The Myth of Separation Tara Brach and Konda Mason on Plant-Based Eating

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“The American meditation teachers Tara Brach and Konda Mason follow a vegan diet because of their concern for animals, health, and the environment. But the underlying problem linking these concerns is what Mason calls the myth of separation—that is, the distance we’ve placed and the false hierarchies we’ve created between ourselves and the planet, other species, and communities within our own species. If we focus instead on our interconnectedness, however, “it becomes harder to create harm,” Mason says. Brach and Mason spoke with Tricycle about why they feel plant-based eating is so crucial to the spiritual path._”

Interview with Tara Brach and Konda Mason by Alison Spiegel

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