Last updated: April 3, 2012 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: December 2, 2008
(LOS ANGELES, California, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2008
- Start Living Together: 2009
- Visitors accepted: No
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.gaiasangha.net
- Contact Name: Andrew Rasmussen
3769 Grand View
LOS ANGELES, California, 90066
Visitors accepted: No
Please join our Facebook group and come to one of our events! Or, if you want to help out, we can always use volunteers. Please contact Andrew at email@example.com.
Open to new Members: Yes
when a room becomes available
Ecological & Spiritual Health
We are carefully cultivating a synergistic community of professionals in complementary fields, supporting each other in our mutual success.
We are lovingly co-creating an environmentally, psychologically, and financially sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just presence in Los Angeles.
Our mission is to provide an affordable, cooperative, synergistic, residential eco-community in Mar Vista for professional healers, artists, eco-entrepreneurs, educators, entertainment/media professionals, and activists.
Features include a large living room, well-suited for dance, meditation, yoga, film screenings, and workshops.
We have ample space, soil, and sunlight for garden and food forest.
Our outdoor deck is well-suited for healing work-space, adjacent to a large fish pond with waterfall.
Gaia Sangha is situated in a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, rich in locally owned businesses. Local amenities include bike lanes on the front street and nearest cross street (Venice Boulevard), a weekly farmers’ market across the street, Healing Center, Venice Grind Coffee shop, hardware shop, bicycle shop, post office, surf shop, thrift stores, LA Public Library, restaurants, and Washington Mutual Bank.
About me: I’ve lived in southern California most of my life. While pursuing a B.S. in Engineering, I spent a semester in Nepal and studied appropriate technology. In 1994 I realized the enormous social, ecological, and spiritual benefits that community living can provide . After completing my engineering degree, I visited and experienced living in numerous IC’s around the world, including Findhorn Foundation, Plum Village, Mitraneketan, Auroville, The Bruderhoff, Earthlands Institute, Sirius, Derbyshire Farm, Dancing Rabbit, Earthhaven, Gaia Yoga Gardens, and Quail Springs. I worked in Sacramento for an edible-landscaping company, learning all aspects of organic mini-farming. I introduced my employer to permaculture, and after taking a course she ended up marrying Bill Mollison! I’ve lived in Los Angeles Ecovillage and Topanga Canyon, working as a wastewater engineer/tech, and have been a massage therapist for 10 years. In 2008 I completed an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology, wit