Forming Formed: 2012 Established: 2012
This page last updated:4/28/2013
Opihikao Ecovillage and Kipuka Temple
In March we purchased a 25 acres near the beach that had been a farm with macadamia, avocado, mango, and other fruit trees. We have filed for subdivision and are selling five 3 acre lots within the ecovillage to like-minded friends into personal growth and sustainability and holding an 8 acre parcel in the back for the training center.
We are now offering the Conscious Sensuality Leadership Training Program July 1 - August 31. The idea is for people to have an extended opportunity to live the practices of conscious sensuality and permaculture on a daily basis. You can see more at www.conscioussensuality.com.
We are located near Kehena Beach, a clothing optional black sand beach and is an awesome place for yoga, swimming, snorkeling, and often frequented by dolphins who love to swim with people. We are a 20 minute drive from our local town of Pahoa and 45 minutes from the city of Hilo and the airport. We have enough bicycles for everyone in the program. The biking along the Puna coast on the red road is wonderful.
The idea behind this program is for people to living daily life with an inspired community and to gradually re-pattern our experience of ourselves, each other and our sensuality/sexuality. Rather than one week of intensity and then back out in the "real world" we are taking a holistic approach and taking the time to create a different way of living and learning powerful tools, rituals and approaches that are useful for those who are, or are seeking to be practitioners and teachers.
Because we are responsible for our own needs around food, cleaning, etc. and working together, we have brought the price of the course below what is normally offered for training courses. Additionally, we share space and sleeping areas so there is not much privacy but an opportunity to realize our true nature in the reflection of others. There is plenty of space in nature around here for times of solitude, reflection and grounding. There is also time to make money teaching, doing sessions, web design, and other types of work.
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808 965 2382.
interview in 2010 with Robert Silber about Conscious Sensuality and Community Living
This page last updated:4/28/2013
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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.
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.
Members(adults and children):
(check with us for current number)
(sociocracy with a lead facilitator)
(Everyone is encouraged to be a leader and take repsonsibility for areas/subjects they have passion for)
Leadership Core Group:
(people that have been here longer have more input, but feedback from all is valued)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(encouraged but not required, possibly in the future)
(People start with a one month training course)
Land and Buildings
(near the coast, 10 miles from town, adjacent to thousands of acres of open space)
25 acres (10.1 hectares)
(and next to hundreds of acres of vacant land that we are working to lease for agriculture)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(we plan to grow 75% or more of our own food within a few years)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(primarily veg, but some fish, lots of raw)
(discouraged but not prohibited due to interference with emotional availability and communication)
(no smoking on the property)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(people follow differnent paths, nothing dogmatic, but sprituality is encouraged)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(influences from native american, hawai'ian, pagan, buddhist, UU, and others including Tantra)
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