Forming Formed: 2010
This page last updated:8/31/2012
The Sanctuary Community
New YorkHudson Valley - Berkshires
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A COMMUNITY OF SANCTUARY AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING
“OUT OF THE INDIAN APPROACH TO LIFE CAME A GREAT FREEDOM, AN INTENSE AND ABSORBING RESPECT FOR ALL LIFE, ENRICHING FAITH IN A SURPREME POWER, AND PRINCIPLES OF TRUTH, HONESTY, GENEROSITY, EQUITY AND BOTHERHOOD AS A GUIDE TO LIVING” Luther Standing Bear
VISION STATEMENT: TOGETHER, WE CREATE A SANCTUARY OF RESPECT, BEAUTY AND PEACE. WE RESTORE AND UPHOLD OUR ORIGINAL PURPOSE TO LIVE IN HARMONY AND BALANCE WITH EACH OTHER AND THE MOTHER EARTH.
* WE ARE A VIBRANT EARTH-SPIRITED SOCIETY BASED ON INDIGENOUS PRACTICES THAT RECOGNIZES, RESPECTS, AND SUPPORTS OUR INTER-RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER AND THE EARTH’S RESOURCES. *LIVING RESPONSIBLY WITHIN COMMUNITY AS CO-CREATORS AND CONSCIENTIOUS CARETAKERS, WE AGREE TO UPHOLD AN ENDURING AWARENESS AND COMPATABILITY WITH THE EARTH, WITH ANIMAL AND PLANT SPECIES, AND THROUGH VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY AND LOW IMPACT GREEN BUILDING AND GARDENS. * WE ARE HEALERS AND HELPERS AND WE SUPPORT THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN OF ALL AGES REGARDING LIVING IN BALANCE AND HARMONY. *WE HONOR THE SACRED FEMININE AND MASCULINE. TOGETHER WE DEVELOP AND SUPPORT OUR ORIGINAL PURPOSE, OUR CREATIVE GIFTS, AND EACH OF OUR ABILITIES TO FULFILL OUR COLLECTIVE VISIONS AND OUR DREAM OF ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY THAT AUGMENTS JOYFULNESS AND INNER PEACE.
This page last updated:8/31/2012
No Answer Regarding Visitors
(we welcome visitors at our meetings)
Visitor Process: Contact via email or phone to find out next meeting date
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 have a core group of 3 adults, 2 children, we are not yet on land together)
(by council and elder mediator)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(interested in developing cottage industry together)
(building gardens, homes, etc there will be substantial labor and commitment for start-up)
Land and Buildings
(still looking for land preferably rural)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(this is our projected size but we are flexible to a small degree, not looking to create a large eco-village)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(goal is to be food independent from conventional pathways)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(with recognition of allergies and sensitivities)
(as a sacred medicine and guide)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(traditional ceremony, agricultural ceremony, fire ceremony, sacred feminine ceremony)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(we draw from the council of indigenous elders)
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