Workshops

Towards Ahimsa workshops are interactive, engaging and thought provoking for audiences of all ages.  Workshops typically include cooperative group activities, discussions, debates, and hands-on participation. 

 

Feel free to contact us if your group would like to host a Towards Ahimsa workshop or overnight camp. Below are just some of the workshops we provide. You may customize a workshop too!  Email us at: info@towardsahimsa.com

types of workshops Towards Ahimsa can host for you:

Creating an Ahimsa Camp
With over 15 years of experience in starting and running peace-education camps, our organization will be happy to work with your group to help create a camp specific to your audience.
Animal Rights & Wrongs
This thought provoking discussion delves into animal exploitation including the animals in entertainment, animal testing, farm animals and the reality of slaughterhouses. We will also explore the concept of Speciesism which has been used to justify animal abuse over time. We will discuss if there anything that we, as a society or as individuals, can or should do to change this mindset that continues to exploit animals.
Conscious Shopper
This workshop discusses the power of your wallet! Did you know that some products are tested by dripping solutions into the eyes of rabbits while they are fully conscious and restrained? Did you know that a lot of chocolate we so excitedly devour, can contribute to slave labor? Or the gold that we wear contributes to environmental damage around the world? By thinking before you shop, you CAN make a difference and feel and look great too.
Compassionate Cooking
Participants will be introduced to the idea of cruelty-free cooking and the stories behind common ingredients. Participants will be able to sample cruety-free ingredients and consider ways on how to use them in their cooking. The session will end with an easy interactive cooking demo participants can use in their meal plans.
Me, You & Us
In this session participants learn from sharing with one another. Participants will be led through trust games, invited to share personal stories to learn from one another, and discuss the concept of compassionate communication to use with their loved ones. Participants will leave with journal writing homework and potential skills they could use to encourage ahimsa in their own home.
Making Eco-Choices
In this session participants learn from sharing with one another. Participants will be led through trust games, invited to share personal stories to learn from one another, and discuss the concept of compassionate communication to use with their loved ones. Participants will leave with journal writing homework and potential skills they could use to encourage ahimsa in their own home.
Sustainable Happiness
In this workshop, participants consider how their choices bring joy to themselves, their community and their world while minimizing harm to the earth, animals and other humans, now and in the future.
Why Be Veg?
Participants consider the reasons to become vegetarian or vegan. Here we'll learn about all the wonderful reasons to eat vegetarian foods, meet some interesting animals, and answer some commonly asked questions about vegetarianism you are most likely asked by all your friends.
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Past Workshops conducted by Towards Ahimsa

Compassionate Communication

In this session, participants learned from sharing with one another.  Participants were led through trust games and invited to share personal stories to learn from one another.  The Jain principles of Anekantavada and Aparigraha were explored in connection with mental & financial health.  Participants left with journal writing homework and potential skills they could use to encourage Ahimsa in their own home. Focus: Jain Society of Toronto, Women’s Group March 28, 2012 at 1:30-4:30pm. Location: Jain Society of Toronto, 48 Rosemeade Ave, Etobicoke

Food for Thought, Wellness for the Mind, Body and Others

In the Food for Thought workshop, participants will begin to develop a deeper understanding of the environment, which is responsible and sustainable; consider the reasons to become vegetarian or vegan; explore what it means to be a youth in today's society with extended internal and external pressures; discuss wellness of the mind and body; and understand the importance of social engagement.This workshop focuses on applying the Jain concepts of Ahimsa and Aparigraha to daily living through an understanding of where our food comes from to what we are putting into our bodies.Focus Age: 7-16 years April 11, 2015 at 1-4pm Location: Jain Society of Toronto, 48 Rosemeade Ave, Etobicoke

Cooking Class: Vegan Indian Desserts

This cooking class involved teaching participants how to prepare scrumptuous versions of classical Indian desserts without using dairy products.

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