WHAT WE DO

Agricultura sustentável

Sustainable Agriculture

In harmony and cooperation with nature, the Plantations Sector grows organic food and medicinal plants that supply the Light-Community of Figueira, as well as carrying out soil recovery and reforestation projects with native vegetation.

One of the objectives of the Light-Community is to achieve self-sustainability in the production of healthy, whole, nutritious food, produced in harmony with the wisdom of the earth.

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Agricultura sustentável
Agricultura sustentável
Agricultura sustentável
Saúde

Preventive, complementary health and well-bein

In Figueira, we seek to promote healing on a deep level, which goes beyond the elimination or relief of physical, emotional and mental disharmonies.

The complementary treatments provided by the Health and Healing Sector aim to give support for individuals to understand and transform the inner causes that generate diseases, so as to not only treat their symptoms.

In this way, people are helped to follow a process of inner healing - which in many cases can also result in physical, emotional and mental healing.

Saúde preventiva, complementar e bem-estar
Saúde preventiva, complementar e bem-estar
Saúde preventiva, complementar e bem-estar
Educação, arte  e cultura

Education, art and culture

  • Regular teaching: Tibetan Park School
  • School Music/Choir
  • Events
  • Courses and workshops
Educação, arte e cultura
Educação, arte  e cultura

Education, art and culture

  • Regular teaching: Tibetan Park School

It serves Kindergarten and Elementary School, and seeks to promote a lively education. Beyond conventional curriculum, which also counts with the contribution of Anthroposophy and Waldorf Pedagogy, the Parque Tibetano School offers alternative activities such as, music lessons, circus art, sacred geometry, environmental education, bioconstruction and yoga lessons.

Ensino regular: Escola Parque Tibetano
Educação, arte  e cultura

Education, art and culture

  • Music/Choir

In Figueira, children and youth, participate in music education projects, developing abilities to play instruments such as, guitar, piano, drums, percussion, violin and cello. Here music is used as a very important tool to awaken the spiritual, creative, cognitive, emotional and social potential of the new generations.

Música / coral
Educação, arte  e cultura

Education, art and culture

  • Events

The Light Community of Figueira promotes and gives free events that have the participation of people from different countries, cultures and beliefs, in the areas of spirituality, agroecology, healt, education, human rights, emergency pedagogy and other important issues for these times.

Eventos
Educação, arte  e cultura

Education, art and culture

  • Courses and workshops

We promote free seminars, courses and workshops in areas such as regenerative agriculture, bio-construction, humanitarian response in emergencies, health, first aid, live education, music, vegetarian cooking, ecological cleaning, cutting and sewing, among others.

Cursos e oficinas
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Preserved areas
  • Ecological products
  • Group of the trees
  • Fire brigade
  • Animal Care
  • Waters sector
  • Bees
Cuidado e preservação do meio ambiente
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Preserved areas

In the Light Community the preservation areas are duly protected, and we seek to expand the vegetation cover through sustainable forest management, which includes the work of regenerative agriculture techniques associated with reforestation projects.

Áreas preservadas
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Ecological products

Various products used in Figueira are elaborated by ourselves with techniques -many of them manual and artisanal- that seek to generate less impact on the environment and human health. This gives us more autonomy, stimulates creative potential and favors the development of different skills. When we are responsible for the production process of something, we can take care of each stage with love, awareness and quality.

Produtos ecológicos
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Group of the Trees

The Group of the Trees is dedicated to the care of the trees that are in Figueira and in its access streets. Beyond ensuring the health of the vegetables, the volunteers carry out this work with a symbolic act to repair the little respect of humanity towards the environment.

Grupo das árvores
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Fire brigade

In constant improvement and training, this strong-task brings together people moved by the impulse of immediate, necessary and preventive action to help human beings and nature.

Brigada de incêndio
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Animal Care

As humanity, we should have a duty to help and protect animals, but we have deviated from that purpose. At Figueira, voluntary service and prayer for animals are ways of making this commitment and repairing the suffering we have caused them.

Reino animal
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Waters Sector

We have an alternative water supply system that is on the way to being totally sustainable. Through it, the drinking water consumed by people and animals is captured in the groundwater tables of our fields

Setor Águas
Meioambiente

Care and preservation of the environment

  • Bees

Bees are essential for the maintenance of life on the planet. Faced with the disappearance of bees in the world, Figueira is encouraging the reproduction of bees without confining them in their forest and plantation areas. This is a way to contribute to the conservation of species and to increase the pollination of vegetation and agricultural crops.

Abelhas
Alimentação

Vegetarian diet

Vegetarian food is much more than a diet, it reduces the risk of various diseases and helps with the environmental impact on the planet. It is an important step for those who aspire to live in unity and harmony with all beings.

We seek a conscious, healthy, compassionate and sustainable diet that does good for people, animals and the Earth. The basis of our diet are grains, seeds, cereals, fruits, legumes and vegetables grown organically in the Light Community.

The breads, vegetable based milks and tofu that we consume in Figueira, are prepared at Vida Creativa, using soybeans, wheat flour and organic cereals grown in our fields.

Alimentação
Alimentação
Alimentação
Filosofia espiritual

Spiritual Philosophy

  • Group Life
  • Liturgies
  • Spiritual Instruction
Filosofia espiritual
Filosofia espiritual

Spiritual Philosophy

  • Group Life

In the Light Community,, group life is a fertile field to develop our potential as human beings and to grow spiritually.

In daily coexistence we learn to relate with more empathy and solidarity, to care and be cared for, to cultivate respect and tolerance, as well as to transcend blockages and difficulties so that the Light of the soul can shine.

Vida grupal
Filosofia espiritual

Spiritual Philosophy

  • Liturgies

In Figueira, union with God is sought in various ways: through prayer, service to others, music, union with nature, silence and other experiences that attune us to the principles of love, peace and wisdom.

The Marian Center of Figueira is a place where people from all over the world gather to pray, visit sacred spaces and contemplate nature.

Liturgias
Filosofia espiritual

Spiritual Philosophy

  • Spiritual instruction

In the joy and simplicity of daily life, life in the Light Community provides a living space for instruction, where everyone can acquire knowledge that expands their consciousness and indicates how to deal with the challenges of these times in a balanced and constructive way.

Serviço humanitário

Humanitarian Service - Casa Luz de la Colina

The -Light-Community of Figueira provides service to others in partnership with House Luz da Colina, a philanthropic and charitable association which is also located in Carmo da Cachoeira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and is affiliated with the Fraternity - International Humanitarian Federation.

In House Luz da Colina one can discover that service to others not only helps to alleviate suffering and imbalances in the world, but also awakens the best in those who practice it.

Units:

  • Health and Healing Unit
  • Park of the Kingdoms
  • Lands of Unity
  • Hope House
  • Service Network
  • Art and Education Unit
Serviço Humanitário - Casa Luz da Colina
Serviço Humanitário - Casa Luz da Colina
Serviço Humanitário - Casa Luz da Colina