(413) 854-8252


Ways to nurture Human & Spiritual development through understanding needs of individuals & the community

Building Community, Being Compassionate, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, Appreciation and Gratitude, Spreading. Hope, Sharing Hospitality, Practicing Humility, Advocating for Justice, Practicing patience, Acceptance, Being generous & kind, Understanding needs, Unity & Diversity, Opportunity, Education, & Practice. Understanding what the needs are of the community and becoming a channel to be of service to others is a very important step in your personal growth and spiritual development. Creating spaces that are inclusive and driven from the heart, also helps to foster a nurturing and compassionate space. Providing education that informs, includes, enlightens, one’s human & spiritual growth are important ingredients. Providing the opportunity for connection. Providing the opportunity to practice ways to condition this new spiritual and human muscle through, building community projects, meditation, awakening mind body-spirit.

Our Dogs !!

Older dogs are often skilled at embracing the best of each day. They have a roadmap for navigating the noise of life that I appreciate very much. More than ever. If you could use a little furry yogi. If you need a distraction from the constant news streaming in front of your eyes, and in your ears. Consider adding a senior dog to your life. Adopt from, or volunteer at your local animal shelter or rescue. There will be an older dog ready to show you the many reasons why senior dogs really do rule.

Know about our animals!!

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes on Compassion “Look at flowers, butterflies, trees, and children with the eyes of compassion. Compassion will change your life and make it wonderful.” “People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change”.

Our farm!!

We spent hours there and it felt like our home, too. I didn’t want to leave the serenity, peace, compassion, and sanctuary that CAS had gifted us the last two days. I hadn’t slept that well in months, I hadn’t felt so in touch with nature and her creatures in just as long. And I sure hadn’t felt so surrounded by vegan values possibly ever. But I know we’ll be back. And you should go too. If all I’ve shared isn’t enough, they do cooking classes, mentoring, summer camps, and more. They truly do all they can to champion vegan living and make this world a better, safer place for animals. And when you’re there, you can’t help but feel the love and compassion you are surrounded by.