A model village based on personal and social responsibility and evolution through a conviction that great wisdom and ability to unveil and recognize the truth lay within each person.
The project will not be defined by existing models. The appeal of any model, philosophy, book or tradition lies not in its inherent sanctity, but in our feeling of inner resonance as they agree with our intuition, reason or experience. Therefore we will encourage people to guide themselves by their truth within rather than defer to some religion, ideology, institution, prescriptive moral, canonical writings or spiritual leader.
Of course there are a myriad of teachings that hold much wisdom, but none of them deserve a holy status to which a person should surrender. No teacher is always right or has all the answers, and acknowledging this is linked to our egalitarian philosophy too. So the project aims to maximize everyone's personal responsibility and inner wisdom and thereby transcend many limiting patterns of existence and social interaction.
It also aims to transcend delusions of ownership by shared property and aiming to be non-monetary. Also embracing concepts of equality, anarchy (avoiding power structures), respect, non-violence, permaculture, freedom (including of sexual orientation and options) and free-school style education.
It will seek to be self sufficient in food, energy and skills but importantly will not be closed from wider society, rather aspiring to influence it by example to a more humane existence. We will freely offer aid to the needy whenever possible, and a loving community home for abandoned children.
A diversity of personal spiritual approaches will be welcome and respected, including secular, agnostic or atheistic visions, but not these that regard as a mission to convert everyone else to their religion.
Some of us feel that a vegan diet and lifestyle is an important factor for non-violence and social responsibility, and further debate is needed for balancing this with freedom of dietary choices and for defining the use of land and the kind of food we will offer as a help-out or to refuged children.
It is proposed to establish the village in rural India, but other possibilities may be considered.