Welcome to the Resources section, your source for spiritual resources to spark your soul and inspire your Awakened lifestyle. Learn about the Six Foundations, the foundation upon which Gabriel’s spiritual teachings are based. The Six Foundations for Spiritual Life include Spiritual Nutrition & Fasting, Building Prana (Life Force), Service and Charity, Spiritual Guidance and Inspiration, Silence, and Kundalini Awakening.

Explore the history and teachings of the Essenes, an ancient Judeo-Christian sect that offers a strong foundation in essential lifestyle philosophies and practices in the art of conscious living. The Essene consciousness is based on the core vision of the unity of all life, and a passionate commitment to the noblest aspirations of humankind. This life-style model supports and empowers the individual in a balanced, happy life in accordance with the laws of Nature.

Gabriel Cousens, M.D. holds multiple spiritual traditions, including the Essene Kabbalistic Jewish tradition along with the Native American Lakota tradition and the yoga traditions of the Nityananda lineage. To learn more about Gabriel’s spiritual background, read his spiritual biography. Curious about a spiritual term? Explore the Glossary to discover the meanings behind spiritual terms used by Gabriel and the Culture of Life Community that are derived from diverse languages and religious traditions.

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Dosha Constitutional Types

Download the pdf version Dosha Constitutional Types Instructions: Mark each column from 0-3. Three means most often describes you and zero means doesn’t describe you at all. Put your score in the column on the right side of each Dosha category. Add up the total of each column and put total on the bottom for each column.      

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Fast & Slow Oxidizer Profiles

Tree of Life Center US – Fast/ Slow Oxidizer Profiles © Conscious Eating, Gabriel Cousens M.D. Download the pdf version Fast & Slow Oxidizer Profile Slow Oxidizer Profile 1. Do you eat to live? ¨Y¨  N 2. Can you go a long time without eating? ¨Y¨  N 3. If you skip meals, is it easy for you to maintain energy and a sense of well being? ¨Y¨  N 4. Are you generally not concerned at all with eating? ¨Y¨  N 5. Do you have a minimal appetite for lunch? ¨Y¨  N 6. Do you have a minimal appetite for dinner? ¨Y¨  N 7. Do you love sweets […]

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The Wonders of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is part of the Tree of Life Center’s rejuvenation process because of its high content and variety of nutrients Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer; contains all minerals known to man!  Don’t forget vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, l and K too. It is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Wheatgrass has what is called the grass-juice factor, which has been shown to keep herbivorous animals alive practically indefinitely. Wheatgrass has been found to aid in weight loss mostly due to the fact that 1 ounce of juice equals 2 pounds of produce nutritionally! Because of […]

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« Back to Resources NEW APPROACHES TO SPIRITUAL FASTING By Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD (H), DD “All the vitality and all the energy I have, comes to me because my body is purified by fasting.” This statement by Mohandas Gandhi beautifully sums up the essence of spiritual fasting. Although I emphasize in this article the spiritual aspects of fasting, which are often neglected by the general public and other detoxification programs, the detoxification aspects of the fast in a group-supportive setting are extremely powerful and essential for the literal evolution of life and health on the planet. We all are exposed, […]

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« Back to Resources A vegan perspective on Genetic EngineeringGenetically engineered food presents a serious threat to the survival of all species on the planet, and the very living planetary organism called the Earth. Paradoxically, the crisis that genetically engineered food is presenting to the world represents a tremendous impetus for us world citizens to take control of our lives and protect the environment in a way that goes beyond government interference in the healing of the planet. To truly understand the situation that we face, we need to have some basic facts about genetically engineered food. The first point […]

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« Back to Resources The Power of live foods for healing is being more & more supported by traditional research. Based on recent journal articles, the power of a calorie-restricted diet (which is still feasting on live foods) and of upgrading gene expression have become keys to understanding the clinical effectiveness of live foods. The essence of understanding living foods is … if it is not broken, don’t fix it. Living foods, or raw foods, are those which have not been cooked, processed, sprayed with pesticide or herbicide, microwaved, irradiated, or genetically engineered. They represent an unbroken wholeness that is […]

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« Back to Resources PEACE WITH THE BODY This includes choosing to take responsibility for your own personal health and to improve the ecology of your personal body just as you would care for the planet. Dr. Cousens recommends exercising aerobically at least three times per week for one-half hour, practicing deep breathing at least once a day (with ten cycles of seven-count in and seven-count out deep breaths), getting sufficient sleep and relaxation, and drinking sufficient pure water. PEACE WITH THE MIND Enhance your own inner peace by learning to meditate or pray, and do it on a daily basis. Enhance […]

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« Back to Resources NUTRITION A vegan, organic live-food, high-mineralized, low-sugar, and high-hydration diet and spiritual fasting. BUILDING PRANA (LIFE FORCE) Yoga asanas, pranayama (breathing practices), the Ophanim (the energetics of the Hebrew letters), T’ai Chi, Reiki, Tachyon Energy or other energy practices, and sacred dance. These all enhance and expand the consciousness of the body-mind complex, filling it with increased life force energy or prana. SERVICE (SHEIRUT) & CHARITY (TZEDAKA) In the process of service and charity, we are able to face our attachments to things (seva), as well as to feel our connection to all of the family [...] Read More