is a non-profit online reference base dedicated to vegetarianism as a Buddhist
way of life and takes its name from Shabkar
Tsodruk Rangdrol (1781-1851), the great Tibetan yogi who espoused
the ideals of vegetarianism and animal care within the context of Buddhist teachings.
an online collecting of texts and other content on Buddhism and
vegetarianism Shabkar.Org aims to contribute in a positive way to
the view that keeping a vegetarian or vegan diet is part of Buddhist
teachings while keeping in mind that
a vegetarian or vegan can be a gradual path. For
more backgrounds regarding the purpose of Shabkar.Org, please click here.
Shabkar.Org is an initiative of André Kalden, friend and student of Muktinath Lama Wangyal who is the abbot of the pilgrimage site, Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa, in Tibet known as The Hundred Springs of the Land of Lo, in the Himlayas of Nepal. In 1818 AD Shabkar connected himself to this pilgrimage site as we can read in his autobiography.*
The official launch of Shabkar.Org took place at November 12, 2006, the auspicious day of Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from the 33rd Heaven, and was supported by prayers and puja of the Muktinath nuns.
Almost all the
material collected on this website is created by others and is published
with pemission of the copyright owners. (Which does not necessarelly mean that they agree with other content or the setup of this website as a whole.)
Much written material came from the Padmakara
Translation Group and is published by Shambhala
Publications in the book Food
of Bodhisattvas. Both organizations granted permission for the publication of Shabkar's texts at Shabkar.Org by which they made this website possible.
Also for all other content published at this website, like the publications in PDF Shabkar.Org contacted the copyright holders. When they did not reply, the liberty was taken to publish the content anyway. Not with the intention to take what is not from us, but because of the consideration that the copyright holder probably does not mind publication at Shabkar.org for reasons of shared motivation, anyway.If you are copyright owner of any works on this website and to your knowledge we did not contact you or your organization, please do contact Shabkar.Org.
* See p. 353 of the English translation of this autiobiography by Ven. Matthieu Ricard.
is hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and is sponsored by Kalden