In Buddhism, the Bodhisattva Avalokitheshvara is the symbolic embodiment of compassion. He is often depicted with many hands. With the help of these 1000 arms and hands it is possible for him to help all beings everywhere at the same time.
Avalokitheshvara stands symbolically for our mutual support, our constant connection to all other people and beings. In today’s fragmented world, we need these 1000 hands that we offer one another. This is the reason why we founded this association. It is not about personal gain, but about the benefit for the community. We hope to achieve non-profit status in the near future.
We want to create rewarding work together and share our lives. We do not divide the world into the helpless, those in need who need a “strong hand”, and the helpers, the “good ones”. All we do is share our experience by acting, working, being together. Our goal is to create a place where we can live together in an all-encompassing way, i.e. work, eat, drink, cook, clean, celebrate and develop spiritually in community.
Since this is a very big task and requires a lot of energy, time and, above all, money, several phases are planned to make all of this become true:
☛ phase 1: production of edible goods, sold through retail and online
☛ phase 2: construction of rooms: homes, working environment for our own production, therapy rooms and community spaces
☛ phase 3: opening of your own café