Interfaith. Interspiritual. Interspecies.
The Soul of Ahimsa: A Vegan Spirituality Retreat
The Compassion Consortium is a co-sponsor of a beautiful, experiential in-person spiritual event coming to Upstate New York (Ithaca area) June 2, 3, and 4: The Soul of Ahimsa: A Vegan Spirituality Retreat.
Featured presenters are the legendary nutritional biochemist, T. Colin Campbell, PhD (The China Study), our own Victoria Moran (Main Street Vegan), and Swami Chidananda, a monk of the Bhakti Marga order which operates this fully Vegan retreat center in Elmira, NY. For more information or to register, check out the info here:
Join us for our next Sunday Service!
Monthly Sunday Services are on the Fourth Sunday of Every Month
3/26, 4/23, 5/21 ...
(note: May services date is moved to 3rd Sunday due to Memorial Day weekend)
On March 26, 2023, at 4:00 pm ET, the Compassion Consortium will present our special spiritual guest Dharmacharya Seven, a Vegan indigenous Buddhist Dharma Teacher (dharma-acharya) from Los Angeles. Seven spent a semester abroad at Oxford before transferring to UC Berkeley, where he did a pre-doctoral internship at Yale in psychology and then became a doctoral student at UCLA, graduating early to travel to India and Southeast Asia to put scholarship and yoga into serious practice. Seven has been the Dharma editor for Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal for a dozen years, which emphasizes insight meditation (vipassana) and serenity practices (shamatha/samadhi).
Our Compassion in Action segment on March 26 will feature the short film Anima: Animals, Faith. Compassion, produced by the The Guibord Center.
The Compassion Consortium is a non-sectarian and interfaith religious center. We offer spiritual guidance, support, and fellowship to Vegans, vegetarians, animal rights activists, animal lovers, and all humans who care about and advocate for animals and the planet. We recognize that many people do not see their deeply rooted compassion for all creatures reflected in houses of worship; some have even left faith traditions after seeing these innocent, loving beings excluded from the level of mercy they deserve; in many cases, they're even denied the possession of a soul.
The Compassion Consortium is here to supplement this "missing piece" for persons who are part of another religious or spiritual community, and those who are not. We welcome participants of all faiths or none. Our regular monthly service takes place on Sunday afternoons, 4 pm U.S. Eastern Time, to avoid interference with most church, synagogue, temple, or mosque services. While we encourage Compassion Consortium membership for those so moved, this is not a "join up required" kind of organization: we're here to serve you, the companion animals you care about, as well as all exploited, abused, and endangered animals, and the fragile ecosystem of planet Earth.
We're headed to the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago this August. Join us?
The Compassion Consortium is very proud to announce that the CC Cofounders have been selected to present at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, which was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
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