The Spirit of Vegan Retreat

Fri, January 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM

to Sun, January 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Chumash Village

3057 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401, United States (map)
  • Animals
  • Vegan
Event Description
Event hosted by Vegan Spirituality.

Powerfully begin 2018 in happy, healthy and beautiful San Luis Obispo for a retreat weekend, Friday, January 12th through 14th.

We are honored to have the incomparable Will and Madeleine Tuttle return to San Luis Obispo, and you are invited to join us! Friday night, Dr. Tuttle will share with us his personal spiritual veganic journey along with his educated and original insights to the history and practices of animal agriculture. The concepts, theories, and ideas will truly enlighten you! We’ll start the evening with a vegan potluck at 6 p.m. with Madeleine Tuttle’s artwork on display for you to enjoy, followed by Dr. Tuttle’s lecture, interwoven with his self-composed piano works on our grand piano. This promises to be a lovely, inspired evening to begin an entire weekend of special activities to enjoy.

We gather again on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. when Dr. Tuttle will lead us on a journey to our “Inner Islands,” discussing the themes of his latest published book “Your Inner Islands,” a workshop on developing intuition through guided imagery and music, as well as theory and practice. Dr. Tuttle has a PhD in education, and was a monastic Buddhist monk for many years, and you’ll surely learn and/or deepen practices for honing a powerful heart and mind. A light vegan lunch will be served during the training, which concludes around 2 p.m. We kindly request a free-will donation for Dr. Tuttle’s offering (suggested $20, or as you wish and are able). Please RSVP to “Honing your Intuition Workshop” by Thursday, 1/11 for food purchasing to Carolyn Blackman 831-234-1951 or [email protected]

At 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Lisa Levinson and Sally Zito will lead us in an Intention Setting Ceremony to Honor and Bless all animals and visualize the future world you wish to see. This is how “be the change you wish to see” gets going in the New Year! If you like, bring photo of an animal you would like to help this year and a vegan drum or other percussion instrument. Feel free to bring your bathing suit for a post-ceremony dip in the hot tub or pool! Companion animals are not permitted at the venue.

Sunday: Having direct contact with rescued farmed animals is one of the most powerful ways to understand veganism and our inter-relatedness. Sunday is your opportunity to give your energy to one of two awesome San Luis Obispo County animal sanctuaries (choose between Loving Farm Animal Sanctuary or Happy Hen Chicken Rescue). Each beautiful location will have a special work project for the day to complete. You will experience the satisfaction of helping animals while spending time amongst the innocent chickens, goats, and pigs. Please RSVP to “Animal Sanctuary Play Day.” Learn more about each opportunity to Carolyn Blackman 831-234-1951 or [email protected]

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