Sanctuary for People

Transformational Educational Offerings

Classes, Retreats , Group Gatherings

"Be the change you want to see in the world"

- Mahatma Gandhi

Clearwater Sanctuary offers education programs in addition to our animal rehabilitation service. Designed to enhance creative transformation, we offer a full schedule of nature and mindfulness retreats, yoga, sacred dance and music, T'ai Chi, meditation, Buddhist dharma and Christian contemplative prayer groups. It is our philosophy that through joyous participation in the wonders of life witnessed within and around us in every moment, we are better able to serve our planet, realize our shared humanity, and fulfill our planetary responsibilities. Once provided only as in-service trainings for our staff, these offerings are now open to all members and friends. We are grateful to the many kind teachers, past and present, who have guided us in our offerings, and in our journey towards compassion for all living beings.

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Commitment To Compassion

"My religion is kindness"

- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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In response to the historic visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Louisiana, thousands of area residents, from all walks of life, signed a Commitment To Compassion. It was presented to the Dalai Lama as a gift upon his arrival. He read each line of the Commitment To Compassion, and expressed his sincere appreciation. Then, being a great teacher of peace and compassion, he reminded us that we must remember our commitment after he left Louisiana.

At Clearwater we have taken that teaching to heart, and every month people from all faiths and traditions gather to renew and refresh our commitment to compassion. Download the Commitment to Compassion. If you choose to make a commitment to compassion, you can print a copy of this signature page, sign it, then mail to Clearwater at address at the bottom of webpage. Your signature and commitment, along with others who have signed, will be hand delivered to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama when our local delegation next visits with the Dalai Lama. Your signed Commitment will be added to the thousands already presented as a gift to the Dalai Lama from the people of Louisiana and beyond.


Youth Programs

"Let children walk with nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity taught in woods, meadows, plains, mountains and streams."

- John Muir

Youth Programs Youth Programs

We have been privileged to share the joys of nature, yoga and mindfulness education with children and teens through summer camps, schools and scouts. These children have become some of our finest Earth Ambassadors.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Education

"An animals' eyes have the power to speak a great language"

- Martin Buber

Clearwater has trained hundreds of wildlife enthusiasts to become state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitators. Some rehabilitators continue to serve at Clearwater, caring for our companion animals, receiving new admissions, or monitoring the wild released population at our three separate sanctuary locations. Others have traveled to serve wildlife throughout the United States as rehabilitators, veterinarians and naturalists.

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P.O. Box 2334 Covington, La. 70434


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