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Awakening Soul

Last updated: January 2, 2014 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: January 29, 2010

Awakening Soul

(Near San Isidro del General, Costa Rica)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 2008
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • 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

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.

About

  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization

Housing

  • Area: 12 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • 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..

Membership

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Non-member Residents: -19
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: 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.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: We are seeking our tribe
  • 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.

Government

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

Economics

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • 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.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Alcohol Use: No~ this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet 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.

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

Additional Comments

12 acres in the mountains, surrounded by virgin rainforest. 15 minute walk to small village.

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Keywords

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

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge