"The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don't have to gain, develop, or attain them. We're like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don't need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realise what is already here, who we really are–as soon as we quit pretending we're small or unholy."
The Gaia Foundation is part of an international network of individuals and Gaia groups, that share concerns with living more sustainably on the Earth. Members of the Gaia Foundation are committed to its three objectives;
Since its inception in 1987, in Western Australia over 450 outrageously successful projects have furthered these objectives of the Foundation. For further information on past projects check out the Background and History links above, for information on current projects, chose the Current Projects link. Associated Gaia groups are starting elsewhere. For information on these see our Links page.
Each activity of the Gaia Foundation is organised as a self-generated project, by those people committed to its goals.
Different Gaia groups elsewhere in the world may have different terms and conditions.
This is also true of Gaianet, which is Moderated by a small group of dedicated Gaia members, committed to producing the best environmental and community building service in Australia. The costs of producing the Gaia Foundation Gaianet list server is currently carried by US Advertising, although we seek to find alternatives that offer an equivalent service without fostering wasteful consumption. You don't need to be a subscriber to the list server to be a member of the Foundation
Benefits of subscription to the Gaia Foundation Gaianet
* receive the Gaia Foundation posted to your email address,
Our Gaia Foundation Journal has not been regular of late. If you are interested in being involved in this project phone us at Gaia House on (08) 9470 5334.
Being a member of the Gaia Foundation is open to all who adhere to the objectives of the Gaia Foundation, regardless of race, class, gender, sexual preference, age, nationality, marital status, religious or political affiliation.
The Gaia Foundation works to build bridges between groups of people that may otherwise not be in close relationship. It has members drawn from many different national and religious backgrounds. All that is needed is that you have a commitment to your own growth, care for the community of which you are a part, and a love of the Earth.
The Gaia Foundation is unlike most conventional organisations where membership is usually determined by the payment of an administration fee. As a vehicle for empowering personal projects, the Gaia Foundation charges no fee for its members. Instead what is required is for those wishing to become members of the Foundation to comunicate their intention to the Gaia Foundation Networking Project, which maintains a registry of members and of projects. Because of this novel structure members of the Foundation are requested to keep in touch with each other. The best ways of doing this are by email (using the Gaianet), through the Gaia Foundation Journal, by regular face to face gatherings, or by participating in one or more of the projects on offer through the Foundation.
If you are interested in becoming an active participating member of the Gaia Foundation, please contact the Gaia Foundation Networking Project and we can tell you what is involved.
Visit us Gaia House and Billabong Gardens, 35 Camberwell Street, East Victoria Park, Wadjuk Bioregion, (please phone first if you are coming) for more information
If you would like any more information on the Gaia Foundation you can contact the Networking Project as follows:-
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