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An Afternoon with Will Tuttle

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“Our inherited meal traditions require a mentality of violence and denial that silently radiates into every aspect of our private and public lives, permeating our institutions and generating the crises, dilemmas, inequities, and suffering that we seek in vain to understand and effectively address.” ~ from The World Peace Diet Vegan is not a word [...]

An Afternoon with Will Tuttle

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We're excited to announce that Gentle World will be hosting An Afternoon with Will Tuttle, on Sunday February 23rd at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia, New Zealand. Reservations can be made right here on our website.

A Vegan Afternoon…

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On November 9th, our Hawaii location was filled with excitement and enthusiastic attendees for “A Vegan Afternoon.” The event was chock-full of informative talks/videos, delicious food and resources to help people embrace the vegan way of life. Upon arriving, guests had the opportunity to sample a selection of hors d'oeuvres, as we showcased a number [...]

The Birds of the Down Industry

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Down is designed to help keep waterfowl warm, but it is now commonly used and promoted as a "natural" stuffing for warm clothing and bedding for humans instead.

The Yogic Path

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One rarely avoids animal products to aspire to sainthood, but it may be true that saintliness is impossible to discuss without first cleansing the body and mind of needless suffering of sentient beings.

People Like You

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The Southern Hemisphere summer is over. It’s the time of year when Gentle World’s volunteers return from Shangri-La, our New Zealand location, back to Hawaii. It’s hard to believe that only one week ago, I was admiring the natural beauty in New Zealand, but I knew then that in a matter of days, I would be [...]

I Know I’m Doing the Right Thing

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~ Tiziana Picasso I was a vegetarian for two years when I arrived in Shangri-La. But I never really thought about veganism. I didn’t want to give up my cheese (I’m French, you understand?) The first words there were "Vegan is the first step." Done, I was vegan. We had delicious meals every day in [...]

Letters from our Visitors

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from Jesse Seiden, United States: For me, visiting Gentle World was the beginning of my journey, but I was so impacted by the peaceful sanctuary and the amazing people who live in it, that I decided to come back to end my time in New Zealand there. My intention upon arrival was to learn about [...]

It Must Have Been Lovely

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In October of 1970, as an anthem for the very first Earth Day, American singer-songwriter Tom Paxton wrote a haunting song painting a picture of the planet as it might one day be... devoid of the wonders of the natural world.

The Shangri-La Experience

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  Thank you so much for welcoming me so kindly to Shangri-La. As soon as I found out about Gentle World on the internet I knew I had to visit. Sometimes things immediately resonate with us, and this was one of those moments. All of 2012 I saved for my airfare. To visit with you and [...]

Florida Vegan Event a Huge Success!

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On September 8th, Gentle World sponsored "It's Easy to be Vegan!" - a free vegan educational day in South Florida that attracted over 200 people. This vegan extravaganza was facilitated by M. Butterflies Katz, along with a fantastic team of vegan volunteers whose collective effort created a hugely successful event. "It's Easy to be Vegan" was [...]

Chimpanzee Voices Plea

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The following article, written by Paul Harvey (an American nationally-syndicated columnist) was published in a Los Angeles newspaper on January 1, 1980.   I have just endured one of the most cold-sweat experiences of my life. I heard the "voice of an animal." Any hunter has heard animals cry before they die – yet, we go on hunting. If that [...]