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Varna-Asrama Community in Belize

by Rasalila dasi

Posted July 16, 2008

We are a group of Prabhupada centered devotees, who are starting a self-sufficient, varna-asrama comunity, in Belize. Our mission is to provide a model community based on Srila Prabhupada's instructions on varna-asrama, cow protection, simple living and high thinking and unity and diversity. The main focus will be farming and we are hoping that through our success we can help others start communities everywhere in the world.

This community will have an Ayurvedic Healing center, a Vedic Wisdom library, a Ksatriya Training Center, a Center for Sustainable Agriculture, a Center for Development of alternative energies and technologies that support and encourage simple living, and high thinking.

We have found a piece of property in Belize that we would like to purchase to start this community, however at this time we do not have sufficient Lakshmi to continue in our mission. Therefore we are appealing to the larger devotee community to help us make this part of Srila Prabhupada's mission a reality. Our reasons for choosing Belize as the country in which to start this project are very simple. First off we wanted to do this project in a climate conducive to simple living therefore we chose a tropical climate and Belize is also relatively undeveloped and does not have an extremely expensive cost of living. It is also easy to immigrate to and for us it is not too awfully far away.

We are asking everyone who believes this to be important to please help us continue our mission. You can make donations through Paypal of any amount from $1 to $100,000. Everything is appreciated.

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