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Finding peace and dignity through the spinning wheel


OUR BEGINNING: 

SATYA-AHIMSA
TRUTH & NON-VIOLENCE 
  BELOVED BAPUJI

BELOVED BAPUJI

  TOOLS OF THE TRADE

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

 ZAPOTEC GRANDMOTHER

ZAPOTEC GRANDMOTHER

THE GRANDMOTHERS INSPIRE AND TEACH THE GRANDCHILDREN  

 CHILDREN LOVE TO LEARN

CHILDREN LOVE TO LEARN

BRINGING THE MODEL OF MAHATMA GANDHI TO SAN SEBASTIAN RIO HONDO OAXACA

Mahatma Gandhi successfully established such models throughout much of India.

This model was nothing new, he simply saw the law of sustainability...

Sustainability also implies a natural way of living, he applied this ancient way to help solve a modern day menace. 

Enough heard his call and acted to help liberate the nation.

Today it is up to us

  SACRED THREAD

SACRED THREAD

IT ALL BEGAN IN NEW DELHI INDIA WHEN THE MOVIE GANDHI PREMIERED IN 1982 . IT WAS AN AWAKENING TO SEE TRUTH AND NON-VIOLENCE PUT INTO ACTION. THE MAHATMA WAS SHOWING US AN ANCIENT WAY TO LIVE AND WORK FOR A MORE PEACEFUL WORLD THROUGH VILLAGE LIFE. 
 MAMA CHOFI

MAMA CHOFI

THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF SPINNING AND WEAVING WE CAN CONNECT WITH THE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE. IT IS A NOBLE WAY FOR GREATER DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES. 

CREATING A THREAD STANDARD THAT PAYS A SUSTAINABLE WAGE FOR OUR TIMES ALLOWS UNLIMITED EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL.  

 CHEO RECEIVING THREAD

CHEO RECEIVING THREAD

 SALVADOR MASTER CARPENTER

SALVADOR MASTER CARPENTER

LOCAL CARPENTERS CREATE THE TIME HONORED MODEL OF THE SPINNING WHEEL FROM VILLAGE INDIA, THE SYMBOL FOR DHARMA IN MOTION.


 SPINNING WOMAN

SPINNING WOMAN

TODAY WE HAVE OVER 200 SPINNERS SPINNING FOR KHADI OAXACA. TWICE A MONTH WE RECEIVE THE SPUN THREAD AND THE WOMEN RECEIVE THEIR PAY. 

 CHEO RECEIVING THREAD

CHEO RECEIVING THREAD

"BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" - Gandhi

 
 receiving spinning wheel

receiving spinning wheel

To be the change one wishes to see in the world is a tall order. But not impossible, we can all take steps toward that goal. It most often takes a guiding light such as great souls like Mahatma Gandhi or a humble villager to show us the way. For most of us we are unfortunately involved in a world that is out of balance and non-sustainable. One way we can be the change is by the things we consume. The choice is ours, every decision we make however small or large can be the change you wish to see.