EdenHope is a sacred space in a beautiful Nature Conservation Area in the heart of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. This space has been created to enable a life in peace and harmony with Great Spirit, God, the Dao, the Supreme Consciousness, the Divine as well as with Nature, one another and oneself, especially in times of economic, social and environmental turmoil in many parts on this planet.
To hold a sacred space in which the children of the Earth can unfold their highest unique expression of communing with Great Spirit, God, the Dao, the Supreme Consciousness, the Divine.
“There is no way to peace ~ peace is the way”
We cultivate a life in peace, harmony and ahimsa (non-violence or compassion) on all levels
- Peace with the Body
- Peace with the Mind
- Peace with all Beings
- Peace with the Earth and Nature
- Peace with the Divine
Click here for a more detailed description of the different levels of peace.
Life at EdenHope ~
Life at EdenHope is very simple. A minimal optimal approach to living sustainably is applied to every facet in the Sacred Garden. Although the facilities are excellent rustic style cottages and cabins with full kitchen facility, we are living deep in the tropical rain forest hours away from modern civilization.
As the CommUnity is still in the making and quite small, we share CommUnity as family with shared meals, garden and CommUnity services and group meditations.
Also, we sometimes employ workers to help us with the CommUnity gardens and maintenance tasks until the CommUnity is big enough to maintain itself.
As the CommUnity matures, we see how permanent members will be able to follow their own lives and choose the degree of CommUnity service involvements depending on their own needs. Visitors who intend to find a new ‘home’ here will be provided with food and housing and in turn will be invited to contribute 20-25h/week of CommUnity service in the gardens and shared facilities, while one is encouraged to spend the rest of the time in free exploration of the divine, for being and communion.
We follow a diet according to the principles of ahimsa (non-violence or compassion) which means strictly vegetarian, mostly vegan with occasional use of dairy products and honey if from a conscious source, however no eggs. Our dietary practices are also inspired by the Essene Way.
Our gardens support a mostly raw diet high in fruits, greens, herbs, pumpkin, roots and few nuts, seeds and coconuts. As many of the fruit trees are not fruiting yet, the garden currently feeds three people fully. Any food that is needed in addition, we get from the nearest village or the markets in Luganville where we go approximately once a month.
As we choose to live a non-hectic life in peace we do not consume coffee or other caffeinated drinks/foods. If any raw chocolate only on rare occasions.
Anyone who would like to visit is encouraged to be comfortable with a mostly raw vegan diet and ideally has been on such diet for three months prior to coming to the Sacred Garden of EdenHope. To become a permanent member one has to unshakably commit to an ahimsa diet as described above coming from a place deeply rooted in one’s value system.
Would you fit?
If you (and your family) feel inspired to join our Sacred Gardens and live a life in peace on all levels, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a full bio including a recent photo, a brief synopsis of your life path, current interests and skill sets, your purpose in life, your spiritual practices and how you feel you would be compatible with our CommUnity, vision and values. In addition, we would like to know about your history with intoxicants such as alcohol, drugs and substances such as marijuana and ayahuasca as well as your diet.
Special Considerations ~
We absolutely do not use alcohol nor any other substances like cigarettes, marijuana etc. and we respectfully do not invite the exploration of consciousness via entheogens and plant medicines in any form.