Ananda’s Model for Cooperative Community is based on meditation and harmonious living.
Kriyananda said, “I think the cooperative community movement is the most important thing going on.”
A leading attitude with cooperation is to give to others instead of taking.
Some communities have failed because they are seeking “a perfect community.” People are not perfect. Work with people where they are, not where you think they should be.
It helps in starting communities to have a group with shared goals and ideals.
Kriyananda advises holding up the ideal of world brotherhood.
One of the reasons Ananda Communities succeed, is their shared focus on meditation and spiritual growth. When you are peaceful and calm within, the natural result is outward peace and calmness.