Tamera is a peace project in Southern Portugal, a cooperative of future workers, who aim to build a so called “Healing Biotope” for a couple of hundred people – a community between humans, animals and plants whose relationships are based upon trust and mutual support.
In a Healing Biotope new answers in the existential areas of life shall be researched: peace and cooperation with nature, peace between men and women, implementation of a strong self-sufficient community of compassion without guru and peer pressure, practice of free religion by authentic religious experiences and an ongoing spiritual life practice.
Tamera was founded in 1995 and is a snapshot of over 25 years of research and development. It is a living model, a pioneer project for the question of human kind living together on this planet.
Currently there are 100 staff members who live in Tamera; the circle of people co-operating encompasses some hundred more. Many who work here are committed guests who want to help continue the project. There are no religious or ideological obligations. However, there is a common direction, giving the place its spiritual character. Joy in implementing and joy in new thinking, respect for all life, participating in all of creation, solidarity with all of its beings, honesty in relationships, truth in love and transparency in the community.
Practical activities in the project take place in the youth school, children projects, horse projects, gardening, energy supply, soil improvement, architecture, and landscaping. Aside from this, we mainly work in theoretical and social fields on the question of the implementation of a non-violent culture on this planet.
The best way to get to know our work and goals is at the annual Summer University. In addition to this there are workcamps and intensive courses during which the basic ideas are studied and deepened. Our guest season lasts from May to October.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 170
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Non-working Guests welcome,