Discover the secret that prophets, sages, yogis, rishis, and monks have known for thousands of years - a plant-source-only diet can offer immense support to spiritual development. While Gabriel Cousens, M.D., a spiritual teacher and rabbi, teaches that one cannot "eat one's way to God," a plant-source-only diet can serve as a vital foundation for the sattvic (balanced or kedusha, holy) lifestyle necessary to sustain the spiritual journey. Learn why a vegan diet, properly conducted, can enhance meditation, help regulate the mind and emotions, and facilitate subtle spiritual unfolding.
Why Holistic Veganism? In this presentation Gabriel Cousens, M.D. outlines seven major ways that veganism reduces "karma." He describes how live veganism is our forgotten and remembered human heritage, the key to our survival in the present, and the evolutionary choice for our future. Drawing on his expertise as a rabbi, a medical doctor, and a visionary, Dr. Cousens provides a spiritual, medical, and philosophical framework for understanding the nutritional, ethical, and metaphysical dimensions of a plant-source-only diet.
9:30 and 11:00 am - (Optional, but come for an inspiring morning!) Dr. Cousens gives two inspirational 5-minute "testimonial" talks as a part of CSLSJ's positive services. Enjoy the morning service and get a powerful taste of what to expect from Dr. Cousens' workshop.
12:40 - 1:00 pm - Enjoy Spiritual Music
1:00 - 2:15 pm Spiritual Nutrition: Enhancing Spiritual Life through a Conscious, Evolutionary Diet
2:15 - 3:15 pm - Meditation - Shaktipat Transmission will be offered.
3:15 to 4:30 pm - Reception, social time with live-food, juice, and tea/elixirs, and tea
This event's proceeds benefit Dr. Cousens and the Tree of Life Foundation's grassroots natural healing work in Nigeria and Ghana, and the operating of an Orphanage and Teaching Center in Nogales, México. At this center we train, free of charge, Mexican and Spanish speaking semi professionals and farm workers to be health educators in the phase one diet, veganism and diabetes prevention. Our goal is to provide health and nutrition for all people who otherwise could not afford it.
About Dr. Cousens
"A master of medicine, a healer of souls, an awakener of hearts!" - R. G. Winkler, author of Magic of the Ordinary
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), D.D., is the author of seven internationally acclaimed books including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture, and holistic medicine. In his book, There Is a Cure For Diabetes, Dr. Cousens presents his rejuvenation center's program for reversing diabetes naturally.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens' multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American sundancer, adds insight to his "whole-person enlightenment" teachings. He carries the lineage of three spiritual paths. A 40-year yogi and an authentic, holistic liberated being, acknowledged as such by both of his spiritual teachers, Swami Muktananda and Swami Prakashanda. He is a world expert on kundalini and started the first Kundalini Crisis Clinic in 1976. He is an ordained rabbi and 43-year student of mystical kabbalah and a 4-year sun dancer adopted into the Native American Lakota tribe. He has been empowered by his two gurus to be a vehicle of shaktipat as a channel for the flow of the Divine onto the planet. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Center US and Tree of Life Foundation.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens has successfully facilitated the healing of many thousands of people in the last 40 years and supported their transition into a holistic plant-source-only diet for the healing and spiritual elevation of self and the planet. His dietary teachings are an intrinsic part of his commitment to help humanity awaken spiritually.
Image: Dr. Gabriel Cousens with Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith during one of the programs the two have co-facilitated at the Agape International Spiritual Center
It is a joy to invite you to be with Dr. Cousens at the Center for Spiritual Living San Jose, and to enter and affirm an evolutionary pattern for your optimal lifestyle, health, longevity and whole person enlightenment. As partners in this event, we thank:
- Tree of Life - Bay Area - Conceive Naturally Now - South Bay Raw Meetup Group - Center for Spiritual Living San Jose - Raw Bay Area - Common Ground Magazine - San Francisco Organic, Natural Health, & Raw Food Meetup Group - Chef Jillian Love and Revolutionary Raw Conscious Cuisine