World Peace Diet Conference May 3-6, 2012 at The Farm Community, Summertown, TN
featuring Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet
register online

* Are you concerned about our culture's mistreatment of people, animals, and the Earth?

* Do you feel called to help create a positive future for our children and the world?

* Do you long to untangle the hidden roots of the dilemmas we face as individuals & a society?

* Do you aspire to develop skills to embody, share, and teach healthy and compassionate living for service, fun, and/or your livelihood?

Join Dr. Will Tuttle and friends in this unique gathering to explore the future of plant based culture and powerful ways to help create a world of peace, sustainability, and freedom.

This conference-retreat will offer participants an opportunity for one-on-one time with Dr. Tuttle and his spouse Madeleine, and plenty of time for Q & A and discussion in a supportive and nurturing environment.

You will gain the tools to understand veganism as a spiritually, culturally, and physically transformational path of awakening, and learn how to effectively bring this understanding to your community, friends, and family.

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Activities and Workshops include:
  • Lectures and original piano music by Will
  • Role-playing exercises, guided meditations, and discussions facilitated by Will
  • Vegan Cooking Classes by Madeleine, and by Doug Stevenson
  • Farm History, Tour and Hikes  - Surround yourself in beautiful nature - over 4,000 contiguous acres
  • Judy Carman, author of "Peace to All Beings" will offer reflections on creating a healing field of consciousness to bless all beings

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Will & Madeleine

Nature on The Farm

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Dr. Tuttle’s book The World Peace Diet describes in detail:

  • The fascinating interconnections between food and the five dimensions of health: physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural, and environmental

  • How the ramifications of the herding culture and the domination of animals affect us and our society at multiple levels, and how to transform these effects

  • Why ending war and entering an era of true peace will be possible when we recognize and honor the innate intelligence and sentience of our fellow creatures

  • Ways that spiritual awakening liberates the inner feminine wisdom within, so that our relationships become more intuitive and fulfilling, and joy and radiant health flow in our lives.
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As we take control of our diet to heal humanity, it becomes even more essential that we take charge of connecting to our food at its the garden.

Conference host Douglas Stevenson will demonstrate how to take control of your diet and prepare for the future now by growing your own food, including protein and grain as well as a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. A Farm Community member since 1973, he will also be one of the instructors for the vegan cooking class, introducing you to some of the community's favorite recipes. Read what people say about our Green Life Retreats. Click here for a video review of the vegan cooking classes.

Douglas Stevenson
your host, Douglas Stevenson
The Journey
The Journey by Madeleine Tuttle

This will also be a spiritual retreat to help us strengthen our inner center. Dr. Tuttle's insights include:

  • How to meditate more naturally
  • The value of practicing true mindfulness
  • Tools for hearing more clearly the "still, small voice"
  • Ways to unleash the power of imagination
  • How to live in the present and enjoy the richness of every moment
  • An ancient secret for awakening the love, compassion, joy, and peace within
  • The foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life.
  • Acknowledging the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems — and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives.

"Reading The World Peace Diet is only a first step toward harmonizing one’s diet and life activities with natural order. In order to become more fully energized, it is helpful to listen to the author explain these concepts in detail, and to interact and fellowship with others who understand the vegan imperative." – P.M., World Peace Diet Facilitator 

"I think that vegans are so much on the edge of a new paradigm that they feel isolated which leads to frustration and a sense of being overwhelmed. It was both wonderful and epic to realize that vegans from all over were communicating and exchanging ideas."
Joan N., World Peace Diet Facilitator 

Tentative Schedule - register online

Thursday - Pre-conference dinner and gathering
Opening remarks by Will

7 AM - Guided meditation facilitated by Will
8 AM - Breakfast
9 AM - Lectures and discussions with Will begin

These include in-depth discussion and illumination of the main ideas in The World Peace Diet, and the keys to cultural evolution, effective advocacy, and thriving as vegans in a not-yet vegan world.

The Five Levels of Health
The Seven Mentalities – and freeing ourselves from them
The Four Viharas – aspects of our true home freedom and health

11 AM - Farm tour, including sustainable food production and green housing
Noon-  Lunch

Lectures and discussions with Will
Vegan cooking class with Madeleine
Nature Walk

5 PM - Circle
6 PM - Dinner
7PM - After dinner talks with Will and friends

7 AM - Yoga
8:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - Noon - Presentations and Workshops by Dr. Will Tuttle.

1 PM - More Workshops, Exercises, and Guided Meditations
Role-Playing Exercises (really fun!! And enlightening.)
Learning to See Each Other, a heart-opening dyad experience.

3 PM - Stretch Break - A walk to the creek

5 PM - Free Time
6 PM - Community Dinner

8 PM - Music Concert - A concert of uplifting original piano music composed by Will Tuttle, with original silver flute music by Madeleine, and surrounded by a display of original paintings of our animal relations by Madeleine."

The sounds of harmony and peace fill the heart when listening to Will Tuttle's music. He is a master at recreating the deepest vibrations of the soul. -- Michael Toms, co-founder, New Dimensions Radio

Brunch at 8:30
Essential Truths of The Spiritual Path 
Spiritual Insights from Dr. Will Tuttle
Group Meditation
Sharing Circle
Closing Circle

The World Peace Diet Conference May 3-6, 2012
This Conference is dedicated to the healing of all our relations, and to empowering each of us to more joyfully and effective contribute to a better world for all, and discover the unique gifts we have to offer.
It is dedicated to building understanding and confidence so that we can more fully be the change we’d like to see in the world, as Gandhi urged us.

Registration $275 per person
Students $225
(view discounted rates for children & families)
includes camping (Thursday Saturday)
About camping & dorms
Dorms / Other Accommodations available
includes meals (Thursday supper - Sunday brunch)
(Each registrant is asked to bring a specific food item to contribute.)

Click here to register online
or make the check out to (and mail to)
Village Media Services
Douglas Stevenson
PO Box 259
Summertown, TN 38483 

In the Garden
vegan cooking class
Vegan Cooking Class
yogaYoga in the morning

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A unique opportunity to spend an entire, intimate weekend with Will and Madeleine at the nurturing environment of The Farm Community, dedicated to peace and nonviolence.


Please register early. We need to know how many people are coming, especially important for meal planning.

Refunds cheerfully accommodated.
Refund policy:
10% refund fee up to 7 days before the event.
After 7 days there is a 20% refund fee.

We have been contacted by several individuals who only attend a portion of the conference.

Please Click Here for our special 1/2 attendance rate of $180.
Friday - Saturday
or Saturday - Sunday


About Our Facilities
Campers are clustered at the edge of the woods adjacent to my retreat center. The retreat center provides access to a bathroom with flush toilet and shower. There is a small kitchen with a refrigerator for your use. The kitchen area also features a large, bright seating area/hang out space. The retreat center is also the location of dorm accommodations. and the parking area for RV's.


The retreat center is just a few hundred yards from my home, a large log cabin, which will be the gathering place for meals and meetings on Friday as well as Sunday morning. Another shower is available here for guests as well.

A dining room and large outside deck provides adequate seating for meals. Guests are also welcome to use this kitchen for tea and coffee in the mornings and the living room space during any free time or period of relaxation.

A coy pond with a waterfall in the home garden is a nice tranquil space to sit and enjoy the sun and shade.

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Left: Community Dinner

Right: The Community Center

community center  

The Farm Community Center will be the location for workshops and meals on Saturday, including the All-Farm Community Dinner and after dinner concert. I will provide a 15 passenger van for transport of guests on tours plus to and from the camping area and my home, to the Community Center. I've tried to take care of everything, but let me know if you have any needs or suggestions!

  Green Life Retreats
A division of Village Media Services
PO Box 259
Summertown, TN 38483
931-964-2590 - office
931-626-4035 - cell