Caravan for Peace and Mother Earth Restoration
“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
Since 2014 Sangeeta continues travelling around the world, always sharing Kirtan wherever she is, since 2017 she does spend longer periods of time in Chile and Latin America working as part of "The Caravan for Peace and Mother Earth Restoration" sharing KIRTAN, teaching workshops on Devotional Music (Bhakti Yoga) and being the Founder and Vice president of it's own Foundation (Non for profit organization).
Who are we?
A travelling community and sustainability project that "awakens consciousness of Peace and fosters the Restoration of Mother Earth" .
‘La Caravana’ is a non profit living laboratory and educational platform for cross pollination of sustainable and spiritual practices from around the world. Founded in Chile in 2016 by Sangeeta Lavin and Juan Pablo Lazo is now comprised of more than 50 international professionals skilled in the arts and sciences of ecology, music, social cohesion, healing, and ancient spirituality. By now the Caravan is a Legal Foundation and a non for Profit organization that not only agglutinates people but also forming eco villages and suitable Projects born from its own members that keep on continuously upholding and expanding it's vision.
Turning our individual and collective energies towards the source of peace that lies within each of us, we harmonize with the ways of nature and naturally gravitate towards collaboration and empathy with the whole.
We understand peace as our most natural, common and absolute reality, our birthright, the foundation and origin of all wisdom, benignity, and at the root of all sustainable actions. Living it, we have a chance to uplift our human story to be one of connection, gratitude and celebration right now.
The realisation of our interconnectedness and mutual interdependence, stimulate natural collaboration as the basis of true belonging, so we may take our place of responsibility as guardians of Mother Earth.
We build bridges that inspire, strengthen and connect individuals and communities, bringing together knowledge, resources and initiatives of sustainable living, building networks and linking Latin America with the larger International community.
We work to inspire people to look within themselves to dispel the illusion of separation and, from this place of realization and understanding, encourage and give tools for a more empathetic, non-violent and healthier way to relate to oneself, one another, and the planet.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
PEACE IN ACTION, THE THREE PILLARS
The Legacy of Ancestral Wisdom
We are nourished and guided by ancient wisdom. We acknowledge timeless ancestral technologies from our human legacy, using them as a blueprint to kindle community, healing and inner strengh.
Homa Therapy (Agni Hotra)
Universal Peace Dance
Silent Retreat and Fasting, Yatra Pilgrimage to Sacred Places, Walking Meditation, Story Telling, Readings, Sweat Lodge, Paying respect and learning from the local Indigenous cultures, Offerings, Mandalas, Labyrinth Building...
- Life In Community
The illusion of total separation in which our species lives is destroying all life on our planet. It is our experience that people are feeling discouraged, hopeless, lonely, confused and overwhelmed, that individuals and communities work isolated, feel alone and lack in communication and collaborative experience.
The cultivation of inner peace and self knowledge facilitates our ability to live as an interdependent collective and drives our yearning to learn how to live as a peaceful community-family with all beings.
We encourage a supportive Lifestyle that puts TRUE SELF at the center of awareness , where silence is treasured, love is cultivated and humility is a way of being. We are all students, we are forever deepening and we are a Sangha.
The Sanctification of Communication
We consistently incorporate new methodologies to improve the quality and efficiency of our communication. We practice and teach Nonviolent Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Circle protocols.
The Circle as an Organizational Structure
The use of the Circle structure promotes true listening, participation, inclusion, engagement and dialogue, builds trust and inspires co-creation.
Mutual Service and Volunteer Work
Volunteering is a natural unfolding of universal reciprocity.
Together it is faster. Together is possible. Together is more fun.
We practice, promote and teach a non-violent and healthy food culture.
We encourage eating together and offering gratitude for the blessing of our food every day.
- The Services and Offerings
We recognize each other as an expression of the same ONE consciousness that, in the material world, is absolutely interrelated and interdependent through the web of life. Through this understanding, empathy and the impulse to care naturally arises. To be in service is one of the best kept secret pathways to joy and fulfillment. ‘La Caravana’ shares formal teachings and offers volunteer services.
Permaculture, Bioconstruction, Recycling, Reforestation, Seed Saving ,Water Protection etc.
Creative Arts - Music, Theatre and Dance.
We see artistic expressions as a natural unfolding throughout the Caravan; in the arts we communicate directly expressing values, reflecting beauty, evoking empathy, building cohesion, increasing engagement, inviting wonder and reflection.
We offer: Creative Improvisation, Contact Dance, Educative Theatre, Clowning, Mural Art, Music, Songwriting, etc.
Talks and Workshops:
If we know it we can teach it, ex: Healthy Food, Permaculture, sustainable building, recycling, seed saving, free schooling, Nonviolent communication, The Work that Reconnects, Deep Ecology, Project building technologies, Mindfulness, Child development and well being, Yoga, Chanting, etc.
We also offer: Sound Healing, Therapeutic massage, Reiki, Herbal Medicine, Prana healing, Bio dance, Psychodrama, Aromatherapy, drumming circles, Art therapy, and traditional healing techniques.
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“May the spinning of the Mother have us for the most beautiful weaving with which we will cover life in all its expressions with the great divine love that burns within us. ” - Pablo Neruda