Here in Chambalabamba, we are people from around the world, families with children and people of all ages. We are a group of artisans, builders, gardeners, technicians, artists, clowns, carpenters, electricians, musicians and much more. We are united in our desire and dreams of creating a better world for ourselves, Mother Earth, and future generations. We are committed to living freely with respect and responsability for others and the environment.
We envision living in a world without borders in which we all feel brothers and parts of a whole. Where there are differences, but love and peace reigns. And in this particular space, "Chambalabamba" among other things, has the dream to be self-organize in order to be as self-sustainable as possible and to create abundance. To not be outside the system which is today around the world, but not depending on it. Power self-organize in such a way that if the capitalist system fell, we could continue to live with what we self-generate, sustainably, environmentally conscious of abundance in nature when you relate harmoniously with her in the day.
We seek to maintain the horizontal organization where no one has more power than another. Functioning as a single being in which each part does what is best for the welfare of all. We dream to be an inspiration for others to live freely in balance between what we feel, say and do and in harmony with Mother Earth, listening and following the dictates of the heart.
Given that human relationships are one of the major challenges of community life, we have agreed to keep always in mind three basic principles, which are: personal integrity, harmony and unity. Based on these three principles we seek to maintain a good relationship with our brothers and with mother nature. And looking through agreements maintain order and cleaning of all common areas, also taking healthy eating and conscious. We meet weekly to discuss, organize, and feel like we are making decisions by consensus.
With the purpose of integration into a conscious alternative life, since the beginning we have maintained openness and provided spaces for multiple transient workshops, addressing different areas and themes, as well as sharing art workshops (theater, dance , circus, painting, music, etc.), healthy eating, bioconstruction, meditation, tissue, circle of women, medicinal plants, cosmetics and natural medicines, health and self care, yoga, acroyoga, among others, which have been provided by community residents, special guests, visitors and volunteers, with an influx of people from different parts of the world.
We currently have a creative group made up of people living in town and residents of the communiy developing collaboratively to create another dance-theater production, following our first collaborative production "Harmonía", which was invited to perform in the first International Festival of Living Arts in Loja 2016. We open our doors to directors, companies and art collectives interested in having a space for creative residences and multidisciplinary artistic research laboratorie.