“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practising understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth” – Thich Nhat Hanh
La Pura Vida Hootinany is a community celebration of natural building, sustainable living & permaculture taking place in Costa Rica. San Josecito is a quaint rural community nestled in the mountains about 10 minutes from the ocean. There will be yoga every morning and live, acoustic music every night. This is a celebration of building healthy, happy and resilient community. We will be learning through hands-on workshops and implementing projects that benefit the local community. The potential projects for this year include the construction of a community kitchen, planting a community garden, building a new classroom for the school & improving the already existing frame of the community center. Participants will not only leave a positive trace in San Josecito, but will also return home empowered with a toolbox of practical skills for creating a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Local – This community building celebration will provide us with the opportunity to learn from the indigenous wisdom of the area, while fusing that wisdom with appropriate natural building materials and technologies. We will be learning and sharing invaluable skills while helping the local community prosper.
Global – This social movement is creating a network of like-minded individuals all around the planet! With each annual festival we are planting new seeds, nurturing the soil and organically growing our global community.
Local Earth Collective – Together as community we are creating sustainable solutions to the environmental and social challenges facing our modern world. We invite you to join us in celebration, creativity, cooperation and collaboration!
Details – Stay tuned for more information! Sign up for our monthly newsletter if you would like to be updated on progress and planning for the festival.
Location – San Josecito is about 10 minutes up into the hills outside of Uvita, Costa Rica. It is a beautiful location near the Ballena National Marine Park. It is approximately 3.5 hours from San Jose.
Date – The festival will most likely be held in 2015. As the plans and projects for the festival progress and finalize we will set the specific dates. Sign up for our newsletter to stay updated!