Attitude of gratitude!
Shangrilah celebrates a Heart-Core mission. We aim to steward a mindful & playful space for all guests to enjoy. We have a keen eye on ecosystem balance and aim beyond sustainability while incorporating art, music and plenty of fun organic flow. We practice sharing the gifts of love and awareness. Bio-cooporation and permaculture practice are important guides to our everyday actions and our relationship with the earth. We support each other to become more aware of our interdependence with all of life.
Our view on Permaculture ethics
1. CARE OF THE EARTH:
Gratitude and respect of living eco-systems (soil and air microbe health) stewarding, restoration and cooperation with nature, considering all of life’s generations to follow us. Reduce consumption and negative impacts on the biospheres environment everyday as best as possible. The intention of sanctuary involves a health choice to wake up like the sun rises, connected to the whole earth, growing food and eating locally as possible. Same goes for purchasing, trading goods. Walk/ride or car pool with your neighbors, use alternative modes, dates and reason before just traveling on a whim. Knowing that our own attitudes lead to actions or lack of, that either help or hurt life on earth, think first! Seek support to replace destructive habits and patterns, such as the poisoning of soil, water and or atmosphere with healthy means. When at sanctuary, remind each other to practice “earth care” choices when meeting desires and needs so a minimal of bio damage results. Remember, all things in the of web life are connected!
2. CARE OF PEOPLE:
Love and support, to and from your fellow humans, for health happiness and connection to life source. Clean air, shelter, food, water, and a knowing your unique purpose in life is important! By nurturing our own spirit and wellbeing, a re-evolution of holistic health can occur within an individual, a community or beyond. Nurturing a strong love for the gift of each moment, Sanctuary encourages each person to respect the diverse lifestyle of others, and inspires attitudes towards empathy for those who feel a “lack” or who are truly without. Also teaching abundance as a skill to learn, receive or give, how access clean food and water and working to create a civil, safe and friendly society. In rich times, this means retooling systems to revalue a spirit of kindness. This could mean building increased neighborhood/community networks that provide life supporting education, food, transportation, youth clubs, etc. When people come together, friendships are formed with lasting synergistic effects. Celebrate I am because we are!
3. FAIR SHARE:
Observe and be aware…boundaries of resources and energy using carrying capacity of land principles for the long haul are key. Choosing ownership of our role within the bio balance dance for all living systems!
Sanctuary’s goal is to adapt needs/wants considering whole-life health impact. Basing our ability to use, share or trade goods and or services from indicators of consumption verses harvest, we adjust to changes to further the above values. Understanding how big social habits are in our population: Like the on a whim, with
a dime, anything, anytime mentality! We are in an age of wisdom and change, and are building a working model using a number of tried and proven tactics that are fun and attractive to most folks. Including games, music, art and more all the while getting down to the nitty gritty jobs.. Education of these values so we have future
generations and families of all types of creatures, rejoicing with health and life! Remembering what we already know, together, life is what we share and create.
We recognize that it requires commitment and follow through for earth care and people care systems to function at their utmost.
- The Earth’s living systems are limited and are a great gift to experience and care for.
- The Human attitude and capacity for love and cooperation amongst many beings is
- Understanding balance, seeking to share all life-source/resources fairly amongst
people, animals and plants alike, remembering future generations who will need food,
water and shelter just as much as we do now. Considering we may be ‘one planet living
The ‘Prime Directive of Permaculture’
It’s like playing a game
“I find that most people are comfortable with the idea of ‘ground rules’ or ‘rules of the game’. By explaining permaculture as a ‘game’, people can make up their own mind about whether they become ‘players’ or not. I think that it’s counter-productive to try to require people to behave ethically, no matter what the situation that they find themselves in. But to ask for a certain approach if people are involved in permaculture, then that’s fine. We can’t force people to play the game, but we can be clear about what the game is, and how we play it. The choice to participate remains with the individual.” Angus Soutar