Join Gaia Education at Damanhur: A portal to a new future

Damanhur is a living lab for the Future, federation of spiritual communities, with its own constitution, culture, art, music, currency, schools and uses of science and technology. It was founded in 1975 from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, love and respect for the environment.
 
Damanhur is perhaps best known for its extraordinary subterranean work of art and architecture, a cathedral known as the Temples of Humankind. It has been profiled on international television as the “Eighth Wonder of The World.” This complex was entirely dug by hand into the heart of the mountain. Decorated with mosaics, stained glass, sculptures, wall paintings and other works of art, it is dedicated to the awakening the divine spark present in every human being.
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Damanhur: A federation of spiritual communities

Vision: a new consciousness

Embracing Damanhur’s Vision: A future crafted with Spirit and Community

Human beings, free from conditioning, recognize and express their divine nature. Perceiving themselves as collective individuals, they manifest the sacredness of life by reconnecting with Life in the universe. 

 

Mission: our path forward

Damanhur, inspired by the knowledge transmitted by Falco, operates for the reawakening of humanity.

It promotes the evolution into a world based on regenerative Communities and Peoples connected in a synergistic network in which joyful individuals who live in sharing and solidarity participate.

Damanhur is a living laboratory for the Future, a Federation of spiritual communities, and a worldwide movement that inspires the lives of thousands of people committed to leaving a positive mark on the world.

The six hundred citizens who live there have created a multilingual society, open to exchanges with the world and the different cultures of peoples. Many other Damanhurians live worldwide and support the Federation’s ideals and projects.

Damanhur was founded from the inspiration of Falco Tarassaco, Oberto Airaudi (1950-2013). His enlightened and pragmatic vision, shared by many others, created a fertile reality based on solidarity, sharing, art and culture, mutual love, and respect for Life and every being.

Educational programs at the heart of a Spiritual Community

Upcoming programs:

  • (680 hrs)

    Programme Description

    Spend a month in close contact with one of the world’s most successful communities: Dama…

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    Programme Description

    Spend a month in close contact with one of the world’s most successful communities: Damanhur has been a centre for spiritual, artistic and social research since 1975 and is renowned throughout the world for the Temples of Humankind, an underground work of art, completely realised by hand.


    Goals of the course:

    • Social tools for leadership, participatory decision making, group building, conflict solving...

    • A holistic education in the four dimensions of sustainability

    • Exploring solutions and experiencing effective models to transform society

    • Experiencing a visionary community in “real life”, that has been existing and transforming for 42 years

    • Transmitting design and implementation skills for effective projects

    • Ecological knowledge and practice from permaculture, green building to renewables

    • Developing an artistic approach to life

    • Exploring the importance of spirituality and creating sacred space in building new societies


    You will Gain:

    • Certification by Gaia Education as an EDE designer

    • Integrative design skills in four areas of sustainability: ecology, economy, social aspects & culture

    • First step for setting up EDE-courses in your region

    • New friends, ideas, inspiration and hope!


    Costs and Funding Possibilities

    Course fee: €1200, Food and accommodation not included (different options available). Reduced prices for young people up to age 25, and scholarships for people from developing countries.

    Registrations and More Information: 

    https://damanhureducation.it/ede_course/

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  • (128 hrs)

    Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) course is answering a worldwide demand for skilled facilitators able to facilitate …

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    Gaia Education Training of Trainers (ToT) course is answering a worldwide demand for skilled facilitators able to facilitate transformative learning environments and host multi-stakeholder conversations that enable collaborative action.

    The aim of the Training of Trainers is first and foremost, to help you deepen your experience in how to teach, facilitate and train people by enabling collaboration and participation among a community of learners. In addition, we support and hope to inspire you to identify what you are most deeply called to teach, and most importantly, why participatory methods are so critically important for the engagement of communities and the future of life on Earth.

    Addressing the urgency of accelerating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at local level, Gaia ToT also offers a 2 day module utilising the whole-systems inspired SDG Flashcards.


    More Details

    https://www.programmes.gaiaeducation.uk/tot-damanhur-italy-2024

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PREVIOUS GAIA EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN DAMANHUR 

ToT - Training of Trainers:

ToT Damanhur 2021

Date: 6 September 2021 to 10 September 2021

ToT Damanhur 2022

Date: 4 September 2022 to 9 September 2022

ToT Damanhur 2023

Date: 3 September 2023 to 8 September 2023

ToT Damanhur 2024

Date: 30 September 2024 to 5 October 2024




Ecovillage Design Education:

EDE Damanhur 2021

Date: 6 September 2021 to 10 September 2021

EDE Damanhur 2022

Date: 4 September 2022 to 9 September 2022

EDE Damanhur 2023

Date: 3 September 2023 to 8 September 2023

EDE Damanhur 2024

Date: 30 September 2024 to 5 October 2024


Damanhur EDE Reports

Gaia Education

“EDE in Damanhur was an incredible journey where I learned a lot about my inner
landscape- how many creative tools there are to create an honest, holistic transformative
relationship on the outside with other fellow human beings and with myself.”

EDE 2022

Gaia Education

“The course was a very intense, beautiful experience. Two months afterwards
while still trying to integrate the experience into daily live, I slowly realize,
that I cannot integrate into the old, because the course has changed the old”

EDE 2019

Gaia Education

“Joining Gaia Education’s ToT at Damanhur was an eye-opening journey. In the serene environment and excellent training facilities, I discovered the true power of learning from fellow participants, each bringing a unique perspective. Beyond the curriculum, this experience reignited my connection with myself, fostering introspection and personal growth. It was a remarkable opportunity to not only expand my skills as a trainer but also deepen my understanding of sustainable living through shared experiences with an incredible group of changemakers”

ToT Damanhur

Gaia Education

“Being with a good group of peer trainers in a beautiful setting in a training skillfully held by Macaco was deepening the GAIA Education methodology through an intense week of facilitators inputs, group exploration and practise. Networks built, new projects to emerge, stronger facilitation in all walks of life, where participants in this ToT will find themselves. Thank you for a powerful ToT.”

ToT Damanhur