vendredi 8 avril 2011

News from Tamera:

Dear Friends of Tamera,                                                    

We think of all the people in the world who are shaken by the immense global situation: By what is happening in Japan, where we see the insanity of an uncontrollable mega-technology, in the Arab world, where young people rise up against dictatorship, and in Europe – especially here in Portugal – where millions of people are afraid of being driven into poverty and dependency by a false global economic system. The old systems are breaking down. At the same time, however, there is something new starting to grow everywhere. All over the world there is the need for new solutions and there is an ever increasing number of people who are ready to leave their old life-system.

Michiyo Furuhashi – the Japanese Ecovillage Konohana Family – writes: "The earthquake and the incident of the nuclear power station make people in Japan and the world realize the power of nature and the preciousness of life. People help each other, where before most of them had not.  We are a part of nature, and if we see the earth as a life form, the world is the same as us. So, we must be able to love ourselves as we love others. We can take this event not only as a tragedy, but also as a learning opportunity, and utilize the experience to create a next step. It is important to humbly accept the message of the earthquakes and allow ourselves to be utilized by the will of the earth. We have a role to connect to the future by demonstrating the possibility that human beings can communicate with each other and live with love." (You can read her full letter here:
Tamera develops a model, in which people can experience community, peace and reconciliation and research a technology in cooperation with nature.

Last Call: Basic Education "Creating Models for a Peaceful Culture" - May 2 – June 12, 2011. Six weeks of study, in theory and practice. The course teaches the basic concepts needed for the development of peace villages, using Tamera as an example. More:
May 14: Guided Tour and Open Day with the ecology team "Portugal – Desert or Paradise?": you find all events from April - November:

Spring in the TestField: The SolarVillage feels the heartbeat of the future at the moment.  It vibrates with the soft rhythm of the SunPulse Electric which can be heard across the TestField for the first time this season. The new technology core-team has set up the TestField including the solar kitchen with hot oil cooking for the coming sunny season. The SunPulse Electric as well as the SunPulse Water are low-temperature Stirling engines developed by Jürgen Kleinwächter. They are powered by the sun, driven by the temperature difference between cold water and direct solar radiation or by vegetable oil heated by the sun. Both versions pump water and generate electrical energy – currently with a 1.5 kW electrical output. The SunPulse offers model solution for decentralized energy provision which works without any exploitation and is produced without  heavy industry or high technology.

The SolarVillage team is on facebook, as "Tamera Solar Village", where the latest news is published. We warmly welcome open-minded and skilled people who are interested in cooperating with us! More information about our goals for the coming year can be found here:
Solar Power Village Selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge: Jürgen Kleinwächter's Solar Power Village project - in which Tamera Peace Research Center plays a central role - has made the cut to be one of twenty-one 2011 Semi-Finalists in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the prestigious annual design science competition, which was named "Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award" by Metropolis Magazine. The Challenge awards $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a whole systems-based solution that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems. Barbara Kovats, SolarVillage coordinator in Tamera, said: "We are honored to be among the semi-finalists in our joint initiative of the Solar Power Village. These technologies - developed by the genius of a yet largely unknown inventor - are truly revolutionary and, as far as I know, unique in todays world. Since they offer a realistic and profound prospect of genuine relief to many areas of acute suffering on earth, we decided years ago to include them in the overall framework of Tamera in Portugal and the Global Campus worldwide. Winning the BFI prize would allow the project to take a powerful step forward in its manifestation."
Read the entire summary and more information here:

Permaculture Water Landscape: In 2011, 
we want to build five more large water retention areas in order to manifest a basic model against desertification. The lakes will be built in cooperation with the permaculture specialist Sepp Holzer. Some construction sites will also be training projects for people from many parts of the world who want practical learning in effective collaboration with nature. The plans have been made and the ecology team is ready to implement them. Everyone who can support this important work is very welcome here. More:

Sabine Lichtenfels: This year, Sabine Lichtenfels will focus her strength and attention on Tamera, so that it will become the first completely developed base-station and training center for the worldwide Global Campus. The Grace Foundation therefore supports the manifestation of the following projects: 
The school of female peace knowledge, the expansion of the water landscape in Tamera and expansion of the SolarVillage TestField. More information:

Tamera Summer University 25th July - 3 August 2011
 – entitled "How can the earth be healed?": We invite you to come together to study a realistic future perspective. May a powerful global alliance for a future without war emerge out of it. The earth can be healed - if we want it, we will manifest it! Read the full invitation here:

With best wishes

The Tamera Community

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