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Last updated: August 31, 2012 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: August 31, 2012

The Sanctuary Community

(, New York, Hudson Valley – Berkshires, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2010
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Marly Hornik
  • Phone: 518-567-2898
  • Address:

    , New York, Hudson Valley – Berkshires,
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Contact via email or phone to find out next meeting date

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

traditional ceremony earthways

Community Description:

A COMMUNITY OF SANCTUARY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

“OUT OF THE INDIAN APPROACH TO LIFE CAME A GREAT FREEDOM, AN INTENSE AND ABSORBING RESPECT FOR ALL LIFE, ENRICHING FAITH IN A SURPREME POWER, AND PRINCIPLES OF TRUTH, HONESTY, GENEROSITY, EQUITY AND BOTHERHOOD AS A GUIDE TO LIVING” Luther Standing Bear

VISION STATEMENT: TOGETHER, WE CREATE A SANCTUARY OF RESPECT, BEAUTY AND PEACE. WE RESTORE AND UPHOLD OUR ORIGINAL PURPOSE TO LIVE IN HARMONY AND BALANCE WITH EACH OTHER AND THE MOTHER EARTH.

MISSION STATEMENT:

* WE ARE A VIBRANT EARTH-SPIRITED SOCIETY BASED ON INDIGENOUS PRACTICES THAT RECOGNIZES, RESPECTS, AND SUPPORTS OUR INTER-RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER AND THE EARTH’S RESOURCES. *LIVING RESPONSIBLY WITHIN COMMUNITY AS CO-CREATORS AND CONSCIENTIOUS CARETAKERS, WE AGREE TO UPHOLD AN ENDURING AWARENESS AND COMPATABILITY WITH THE EARTH, WITH ANIMAL AND PLANT SPECIES, AND THROUGH VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY AND LOW IMPACT GREEN BUILDING AND GARDENS. * WE ARE HEALERS AND HELPERS AND WE SUPPORT THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF ALL AGES REGARDING LIVING IN BALANCE AND HARMONY. *WE HONOR THE SACRED FEMININE AND MASCULINE. TOGETHER WE DEVELOP AND SUPPORT OUR ORIGINAL PURPOSE, OUR CREATIVE GIFTS, AND EACH OF OUR ABILITIES TO FULFILL OUR COLLECTIVE VISIONS AND OUR DREAM OF ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY THAT AUGMENTS JOYFULNESS AND INNER PEACE.

Population

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: traditional ceremony, agricultural ceremony, fire ceremony, sacred feminine ceremony

    we draw from the council of indigenous elders

    not mandatory

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: by council and elder mediator

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Small Town, Small Town
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 10
  • Additional Comments: looking for 15-25 acres

    this is our projected size but we are flexible to a small degree, not looking to create a large eco-village

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Additional Comments: interested in developing cottage industry together

    building gardens, homes, etc there will be substantial labor and commitment for start-up

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used often.
  • Additional comments: goal is to be food independent from conventional pathways

    with recognition of allergies and sensitivities

    as a sacred medicine and guide

Keywords

traditional ceremony indigenous

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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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