Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary
(est. 1983)

Re-Enchanting Your Life with Darren Austin Hall & Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera

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A 1-Day Eco-Spiritual Immersion to Regenerate Wonder,  Self Love and Our World   One of the great themes of our shifting age is the sacred relationship between humans and Earth. Our ancient ancestors bridled the natural mysticism of the Earth with great devotion and care. In modern civilization, our deep bonds with the land have broken. With the rise of industrialization and materialist science, it has become a period of time denoted by writers, philosophers and artists as ‘the age of disenchantment’. The disenchantment describes our loss of a primal, life-giving and life-saving essence we know as ‘wonder’ for the beauty of nature. A wonder that recognizes the ecology of the planet as profoundly alive, sentient and capable of being connected and communicated with in metaphysical ways. This living spiritedness is at the heart of our true nature. During this one-day immersion, we shall be enthusing the re-enchantment of our world and our human selfhood through multi-dynamic practices, community activities and sacred revelry. We will spend time in deep communion with the spirits of the beautiful lands upon which The Living Centre is found, sharing our discoveries in circles of mutual wondering. Our sensitivities to such intimate bonding with Earth will … Read more

WomanEarth: Leadership – The Dance of Water & Fire

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October 30 & 31, 2021, New Moon Energy “As we see it, the Earth and women are the same; what happens to one happens to the other.” ~ Arkan Lushwala, Peruvian ceremonial leader We see an unhealthy imbalance between masculine (fire)  and feminine (water) principles. There is too much fire.  A great drought of the sacred feminine principles threatens the very existence of life on Earth. Her sweet waters dammed, over-used, bottled and evaporated, causing severe instability in nature, society, economics, education, healthcare and the governing leadership. You could say all of the ominous challenges of our time are a reflection of this imbalance.  The industrial complex offers a leadership model centred in power-over nature and people, production over compassion, and the ‘bottom line’ over love and generosity. The sacred feminine invites us into a new story of leadership. Leadership that values wholeness,  listening, intuition, the unknown and embodiment.  One that is both caring and bold. Leadership centred in Life’s values, is no-nonsense in its approach, embraces diversity, supports personal empowerment, and acts as co-creators with Mother Earth. A sense of meaningful purpose fashions this kind of leadership guided by the sacred feminine principles of love and solidarity. It seeks … Read more

The World Peace Diet: Creating a Culture of Peace – Online

Creating a Culture of Peace

“The revolution that is demanded by our yearning for peace, freedom, and happiness must provide a new foundation for our culture, moving it away from its herding values of oppression and disconnectedness toward the post-herding values of respect, kindness, equality, sensitivity, and connectedness. Above all, this revolution must change our relationship to our meals—our most practiced rituals—and to our food, our most powerful inner and outer symbol.”~ Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet Do you feel called to help create a positive future for our children and the world? Are you concerned about our culture’s mistreatment of people, animals, and the Earth? Do you long to untangle and understand the hidden roots of the dilemmas we face as individuals and society? Do you aspire to develop skills to embody, share, and teach healthy and compassionate lifestyles that bring joy and purpose? Drawing on the wisdom in the World Peace Diet written by Dr. Will Tuttle, you will discover answers and effective responses to these questions. Shantree will share the tools and insights needed to understand veganism as a spiritual, cultural, physical and transformational path of awakening. A path that supports your health and the health of our planet. Learn … Read more

Nourishing Wisdom: A Conscious Evolutionary Diet

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There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that once unleashed, can create a lifestyle that supports happiness, compassion, love and peace as the core values for a sustainable future. It is from this place that we begin our journey together. You will explore every way that food matters – from the reclaiming of personal vitality to supporting the life of our sweet Earth. Examine the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview they reflect and mandate. Eating As If the Earth Matters Ayurveda: The Dance of the Elements The Five Sources of Ultimate Vitality Our Culture’s Roots Bacteria Symbiosis: Balance Our Inner Terrain Veganism: the Plant-Powered Advantage Resilient Cuisine – For a Peaceful Mind & Heart Dispelling Myths that perpetuate dis-ease The Ability to Make Connections Reverence for All Life “We are what we eat, and what we eat affects our consciousness, our thoughts, our perceptions of the world, and ultimately our actions.”~Dr. Gabriel Cousens To Register Date: April 18 – 19, 2020 Time: 9am to 5pm. Cost: Early-bird $250 (two weeks before the workshop) Regular price $300 All lunches will be potluck style using as much as possible organic, local, wild, live-food plant-based ingredients. The centre … Read more

Autumn Equinox Celebration & International Peace Day

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  This particular day also known as Mabon, is a time to honour and give thanks for the great harvest and abundance. It all began as a seed in spring and was nurtured by the sun’s generosity during summer. It has now reached fulfillment in our crops, adventures, relationship and spiritual growth. Autumn Equinox is also a time to pay tribute to the coming darkness as the days get shorter. We will energetically connect with over 200 countries and 80 million people celebrating the International Day of Peace. A Ceremony of Sacred Reciprocity In ceremonial space, we offer our gratitude to the tremendous forces that give us Life, inspire, nourish, and heal us from season to season – Air, Fire, Water, Earth & Ether. Coming together in a community to collectively focus on the high frequency of Peace and the return of balance and harmony for all Beings, we create a powerful energy that animates our lives and ripples out to all creation. We welcome you to join us in a circle to celebrate the turning of the seasons and the opportunity to align our hearts and minds with Earth’s great cycles. The Evening Includes: Welcome The Dance of the … Read more

The Sevenfold Path to Peace Apprenticeship Program

Overview Testimonials Registration Details Overview 23-Day Residential Apprenticeship Program July 2 to 23, 2023 Experience one of the most comprehensive eco-spiritual vegan permaculture lifestyles in  Canada.  Each year we welcome six enthusiastic individuals to this program. In a social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to improve the world?  This apprenticeship offers grounded skills, knowledge, and perspectives that open the way to a more regenerative future for yourself and the Earth. This hands-on experience unlocks skills and potential, passions and insights to unleash the hero within, and with that, a forest of possibilities to enrich your life and the life of our home planet. A Sevenfold Path Peace-Walker is a potent catalyst for change and has a deep desire to be part of the global transition we are in the midst of. The world needs people who choose to embrace the invitation to be emissaries of conscious evolution. Pioneering souls who can ‘live the solution’ in all areas of their lives. Supported by a progressive educational model and a group of kindred spirits who are committed to living life on the same level as you are, we combine skills in Permaculture, organic forest gardening and natural building, … Read more

Conscious Nutrition Mentorship: A Journey of Transformation

Mentorship Pathway The Process The Experience Registration Mentorship Pathway Practical Solutions for a Healthier & Happier People, Planet & Future “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~Jane Goodall What if the transition to a ”Culture of Peace” begins with what’s on our dinner plates?  Could a plant-based cuisine be the most practical action for cultivating a new era of personal health, social justice, and environmental protection? The Conscious Nutrition Mentorship invites you into a dietary lifestyle that is powerful beyond what you can imagine. This program is a unique synthesis of the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Earth Wisdom Teachings, and the cutting-edge knowledge of an Organic Plant-based Live-Food Cuisine. A renaissance in human thought, values, and action, the Mentorship offers catalytic experiences for the spiritual evolution of human consciousness as it evolves from domination and exploitation to a paradigm of communion, cooperation, and reverence for all Life. Explore the spiritual, scientific, intuitive and physical aspects of nutrition and the awakening of consciousness. Learn how the everyday choices of what you eat directly … Read more