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Featured Event:
The Soul of Ahimsa: A Vegan Spirituality Retreat

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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.



Nestled in the quiet town of West Elmira, New York, the Elmira Ashram and Temple is a spiritual hub for seekers across America. The ashram is home to monastics and community members living a life in service to the Divine. Offering daily prayers, lively spiritual discussion, dynamic devotional music, and space to learn or deepen the spiritual aspects of your yoga and meditation practice, the ashram is an oasis of spiritual nourishment amidst the landscape of our often-busy lives. 


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the May services date is moved to 3rd Sunday due to Memorial Day weekend)

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. 

The Compassion in Action guest for our May 21 service

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Fred Beasley II, author of Heru the Happy Dragon

Fred Beasley II—aka Doc G—is a forward-thinking and dynamic speaker, health and wellness educator, filmmaker, author, creative music director, and global youth culture architect. 

Doc is a lifelong creative with over two decades of experience working with at-risk youth. He has given interactive workshops and lectures designed to educate and empower disenfranchised and underserved communities.


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The Compassion Consortium is a non-sectarian center. We offer well-being resources, spiritual guidance, support, and community 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 or spiritual centers; some people have even left faith traditions after seeing animals 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 affiliated ("nones") or identify as secular. 

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 Check out our selection of Compassion Consortium swag, including t-shirts, water bottles, stickers for your laptop, and even a bandana for your canine friends. All profits support our programming.

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"May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts, words and actions of our day contribute to that happiness and freedom for all."


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Join us for our next Sunday Service!

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On May 21, 2023, at 4:00 pm ET, the Compassion Consortium will present our special guest Martin Rowe, executive director of the Culture and Animals Foundation and co-founder of Lantern Books.

He was the co-founder of Satya magazine and is currently engaged in the Vegan America Project for Brighter Green, an ethical/environmental action tank focused on the Global South. He is a regular presenter at Main Street Vegan Academy. A native of the UK and now an American citizen, Martin is a graduate of Oxford University and holds a Masters degree in religious studies from NYU. 

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