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Whether you prefer to attend online, on the phone, or in-person, we offer a range of events to suit all animal advocates. Scroll down or visit our retreats page for more!

 

Featured Online Summits

 

October 2 – 11: Vegan World 2026 Online Summit: Exploring Solutions

Animal agriculture is responsible for approximately 51% of all known negative greenhouse gas effects. Climate Change is at a critical point and we must act now. Join this live interactive interview series to help design a new system of normalized non-violence and reverse climate change.

October 7 – 12: Visionary Vegan Woman Online Summit

Calling all women to heed the call of your soul and reclaim your passion, purpose, and power! In this free online event hosted by Kate Ballo, twenty-three visionary women leaders reveal how they embrace a life of compassion and courage to create a world where all beings are treated as equal, despite what the cultural norm dictates. Join this powerful, paradigm-shifting conversation!

 

Sustainable Activism Webinars


1st Thursday Every Other Month, 5-6pm Pacific Time


Learn activist tips and tools to practice self-care, community care, and maintain sustainable activism with experts in the field.

Register for monthly Sustainable Activism Webinars OR login here when they start. 

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Find our October 3 webinar details here and below. 

Topic: Discover the Veganic Agriculture Movement with Miles Lewis

 

Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings


2nd Thursday Every Other Month, 5-6pm Pacific Time


Explore veganism as a spiritual practice with co-hosts Sustainable Activism Campaign Director Lisa Levinson and “Peace to All Beings” author Judy Carman with guest speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations.


Register for monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings OR login here when they start.

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Our next online gathering will be November 14. Stay tuned for details!

 

Carnivores Anonymous Online Meeting 


3rd Thursday Every Other Month, 5-6pm Pacific Time


Join our online meeting to explore Carnivores Anonymous, our free, psychiatrist-developed 12-step program supporting and providing strategies to help you maintain optimum health, lose weight, reverse chronic illness and tackle food addiction while adopting a plant-based lifestyle.


Register for free monthly Carnivores Anonymous Online Meetings OR login here when they start.

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Find our October 17 online meeting details here and below.

Topic: Motivational Guru Justice King Promotes Veganism

 

Animal Activist Online Support Group


4th Thursday Every Other Month, 5-6pm Pacific Time


Discuss burnout, self-care, compassion fatigue, infighting, anger, grief, depression, communicating with non-activists, and other activist concerns. Participate in this free, confidential support group by phone, smart phone, or computer.


Register for monthly Animal Activist Online Support Groups OR login here when they start.

Find our September 26 gathering details here and below.

Topic: Save the Amazon from Your Home

 

Join our Animal Activist Online Support Group on Facebook.

Watch one-minute Sustainable Activism video tips.

 

Activist Appreciation Month

 

We celebrate Activist Appreciation Month in February with special programs to provide extra emotional and spiritual resources for you! Access our 2019 offerings including an activist love poem, activist spotlights, webinar replays, and a rainforest action here.


Gatherings


Join free, monthly gatherings to explore veganism as a spiritual practice through discussions, speaker presentations, guided meditations, outings, vegan potlucks, and more.


Find a Meetup or Facebook gathering near you on www.veganspirituality.com.

Contact veganspirituality@idausa.org to start one in your area.

 

Retreats

 

Join us October 5 and/or October 6 for our Find Your Voice, Live Your Heart: Narrative Healing Arts Retreat at two New York animal sanctuaries. On Saturday, experience a true Storytelling Workshop led by TMI Project and sponsored by Compassion Arts to discover storytelling tools for healing and for cultivating empathy about animals. On Sunday, psychotherapist April Lang provides essential techniques to dissolve anxiety, manage stress, and build personal resilience. Join in a support circle and healing ritual to celebrate our relationships with other animals, and unite as a compassionate community. Both days include a sanctuary tour, vegan meals, and music. This retreat is co-hosted by Compassion Arts and In Defense of Animals. 

 

Join us October 12 for our Activist Healing Retreat: Help Animals Without Depleting Yourself at Reflections Center in New York City. Spend half a day to nurture your whole self! Psychotherapist, author, and activist April Lang provides essential techniques to dissolve anxiety, manage stress, and build personal resilience so you can help animals without depleting yourself. Join in a yoga class, support circle, and healing ritual to celebrate our relationships with other animals and unite as a compassionate community. This retreat is co-hosted by In Defense of Animals and Vegans of New York. 

 

Join us October 31 - November 4 for Holistic Fitness: A Vegan Retreat in Hawaii with John Pierre. Explore veganism as a spiritual practice with yoga, meditation, cooking, dancing, hiking, healing rituals, and touring sacred sites, on the gorgeous Hawaii Island. Join us to release stress, restore balance, and align your body, mind, and spirit. Hawaiian sunsets, volcanic views, and clear waters await you! This retreat is hosted by Vegan Dream Retreats, a collaboration between Vegan Aloha, Ellora Wellness, Living With Harmony, and In Defense of Animals.

 

Join us September 10 - 13 of 2020 for our Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat at Unity Village. Enjoy three days of inspiration, learning, renewal and collaboration as we co-create a world that works for all beings on the planet. Experience the sacredness of the Unity Village grounds, home of the Unity movement where co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore pioneered and advocated for ethical vegetarianism in the early 1900’s. Participate in the awakening of consciousness in the heart of our nation. This retreat is co-hosted by The Spiritual Forum and In Defense of Animals.

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