New Phase, New Name

After three years of building up, we have come to a new phase. From the old name NovuTierra (New Earth) we change to the name Irum. Irum means Friendship in the Guarani language. The Guarani lived on our land for hundreds of years. They knew how to live in harmony …

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The word Irum means friendship. For us friendship is the highest value. Friendship can only happen in the presence of trust between humans. Since eighteen years we live together in different communes with people from different social and religious backgrounds. We experience friendship beyond the old concepts which have separated people in the past.


Spirituality is for us not a vague esoteric principle. For us it means to have a meditative quality in our daily life. Whether we cook, work, eat or listen to a good piece of music: we practice to do this with a meditative quality. Various daily meditations and sessions inspire us to bring this quality into our life.                                                                                   


Ecological means for us to take the full responsibility in how we use the resources of mother earth. This responsibility expresses in all practical aspects of living: the way we grow our food, treat our animals, make our buildings, etc. We always look to do this in the most sustainable way possible.                                                                    


For us a commune is a school, where we can learn to grow in love and understanding towards ourselves and others. It is a way of living, to support each other and to live closely connected with friends. Together we discover what real friendship means.                                                                                                                                                                          

Irum Vision & Guidance

The vision is simple. We wish to be balanced individuals who can live in harmony with friends and nature.

To live in a balanced way is an individual quest. A balance happens when love and awareness expand. We combine the path of love and the path of meditation. Some individuals are more attracted to the path of love, some more to the path of meditation....

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We offer workshops in:

  • Organic Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Permaculture Basics
  • Tree Planting & Care
  • Solar Systems
  • Construction with Natural Materials

Creativity & Expression

We offer workshops in:

  • Singing & Live Music
  • Temple Building
  • Dance
  • Home Made Jewelry
  • Theater
  • Non Violent Communication
  • Painting

Meditation & Healing

We offer opportunities to participate in:

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Osho Meditation
  • Rebirthing
  • Zen Meditation
  • Tibetan Pulsing
  • Vipassana Walking
  • Emotional Healing

“For me friendship means: feeling a deep acceptance and love for the uniqueness of each individual being.”


“Friendliness becomes possible when you are real, you are authentic, and you are absolutely aware of your being”


“Friendship is the highest expression of love.”


“Friends, genuine friends, are attracted by a warm heart, not money, not power. A genuine friend considers you as just another human being, as a brother or sister, and shows affection on that level, regardless of whether you are rich or poor, or in a high position; that is a genuine friend.”

The Dalai Lama