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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

Ayurvedic Living Nutrition: Deepening Connection, Compassion & Relationship

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For 5000 years, remarkable teaching has existed which is universal in its application and ageless in its wisdom. Ayurveda is the summation of this ageless knowledge.  Discover the life-changing, life-enhancing, no-more-worry-about-dieting, easiest and most compassionate way of eating, through an Ayurvedic plant-based, living-foods approach to nutrition. Discover the power of comprehensive compassion to transform consciousness and purify the human body and spirit. The Sevenfold Constitutional Lifestyle Process Organismic Wisdom The Why’s of Eating Disorders The Six Healing Tastes Living Water Stoking Your Digestive Fires Whole Body Eating The Protein Myth Sprouting, Fermentation & Wild Edible Foraging Design Your Personal Nutritional Lifestyle Program “As long as we are not living in harmony with nature and our constitution, we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed. Ayurveda gives us the means.” ~Dr. David Frawley  To Register Date: May 30 – 31, 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 will provide an in-season salad, herbal teas and snacks. It does not include taxes, accommodations or travel. Our cancellation policy

Spiritual Nutrition: The Path to Peace

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Can the Ayurvedic Living Foods Lifestyle lift us from the prison of self-preoccupation and isolation, healing the mentality of domination, the rape of the feminine aspect and the practice of exclusivism? Can it support the growth of intuitive wisdom, cultivate compassion and be the seed for our spiritual ripening? The answer is YES! Find out how and why, as we speak to the deep spiritual hunger at the core of the nutritional dilemma and global crisis. Enlightening insights into the Food-Body-Mind-Emotion-Spirit-Nature connection offers a truly holistic platform for our exploration. Practicing the art of living cuisine becomes an opportunity for creative expression and a potent portal to the sacred. Reductionism & the Secret Shadow vs the Golden Rule Sattvic Diet, Spiritual Fasting & the Human Spirit The nutritional power of Relaxation, Awareness & Rhythm The Interconnected Web of Life Cultivating Felt Awareness Sacredness & the Feminine Principle The Intuitive Imperative Energetics, Evolution & Spiritual Anatomy “Peace is not something that happens by accident. Peace is like silence; it is always there. The lack of harmony in our lives is like noise superimposed on the silence. The issue is not how to create peace, but how to live in a way … 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

Living the Solution: Restoring Wholeness, Connection & Vitality

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“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…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.” ~Will Tuttle, World Peace Diet This workshop brings together a Sevenfold constitutional lifestyle process, knowledge, insights, and empowerment tools to create a balanced nutritional lifestyle that supports you and your environment. Social Justice & the Web of Connection Healing the Earth & the Economy Climate Change & Food Circles of Compassion & Renewal Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices Saying ‘Enough’ to Social Pressures The Power of Community From Outmoded Exclusivity to All of Us Going Forward In Passion & Power “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” ~Albert Einstein To Register Date: Oct. 10 – 11, 2020 Time: 9am to 5pm. Cost: Early-bird $250 (2-weeks before the workshop) Regular price $300 Includes all workshop materials, handouts & charts It does not include … Read more

Wildculturing: The Art of Crafting Live-Cultured Foods

“Wildculturing works with increasing the fecundity and perennial abundance of the inner and outer terrain. Wildculturing is a toolbox packed with traditional techniques and practices from simple ways to increase the quality of microorganisms in an inner microbiome or a microclimate. It brings back wholeness of the combined genetic material of the microorganisms in a particular environment.” Wildculturing begins with the wild and native edible plants of field and forest, bringing them into our kitchens to start the culturing process. Come and discover the wonders of the gut microbiome, its role in health and how we can better support it. Learn the ancient food-preserving process of bacterial fermentation, how it works and why these foods and drinks matter so much to health. Through the evenings, we will taste a selection of delicious, nourishing mature fermented vegetable samples and herbal beverages together to give you some inspiration for eating and drinking with gut health in mind. Fermentation makes foods more nutritious, as well as delicious. Microscopic organisms – transform food and extend its usefulness. Fermentation is found throughout human cultures. Hundreds of medical and scientific studies confirm what folklore has always known: Fermented foods help people stay healthy. We will discuss some … 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 … Read more

Nutritional Herbalism Mentorship: Traditional Foods & Wild Plant Cuisine

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Mentorship Pathway The Process The Experience Testimonials Registration Mentorship Pathway Traditional Foods & Wild Plant Cuisine June 17 – Nov 6, 2023 “Globalized industrialized food is not cheap: it is too costly for the Earth, for the farmers, for our health. The Earth can no longer carry the burden of groundwater mining, pesticide pollution, disappearance of species and destabilization of the climate. Farmers can no longer carry the burden of debt, which is inevitable in industrial farming with its high costs of production. It is incapable of producing safe, culturally appropriate, tasty, quality food. And it is incapable of producing enough food for all because it is wasteful of land, water and energy. Industrial agriculture uses ten times more energy than it produces. It is thus ten times less efficient.” ~Vandana Shiva Wild nutritional herbalism is the oldest form of healing on the planet. This medicine originates before the science of modern-day nutritional chemistry. This Mentorship will take you to understand plant science. Learn how to apply plants to create healthy culinary arts for yourself, your family, and your friends. Plant nutrition is also a science of bringing awareness to our actions: how and what we tend to our food, … 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

Sprouting & Microgreens: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening (4-Week Series) ON-LINE

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“One of the most inexpensive, easy to grow and most concentrated but truly natural sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids (protein) known. They are also biogenic, alive, and capable of transferring their life energy to your body. Biogenic foods are foods that, when planted, will create new life.” ~Dr. Ann Wigmore Learn how to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in 7-Days the Low-Tech way. The no lights approach an abundant harvest. Easy to plant, grow, and produce in pots or trays on your porch, patio, deck, balcony, or windowsill. Discover the wonders of sprouts and microgreens as offered in. this two-part series. We will cover all the steps necessary to sprout these nutritious living foods – from soaking to enjoying. With over 500 sprouting seeds, you can choose which to grow in your indoor garden. It is a fantastic great way to diversify your diet and is super fresh year-round. These two series Sprouting and Microgreens, give you all you need to know to Empower Your Diet. Each week will include hands-on experience, recipe sharing, sampling, and a sprouting dish to awaken your palate and inspire your gardening. Imagine Grow a miraculous abundance garden. If you plant one square … Read more