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The Compassion Consortium sponsors or suggests a book, film or compassionate practice for you to consider that relates to our mission. Please join us to discuss and exchange thoughts regarding the topic being explored and its meaning to you. When possible, we will be joined by the book’s author, the film maker, or someone who is an expert in the compassionate practice being discussed.

The Compassion Consortium, in conjunction with Vegan Meditation, is offering a weekly online peaceful half-hour of vegan-oriented meditation and mindful sharing.

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We’ll meditate together in silence for 15 minutes, then share brief thoughts on a topic related to compassion, mindfulness or veganism. Our aim through this practice is to cultivate greater internal peace and presence, and to bring greater mindfulness and compassion to our interactions with the external world and all its inhabitants. David Simon, the Chair of the Compassion Consortium Advisory Board, will host each week.

We meet Monday evenings at 6pm Pacific / 7pm MT / 8pm CT / 9pm ET.

Animal Companion Loss Grief Support Group

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Are you or someone you know grieving the death of an animal companion? Recently or long ago? All are warmly welcome to join our monthly online gathering on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm ET.

During our time together, we will gently explore all the feelings - grief, guilt, fond memories - with which we’ve been left and support one another by our presence and with words. 

Please bring a photo and story or several to share.

Feel free to contact Ginny at 616.460.0373 with questions.


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Spiritual Self-Care with Ayurveda

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Compassion Consortium co-founder Victoria Moran is offering a wonderful self-care workshop, Spiritual Self-Care with Ayurveda.  This special event is being held at Lily Dale, a Spiritualist community near Buffalo, New York. It’s a heavenly place with fairyland cottages, incredible flowers, and probably the largest collection of mediums, healers, and psychics anywhere in America. Lily Dale was instrumental in the Women’s Suffrage movement for giving a venue to Susan B. Anthony and her colleagues when no other venue wanted to think outside the men-only box. True to its reputation, open-minded Lily Dale is not only about Spiritualism but all kinds of spiritual uplift and self-care.


Join Victoria on August 2nd for her one-day workshop, “Spiritual Self-Care With Ayurveda.”

Friday, August 2nd, 2024, 9:30 am, NY

Learn more >

A World That Works for All
Whole Planet Spirituality  Retreat October 19-22

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The Spiritual Forum will once again be calling all spiritually minded, planet-conscious and animal-loving people to enjoy three days (October 19-22, Thursday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) of inspiration, learning, renewal and collaboration as we co-create a world that works for all beings on the planet. All lunches and dinners will be organic and plant-based. Vegans, omnivores and vegetarians are all welcome! This year’s theme is “A World That Works for All.”. Keynote speaker will be John Pierre. 

This year’s theme is “A World That Works for All.” We all remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech. “A World That Works for All” is a dream. A worthy dream. A dream that calls us to universal love for each other and all sentient life – ahimsa. It certainly is a departure from the experienced reality of our current and past worlds! Whether we look at environmental destruction, species extinction, human and animal exploitation, government corruption or war, it’s easy to find ourselves in a low vibration. But new creation emerges from a higher place. We need to become something different to create something different.

During these three days we will delve into the creative process, engage in inquiry, learn, and play in the realms of ahimsa, imagination and co-creation. We will also enjoy fabulous organic, plant-based meals, engage in spiritual practices, honor our animal friends and enjoy the beautiful grounds of Unity Village. Bring your heart and willingness to connect with other wonderful people who also want to co-create a world that works for all.

Programming Includes (scroll down for schedule):

  • Workshops on Whole Planet Spirituality, health, intersectionality, and co-creating a more beautiful and sustainable world

  • Keynote speaker John Pierre (scroll down to learn more)

  • Morning balance and coordination class

  • Art ministry projects

  • Spiritual practices centered on self-care and inner peace

  • Connection/collaboration with like-hearted people

  • Animals and World Religions traveling exhibit by curator Dr. Lisa Kemmerer

  • Evening social gatherings

  • Meditation, labyrinths, walking trails for renewal, restoration, and self-care

  • Ceremonies to honor animals and habitats

  • Support in making values based lifestyle transitions to align your actions with your heart

  • Support of your creative process and effective action

  • Creative activities to support your inner journey and awaken the world


See Whole Planet Spirituality Retreat | Oct 19-22 2023 — The Spiritual Forum, including 3 levels of registration and pricing.

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