8th Life Panama

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The Project


The 8thLife Panama Collaborative Work-Life Initiative is forming an intentional community that provides a social support structure and a low impact lifestyle for its members, residents, and volunteers. Our vision for this project is therefore: An intentional rural community where the values and ideals of community, respect, peace, and living an[…]

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It’s time to transition from a destructive society to a sustainable world. We believe that the most important and urgent jobs to be done now are: stopping the destruction, working to build soil, restoring ecosystems, healing our addictions, changing organizational structures of the global economy, & learning to live in[…]

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We’re located in the Coclé Province of Panama, in the District of Anton. The Finca is off the Panamerican highway on the way up the mountains in the community of Las Guabas Arriba. Our Astoria Guest House, the current head quarters for the project, is located in the center of[…]

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Latest updates on the project

Currently in-process The land-plan that will become the base for the Community Design, the stream crossing and access road design, research that will allow us to participate in reforestation projects and develop an educational institute with formal accreditation, and establishment of the Panama branch of the Gaia Tasiri Association are[…]

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  • “The task of an activist is not to navigate systems of oppressive power with as much personal integrity as possible; 

    it is to dismantle those systems”

    Lierre Keith – writer, radical feminist, food activist, and environmentalist
  • “… The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens.

    If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone”

    Bill Mollison – father of permaculture
  • “Arrested personal growth serves industrial “growth.” by suppress­ing the nature dimension of human development . . . , industrial growth society engenders an immature citizenry unable to imagine a life beyond consumerism and soul-suppressing jobs.”

    Bill Plotkin – founder of western Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute

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We're looking for visionaries; people with an entrepreneurial spirit who believe, like we do, that
it's time to transition from a destructive society to a sustainable world.

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