Gaia Sangha is a residential community for sustainable living, permaculture, transformative healing arts, and the practice of healing ourselves, our community, and the land we live on.
We are carefully cultivating a synergistic community of professionals in complementary fields, supporting each other in our mutual success.
We are lovingly co-creating an environmentally, psychologically, and financially sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just presence in Los Angeles.
Our mission is to provide an affordable, cooperative, synergistic, residential eco-community in Mar Vista for professional healers, artists, eco-entrepreneurs, educators, entertainment/media professionals, and activists.
Features include a large living room, well-suited for dance, meditation, yoga, film screenings, and workshops.
We have ample space, soil, and sunlight for garden and food forest.
Our outdoor deck is well-suited for healing work-space, adjacent to a large fish pond with waterfall.
Gaia Sangha is situated in a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, rich in locally owned businesses. Local amenities include bike lanes on the front street and nearest cross street (Venice Boulevard), a weekly farmersí market across the street, Healing Center, Venice Grind Coffee shop, hardware shop, bicycle shop, post office, surf shop, thrift stores, LA Public Library, restaurants, and Washington Mutual Bank.
About me: I've lived in southern California most of my life. While pursuing a B.S. in Engineering, I spent a semester in Nepal and studied appropriate technology. In 1994 I realized the enormous social, ecological, and spiritual benefits that community living can provide . After completing my engineering degree, I visited and experienced living in numerous IC's around the world, including Findhorn Foundation, Plum Village, Mitraneketan, Auroville, The Bruderhoff, Earthlands Institute, Sirius, Derbyshire Farm, Dancing Rabbit, Earthhaven, Gaia Yoga Gardens, and Quail Springs. I worked in Sacramento for an edible-landscaping company, learning all aspects of organic mini-farming. I introduced my employer to permaculture, and after taking a course she ended up marrying Bill Mollison! I've lived in Los Angeles Ecovillage and Topanga Canyon, working as a wastewater engineer/tech, and have been a massage therapist for 10 years. In 2008 I completed an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology, wit
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Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Because 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.