In Palestine in the 5th century, there arose a unique form of interdependent living.  It was called The Lavra, an ancient Greek word for a spot where small paths came together in a sort of intersection of souls.  We are attempting to bring this model to the modern world...


The Lavra advocates for living in intentional communities grounded in three principles:

  1. Service to each other, the broader community, and the world.

  2. Continual intellectual, spiritual, creative, and emotional growth that creates a community of inquiry.

  3. Conscientious, reflective, responsible, and sustainable living.