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Cosmic Beauty School
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Do you want to live in intentional community, and further a movement for environmental and social justice that encompasses healthy personal lives & relationships?
We are seeking a new resident at the Cosmic Beauty School, an intentional community in Lawrence, Kansas, focused on the intersections of permaculture, social justice, and holistic health. We have one room available beginning August 1.
The Cosmic Beauty School is → Building and Modeling a sustainable shared space in East Lawrence, Kansas, by creating an examined, loving, & cooperative home. We are converting an old mixed-use residential/commercial building into a demonstration site for compassionate intimacy, appropriate technologies, radical methods of intensive food production, urban permaculture, sustainable personal relationships, and pro-dignity & anti-oppression social justice organizing.
If you want to →
Deepen and explore your skills at intimacy and communication,
Become more personally and communally liberated, sharpen skills ranging from food preservation to mechanical competencies, and realize greater independence from systems based on the exploitation of land, labor, and resources,
Develop critical thinking and dialogue about the de/construction of gender, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, and documentation status, and other social identity markers,
Live in a home with late 20's-30something year old people who are enthusiastically cultivating this community,
Share your inspiration to support this home and project taking root and blossoming, benefiting the greater Lawrence community, bio-region, and beyond...
We are looking for→
Emotional maturity. Someone who is actively engaged in pursuits such as personal counseling/therapy, communication skills development, group processing, co-counseling , reflection practice, “inner work”. Personal interest and dedication to on-going skill building.
(Living in community involves skills at communication, cooperation, and sharing more so than is culturally common.)
Someone with experience and skill development living in community, such as: ~2 years of collective living experience; and/or experience working with groups and community organizations, experience with non-hierarchical decision making structures (consensus, spokes council, multi-winner voting)
People who are interested in physical projects: either already have handy skills, or at least desire to learn and do handy things. Or really good with clerical/data management and personal organization.
People who have done some self-exploration already and are interested in investing in a place and longer-term relationships. Folks who want a life with a rhythm, some consistency, and deeper intimacy. Folks who are interested in living and working with us for the long haul.
If any or all of this sounds like you, please contact us at email@example.com or stop by at 1145 Pennsylvania, Lawrence, KS and introduce yourself! We look forward to meeting you.
This page last updated:1/15/2013
Visitor Process: Please email us to set up a day and time for your visit. If you drop by without prior communication, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to host you, house you, or give you a tour. So please- be in touch! We look forward to meeting you.
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.
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):
(House norms are by consensus of all residents; large project decisions made by consensus of members and input of residents.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Free will volunteer labor encouraged, between 10-40 hours/month.)
(Monthly mortgage/rent payments are agreed upon.)
Land and Buildings
0.05 acres (0.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
(We plan to have collective ownership in the future.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Most food is for share, and some is labeled for personal use. We compost.)
(Balance of local, organic, vegetarian, fair trade/fair treatment, and dumpstered.)
(Alcohol- Permitted, with specific policies regarding alcohol abuse and negative interactions with uses. Drugs- No heroin, crack/cocaine, meth, or abuse of prescription pills. No growing or selling drugs on the premises. Being under the influence of drugs is not an excuse for disrespectful or dangerous behavior and not allowed at house meetings.)
(Only outside at least 5 feet away from doors/windows/in-house drafts, with butts deposited in designated can.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Meditation, prayer, yoga, dance, and other forms are practiced by individuals, but never required.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
:: Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
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