Education and living by example help 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 La Joya del Sol (Jewel of the Sun), nestled in 167 acres of Costa Rica’s South Pacific coastal mountains. Amidst lush rain-forests, 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 rain-forest 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, the 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 as and intentional community. Proceeds from internship programs, raw food courses, and our recipe books support the education mission of the Viva La Raw Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 charity of United Charitable Programs.