What is a SEVA?

“I am honored to be of service for this positive community that stands for so much more this world needs…GIVING! Not taking is an essential, important lesson that brings me joy, commitment and kindness toward the journey within and all around…” Aaron Lyons, Seva at the Tree of Life Center The Art of Selfless Service. … “Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India it was believed to help one’s spiritual growth and at the same time contribute to the improvement of a community. The program offered at the […]

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Sauerkraut-Phase 1

Have you wanted to make your own sauerkraut but felt unsure and maybe a little nervous that it wouldn’t turn out the way you wanted? Our raw, vegan sauerkraut is the simple answer to your sauerkraut questions. Wonderfully easy to make, you will always have some when you need it or just when you want it.  4 C. green cabbage, shredded 2 C Napa cabbage, shredded 2 Tbsp. ginger, grated 1 Tbsp. raw white miso 2 tsp. whole caraway seeds Spoon mixture into crock or gallon glass container. Pound mixture to release juices and remove all air. Top off (to […]

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Understanding the Results

There is wisdom in understanding the results of our actions; and, furthermore, that understanding is vital in life. This understanding is connected to the purpose of why we were incarnated, which is to become liberated. It is as simple as that. When you’re in wisdom it is different than when you are in your mind, thinking about various things, missions to accomplish. Are you being politically correct, etcetera? Ultimately, none of that matters. Wisdom is knowing that what matters is discovering how you can live in a way that takes you to liberation – that is the great wisdom. To […]

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There a CURE for Type 2 Diabetes

“If you have diabetes and you want to lose weight, the Tree of Life Center is the place“, Rey C., who had his type 2 diabetes reversed during the 21-Day Program at the Tree of Life. At some point in time you have probably heard that diabetes has no cure, just the possibilities of a variety of complications. This is an old belief system backed by many medical professionals and pharmaceuticals who band aid this disease. However, Dr. Cousens has developed the knowledge, clinical know-how, and experience to completely reverse Type-2 diabetes naturally at the Tree of Life Center. “All […]

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7-Fold Peace

Peace is mysterious because so few people in the world are able to create inner peace. Inner peace is the pearl of great price. This inner peace is what life is about. The seven-fold peace includes: 1) Peace with the Body: health. 2) A Peaceful Mind is a quiet mind, and is one of the great gifts of spiritual life. 3) Peace with the Family, including all relationships. One of the great teachings is that when there is peace in the family, it spreads throughout the world. There was a very interesting study, called the Pioneer Study conducted from 1930-1940, […]

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Healing Through Self Love

One must love oneself enough to heal oneself. This is very much the foundation of spiritual life and holistic healing. What is it that makes you love yourself in order to heal yourself? First, it’s primarily based on a non-egoic statement articulated by one’s inner experience. A lot of people have lost touch with the full experience of their soul. There are different ways to deal with this, but to connect with your soul there is a path one has to walk in order to reconnect. Not everyone is willing to make the effort to reestablish that connection, so when […]

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Sun Burgers- Phase 1

Let’s face it, a good veggie burger is hard to find let alone a great veggie burger. Your search is over!  Our Sun Burgers are a ray of raw, vegan sunshine in the land of the veggie burger. Savory, simple goodness for a summer barbecue or a quiet dinner at home. A veggie burger for all seasons.   1 C. walnuts seeds, soaked (soak 1-2 hours) 1 C. almonds, soaked (soak 12 hours, store in water in refrigerator until ready to use) 1 C. pine nuts, unsoaked 1/2 C. olive oil 1/2 C. water 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 […]

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Sleep Smarter, Rest Deeper

How much sleep is enough? Individual needs vary but, as a rule of thumb, if you’re tired upon waking, you need more sleep. If you need coffee, caffeinated tea, or cocoa to get you going in the morning, you likely need more sleep. Sleep is essential for the spiritual path, particularly going to bed early and getting up early. The experience of tiredness when adequate hours of sleep are received may be an indication of stressed adrenals or other health concerns. Recent research shows that without sufficient sleep, people have significantly less serotonin in their nervous system. Serotonin creates a […]

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Spicy Southwestern Jerky- Phase 1

Jerky is one of those things that if you love it, you’re always looking for that next chewy, spicy, piece of heaven that experience with a great jerky. Now you have our craveworthy jerky that is not only satisfying but good for you too. Make a few bags for yourself or share them with your family and friends. Perfect for those moments when the only snack that will do is a mouthwatering piece of jerky. Guiltless pleasure at it’s best! Vegetables: 4 red bell peppers 2 eggplants 1 medium butternut squash 10 zucchini Marinade: 1/2 C. olive oil 1/4 C. […]

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Spiritual Joy

Joy plays a very important role in spiritual life. The Torah teaches that one should serve God with joy. When people serve without joy, they don’t receive the benefits of serving. In fact, they sometimes get the downside. What does it mean to serve God with joy?  There are different levels of this. The highest level (the sixth level) of the mind is called hiranyamaya kosha.  At the level of the hiranyamaya kosha there is a non-causal love.  Here there is a natural non-causal joy, natural non-causal peace, natural compassion, and non-causal contentment.  What ultimately happens when we are serving – […]

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