Last updated: July 13, 2014 (5 months ago)
Listing created on: April 11, 2011

Transcendent Seeds of Paradise

(Still looking for a location, California, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://sites.google.com/site/transcendentseeds
  • Contact Name: Rand Guthrie
  • Address:
    No address yet
    Still looking for a location, California,
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    The best way to visit is to first help me to manifest a physical location for this eco-village. Please explore your personal vision of a sustainable and fun community with your imagination any time you feel like it. Visualization is a vital initial step in creating future realities. We change the future by changing our dream of it. This is a great time to envision a compassionate, sustainable, fun, and beautiful future and to help it grow into reality.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    We aim to be as inclusive as possible and encourage many people to join this endeavor

Mission Statement:

Creating a fun, mutually beneficial, innovative, sustainable, resilient, exploratory, beautiful present and future with each other and the other lifeforms with which we share this amazing planet.

Community Description:

Transcendent Seeds of Paradise is an emerging eco-village and artistic community designed to facilitate sustainable, innovative, fun and inspiring ways of living and evolving. This endeavor aims to help individuals and communities transition away from the exploitive, consumptive, toxic, dominator, and self destructive relationships with each other and nature in which our culture and our species is currently entangled. This lifestyle will increase individual leisure time by reducing the need for monetary income while also providing optimal opportunities for a wide variety of social, recreational, creative, educational, technological, artistic and spiritual activities. Rather than an organization that only provides information, classes and workshops to help people transition towards a more sustainable lifestyle, this project will allow and encourage people to very easily actually experience and participate in these lifestyles, for as long as they like. Transcendent Seeds of Paradise endeavors will be geared towards local self reliance as well as building networks of supportive interdependence. Long term goals will be to create a network of eco-village/eco-communities/sanctuaries/eco-resorts that will be designed to maximize individual and community life enjoyment, fulfillment, health, self expression and self growth. This alliance will experiment, develop, practice, integrate, and teach ways of living which will help individuals and other communities to transition towards more sustainable, ecologically benevolent, healthy, creative, fun and beautiful ways of co-evolving. This community will also be a template and resource for a wide diversity of innovative lifeways that will provide a safety net to enable individuals, families, communities, cultures and countries to survive through various upcoming ecological, economical, political, and cultural challenges and changes.

Population

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Community will encourage common and uncommon spiritual practices

    Ideally lots of options for education from home school to Waldorf style educational models

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: Everyone who wants to can participate in decisions. We seek to avoid any hierarchical power structures.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Other
  • Additional Comments: No land yet

    Community land trust with options for private homestead properties adjacent to the community

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: There will be a variety of options for participants to contribute labor or not depending upon how much shelter and food support each individual needs from the community

Diet

  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: As often as members feel like it

    Will aim to grow most of our own food

    Aim towards diets which are compassionate towards other creatures and beneficial for the environment

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

compassionate symbiotic evolution,

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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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