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Vegan Spirituality Retreat this Saturday

From: Abby Cahn A.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:21 AM

Hi Everybody,

I've been asked to spread the word about a special event coming up this Saturday in Pennsylvania. Please note, it is a vegan event, not a raw food event (and I am not the organizer). Will Tuttle, the featured speaker, is doing wonderful work to bring awareness to the impact our diet has on our consciousness.

Here are the details. If you need more info, please respond to Lisa Levinson, whose contact info is at the bottom of this email.



Vegan Spirituality and Public Eye: Artists for Animals present our 4th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat on the East Coast, “Exploring Veganism as a Spiritual Practice.” We welcome World Peace Diet author Dr. Will Tuttle as our featured speaker. Enjoy group discussions, guided meditations, yoga classes with vegan yogis Derek Goodwin and Ximena Milagros Savitch, a delicious vegan lunch catered by The Nile Café, a nature walk, and an Animal Blessing with percussionist Lonnie Davis. Childcare is provided. Friendly companion animals are welcome at the Retreat and Blessing Ceremony.

Honor your companion animals and animals around the world through drumming and dancing in nature! Bring companion animals, a photo, or your own animal spirit! Everyone is invited to drum and dance in the Ceremony, which offers opportunities to celebrate animal companions, honor those that have died, empathize with animals suffering around the world, and create a vision of harmony between humans and other animals. Please bring leashes or carriers for your animal companions. You’re welcome to bring a vegan/synthetic drum! The Ceremony is free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm, Registration begins at 9:30am
3:00pm to 4:00pm, Animal Blessing Ceremony (free & open to the public)
Location: Saunders Woods, 1020 Waverly Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035
Cost (includes lunch): $50 online registration (starting 6/1), $60 at the door (7/20), $40 students/seniors, $30 youth (12-17), $20 children (6-11), free for children under 6. Registration preferred by 7/13.
Bring: Yoga mat, water bottle, walking shoes, companion animal photos.
To Register: or contact Lisa Levinson at [address removed],[masked]

Public Eye: Artists for Animals is a Philadelphia-based organization offering public events and programs teaching compassion for animals through the arts. Public Eye is a project of Mobilization For Animals PA, a 501(C3) nonprofit organization. Vegan Spirituality is a program initiated by Public Eye that merges ethics and spirituality by offering public forums to discuss themes, create rituals, and build community centered on compassion for all living beings.

Hope you can join us!

Many Thanks,
Lisa Levinson
Veggie Hikers & Vegan Spirituality Meetup Organizer
[address removed]

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