Wow! We can’t believe February has come and gone already. It was the month we had been waiting for since last November, Cameron’s workshop trip! It was all he expected and more. February also brought some unexpected news, and expanded thoughts and dreams. Yes, our dreams are grand, but nothing that can’t be achieved through faith and community.
First, a focus on Cameron’s two-week trip to Bio Veda’s Bio Dome Master class workshop, held at its headquarters in Johannesburg, SA. The venue was changed, for logistical reasons, from the uBuntu headquarters, in Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga to JHB. The longer drive was well worth its value in hands-on education, but even more valuable was the friendships made with others of like-mind and vision.
Participants from three continents—Africa, Europe and North America—converged, on about an acre of land in the city, at the home of Alosha Lynov.
Alosha is the teacher and founder of Bio Veda, a company that strives to “consciously and practically create an entire new reality on Earth. Their focus is on educating kids and adults, through live and online workshops, on how to build debt free eco homes, grow Organic Food Forest Bio Spheres as well as Urban Bio Intensive farms. They also teach Water Self Sufficiency for Urban and rural environments.”.
The focus of this particular workshop was building with SuperAdobe and Air Crete, two alternative building methods that are cost effective, highly durable, and allow for greater artistic expression. In the pictures, below, you will see the stages of the work accomplished in the two weeks.
Students of the course also had the opportunity to visit with Michael Tellinger at uBuntu headquarters, in Waterval Boven, MP, and walk through and learn about Adam’s Calendar and the Stone Circle Ruins of ancient South African civilizations. It was Tellinger’s newsletter and invitation that first introduced us to the eco-dome building concept. Cameron opted out of this trip to save it for a family adventure, seeing as we live about an hour’s drive from Waterval Boven.
Beautiful 5-star accommodations at the Braham Lodge, a 15-minute drive from Alosha’s home.
Luxurious camping in the middle of the city, who knew it could be so good? (Cameron’s is the blue tent).
Disclaimer: Tent camping accommodations were allowed specifically for this workshop.
In addition to all the knowledge attained, including the sharing of 800 gigs of information from books to videos and more, of permaculture living and beyond, the trip was not as much about building as it was about the friendships and connections made with other like-minded individuals from all over the globe, who are working toward the same sort of vision that we have. Cameron says, “What pleasantly surprised me more than anything else is that we are not alone in our mission. There are a lot of people out there who share a similar dream. We’re not radicals trying to prove something new, but souls yearning for a good, clean, safe environment to bring up our kids. We do not subscribe to the ways of the world, and if anything, we’re striving to get away from that. And for us, it’s not only about establishing a community, but using that community to share the message of Spiritual oneness.”
Among those at the workshop, some have dreams/projects such as The Omni Foundation, being grown in such places as Russia, the French Pyrenees, Corsica and New Mexico. Some, from here in South Africa, are intent on such dreams as well, and who knows? It’s the people we meet along the way, whose road may merge with our own.
All in all, each student who attended the workshop is a pioneer, learning what it will take to create a different life for a better world. Our thanks goes out to you all: Alosha, Helen, Ronnie, Patrick, Paula, RJ, Toni, Rahma, Autumn, Crystal, Kevin, Claire, Murray, Andreas, Paul, Paul R., JP, Barbara, Sam, Derek, Johnny, and Paballo. May we continue to consciously co-create a better world for ourselves and others, wherever we may find ourselves. Namaste.
An opportunity has arisen for The Omni Foundation, NPC to take a substantial step forward.
We began the non-profit company, according to law, with three directors, Cameron, Leah, and a mutual uBuntu friend and attorney, Monica. We chose Monica because she is trusted, she shares the uBuntu heart, and she is knowledgeable in business law. However, she has recently informed us that she will no longer be able to represent The Omni Foundation as a co-director, though she will continue to offer legal advice and services. As such, as of March 1, 2018, The Omni Foundation cannot continue to act in any business capacity (i.e. banking, trade etc.). The next step of business we must take is to sign a new director.
So, of course, we’ve been meditating and praying about this. We do have the option to register a family member or trusted friend simply to have another name on the director’s list, but we feel it is time to involve someone who truly shares a spiritual like mindedness, a similar vision of community, and who wishes to be involved in its growth. We believe another Being of focused intent is the energy needed to see us to the next level. For the sake of legal, tax and business simplicity, the ideal candidate should be South African. Could it be you?
Other than that, we’re looking forward to the uBuntu Festival in April, held in Badplass, Mpumalanga.
Looking down upon The Omni Foundation, we see that we are beginning to branch outward, like a synapse on a nerve, we are reaching out toward others, and connecting on a wider scale.
So that's what's up with Omni.
Would you like to join our family? There are many ways that will be available to participate in this vision, whether living in community, volunteering, donating, or investing. Think about it, pray about it, meditate on it. Listen to the leading of your heart.
Infinite Blessings to All!
Cameron and Leah Kirrane (Directors)
The Omni Foundation
(Registration no. 2017/109176/08)
PO Box 597, Graskop, 1270
Mpumalanga, South Africa