Gentle World

Dearest Gentle World Family…

April 3, 2016 Gentle World
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~ 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 […]

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I am Valiant

February 8, 2016 Gentle World
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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, […]

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Spring

February 5, 2016 ethics
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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 […]

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Vegan Voices

November 10, 2015 Gentle World
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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 […]

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New Friends…

October 7, 2015 Gentle World
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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, […]

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Our August Visitors

September 7, 2015 Gentle World
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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 […]

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Why?

July 8, 2015 ethics
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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.

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Our June Guestbook

July 8, 2015 Gentle World
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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 […]

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From our Guestbook

May 30, 2015 Gentle World
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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 […]

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Let Your Conscience Be Your God

April 7, 2015 ethics
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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

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Gentle World: A Brief History

March 5, 2015 ethics
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When Light and I became vegan in February of 1970, there was one reason and one reason only. It wasn’t because of its health benefits, which were unknown at the time, as was its positive effect on the environment. If factory farms existed, we hadn’t heard of them. Animal rights was not yet an issue, […]

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My Vegan Corner of the World (The Kisses Garden)

March 5, 2015 Gentle World
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photos by Nadine Loraine … Life really gets fun when we convert a patch of grass into a thriving ecosystem. My vegan corner of the world is about 30 by 35 feet; a garden to nurture all the senses; to feed both body and soul. Barefoot, I stroll through paths in this place where peace […]

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