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Damanhur - An Eco-Peace Society

Updated on September 19, 2014

What is Damanhur?

As stated on their website: Damanhur has been awarded by the United Nations as a model for a sustainable future. Damanhur is an eco-society based upon ethical and spiritual values. Damanhur promotes a culture of peace and balanced development through solidarity, voluntary work, respect for the environment, art and social and political commitment.

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How could I not have known?

I just found out about this fascinating place/concept/philosophy. It is amazing to me that I only just heard of this, as it has been viable since the 1970's, and growing ever since.

Damanhur is an intentional community that at the moment has about 600 members. It's members are working toward world peace, spirituality, food sustainability, they even coin their own money, called creditos. Damanhur hosts visitors for short or long stays, offering anything from guided tours, to seminars, to three year long courses of study at the Olami University.

Visitors may come for a day to meditate in the Temple of Humankind or come for a more intensive course of study. (See link below to Olami University).

Damanhur has been receiving worldwide recognition as a society of peaceful, thoughtful individuals working together with intention for the common good.

Well done, Damanhur! You get 5 Stars from me!

The Heart of the Mountain - This video was what initially caught my interest about Damanhur.

Religious Tolerance - An explanation of Damanhur's principles

This is a very good explanation of Damanhur's beliefs, tenets and philosophy. I think that you will enjoy it! Namaste.


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      cultinvestigator 8 years ago

      Recent allegations of sex abuse and financial fraud have come out against Damanhur by former cult members. There website can be found at this link:

      Check it out and decide for yourselves

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      tdove 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Sounds like a nice place to live.

      Thanks for sharing


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      Duncan9 8 years ago

      [in reply to 0ctavias0fferings] Intriguing place. Must be one of the best kept secrets in the world!

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      JoDeeVale 8 years ago

      [in reply to 0ctavias0fferings] Thank you! I would love to see something like this in the US! Wouldn't YOU?

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      Very interesting lens 5*