The Tree of Life was founded by Gabriel Cousens, MD. MD(H) to support and inspire holistic lifestyle through education and experience. The center’s spiritual guidance, lifestyle education, and medical programs are complemented with panoramic mountain views and 100% organic, live-food that have drawn guests from over 100 countries since 1995.

The Tree of Life Center US exists to create an experience of spiritually awakened, sustainable, healthy living for the individual and the planet. We provide people of all faiths, religions, and spiritual paths a direct experience of what it means to live a quality of life that is healing on all levels – from the agricultural interests of our society, to personal and emotional health, and ultimately spiritual awareness.

Often called “the Tree”, we are primarily a spiritual center that functions as an Oasis for Awakening – committed to the healing and awakening of consciousness within the individual and the world community. We are committed to fully supporting you in making the necessary lifestyle changes that bring you in harmony with peace on all levels and ultimately realization of the Truth of who you are.

Our simple, organic, close-to-nature, ecological retreat is nestled on a 172-acre, sacred, high desert mesa in the pristine mountains of Patagonia, a rural art town in southern Arizona (sixty miles south of Tucson). The Tree as a spiritual center celebrates ecological living, holistic healing, vegan live-food nutrition, vegan organic gardening, whole person education, and a cross-cultural way of life.

For those who are ready to embrace transformation on all levels of Being, we offer the skills and inspiration to shift to a lifestyle of enduring radiant health and spiritual connection. This includes being in harmony with Nature, sacred relationships, right livelihood, wisdom, peace, joy, Love, fearlessness, and the Self, or Divine Presence.

Many who come to the Tree have found powerful ways to experience the peace of the Self. This transition requires that one let go into the experience of the simple, natural unfolding at the Tree of Life. Simplicity and modesty help minimize the outward distractions so that one can go inward to the Divine Self.

This delicate unfolding is spiritually inspired, guided, and supported by the Tree of Life and its Director, Rabbi Gabriel Cousens MD. The Six Foundations for Spiritual Life highlight a way of life that is cleansing and strengthens the subtle spiritual anatomies (“the vessels”) so one may hold the increased energy of the Light of the Self. To nurture this mystical journey of Whole Person Enlightenment, we offer the art and science of healing and awakening through a variety of programs that support you as you awaken to your highest expression of Self. Our programs are a unique transformational alchemy of ancient spiritual practices, modern holistic healing techniques, live-food nutritional protocols, rejuvenating detoxification sciences, educational programs, and organic environmental technologies.

The daily program includes gourmet, organic, Kosher, vegan, live-food cuisine created and prepared by our artistic chefs at the Tree of Life Café, along with instruction in Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine preparation, labyrinth walking, personal use of the mikvah, hiking, Yoga, and pranayama and devotional chanting. When present, Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD is the spiritual guide for sunset meditation, satsang (spiritual Q&A), Shaktipat initiation, and a shamanic Shabbat celebration.

The overall effect of the Tree of Life is to share the joyous experience of the “sattvic life,” a life that helps one turn inward to the non-causal bliss of the Infinite Self. By participating fully your awareness will be drawn inward to the Self, and your stay at the Tree of Life will bear fruit.

The Tree is much more than an innovative holistic health center. It is a spiritual sanctuary that supports you in discovering the indescribable “Truth of Who You Are.” The Tree of Life is fulfilling the deep yearning of all to live a quality of life that may be called “awakened normality” – a life filled with Divine inspiration and the Sevenfold Peace – peace with the body, mind, family, humanity, culture, living planet, and the Divine Presence. Through participation at the Tree of Life, one comes to know that such an existence is real and embodies the joy of living in this way, in turn uplifting the world around oneself. Come, join the Wild Dance of the Divine!

100% Organic Juice and Food

Approximately 80% of the greens used in our juices are grown organically and veganically in our own gardens. The soil is highly mineralized and produces highly mineralized, nutrient rich vegetables. We add no blood meal, bone meal, manure, or animal products to the soil, thereby reducing, among other things, the potential for GMO contamination. Our greens and vegetables are grown in greenhouses. Dr. Cousens’ own research has shown our greenhouse production reduces pollutants and toxins on the vegetables by approximately 400% here in Arizona. The greens from our gardens are harvested only hours before being prepared in the optimum way […]

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100% Organic (Veganic) Garden

Garden The Tree Of Life is home to three acres of organic, veganic gardens in Patagonia, AZ on the Northern edge of the Sonoran desert at a 4,000 ft. elevation. Sustainable veganic gardening methods are used to grow our food including effective microorganisms (EM), humic acids, seaweed extract, sea-crop ocean water concentrate, mycorrhizal fungi innoculant, composting and cover crops. Our gardens provide the Café with year-round harvests of veggies and greens. The mesa and valley growing spaces include fields, gardens, greenhouses, caterpillar tunnels, cold frames, nurseries, domes and shade structures. Temperatures can drop below freezing during the winter months, and can rise above 100 degrees in […]

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100% Organic Café

100% Organic Café The Tree of Life Center US is home to The Tree of Life Café, a 100% organic, plant-source-only cafe that serves our delicious and divine raw, live and vegan gourmet creations, all prepared consciously with love. Come and enjoy our delicious, vibrant foods for a meal, a day, or as a part of one of our many Tree of Life programs! The Tree of Life Café serves inspirational and transformational buffet style meals of gourmet, 100% organic, vegan-vegetarian, kosher, live-food, seasonal cuisine, inspired by all the flavors of the globe. The food the cafe is separated into […]

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Other Activities

Patagonia offers many wonderful activities. If your particular program schedule does not allow enough time to explore the area, you may want to come a few days early or stay a few days late to get a fuller taste of everything the mountain empire has to offer. For its size, a population of just 800 people, the town boasts a surprising number of excellent offerings including art galleries, a health food store, yoga and pilates studios, and Grayce’s famous Day of the Dead Museum. Take a step back in time and enjoy the peaceful pace of this charming old west […]

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Holistic Center

One of the most unique and valuable aspects of the Tree of Life is that it provides a complete immersion into holistic living. Every facet of daily life is aligned with the purpose of nurturing, health, harmony, and spiritual growth and provides a complete experiential education in holistic living. Our café allows you to eat in a way that supports your enduring radiant health and nurtures harmony with your body, mind, spirit, and the ecology of the living planet. Daily group meditation and spiritual programs aid in quieting the mind and offer a time for spiritual inquiry while allowing you […]

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Oasis Shoppe

Our Shoppe is a boutique retail store that carries only the absolute highest quality holistic health and wellness products available, from raw foods, herbs, supplements, and superfoods to wellness products and body care. All our products have been personally approved by Dr. Cousens and are backed by his forty-plus years of clinical experience. Whether you stop by to pick up a snack between meals, try a fantastic all-natural skin care product, or a find a supplement to support your healing journey, our intimate shoppe and supportive and knowledgeable staff turn shopping into an educational experience.

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Our Location

The Tree of Life spreads across 180 acres of land, nestled within the pristine natural setting of the Mountain Empire of Patagonia, Arizona. Designated as the 4th highest quality of air in the country, our rural high desert environment provides the ideal context for healing and spiritual connection. The expansive night skies, closeness to nature, and abounding silence inspire a profound inward journey; this is truly a place to get away from it all. Bordering the Coronado National Forest, the largely undeveloped mesa offers easy access to hiking with dramatic views of Mount Wrightson on one side of the valley […]

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100% Organic Spa

We offer a variety of treatments that have been selected by Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), D.D. to supercharge your holistic healing journey on all levels, specifically designed for you to cleanse and rejuvenate physically, mentally and emotionally. Every healing journey is personalized to your specific needs.  Our certified therapists are highly-trained and considered the best in the world. We exclusively use organic body products paired with highest-quality therapeutic technology, such as amethyst-filled Bio-Mats that emit far infrared waves and negative ions for deep cellular detoxification and healing. We highly recommend you schedule your treatments prior to your arrival. To do so, please call: [...] Read More

Spiritual Aspect

  At the core of the Tree of Life mission, spirituality is woven into all aspects of the transition and transformation process. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), DD, continues a lineage that stretches back to the great enlightenment traditions. Spiritual lineage is “the line of spiritual gurus in authentic succession of initiation, the chain of mystical power and authorized continuity, passed from Teacher to Teacher.” A Spiritual Master is someone who has realized the deepest truths, reached the highest levels of attainment, and now embodies the essence of that Understanding in their life. Our guests come with various levels of spiritual […]

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