Healthy Living and Vegetarian Lifestyle

Science of Spirituality advocates a vegetarian diet to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

It wasn’t too long ago that vegetarianism was looked upon as an unconventional lifestyle choice. No longer!

Today, in homes and restaurants, offices and schools, different types of vegetarianism have become mainstream—accepted, respected, even admired ways of living. Being vegetarian has never been easier or more enjoyable.

We typically invite the public to programs that include:

  • vegetarian cooking classes
  • workshops and seminars on healthy living
  • new recipes and tips for meal planning
  • a chance to experience the spiritual benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle

Some choose to be vegetarian because it conserves our planet’s valuable resources. Others, for better health. Still others, out of a regard for all life.

These are all great reasons. But throughout the ages, spiritual Masters have encouraged vegetarianism for an even more compelling reason. They stress that it is one of the cornerstones of a successful meditative and spiritual life.

Bottom line: a fresh, balanced vegetarian diet nourishes our whole person—body, mind, and soul.


Science of Spirituality is the host sponsor of Veggie Fest, a two-day, summer festival for the whole family. Offered as a public service and based on the principle of respect for all life, Veggie Fest is a way of introducing the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle to the community at large.

The festival is on hold this year due to Covid-19 considerations. But you can look forward to future events:

  • free talks by leading doctors, researchers, and other health professionals
  • free cooking demonstrations by famous vegetarian chefs and authors
  • a huge international vegetarian food court
  • the latest vegetarian health products
  • live music with well-known bands
  • lots of activities for the entire family
  • free entry

Visit our VeggieFestChicago website for news of Veggie Fest, timely articles, and a wonderful selection of recipes.



Featured Recipe

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

Thai Curry Soup

Scary, healthy, and delicious! Perfect for Halloween or any other time you want a tasty snack.


  •  2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
  •  1 large onion, diced
  •  5 cloves garlic, finely grated
  •  3 tablespoons minced ginger
  •  1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari
  •  2 ½ tablespoons red Thai curry paste
  •  1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce, say or to taste.
  •  2 (14-ounce) cans coconut milk
  •  4 cups vegetable stock
  •  1 ½ limes, juiced
  •  1 cup sliced carrots
  •  2 ½ cups chopped zucchini
  •  8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  •  1 cup julienned (matchstick cut) red bell pepper
  •  1 cup diced green onion
  •  1 ½ cups mung bean sprouts
  •  14 ounces extra firm tofu, cubed
  •  ¼ cup minced basil
  •  1 cup chopped cilantro

Want to learn more?

How the Vegan Diet Can Change the World

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“The Year of the Vegan”

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Why Vegetarian?

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Benefits of Being Vegetarian

There is an expression, “You are what you eat.” In countries of the East where vegetarianism has been the diet for thousands of years, people recognize that whatever they eat forms a part of their body and also influences their thoughts.

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Keys to a Healthy Lifestyle

Each of us has the power to create a healthier way of life. The choices we make today impact our physical, mental, and spiritual health tomorrow. We are laying the groundwork for our health in the future, whether months or years from now.

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