The Tamera Peace Village

Linked with Sabine Lichtenfels – Portugal, and with IGF Institut für Globale Friedensarbeit.

The Tamera Peace Village is a peace project in Alentejo, southern Portugal, with a project site that comprises 331 acres, 30 km inland from the Atlantic coast. The project was founded by Sabine Lichtenfels and Dieter Duhm and sees itself as a support and training base for the establishment of a global power for peace. The project’s research work deals with new ways of healing both humans and nature. The aim is to develop a cultural model for a non-violent lifestyle: a “Healing Biotope”. With the term ‘healing biotope’, we mean an intentional community of people, animals and plants mutually enhancing each others life-energy – a place where they are no longer restricted by fear or violence. A place for:

  • a lively trust between humans and all creatures
  • research into the most fundamental of life’s events
  • a non-violent technology
  • a loving reunion of the genders
  • a sensual joy free of fear and humiliation
  • re-locating human life within the laws of creation
  • global networking.
  • A Healing Biotope is also as self-sufficient as possible in the areas of nutrition, ecology, water, energy and medicine.

If a Healing Biotope such as this is successful, it can function like an acupuncture point for peace, healing Organism Earth and making it easier to establish similar centres and peace villages. We assume that a few such centres worldwide will suffice to build up a global field of healing. We are hoping to see the development of a network of peace villages, active groups and individuals – a new movement for everyone who loves life and wants to protect it, the Movement for a Free Earth.

Read: planet of peace or planet of war.

Approximately 90 adults and 15 children currently live in Tamera. There are no religious or ideological obligations, but there is a common direction that shapes the spiritual character of Tamera. This includes the desire to build things up, the desire to think in new ways, respect for life, participation in creation and solidarity with its beings, and friendship towards animals.
On an interpersonal level this common direction entails “loving thy neighbour”, the dismantling of leadership cultures through assuming responsibility for oneself, honesty in relationships, truth in love, and transparency in community.

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