Forming Formed: 2008 Established: 2012
This page last updated:11/26/2012
Kailasa - Social Architects & Cultural Pioneers
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Kailasa is a group of Social Architects and Cultural Pioneers uniting to provide concrete examples of how we can live and thrive in peace and harmony, with ourselves and with our environment. To do this, we are creating a diversity of intentional communities, with sustainability, education, and health and nutrition as the core concepts.
The members of the Kailasa team have made the restructuring of our society and culture a primary focus of life, only to be set aside to attend to the persistent nagging to generate enough income to satisfy the "cost of living" in the current socioeconomic system. Unlike most for-profit corporations where the employees are compensated for their "40 hours a week," our team members are living and breathing this, even while they are at their day job.
Our team started to build around a vision of building an intentional community for ourselves in the Northern California city of Redding at the beginning of 2012, and during that time, the property has been sold to another individual. What has developed, however, is the opportunity to help the STAR School in Flagstaff, Arizona build an intentional community around their existing nationally-acclaimed off-grid school for Navajo and Hopi children through 8th grade. While we are still intending to create a home for the Kailasa tribe in Northern California, there is a very good chance that funding could come through for the STAR School project that would allow for the Kailasa team to move full time into actively creating a land-based project. At this time the Kailasa team is working with the STAR School organization as well as the Global Phoenix Foundation, the non-profit that is assisting in arranging the funding.
As there have been countless hurdles we did not realize we would have to jump, we are reluctant to give any time estimates, considering not one of them has stuck throughout this year. We will make an announcement on this site when we have any solid word or firm dates.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Entertainment Event Center (Community Center) Downstairs
Former/Other Names: Awareness & Consciousness Group of Southern Nevada; Sky Mountain Way Sangha
This page last updated:11/26/2012
(Visitors is a primary way for us to connect with new teachers and support staff.)
Visitor Process: Please contact us via email at email@example.com or visit www.Kailasa.info and contact us through there.
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):
(We are just now moving towards a residential community; we have over 2,000 members, many considering relocation to Redding.)
(We are building to house 300 overnight visitors.)
By a group of elders or other leaders
(Currently, Sean Brown (Shoonyajnana) is leading the project until the High Council is ready to assume responsibility.)
Leadership Core Group:
(It will grow and morph as the group matures.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Our structure provides all room, board, entertainment, and education in exchange for a day's work. Visitors may pay $100 per day, although the focus is on visitors who want to exchange services, not finances.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Personal debt is an issue for the individual. Our system is very conducive to outcasts from the current socioeconomic system.)
(8 hours of work for an all inclusive day on a luxury property with potentially 300 others doing the same.)
Land and Buildings
(15 minutes to downtown Redding, we are on 2 miles by 1 mile of pristine meadows and forests.)
1200 acres (485.6 hectares)
Land Owned By:
(It is being put into the 501(c)(3) corporation)
Number of Residences:
(with an additional 5000 sq ft entertainment center and 6 other high-end barn/shop buildings)
(But if we were building long-term residential units, it seems a great way to go.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We are creating a large organic agricultural permaculture operation.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Our cooks are sensitive to most common dietary restrictions as long as they are made aware every meal.)
(To each their own.)
(We don't shun it's use, but most of us are beyond using depressants to escape. We're only a few hours from Napa!)
(Designated smoking areas; tobacco is mostly used in ceremonies.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Our group is incredibly diverse and regularly discuss the full spectrum of religion and personal philosophies. Diversity!)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(We study them all to let go of it all.)
(We are building a year-round boarding academy for teens, taught by our volunteer staff, augmented by a local accredited Independent Study program.)
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