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Last updated: November 24, 2010 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: November 24, 2010

the jaguar tribe

(SAN AGUSTIN, HUILA, Colombia)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2003  Established: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: THE JAGUAR TRIBE – SAN AGUSTIN HUILA, COLOMBIA
  • Address:
    KM 2 ROAD TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
    SAN AGUSTIN, HUILA,
    Colombia
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    we are open to any kind of visitors,we suggest that people who is plannig to visit us prepare themselves fro an experience that would change the perception of life of everyone who comes to this magical place.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    we want to share our vision and expand it

Mission Statement:

to heal of all our relations

Community Description:

THE JAGUAR TRIBE:
We are a galactic synchronization crew studying and practicing Maya Calendar in a place called San Agustín – Huila, Colombia. Geographically speaking the place where we live is near to the Magdalena river´s Birthplace, one of the most important rivers of this country. We are working in a farm close to a forest reservation in the mountains about 2000 meters above the sea level; We started to work two and a half years ago, we rebuilt an old house (six rooms) and make some new constructions, like a communitarian kitchen, non-polluting sanitary batteries, among others.
We want to become sustainable and for that purpose we work, we are actually raising cows for milk, and we grown our own food organically; although we are also dedicated to some activities related with tourism, which is common in the surroundings. Some of the productive activities are developed in town, as for example the distribution of agricultural products. We produce handcrafts as a way of sponsoring new projects inner the community, and provide some services to tourism as the guidance service in the zone and horse renting. We receive visitors and are open to cultural exchange, we are very interested in trading knowledge; we receive visitors in the mountains and in the town. We also are open to cooperation of students and travelers. Although we speak Spanish we are able to communicate with foreign visitors in English. We are not spiritually fanatic; we follow the Maya calendar as a way to evolve individually and collectively; we are very interested in our healing and mother´s nature, and of all the people that comes to visit. We respect the diversity of thinking and religious and spiritual background for what we want is to live in harmony within us and with the beings around us in nature.There are many species of flore and faune that we wish to protect, anyone intereste in visiting the zone, can contact us….thanks.

Population

  • Adult Members: 6
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: we meditate, pray and each one takes care of his own soul

    we follow this path but we do not expect other people to see the world we do it, we are open to other worldviews, we just want respect to be the only rule to anyone that walks on the planet

    our children are not yet ready for school altough in our view we are all being re-educated

Social Factors

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

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: someone is always in charge, but everyone is on the way to become a leader

    the most experienced guide the process

    we follow the wisest mind ineach situation

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 143.3 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: plus 50 in forest reservation

    we do not consider ourselves owners but managers

    the plan is to make a house for each family core

    it is not fully finished but it is ready to work

    just one, we are on the process of building two more

    we are in this place and we want to live here

Labor and Money

  • Additional Comments: we have a vision which we want to share, but open to effective visions

    let´s talk about it

    that depends on the plan we are executing at the moment

    there are several options to join our community

    that depends on the level of involment

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: when we are together

    we haven´t used all the land that there´s available for growing food

    also we respect other people´s nutritional habits

    we do not kill animals for feeding ourselves

    we do not drink for habit but sometimes we share with visitors

    we respect people although there are some places in the house where it is not allowed

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Community Affiliations

The Kuliana Group

Fair Housing Laws

Our community fits the legal definition of “housing for older persons” meaning housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements. Thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, nationality, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, creed, appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse., Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

Keywords

san agustin huila,ecovillages, maya calendar, health and leisure, contact with nature, 2012

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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.
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