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Mongeal Mapu - Tierra para la Vida - Land for Life

Mongeal Mapu - Tierra para la Vida - Land for Life

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Mongeal Mapu - Tierra para la Vida - Land for Life

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community

Project Summary

Restore the land degraded and partly eroded by over-grazing by sheep, horses and goats over 40 years. Build a food forest, increase native forest and build low energy buildings. Later to have PDC courses. All done as an expression of non-ritualistic mindful living/meditation in line with the Buddha's teaching. There will be no Buddha images or Buddhist ritual. Practice of Dhamma (Truth) and Buddhism are not the same thing. Buddhism is a centrally organised religion with dogma and control, like any other religion. Truth belongs to no one person or group.

Project Description

22ha ~54acres of land has been committed for permaculture design and implementation. The northern half has been donated for a meditation centre teaching the practice of non-ritualistic mindfulness of breathing and as a Permaculture demonstration and education site. The southern half has been put aside for private for-profit development.

The land has three springs and is at an elevation of 630-730m. The land is about 50km from the sea and about 70km from the Andes with and east aspect.

Legal status as a charitable, not for profit organisation is being sought.

This is to be a centre for contemplative living, teaching mindful joyful and simple living; mindfulness of the breath as taught by the Buddha (MN 118) will be the main focus. This teaching covers the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (MN 10), which is taught to be Insight meditation by major Buddhist traditions.

People can come to stay for the application of mindful living as taught by the Buddha, or Permaculture, or both.

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Building huts

superadobe

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

Here in Chile

more news about Land for Life project

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

New arrival dates

dates have changed for my and Sergio's arrival in Chile

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

where people and things are

Diego Urra Gosselin (land donator), Sergio Andrés León Candia (fund raiser) and I are the main people involved.

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

proposed timetable

this is the proposed timetable with 3hrs for work, study and meditation each day :-)

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

property design

I have completed the design for this property and uploaded it to google documents. The link is below.

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

main building plan

this is a picture of the suggested layout of the hall/office/kitchen/bathroom

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)