Gentle World

Lessons from the Garden

November 24, 2016 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for Lessons from the Garden

I’ve found the garden to be a place of reciprocity. As I nurture it, it nurtures me. As my plants grow, I grow simultaneously. As my garden flourishes, I flourish. At least, this has been my experience as a novice gardener. I’ve learned much more than how to grow plants… I feel like I’ve been […]

Read the full article →

Gentle World Plant-Based Healing Seminar

November 20, 2016 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for Gentle World Plant-Based Healing Seminar

On October 23rd, Island-based cardiologist Lawrence Derbes spoke at the Gentle World educational center in North Kohala, bringing his message of plant-based healing to dozens of inspired attendees. After 23 years of practicing cardiology, Dr. Derbes abandoned his practice of performing cardiac catheterizations and other interventional procedures in 2013, in favor of practicing strictly preventive care, with an emphasis […]

Read the full article →

Dearest Gentle World Family…

April 3, 2016 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for Dearest Gentle World Family…

~ a letter from Tessa Martens   Today, it has been one month since I was part of your lovely community and worked in the garden. I felt so calm and at peace in Gentle World and everything felt good. I realized there, in that beautiful spot, with the tastiest fresh spring water and lovely warm sun, that […]

Read the full article →

I am Valiant

February 8, 2016 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for I am Valiant

I am Valiant. I was given that name to give me self-esteem and courage. I was always scared back then, and my friends wanted me to think of myself as someone I could be proud of. They wanted to give me confidence. And so, they named me Valiant. I wasn’t always so lucky. Before this, […]

Read the full article →

Spring

February 5, 2016 ethics
Thumbnail image for Spring

by Mimi Yoshiyama … In December of 2015, on a very sunny spring day, I arrived at this hidden valley in the far north of New Zealand. My first week in Gentle World passed by so quickly, as I helped with weeding, cooking, cleaning, renovating a caravan, and preparing amazing, soulful veganic dinners every night. After my first […]

Read the full article →

Vegan Voices

November 10, 2015 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for Vegan Voices

On October 18th, Gentle World welcomed over 60 people to our North Kohala center for an afternoon of education and inspiration. Guests had the chance to take home free samples of vegan alternative products, as well as enjoying a delicious vegan meal. More important though, many were visibly moved by the powerful presentation, which consisted of a one-hour film comprised of clips […]

Read the full article →

New Friends…

October 7, 2015 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for New Friends…

Gentle World Family, Though our time here was brief, we are grateful for the exposure to the truth about animal exploitation. You gave us a strong definition of veganism. Thank you all so much for hosting us and teaching us about your way of life. Our time here was short, but we learned a lot, […]

Read the full article →

Our August Visitors

September 7, 2015 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for Our August Visitors

I cannot begin to describe how much I have learned and experienced the past week. I am absolutely grateful that life brought me here, even if it was for a fleeting period. I arrived here as someone curious about veganism, but I leave as an individual enlightened, and committed to a kinder, gentler, loving way […]

Read the full article →

Why?

July 8, 2015 ethics
Thumbnail image for Why?

Every human being is a complex, multi-layered conglomeration of genes, experiences, interests, opinions, beliefs, talents, skills, and rules for living that are uniquely different from all others.

Read the full article →

Our June Guestbook

July 8, 2015 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for Our June Guestbook

My vegan family! You guys transformed me into a person I am proud to be. I see life differently. I have noticed that I pay attention to the little things. My life in California was different. I wanted to help everyone and sometimes I would get overwhelmed, but now I have the perfect answer. Vegan will […]

Read the full article →

From our Guestbook

May 30, 2015 Gentle World
Thumbnail image for From our Guestbook

Since our return from Shangri-La in April, we have had the pleasure to get to know a number of beautiful people who have passed through our Hawaii home. Not only are our gardens and grounds looking better and better with the help of a lot of loving hands, but we’ve also made a whole new collection […]

Read the full article →

Let Your Conscience Be Your God

April 7, 2015 ethics
Thumbnail image for Let Your Conscience Be Your God

Of all the gods who have ruled the minds and hearts of human beings since they first appeared on this earth, none has, thus far, been able to lift humanity above the mean, selfish, violent, cruel part of its nature

Read the full article →