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Dr. Will Tuttle, an award-winning writer, educator, pianist, and composer, has presented widely throughout America and Europe. Author of the international best-seller, The World Peace Diet, he has also taught college courses in mythology, philosophy, humanities, comparative religion, and creativity. His Ph.D. dissertation in education from the University of California, Berkeley, focused on educating intuition in adults. A Dharma Master in the Zen tradition, he has done intensive training in Korea, and has practiced meditation and vegan living for over 30 years. He is devoted to promoting world peace through educating compassion and spiritual awareness through writings, music, and presentations. He lives with his spouse Madeleine in a solar-powered rolling home.

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I Am the Vegan Activist (poem)

Dr. Will Tuttle | December 24, 13 at 10:32 AM | Animals, Lifestyle

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  I am the Vegan Activist I am the vegan activist, My heart filled with the wish to relieve the hideous suffering Mysteriously inflicted on animals seen as food. Rising early, sitting in silence every day, listening within, opening... dilating.......

The Mechanisms of Denial

Dr. Will Tuttle | September 19, 13 at 10:27 AM

Our Culture’s Two Most Deadly Hoaxes   “Not being able to see our dark side is the most dangerous thing.” – Dr. Robert Griffin, psychologist               I recently watched a short video of seven psychologists discussing the mechanisms of...

Veganpalooza is Coming, Just in Time

Dr. Will Tuttle | July 8, 12 at 08:25 AM

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“Except for one piglet, which abruptly quieted down when I took him in my hands and then he looked me right in the eyes, as if saying: ’How could you do this to me?’ That look in his eyes shattered...

What Did American Indians Eat, Actually?

Dr. Will Tuttle | February 24, 12 at 10:54 AM

A couple of months ago, in early November, 2011, my wife Madeleine and I visited Natural Bridge State Park in the mountains of Virginia, and as part of that, we also visited the Monacan Indian Living History Village that is there. It...

The Five Universal Taboos

Dr. Will Tuttle | December 25, 11 at 07:24 AM

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Built-in Fairness Meters The more biologists and psychologists delve into understanding innate behavioral drives, the more they find that we humans seem to be hard-wired to be highly sensitive to fairness in social interactions. Interestingly, this universal taboo against unfairness...

Cows: Herbivores or Omnivores?

Dr. Will Tuttle | November 3, 11 at 06:47 AM

It’s heartening to see that the Occupy Wall Street protesters have included widespread industrial animal abuse in their list of atrocities perpetrated by the corporations that have taken over our governments: “They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and...

Time to Wake Up

Dr. Will Tuttle | August 17, 11 at 10:54 AM | Food

Read More: veganism

Time to Wake Up             OK, everyone! It’s time for us to pay attention. It’s long been obvious that there are apparent forces spreading economic, environmental, and social devastation. Since 9-11, the pace has accelerated...

The Australian Scape-Camels

Dr. Will Tuttle | June 23, 11 at 09:19 PM | Animals

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    In case you haven’t heard, Australia is considering proposals to kill all the wild camels that roam the outback as part of its contribution to fighting global warming. The 1.2 million camels, considered pests by ranchers and some conservationists,...

Upgrading Our Motivation

Dr. Will Tuttle | June 12, 11 at 09:18 PM

Question: Some people say it doesn’t matter why people become vegan just as long as they do. Others, however, say that using arguments that ignore the injustice of nonveganism, such as self-oriented health or environmental concerns, is unethical and deceptive,...

Spiritual People Moving Toward Veganism?

Dr. Will Tuttle | April 2, 11 at 08:10 AM | Animals, Food, Health

Question: In the last couple of decades, how much of a change do you think there’s been in the perspective of spiritual people about the human relationship to nonhuman animals?Overall, I’ve seen a gradually increasing tempo of change among “spiritual...

Loving Hut - Part of Something Bigger

Dr. Will Tuttle | January 27, 11 at 12:14 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: Loving Hut, Supreme Master Ching Hai, Veganism

I recently discovered that on January 30, 2011, the Loving Hut on Irving Street in San Francisco officially opens as the 219th Loving Hut restaurant in this burgeoning international chain of vegan restaurants. I would like to urge everyone to...

The Greatest Gift

Dr. Will Tuttle | January 17, 11 at 01:00 PM

Read More: vegan, Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet

The Greatest GiftWhat is the greatest gift you can ever give to yourself? The greatest gift you can give to your loved ones and to the world?It is the gift of deprogramming yourself.As we are successful in removing the toxic...

Of Meat and Porno-Scans

Dr. Will Tuttle | November 26, 10 at 01:12 PM | Lifestyle

Read More: veganism, Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet

    There is growing outrage about the TSA's new airport policy that requires all passengers to submit to body scans that reveal them naked on devices that can store images.  Travelers wishing to avoid this, and the known carcinogenic effects...

Switzerland - The Dark Side of Small Farms

Dr. Will Tuttle | July 30, 10 at 05:17 PM | Animals, International

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Lessons From Switzerland     As the chorus of anti-factory farming voices grows, many people are calling for a return to the "good old days" of small family farms to provide our meat, dairy products, and eggs. Having just returned from...

Stopping Our War on Animals

Dr. Will Tuttle | June 17, 10 at 12:05 PM | Animals

Read More: animals, veganism, vegetarian, war

The last few weeks have been painfully embarrassing for the dairy and egg producing industries. First, there was the release on May 15, 2010, by Mercy For Animals, an animal protection group, of undercover video footage taken at Conklin Dairy,...

Memorial Day for Animals

Dr. Will Tuttle | May 30, 10 at 08:54 PM | Animals, Lifestyle

Read More: Dairy, Memorial Day, Vegan

    Here's an ironic 3-way conjunction: Memorial Day; the recent release of the undercover Conklin Dairy video footage; and the spewing volcano of oil deep in the Gulf. Memorial Day is a time to honor those serving in war, harmed...

The War on Terra

Dr. Will Tuttle | May 21, 10 at 11:48 AM | Animals, Green

Read More: Climate change, Earth, Lifestyle Choices, Pollution, Veganism, Vegetarianism, Water pollution

    As environmental devastation continues to escalate, it's essential to look at the roots of our abuse of the Earth and her complex and fragile ecosystems. Why do we allow industries to pollute and destroy with such impunity?    The latest...

The Food in Heaven

Dr. Will Tuttle | April 4, 10 at 01:41 PM | Green

Read More: vegan food, Veganism, Vegetarianism

We all have our story of awakening. When I was about seven years old, I remember asking my mother, "The kind of food we eat--is that what everybody eats?" She answered, "Yes." Then she added, "Well, there are vegetarians..." in...

Unexpected success! Toward critical mass...

Dr. Will Tuttle | March 13, 10 at 04:30 PM | Animals, Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: peace, vegan, vegetarian

The last two days have been an uplifting and heartening experience for me. Working to bring the vegan message of compassion to our culture has been like climbing a huge and daunting mountain. For many years I toiled, collecting information,...

March 12 Compassion and Health Campaign

Dr. Will Tuttle | March 10, 10 at 07:39 PM | Animals, Food, Green, Health

Read More: Nutrition, Veganism, Vegetarianism, Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet

Great to be here on VegSource for my first blog entry - and not to let the opportunity slip by, I do hope you'll check out the March 12 World Peace Diet Compassion and Health Campaign I've decided to initiate,...