Community Days in Patagonia

by Courtney on May 17, 2010

This last week has held some fun community happenings at the Tree of Life. This last Friday was Gabriel Cousens’ 67th birthday. Or, as Gabriel likes to say in his very eternal kind of perspective, no one has birthdays, but our bodies have birthdays. Nonetheless, we held a meditation on Friday in honor of Gabriel’s birthday, and enjoyed a peach cobbler at the Tree of Life Cafe. Gabriel was in Japan, but here in spirit ;)


Below: Our general manager, Yosef, cutting the cake.

Below: Director of Education, Aviva, on left, Cafe Manager Debbie on right.

Below: The staff picture we emailed Gabriel on his birthday.


On Sunday, many of us staff volunteered in a project to clear an area near our spa courtyard for a new juice bar that will begin construction this year. So, we spent the morning hours tearing down fences, weedwhacking, moving rocks and the like. We noticed how goofy us ‘inside kids’, those of us who work inside in the office all the time, got in the midst of manual labor, power tools, and dirt. As you can tell in the subsequent pictures:

Below from left: Boaz, Sarah, and Aviva
Below: Yosef, proud weedwhacker operator.

After a few hours of delicious muscular challenge, we savored the opportunity to rest at the pool, where we soaked our feet and Boaz and Aviva decided to jam out and dance poolside.

Then, the cafe staff brought brunch down to the spa courtyard/pool area, which was a nice change from, well, the cafe ;)

Below: Raw, vegan ‘pretzels’! The Cafe made mustard sauce for them, not pictured.

Below: Yosef eating dessert – raw, vegan ice cream in cones. The flavor he has is goji orange!



Summer is coming… !!!

Courtney

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