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There are animal welfare vegans and animal only-fight-against-other-vegans abolitionist vegans. V-EGANISM is neither. Just as there are positive things and negative things about conservatives and liberals, there are positive things and negative things about welfarists and abolitionists. V-EGANISM avoids all 4 "political parties", and remains as an independent in thoughts and actions, only choosing what is right and just for animals, humans, and the environment. V-EGANISM however does have a mission statement which is how the founder of veganism, Donald Watson, originally coined the word's definition. It was a perfect definition then and it still is a perfect definition now! So the following paragraph is V-EGANISM's official Mission Statement--and nothing more, nothing less, we are simply called, "Vegan Activists", with no additives:

"V-EGANISM educates people and helps people and animals regarding the political and social justice cause, Veganism, which is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude--as far as is possible and practical--all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, cosmetics, household products, entertainment, service or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals, and the environment."

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

4th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat


If you are a regular reader of my blog (thanks!), you know I am very against the spending of precious time, energy and/or money on "Veg Fests" and "Animal Rights Conferences", but the Fourth Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat is more than just a place for vegans to gather and "educate" the already educated veg people about veganism that Veg Fests and Animal Rights Conferences do. This retreat does much more! Read on to discover what this super cool retreat is all about:

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, June 1 (west coast)

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm, Registration begins at 9:30am

3:00pm to 4:00pm, Animal Blessing Ceremony

Location: Wright Ranch Malibu, 24680 Piuma Road, Malibu, CA 

Cost (includes lunch): $70 online registration (5/1-31), $75 at the door (6/1), $50 students/seniors, $40 youth (12-17), $20 children (6-11), free for children under 6. Registration preferred by 5/25.

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 (east coast)

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Animal Blessing Ceremony (free and open to the public)

Location: Saunders Woods, 1020 Waverly Road, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

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: www.veganspirituality.com or contact Lisa Levinson at veganspirituality@gmail.com, 215-620-2130

For even more information, check out Vegan Spirituality

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