In the fall of 2020 a close group of friends came together to allow the flowering of the Divine in ourselves, each other, and our larger community through our deep listening to Spirit. We live on neighboring parcels in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. We called ourselves Wild Grace Community.
On one of the parcels we built a beautiful 32’ octagonal temple, the heart of our community, which we use for regular meditations, musical gatherings, and inspirational sharings. Also newly built is an additional home, a two-bedroom house with an apartment below, and other structures to welcome new prospective members. The buildings overlook the wild and scenic South Yuba River, a never-ending source of inspiration.
Currently those living on the river’s-edge parcel, often joined by our friends, gather for some meals, have meditations in our temple six mornings a week, share in a weekly heart circle, and work together on the land in our gardens and orchard. We also host potlucks and kirtans (sacred music) for the larger community.
At the center of each of our lives is deep listening to Spirit which takes many expressions. We draw from many inspirational teachers and teachings including Yogananda, A Course of Love, Choose Only Love, A Course in Miracles, Thomas Huebl, Terry Patten and The New Republic of the Heart, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, and soul activist Francis Weller. Many community participants have had years of experience living in intentional spiritual communities, including Ananda Village.
We join together to allow the flowering of the Divine in ourselves, each other, and our larger community to co-create with Spirit.
These essential principles provide us with a framework in which to live our lives in true union and relationship. We create an opening for miracles when we dedicate ourselves to taking responsibility from the heart to a self-transcending community experiment with other sincere people with similar intentions.