In La Kesh

Last updated: December 6, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: December 6, 2012

In La Kesh

(San Marcos, Guatemala)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2012
  • Start Living Together: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address: http:/
  • Contact Name: Andreas Gonzales
  • Phone: 502 53783985
  • Address:
    Arco Iris Juice Bar
    San Marcos,

Mission Statement:

In La Kesh Community

Community Description:

Located on majestic Lake Atitlan in the village of San Marcos.
We are gathering at Arco Iris Juice Bar and in the process of forming In La Kesh community and choosing a location on the lake.
Our vision is to come together and manifest from the heart, creating abundance and ease by living in connection with the earth, building sustainable homes and practicing permaculture and Biodynamic gardening.
Using natural ancient medicinal healing practices and eating pranic alive whole foods.
Sharing and growing in the healing arts and using the wisdom of Mayan & yogic cultures-see more information on our website
We have a vision of acquiring land with the intention of it being held in community and not owned by any one person, aknowledging that the land belongs to us all as a gift.
By practicing Consensus and Non-Violent Communication we aspire to grow in the challenges that arise from coming together out of domination based societies and finding new ways to live in harmony with one another through this collective experience.
We have two projects in San Marcos, Arco Iris Juice Bar and Sacred Art Studio, and are moving towards self sufficiency, barter, and other forms of exchange besides paper.
We have a process of becoming a guest first, getting to know one another for a period of 4 months and then deciding if a longer stay or integration into community is of benefit for all through consensus,we know that all people have valuable gifts to offer and we welcome you to come and share in this beautiful vision.
If you have abundance to share to help support this project, we are ready to receive gifts and donations for the clear intention of forming In La Kesh.

“When you look into the eyes of another person, you are looking into your own eyes”
In LakĀ“ech-Ancient Mayan greeting


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization, Commune (organized around sharing almost everything)


  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: Forming with the intention of finding land that can be expanded as family grows.



  • Adult Members: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact us and we will give you directions and connect with you about any specific details that may help you with your visit.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We honor diversity in personal practices and have various backgrounds from different paths and cultures that are weaving a pathway to the heart space integrated into the community, Mayan, Shipibo, Huichol ceremonies- etc!

    Unschooling and other creative ways of learning, the school of life….


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Non-Violent Communication


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We value exchanges from the heart, abundance creates abundance!

    We are coming together to share resources and manifest land.

    Collective contributions by Consensus.

Sustainability Practices


  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Alcohol Use: No~ this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Open area for sharing meals, but this is optional.

    Forming and Self Sustainable.

    Practice of Ahimsa and whole live foods, vegetarian, vegan, raw, sattvic etc!

    We are a conscious and aware community free from substance abuse.

    For Sacred use.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Additional Comments

We have two projects in the town of San Marcos and will have land in a rural area.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Community,organic, sustainable, Yoga, Non-Violent Communication

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