Our core values form the foundation of everything that we are doing in Almería. They are the guiding principles both for how we live our daily life, and for how we work towards our vision for the future.
Meditation comes first
We believe that liberation is possible and we aim to support you on your path towards that goal. Any resources we have will be used primarily for this purpose and we expect you to respect this by practising meditation with sincerity and dedication during your stay.
We are run on a purely donation basis
We believe that access to the Dhamma is your right, not your privilege. As such we will not exclude anyone, either directly or indirectly, based on finance.
We believe that the Dhamma is priceless, of incomparable value, and under no circumstances will we sell it. Instead we welcome you to contribute to the community in whatever way feels right to you.
The door is open to you
We believe in non-discrimination and inclusiveness, and as such we welcome you just the way you are. As long as you are not disturbing others, and are keeping our community rules, you can stay with us for as long as you like.
We believe that we all have our weaknesses and we have all made mistakes in the past, and we encourage you to join us in practising tolerance and loving-kindness, living and growing together in the Dhamma, rich in our diversity.
We will strive to live in harmony with our natural surroundings
We believe that our natural environment is important and as such we should treat it with care and respect. We aim to minimize any negative impacts and maximize any positive impacts we may have by seeking environmentally friendly solutions to meet our daily needs.
We encourage you to live with us in simplicity, keeping consumption of natural resources to a minimum, whilst practising contentment and gratitude for what has been provided.