The festival aims to encourage people to look after themselves and their health and there will be varying stalls and activities for all. It is also all about caring for animals through a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Vegan may sound scary or uninteresting to some, however on a recent vegan lunch I attended, I was so surprised to see the variety and flavours of vegan food. They were every bit as good as vegetarian food, which is also something that needs to be tasted to be appreciated! Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or simply interested to find out more about the lifestyle, this all-inclusive and diverse event has so much to offer.
At this event, you will be able to try and experience vegetarian and vegan food stalls and watch cooking demonstrations where you will be amazed at the variety of foods you can make. There will also be animal blessings, yoga sessions, a children's area, guest speakers and lots more.
And as well as all that, the best part for many of us is that pets are welcome to join in the fun!
This event is all about: HEALTH
Vegetarian and vegan food
Animal welfare stalls
Pet sitting services
Vegan animal treats
Tours for pets and their owners
Helping to keep this event free, are the major sponsors:
City of Greater Bendigo
Get Sparked Electrical Contractors
About The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is a not-for-profit organisation. It is a major tourist attraction based in Bendigo and is a Buddhist temple. It has the largest Buddhist monument in the whole of Australia and is the home for the largest gem-quality Jade Buddha in the world.
You may well ask "what is a Stupa"? It is also known as a pagoda and is the most sacred building in Buddhism. A stupa symbolises the "enlightened mind and the path to enlightenment". A stupa also houses holy relics of the Buddha and other highly beings.
You can read more about this interesting Stupa at this link.
You can click here to find out more about this festival.
Take a trip to Bendigo for this food, family, and pet event. Learn what it takes to eat vegetarian and vegan!