About Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), D.D.
Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD(H), ND(hc), DD, Dip Ayurveda, Dip American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine is recognized worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading medical authority on live-food nutrition. Dr. Cousens is founder of the Tree of Life Foundation, the Tree of Life Center U.S., and the Peace Every Day Initiative. He is also the founder and primary professor of Cousens’ School of Holistic Wellness and serves as a holistic medical doctor, a licensed psychiatrist, family therapist, and licensed homeopathic physician. Dr. Cousens blends nutrition, naturopathy, Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and spiritual awareness for the healing of body, mind, and spirit. He is the best-selling author of ten books, including Spiritual Nutrition, Conscious Eating, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, Depression-Free for Life, and co-author of Tachyon Energy. Dr. Cousens’ latest books are There Is A Cure for Diabetes (Revised Edition), Creating Peace By Being Peace, a seminal contemporary Essene work, and Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment.
Rabbi Gabriel Cousens received pastoral rabbinical initiation from Rabbi Gershon Winkler and serves as a spiritual teacher of the living Jewish way, including teaching and guiding the whole cycle of Jewish holidays at the Tree of Life. Rabbi Cousens is also a certified Senior Essene teacher since 1988 and founder and director of the Essene Order of Light. Founded in 1993, the Order’s aim is to train and certify Essene Priests and Priestesses for the healing of self and the planet. The Modern Essene Way reflects a meeting place of Jewish and early Christian traditions. Rabbi Cousens has presented seminars on many topics including holistic health, nutrition, diabetes, depression, orthomolecular medicine, psycho-spiritual healing, and spiritual awareness throughout the world. As a four-year Native American Sun Dancer, Rabbi Cousens has been adopted into the Lakota tribe, where he currently serves as the Chief of the Yellow Horse Clan, sponsor of the One World Spirit Dance in the U.S.
Gabriel’s book Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini outlines the preconditions for experiencing the “Divine Kiss”, the primary motivation toward liberation. Gabriel’s deep personal experience in the Jewish, Essene, Kabbalistic, Native American, and Yogic traditions have allowed him to penetrate and elucidate the essence of spiritual life in a way that transcends egos and ethnocentric perceptions. Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD has committed his life to establishing these educational programs internationally so that he, and everyone who chooses to help, can participate in the healing and transformation of the planet.
Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, MD (H). D.D. (Doctor of Divinity), Dip. American Board of Holistic Medicine, Dip. Ayurveda, Senior Essene Teacher, pastoral rabbi, Knight of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller, and acknowledged as spiritually liberated by Swamis Muktananda and Prakashananda.