Oakbridge University Envisions
Communities of Light
There is a new magic in the air, an energy of love and remembrance. The call to awaken to our spiritual heritage is being heard around the world and a planetary reunion of heart families is in progress. We welcome you in the spirit of brother/sisterhood and invite you to share in our vision of community.
The Community is to be a living demonstration to the world of how mankind, through the one Mind and one Heart, can live in harmony with Mother Earth and in service to our Divinity and fellow man/woman. We envision the Community as educational in the broadest sense of the word, a place where people can come to be nurtured by the very Light of the Christ that we all are, to celebrate that Light, to experience again the love, joy, beauty, wisdom, harmony and peace of the Heavenly Father and the Holy Mother Earth. We are open to learning from others and to sharing that which we know to reach the place of remembrance in all.
We acknowledge the Christ presence in all and use our inner knowing and the sharing of teachers as guidelines for our own growth and understanding. We allow the true meaning of unconditional love to dictate our actions to further the cause of peace in the world, respect for all life, and the empowerment of each person to fulfill his/her highest potential. We acknowledge the union between body, mind, and spirit both within ourselves and with all life forms. We believe in the abundance of God and acknowledge that all limitations are held within our own mind. We are open to change as our awareness expands and new information unfolds.
All peoples and lifestyles are accepted with the understanding that we live in nonviolence, respectful of others, and are committed to being honest with ourselves and others. We see all members supporting the vision and activities of the community and being accountable for the consequences of our thoughts and actions.
Maintaining a healthy body through nutrition, exercise and attitude is valued. Each individual is free to choose the method that best suits his or her preferences. Classes and techniques for allowing the healing forces of the body to speak of its needs will be available.
Creative free-time, spiritual play and laughter are necessary ingredients in our lifestyle, as are quiet times to commune with God within our own being and times of sharing. Opportunities will be available for the sharing of meals, classes, workshops, chapel services, and experiencing the glory of nature. A deep communion with the angelic, devic, elemental and animal kingdoms will be integrated to community living.
The Community is affiliated with Oakbridge University, an educational, religious and charitable nonprofit corporation. The University Board of Directors handles the corporate business issues of the community. Within the community, each area of operation has a team of interested and knowledgeable persons who research information to bring to any community meetings. Decisions within the community are made by a simple majority of all members. All projects and decisions support the purpose of the community.
ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
The Community may provide a school for young people with a curriculum based on the philosophy of the community. Through example, experience, and study, we will incorporate various learning styles in the teaching of spiritual principles, cooperation, personal growth, basic skills and application. We honor nature, creative expression, and inner knowing as major influences in our learning process.
Oakbridge University will offer classes and workshops at the Community in the areas of whole life healing, spirituality and personal growth. Our teachers are professionals from many areas of expertise and background. Our University is open to all and class costs are reasonable.
We encourage our members to be open to continuous growth and the sharing of information. A library will be incorporated within the vision of the Community Center to facilitate and inspire. In addition, we envision a bookstore/ resource center where a broad range of materials and topics will be available for purchase and/or rental.
The Community is a healing community. Our primary vision is the wholeness of each person on the planet, activated through the remembrance of who we are. This will bring about health of body, mind and spirit, and the unlimited joy this healing brings. Many methods of healing will be available at the Community as well as classes on the various techniques which facilitate healing.
Since the Community is committed to helping individuals in the areas of health and vitality, and to preserving the environment, our health food center will offer a wide variety of nutritional products and environmentally-safe organic home products.
A SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIFE
In an environment of acceptance and creativity, each member is encouraged to use intuition and guidance in the creation of an energy-efficient, functional, attractive community that serves the resident members and visitors.
Community living areas and individual dwellings will be accented by gardens, wooded areas and play areas. All structures will exceed the standards for energy efficiency. Energy sources will be explored with the goal of making the community self-sufficient. Recycling and renewal of resources will be a part of all projects.
There is no membership fee to join our community. All prospective resident members must meet with the Admissions Committee before joining the Community to decide if the vision of the Community is in harmony with their own. All resident members are expected to support the community through participation and with whatever financial or time com-mitments seem appropriate.
OAKBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CHARITABLE STATUS
Oakbridge University, incorporated in the State of Washington in May 1989, is an educational, religious and charitable non-profit corporation under section 501 (c) 3 of the I.R.S.
All donations are tax deductible in the U.S.
We who envision living in harmony with each other and the Earth in a cooperative, synergistic environment have come together with a single purpose: to be the demonstration of how individuals joined together as one Heart and one Mind can serve the awakening of the whole of mankind, remembering always that we are one with each other and our Divinity.
If you have felt a recognition and a harmony within yourself in reading about the Community and would like to support such a vision, please know that we welcome your participation and contribution.
This vision was first proposed in 1990 and we are ready to move to the next stage. If you have expertise regarding establishing a physical community, and would like to be on our Planning Committee, please contact us.
4007 Harbor Ridge Rd. N.E.
Tacoma, WA 98422