Last updated: January 2, 2014 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: January 29, 2010

Awakening Soul

(Near San Isidro del General, Costa Rica)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2008  Established: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: www.Awakening-Soul.org
  • Contact Name: Aguila and Zahrah
  • Address:
    Awakening Soul
    Apartado 759-8000
    San Jose
    Near San Isidro del General, 11901
    Costa Rica
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please read through our website www.Awakening-Soul.org and then email us at 1AwakeningSoul@gmail.com to set up a good time to visit.

    We ask $30 – $50 per person donation for overnight visits (cost depending on lodging, and includes all meals and yoga classes) ; and $10 for a day visit with lunch.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    We are seeking our tribe

Mission Statement:

Love, Service, Family, Unity

Community Description:

We are a community of spiritually conscious people dedicated to awakening, healing, education, sharing love, and creating sustainabilty. We are attracting like-minded individuals and families to join us in building a solid foundation as a sustainable spiritual community that is also a natural healing center, school, and home for orphans and families in need.

Population

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Non-member Residents: -19
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We strive to lead a conscious spiritual life in complete surrender to the Most High. We are open to all religions and spiritual faiths.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 12 acres
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Additional Comments: Currently 12 acres, and soon we will expand with much more land.

    We currently have one main community house, and a several cabinas. We are currently building additional cabinas as well as dormitories..

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: We would eventually like to see 100% sharing

    yes, but we may not be able to assist with getting rid of someones debt

    Everyone is expected to participate in the work of the community. We all are expected to participate in the various projects, chores, and income producing ventures.

    We start out all potential community members as interns. We ask that each intern fulfill the internship tuition.

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay)
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: We are consistently planting crops and trees. The vision is to be as sustainable as possible.

    We share all meals. We are sensitive to any dietary needs or restrictions of individuals. We basically eat a vegetarian diet that includes organic raw dairy products.

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Keywords

community, sustainable, awakening, Costa Rica, spirituality, orphans, healing, permaculture, family,

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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