Sun Sea CanYon Yang

Last updated: October 24, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: October 1, 2012

Sun Sea CanYon Yang

(Guaymas, Mexico)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2009
  • Start Living Together: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Address:


  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please email us. We will communicate by email and then phone.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

art, animation, hiking

Community Description:

We are spiritual beings seeking to live in harmony with others. Gaining practical skills from the earth up, grounding ourselves, creating art. We contemplate a global common sense, what is the universal way to live, the essence of it.
A word on safety status of this country: Mexico is generally safe. We have completely safe here for years. Do not believe the hype which is on mass media (we hope you understand this before coming here) It can be said this is safer than the USA, after the Sikh shootings and Batman movie shootings, etc. random violence on campus, wall street, oakland.
Here we are, closer to paradise. This is a gradual concerted beginning, based upon strong individual awareness. Committing to simplicity and study of communications for further self-knowing and then community cohesion. We practice much meditation, yoga and tai-chi. We clear the mind from all the clutter of the past. Then we write it down and understand hidden secrets of motivation. Or we paint it, all of it is expression of what brought us to this transition.
Our location is surrounded by a wonderful, natural wilderness. In some ways it is harsh, being a desert, arid for some of the year. Yet the beauty is beyond words. Contact us to find out more. You are welcome and we will coordinate with you to make it happen. It can truly be a new life and new society we are developing.
All spiritual and religious backgrounds are invited. We respect all and we are involved in comparative discussion. Again, what is the universal, the real humanity of this planet.

(for historical purposes) initially we had posted this info: Sun Sea Temple eco-village is a new community for staff, faculty, and volunteers, and visitors of our arts program. We can also be described as an artist colony or collective. We hold some basic principles in common, including: permaculture, organic lifestyle, simplicity, sustainable development, and spiritual seeking. For the longterm commitment, we are an ashram, following more strict program of work, study, meditation and various forms of yoga, service to the tourists, art-lovers, and world at large.


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Non-member Residents: 6
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: global common sense

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Type: Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization, Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Additional Comments: everything is organized by logic and individual goals

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 750 acres
  • Land owned by: Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Additional Comments: 2 types of housing: apartment style and rugged outback

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Required Labor Contribution:


  • Additional Comments: Community projects which are businesses generating profit



  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: We meet for potluck

    The goal is to have 100% in future

    but there is the option to supplement with seafood, as this is coastal region


Additional Comments

the setting is mixed, but most important is the wilderness side

Photo Gallery

Video Gallery


animation, art, painting, nature, resort, seaside

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