We Are Founded On Love, Unity And Personal Integrity
We are a community of like-minded locals and internationals who share a passionate commitment to living a conscious and creative life. Though we are primarily a Spanish-speaking latino community, we are proud to share our home and our values with people from all walks of life. Here are some ways you can participate:
Book a short or long-term stay as a guest in one of our beautiful accommodations.
Immerse yourself in the community by joining our volunteer program.
Take part in our workshops or daily communal lunches.
Visit the property for a day to speak to us and get to know the land.
Our vision is to create a safe haven in this world by enabling a way of life that is free from judgement, oppression, competition, gossip, shaming, anxiety, and – ultimately – fear. As a collective, we agreed to put love, cooperation, and human relationships above all else, and as individuals, we agreed to live with a sense of honor, authenticity, humility, and personal integrity. We share a genuine reverence for beauty, art, and nature which shines through in our landscape, our dwellings, various forms of creative expression, and lifestyle choices which are health-focused and ecologically-minded. We are committed to sustainability, which includes leaving room for change and growth, in order to secure long-term health and abundance within our cherished community.
Our Principles and Agreements
Though we are respectful of all individual opinions and lifestyle choices, our community could not thrive without each person’s total commitment to the community. That is, first the needs of the community that must be met every day. After that, we are free to do as we like in the spirit of the community. This is known as «collective freedom». Real freedom comes with responsibility. Unity, Harmony, and Personal Integrity are 3 pillars that we try to maintain at all times. Unity: We make all decisions as a collective, ensuring that each community member’s voice is heard. Harmony: We vow to live in harmony with one another and with nature, by always stopping to consider how our individual actions and words can affect our brothers and sisters, neighbors, and Mother Earth. All conflicts must be resolved without compromising as soon as possible. Though conflicts are infrequent, we can use non-violent communication to help resolve conflicts (cnvc.org). Personal Integrity: Reciprocity is a part of life and we are motivated to reciprocate by being great community members for the privilege of living here. In addition, to always be cultivating our personal integrity to be as authentic, honest, and real as we can. Unconditional Love: Loving the divine spirit within everyone, while abhorring acts of cruelty and deceit.
Chambalabamba is home to, and welcomes, people of all ages and all backgrounds. We are open to all types of workshops. Our workshops cover a variety of interesting topics:
Communication and the social circle
Music, Drama, and Ecstatic dance
Meditation and Kundalini energy
Community Goals To approach life with humility, compassion, and a sense of humor. To support one another in the fulfillment of our personal and collective destinies.
Our Philosophy Wedo not require a traditional (and easily corruptible) vertical government. Rather, we embrace the principle of horizontal self organizing as the best way to harmonious and fulfilling community living. Live a virtuous life, with nothing to feel shame about, a pure heart with no hatred towards anyone, to know that on the absolute scale, we are all equal (humility), to be grateful whenever no dog is barking, to always keep an open mind and an open heart.
A life well-lived is a life rich with memories. Chambalabamba offers radical living at its best. Living close to the land with others of like-minds provides opportunities to:
Make lasting friendships
Fellowship in a social circle with respectful boundaries
Learn new skills (organic gardening, cooking, building, etc.)
Enjoy a slower pace of life
Participate in community activities: music, dance, meditation