Bhrugu Aranya Ecovillage – Poland

Jordanow, Malpolska, Poland

  • Last updated: April 7, 2017 (1 month ago)
  • Listing created on: April 8, 2006

Mission Statement

An international Ecovillage, bringing ancient healing practices into the modern world.
To create a sanctuary-Ark of Fire-for all living beings.

Community Description

Bhrugu Aranya Ecovillage is a blossoming international Ecovillage, an organic Homa farm community in the rolling hills of southern Poland, with the majestic Tatra Mountains looming over the horizon. We have a spiritual focus, but are non-denominational, focusing on living in harmony with Nature.The place is magical; the energies here are quite powerful and the place heals you.

Here, we use Homa Organic Farming methods based on the ancient Vedic science of Agnihotra healing fire performed at sunrise and sunset. We are all vegetarians and grow a lot of our own food.

Creativity, spiritual awareness, self-development, music, arts, Mandala Art Therapy, Sound Healing, alternative education, herbs, and holistic healing are our primary interests. Currently we are 12 adults, 4 children, 3 cows, 3 dogs, many cats, ducks and bees. We are an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, healers, authors, film-makers, gardeners, herbalists, therapists and teachers.

Our ecological/educational nonprofit Foundation teaches Agnihotra and Homa Therapy free of charge. We also offer additional experiential workshops in Homa Organic gardening, Fire & Sound Healing, Creative Arts, and Herbal Lore.

On the farm one can buy Agnihotra pyramids & accessories, books, our Deva herb teas, our Healing Essences, Homa organic honey.

We also support Rose Circles, a women’s empowerment program in India which helps train women below the poverty level to grow organic foods and learn skills to help them become self-sufficient. We promote their handmade products: original designed clothing, yoga mats, handmade patchwork quilts, rose brooches, etc. www.rosecircles.com

We welcome visitors and have accommodation for guests in the log cabin and caravans.

Best is if you have a sincere interest in spiritual and environmental living. Please email and/or call ahead to make arrangements, costs for stay. Must call in advance, please.

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About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 9.9 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 7
  • Planned Residence Types: Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Additional Comments:

    Some are privately owned homes on private land, which border the main house, office and guest cabins, which are owned by our Foundation

Membership

  • Adult Members: 12
  • Child Members: 4
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please email, write, or phone first and give approximate dates you would like to visit, and what your interests are in visiting our community. We will then email you information on our guest accommodations, what we offer, etc. We are a working farm and we find that hands-on experience is most rewarding for all. So, we welcome people who like to participate in the activities here and learn about Homa Organic farming, share your tools and experience as well. Interest in learning about and participating in Agnihotra and Homa Therapy is best. This is a main focus of our community. We are also quite creative folks, into arts and music. Check out our website before coming. www.homatherapypoland.org and Facebook page Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Yes, we are expanding

  • Additional Comments:

    We respect all spiritual paths here.
    We have members of various faiths and cultural backgrounds.

Government

  • Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    We have elders, but we find we all learn from each other.

    Our NGO has a president, vice-president, etc.

    Group meetings weekly, committees for building, gardening

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Additional Comments:

    Some projects are for the community & those are shared.

    We share in responsibilities of the farm

    There would be a trial basis, but no specific joining fee

    Each family puts in money toward utilities, farming. developing the place

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Tractor & Farm Equipment, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Many shared meals spontaneously, but once a week is usual. Many birthday celebrations. A few Vedic weddings here too.

    We have a large vegetable garden, apple & plum orchard, grow micro greens, honey from our bees, our own healing and culinary herbs, etc.

    All who live here are 100% vegetarians.

    Some are vegan, all are vegetarian. No eggs also.

    Alcohol & Cigarettes are not allowed on property.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private School off the property, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
  • Additional Comments:

    Cooperation, care and open communication.

Additional Comments

We began construction in May 2015, of a twin-octagon eco-building, Centre of Light. This large healing Centre will be built with sustainable materials like wood and clay, capable of housing 36 guests. It will include a vegetarian restaurant, a creative arts studio, a large workshop space, and therapy rooms.

The Centre of Light will provide a safe haven, as well as a venue for healers, artists and Light workers to share their gifts for humanity. Here we will offer much needed service, healing, and education to a growing number of awakening people from around the world.
We will provide ecological education through hands-on experience.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Keywords

Spiritual Ecology, Healing, Creativity, Homa Organic Gardening, Organic Farming, Music, Arts.