TO BE A MODEL FOR AN ALTERNATIVE, SUSTAINABLE AND AUTHENTIC WAY OF LIVING

Ananda Valley – Master Unit aims to be a spiritual, cultural, economical and environmental centre for Beira Interior, Portugal and the world.

Values

  • Spirituality
  • Deep Ecology
  • Regenerative Sustainability
  • Inclusive Community
  • Social Service

Vision & Mission

A safe and vibrant establishment rooted in conscious all-round sustainability – social, economic and environmental – acting as a service, research & learning center. Ananda Valley provides a space, where individuals, by moving together in harmony with nature and the surrounding community, can realize their full inner potential and outward actions.

Master Unit

Ananda Valley is an example of a Master Unit. “Master Units” are centers of ecological, social, spiritual and cultural activities. In details it describes a specific kind of development programme, based on socio-environmental awareness that includes a strong volunteer component and a self-development base within an eco-friendly settlement. A Master Unit may be considered as a ‘nerve centre’ for the healthy development of the local community.

In many ways the concept of a Master Unit is similar to the idea of ecovillages or intentional communities, but for a Master Unit the aspect of social-service is vital and crucial, while this may not be the case in other similar projects.

The Neo-Humanistic base that cultivates an open, holistic and intuitive outlook through practices targeting pure consciousness and spirituality, the heterogeneous nature of members’ expertise, as well as the scientific manner of testing/examining new techniques, together create optimal soil for the growth of solid, well-grounded projects.