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Next Gathering:  Saturday, April 18, 2015,  5:30 p.m.
Buddha Mind Monastery, 5800 S. Anderson Rd, OKC, OK 73150

Vegetarians of Oklahoma are going to be hosted this month, Saturday, April 18, by the nuns and volunteers of Buddha Mind Monastery, 5800 South Anderson Rd., Oklahoma City, OK, 73150, who will prepare a vegan dinner for us.

Dinner will be served at 5:30.

After dinner, there will be an optional short guided sitting meditation session followed by an open topic discussion with the Abbess.

Guided tours of the building will be available before and after dinner.

It is customary to remove your shoes when entering the monastery so you will want to wear or bring socks.

So rsvp to rsvp@vegok.org so we can let them know how many to expect.
Donations will be accepted.  
Thank you to Board Treasurer, Richard Cain, for setting this up.

Remember to start or renew your membership in the Vegetarians of Oklahoma. (But it is not necessary to be a member to attend dinners.)  We use the money for tabling events and literature, just to give a couple examples. And now your membership card is worth discounts at some of our favorite restaurants! $15. ~ Individual $25. ~ Family membership for a whole year!
With more coming, Our Current Discount Partners are:
Gopuram Taste of India ~ http://www.gopuramtasteofindia.com
Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe' and Market ~ http://www.nunuscafe.com
Green and Grilled ~ http://greenandgrilled.com/

You're encouraged to patronize these all, or nearly all vegetarian restaurants:

The Red Cup Cafe', 3122 N. Classen Blvd., OKC, OK, 731  405-525-3430 It is an all vegetarian/vegan menu.

The Earth Natural Foods ~ 309 S. Flood, Norman, OK, 73069  405-364-3551 Very vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant and store. They also have gluten free menu items.


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