Formed: 1986 Established: 1996
This page last updated:11/28/2013
Mora, New Mexico,
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Hummingbird Community is located on 500 acres of lush land nestled against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. We began as a non local community within Global Family bonding through our extensive international peace and educational work. Global Family, founded in 1986, is a non-profit NGO (non-governmental organization) affiliated with the United Nations. Global Family's purpose is to support a shift in consciousness from separation and fear to unity, love and cooperation.
As social pioneers, we share a commitment to modeling the principles and practices of co-creation. Since our founding as Hummingbird Ranch in 1996 we have grown into a diverse group of deeply connected individuals who support one another in fulfilling each of our soulís purpose. Over the past eight years we have offered at our facility an array of summer programs, which have included Permaculture Design Certification, Youth Leadership Trainings, Rites of Passage experiences and spiritual retreats.
Currently a core group of Hummingbird partners are stewarding a vision to manifest new social forms--ways of being in the world--that embody an awakened consciousness. This includes the development of Hummingbird Living School as an eco-village with a growing spectrum of educational trainings and curricula. The focus of the school is to support the emergence of a co-creative, regenerative planetary culture. Also envisioned are a Healing Retreat Center and various cottage industries.
We invite others to join us in a living laboratory of discovery where Spirit leads us to the birth of a new world.
Former/Other Names: Hummingbird Living School
This page last updated:11/28/2013
(Questions? email BJ at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not open to ramdom visits at this point.)
Visitor Process: Start by going to www.hummingbirdccw.com, get on our mailing list, and explore our other websites we'll share with you in the process. Sign up for our newsletter and get informed about our current activities. Come to one of our visitor's weekends.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
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Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(Growth for us is an organic process. As we engage with people who are involved in our courses and meet those who come to our Visitor's Weekends, what begins as mutual recognition and resonance can possibly lead to becoming involved in our Exploring Relationship process.)
(We use a process we call Attuned Alignment, a kind of spiritualized consensus in which we attune to the highest good for the community in which individuals soften their attachment to their personal views and allow for a higher recognition of the good of the whole which also includes the good of each individual)
Leadership Core Group:
(Our current leadership group for the long term welfare of the community is the circle of stewards (full members), from which we delegate specific responsibility to a variety of empowered teams. The Plenary, which also includes non-steward community members, makes decisions about the daily life of the community.)
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(There is one group of three who fully share their income. Others have independednt finances, yet each of us does what we can when another community member is in need. We are currently exploring our transition to a new economic paradigm.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(We are a growing community with far more needs for work to be done than people here to do it. Rather than defining specific work requirements, we co-create with each person what their work and contribution will be. Work involves physical labor, project teams, and administrative support. Stewards, as full members, have committed to be fully engaged in the community and to do what each feels is thier highest contribution to the community.)
(Our fees are listed on our website. These are the current guidelines based on the fact that we do have financial responsibilities as a community. Everyone is welcome to explore possibilities with us. We are flexible and at the same time we all take responsibility for the financial needs of the whole.)
(Every member holds the responsibility for the expenses of the community, and each contributes according to their capability, financially and/or creative participation in solutions.)
Land and Buildings
(We are one hour from Taos, 2 hours from Santa Fe and 3 hours from Albuquerque.)
486 acres (196.7 hectares)
Land Owned By:
(We are still paying off some of the land which is partially financed internally.)
Number of Residences:
(We are developing a master plan which will include shared housing, educational/administrative facilities, and gathering spaces.)
(Currently, we do live in separate households. Some houses are owned by the community as a whole and some by individuals. Our master plan includes a variety of housing options, including various types of group housing.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Our goal is to grow our own food using biodynamic and permaculture methods. Currently we have a large garden and a 42' growing dome in one location and now developing an additional two acres of garden..)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We are all health conscious and eat organic where possible. A few are vegetarians.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(The basis of our community is co-creation. We support each other in cultivating authenticity, wholeness and synthesis awareness. The intentional development of a whole, co-creative, regenerative and synthesis culture makes all of life a spiritual practice.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(At this time we have no school age children. While it is the choice of the parents, we support home schooling; we aspire to develop our own school.)
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