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Last updated: July 19, 2014 (1 week ago)
Listing created on: January 26, 2010

Green Gate Sangha

(Chimirol De Rivas, San Jose, Costa Rica)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2007  Established: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Tomas
  • Address:
    300 M N of Salon de Palmas
    Chimirol De Rivas, San Jose,
    Costa Rica
  • This Community is Re-forming

    The emphasis is more along the lines of spirituality rather than agriculture. There is now a TCM (Acupuncture) clinic which serves several towns.

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Arrange through email or phone. We accept visitors with similar life values.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    After initial contact, prospective members are invited to visit.

Mission Statement:

Awakening to Truth of Being

Community Description:

This community is 7 years old. It is situated in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. The 10 acres is bordered by the Rio Chirripo (land of eternal waters in indigenous language). The temperatures range from 60-85 deg F (16-28 deg C) all year round. We enliven the land with Biodynamic agriculture and some Permaculture principles.
We seek others who wish to work with the land, farming as well as infrastructure upkeep. It’s a way of giving back to Green Gate Sangha and is to be shared by residents.

We wish to live as an embodiment of awareness of the unity of all of life. This is of paramount importance. Recognition that there is only ONE and that the apparently separate “us” are also THAT is essential.
Look online to see writings of non-dual pointers such as Adyashanti, Jac O’Keefe, Mooji and others to see what is the main importance at Green Gate Sangha.
There are currently 5 residents, but we could accommodate as many as 10.

Be guided by your heart rather than mind…


  • Adult Members: 44
  • Percent Women: 21-30%
  • Percent Men: 61-70%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Satsang and meditation

    The focus here is not on ‘religions’ but on truth, oneness, unity, wholeness

    Home schooling preferred

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Buddhist, Other
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 10 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 4
  • Planned number of residences: 5
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, up to 90%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%[if 3-m1-energy-other] ([3-m1-energy-other])[/if 3-m1-energy-other]
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Biogas
  • Additional Comments: Corporation

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: 100%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 100 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments:
    Few are vegetarians, most are not.


    Sometimes used in ceremonies. Otherwise discouraged


Ecovillage, Biodynamic, Permaculture, Awakening, Consciousness, Nature Spirits, Advaita, Non-dual

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Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
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