"Stillpoint" is a documentary film-in-progress about a Zen meditation community of the same name near Santa Cruz. Filmmaker Penny Peyser initially approaches the community from a very mainstream POV, while trying to understand her own sister's choice to live in this way. Eventually, she spent 2 years with the community, filming on site, interviewing the members and the founder, Umi. The film is seeking post-production crowd-funding via Hatchfund, where donations are tax deductible. See the trailer and meet Penny at: Stillpoint.
do you envision when you hear the word "community?"
Your local neighborhood? A small town? A kibbutz? An eco-village
or spiritual community? The very perception of community has radically
changed with the introduction of the Internet, which is the ultimate
cyber village. NAU, you can explore new ways of life and meet
like-minded people via our cyber community links, some of them
with real-world locations that you can visit.
for Auroville, India, and The Shri
Aurobindo Society, gives information about the alternative
living experiment, based on spiritual values. Planned as an
international experimental township, Auroville was inspired
by the evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo and founded by Mirra
Alfassa, known as the Mother.
The Findhorn Foundation, located in the
northeast of Scotland, is at the heart of the UKÕs largest intentional
community based on spiritual values. It is also a major centre of
adult education where new ways of living that are appropriate for
the world of today and tomorrow are developed through experimentation,
practice and demonstration. It is a place where the ordinary becomes
magical through living, working and learning together.
The Earth Ship
Can't forget the Coral
Findhorn, Sacred Geometry, Architecture
Alternative Living, Van Tassel and more at Amazon.com