Jewel Heart Tibetan Cultural Institute and Buddhist Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Meat: To Eat It or Not—Gelek Rinpoche

We Tibetans like to eat meat. We don’t care if it’s healthy or not—we like it. Basically, eating meat is a negative. It’s not great. In the old Tibetan practice, if you get the meat from a market and can make sure that it wasn’t killed for you specifically, it’s okay to eat it. I don’t slaughter […]

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