Formed: 1995 Established: 1995
This page last updated:10/24/2012
Bhrugu Aranya Ecovillage - Poland
(60 kilometers south of Krakow, nearest big town Rabka)
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Bhrugu Aranya Ecovillage is an organic Homa farm community in the rolling hills of southern Poland, with the majestic Tatra Mountains looming over the horizon. This community has been growing since 1995. 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 most of our own food.
Creativity, spiritual development, music, arts, Mandalas, Sound healing, alternative education, herbs, and healing are our primary interests. Currently we are 14 adults, 4 young children, cows, dogs, cats & frogs. 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, offering talks and classes free of charge.
On the farm there is also the Deva shop with Agnihotra supplies, our own Deva Herb teas, healing tools, unique Moldavite & gemstone jewelry, Lingams, our Bhrugu Aranya Healing Essences and original designed clothing, yoga mats, handmade patchwork quilts. We also now make unique handmade cloth dolls.
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 in Europe. www.rosecircles.com
We welcome visitors and have simple, homey accommodation for guests in the log cabin and caravans. Please email and/or call ahead to make arrangements, costs for stay. Must call in advance, please.
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Former/Other Names: Fundacja Terapia Homa
This page last updated:10/24/2012
(PLEASE CALL FIRST TO ARRANGE DATES)
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 Agnihotra and Homa Therapy is best. This is a main focus of our community. We are also quite creative folks, into arts and music.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, 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 being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(14 adults 4 children)
Open to new members:
(Yes, we are expanding)
(group meetings weekly, committees for building, gardening)
(We have elders, but we find we all learn from each other.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Our NGO Foundation has a leader,)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(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)
Land and Buildings
9.9 acres (4.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
(some are private owned homes bordering the main house and guest cabin, which are owned by our Foundation)
Number of Residences:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have a large vegetable garden, apple & plum orchard, grow micro greens, honey from our bees, our own healing herbs, etc.)
Share Community Meals:
(many shared meals spontaneously, but once a week is usual. Many birthday celebrations. A few Vedic weddings here too.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(all are 100% vegetarians.)
(Some are vegan, all are vegetarian. No eggs also.)
(not allowed on property)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We respect all spiritual paths.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(More Eastern, but open to all spirit!)
(We have shifted from private school to homeschooling!)
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