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More than an ecological community, we are a school to learn how to live and a shamanic Ashram, an opportunity to experiment the community life inspired by the ancient wisdoms. It was found on September 20 of 1990 by an ecological quechuan leader and author. He wrote more than sixty-seven books and imparted conferences in more than 1300 cities within the five continents. In the community an intense educational activity is being realised, therapeutically and culturally and with the objective of creating a critical attitude and an ecological conscience.
At the moment the leader is travelling to different continents until the end of the year and the ashram activity is put to a hold, as we are preparing the installations for the big reopening in 2020. So right now we are just small team of 10 people living here, we are students of the spiritual leader who trains us to later pass on his wisdom. So if you got curious about us you are very welcome to help us with the preparations for our reopening! Every helping hand means a lot to us and makes a difference for our goal to change the world by changing consciousnesses.
We don't receive any financial help from any institution it maintains itself partially by its educational activities and it is financed by its founder. We are not a religious institution, nor do we have any affiliation with any religion, we don't have dogmas, we are not a spiritual group either, everyone is free to believe whatever he/she decides to. Our philosophy of life is based on the ancient indigenous wisdoms.
Our principles are based on reinstalling the sacred relations with Pachamama, achieving a balance in the ecosystem via healthy and organic alimentation, meditation, reflection and observation of ourselves, in other words, via the precaution and respect for nature, which you are part of as well.
For us, living in community doesn't mean that we do everything together, nor being with other people all the time; we are a multiple team in the hours of service, where the individuals can be alone, two by two or in a group, based on the common need. For us living in community doesn't mean being together all the time, it's about exploring relations and learning from interaction as well as solitude.
We don't support nor allow the consumption of tobacco, cannabis, alcohol or any other psychoactive substance.
We are located in Marquina, Cochabamba, Bolivia, between the thermals of Liriuni and the mountain of Tunari. abounded. Workaway stay 1 week - if you want to stay longer after that and we see that you have the right attitude the possibility is open.
You should understand and speak basic Spanish and have all of the enthusiasm to share this marvelous experience with us!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
The volunteer work is an excellent opportunity to experiment muliculturality and learn to be world citizens via sharing with people from all different kind of countries of the world and learn to share and value the differences through the community service. So our intention is to combine the community service with personal growth.
Develop your conscience, meditate in our gardens, observe the magnificient hummingbirds and connect with Mother Earth, as well as your body and soul.
Use the opportunity to disconnect from social media pollution with our limited internet hours!
Enjoy a natural environment made up of the singing of the birds, frogs and more than 60 species of plants and trees.
You can borrow books about our filosophy of life to learn more about it and to boost your personal growth and encourage your inner work.
You are welcome to join us at our daily shamanic meditations and some of our activities which are part of the school to learn how to live (note that some of those activities are reserved for students enrolled in the program).
We offer you a typical bolivian breakfast prepared on a traditional fireplace. You will have a small kitchen facility to cook your other meals at your own expense.
On your free day you can visit the tourist attractions that are located in the area, like the thermal waters of Liriuni, go up the Tunari mountain, visit the traditional markets, etc.
We have a lot of things to do every day. We like to improve ourselves every day and beautify our environment, just like beautifying our lives and ourselves.
Being a volunteer means helping to achieve a common objective and grow with the experience of giving one’s best in every moment. So we need you to help with:
Gardening/Farmwork (this can be physically challenging work)
For experienced people only:
Marketing in Social Media
Doing our inner work at all times and in all situations is very important to us. Therefore, we hope for responsible people, who are engaged and mature. People, who are not only looking for a cheap bed to sleep, but who are also willing to give back their volunteer service in exchange, people who value and respect the visited places and people who see an experience and an opportunity to learn something in every place. Every volunteer should respect our rules and our way of life. When being with other people, this includes taking care of oneself, of one’s personal objects and waste products that are generated. All of us can make your stay comfortable and it will turn out as a great experience of life.
Basic English, Basic French, Spanish
We provide our rustic ecological circular houses, hot outdoor showers with solar power (hot water only certain hours a day), and a very beautiful and extensive green area and gardens where you can meditate, relax, observe nature, etc. in your spare time. We even have a swimming pool (not heated) for you to enjoy. The rooms can be shared or individual according to the number of volunteers staying with us.
We are situated 20 min from the hot springs of Liriuni, if you want some urban site, we are 45 minutes from the town of Cochabamba, a city that was named “The Eternal Spring” after its beautiful, year round, temperate climate. From there, you can take a bus and visit many little towns, that are near of Cochabamba.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week