The purpose of the Viva La Raw Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, is to provide education and support for sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just, plant-based, nutrition-rich lifestyles, supporting scientific research and creative initiatives that respect and enhance the quality of all life on Earth.

Education and living by example helps everyone make better choices to manifest the worldwide awakening to adopt conscientious lifestyles respectful to all life. The projects of Viva La Raw share skills, knowledge, and an ongoing lifestyle directly to the people that are involved in this awakening.

One main Viva La Raw project is the involvement in the co-creation of the educational aspect of the intentional permaculture community Jewel of the Sun (La Joya del Sol), nestled in 67 hectares of Costa Rica’s South Pacific coastal mountains.  Amidst lush rainforests, pure spring water, private waterfalls/natural pools, breathtaking mountain scenery, and organic orchards and gardens,  the experience of a natural, beautiful, raw vegan way of life is being accomplished.

This pristine tropical rainforest environment enlivens the senses, helps calm and heal, contributes to the nourish and strengthen the body, and brings us more personally and collectively connected. Residents and guests aim to be driven by universal love, pursuit of happiness, freedom of spirit,  inspiration from nature, co-operation and creativity, expression through art, music, and dance, and connection to Divine Creation.

The choices we make re-create sacred connections inspired by indigenous cultures, and by the practical philosophies of life expressed in the books of Anastasia of the Ringing Cedars of Russia.