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.