Affiliated Organizations

We are grateful and excited to announce our living and growing community of Living Mandala Affiliated Organizations. We welcome organizations, groups and individuals with aligned visions that would like to explore affiliation, partnerships, sponsorship and philanthropic relationships to contact us.

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Gaia University

Gaia University offers accredited bachlors and masters degrees for action-learning world changers committed to eco-social regeneration. Gaia University nurtures systematic and conscious development of emerging leaders, visionaries, elders, and activists, through in the formation of initiatives to co-create integrated, regenerative, ecological, communitarian and ethical human societies. Students earn their degree within a holistic support structure by implementing real world projects and documenting their process to best share their work within a growing international network. Gaia University  links organizations using the allied vectors of teaching and learning. Thus organizations retain their unique missions while linking cooperatively to provide a learning ecology increasing the number and scope of global regeneration initiatives.

AppleSeed Permaculture

AppleSeed Permaculture performs land-use design and consulting and based on the principles of permaculture design. We design, teach, and research productive ecosystems for farms, homes, and communities. Services include:Integrated Ecological Agriculture, Whole Farm Planning, Keyline Design; Site & Master Planning for Sustainable Developments; Energy, Water, and “Waste” systems; Orchard, Edible Forest Garden, and Food Forest Tree Crops Design & Consulting; Presentations, Workshops, Permaculture Design Courses; Site Analysis, Property Assessment, and Regenerative Design

AppleSeed Permaculture collaborates with a diversity of ecological designers and world-changing organizations to co-create sustainable landscapes, living spaces, and land-based livelihoods. We perform cutting-edge research on carbon-sequestering perennial agriculture, teach permaculture design courses & workshops, and integrate whole-systems sustainability into all aspects of our work.

Permaculture Artisans

Permaculture Artisans is a licensed and bonded full service ecological landscape and farm company that designs, builds and maintains quality land based systems based on the three permaculture ethics: Care of Earth, Care of People, Re-invest Surplus. Permaculture Artisans offers a wide range of services in designing and building regenerative landscapes, farms, and neighborhoods. We have three basic programs: Ecological Landscapes & Farms, Ecological Neighborhood Training Program, and a first class Maintenance Program. Permaculture Artisans’ resourceful designs are not only beautiful but also save energy, and grow food, fiber, medicine, and soil. Additionally, they conserve and store water, and provide habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife. We custom design and build according to a client’s needs and goals, and their land’s specific climate, soil, water, slope, plants, and other characteristics related to the site. Our services are versatile to meet the needs of any core issues like erosion, high wind, fire danger, or flooding. We provide everything from hardscapes and water features to large farms and gardens.

The Mendocino Ecological Learning Center

Founded in 2003, the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) is a nonprofit educational organization, demonstration site and ecological reserve. The purpose of the organization is to offer the public the education, skills, techniques, and principles needed to lead more sustainable lifestyles. With the idea of reaching as many people as possible, we offer free (no charge) education to the public, in the areas of Ecological Design, Permaculture, Ecological Agriculture, Localization and Sustainable community development.

Heart Circle Network

In the Heart Circle Network, we believe that one of the most important things people can do in response to today's radically changing times is to come together in small groups for mutual support and creative manifestation. Heart Circles provide an ongoing small support group setting for people wanting to explore how to deliberately become more creative, joyful, mentally-focused and heart-directed and thus more responsive to the changing times we are in. In a Heart Circle, you sit together weekly with a small group of people that you care for and trust. You practice communicating directly what you are feeling in the moment and what you're wanting in life. As you do this together, your hearts open and your friendships deepen. In this way you bring more focus and joy into your personal life while strengthening the community in which you live. And its strong individuals in resonant, local communities that are needed most in these uncertain times today.


Sundoor is the world's foremost International Firewalking School and School of Transpersonal Education. Sundoor was first incorporated in 1984 by Peggy Dylan - a pioneer in transpersonal, motivational, and leadership training for over 30 years. Sundoor combines spiritual insight with down to earth and practical tools, offering courses and workshops for personal growth, empowerment and healing through various tools and practices, ancient to modern, including - firewalking, breathwork, inner work, ceremony, spirituality, leadership, and more.


Regenerative Design Institute

The Regenerative Design Institute birthed out of the Permaculture Institute of Northern California, which, since it’s inception in the 1980’s, has graduated more than 2,000 students with Permaculture Design Certificates and offers a wide array of courses in Permaculture, Nature Awareness, Leadership, Wildcrafting, Natural Building, Cultural Mentoring, and more. There capstone course, the Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness Program (RDNA), birthed out of a powerful symbiosis between RDI’s permaculture and land-stewardship educational programs with the nature awareness, culture mentoring, and indigenous wisdom programs developed by Jon Young and the Institute of Nature Awareness.

RITES Project

The RITES Project, Return Intention Towards Ecological Sustainability, works with individuals, communities, businesses, and schools to foster harmonious relationships with the environment. The goals of the RITES Project are to:

  1. Use the tenets of ecological design as a foundation for the development and implementation of educational programs, research projects, and community development.

  2. Develop and maintain equitable relationships that demonstrate sustainable ways of living, acting and thinking.

  3. Create viable long-term models of sustainability that are applicable to the environment, the economy, and the community.

The Sustainable Living Roadshow

The Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR) is a caravan of educators and entertainers who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles setting up off-the-grid eco-carnivals with experiential learning villages, empowering communities to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet.

R.I.P.E. Raw Institute of Permaculture Education

Raw Permaculture unites the practice of sustainable eating and appropriate food preparation of raw foodism with the sustainable living skills of permaculture. Raw permaculture expands ecological awareness to include the internal terrain (personal health) as well as external  environment (from local ecosystems to planetary health). In short, Raw Permaculture fuses the design of systems and regenerative participation in natural ecosystems of permaculture with the ethic of consuming truly natural sustenance of raw foodism. Raw Permaculture includes the transitional ethic of embracing where we are at while moving toward a more a more regenerative way of being in all dimensions.

Herb’n Wisdom

Herb'n Wisdom provides a variety of goods and services from educational permaculture events and design consultation services to specialty products and a plant nursery specializing in edible flowers and healing herbs. Currently, Herb'n Wisdom provides two product lines:  Queen Bee Flower and Gem Essences and Growing Greetings.  Queen Bee Essences provides high-quality flower essences, gem essences, and aromamists created in small batches.  We also offer consultation using flower and gem essences.  Growing Greetings creates plantable greeting cards using sustainably harvested seeds and recycled paper.

Harmony Festival

Living Mandala is delighted to be working with Harmony Festival in co-production of the high traffic Eco-Village, Earth Temple Dome, and Healing Sanctuary areas designated to teach, empower, heal, and implement regenerative ecological and social solutions on the planet. Preparations are well underway for the 31st Annual Harmony Festival to be held June 12-14 2009 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA. Building on Harmony Festival's four decade-long commitment to green and sustainable business values, Harmony Festival '08 attained a new level of success. Along with all of the great musical performances, we expanded on our unique "progressive county fair" platform, incorporating into our event a diverse variety of "edutainment" -- entertainment & educational programming that promotes the creative arts, sustainable business and healthy living. The Festival reached capacity, selling out over 350 sponsor and exhibitor booths and saw a record-breaking attendance of over 35,000 people! As you are all well aware, our country and our planet are going through an amazing period of upheaval and transformation. Although there are many socio-economic challenges on the horizon, it is encouraging to note that many of the proposed solutions to these challenges are shared core principles that Harmony Festival has championed for over 30 years. In response to the socio-economic challenges on the horizon, we are in the planning stage of what promises to be the most engaging and powerful festival yet.

The Resonance Project

Resonance Project has a vision of unification of all sciences and philosophies emerging from a complete and applied view of the fundamental wheel-works of nature, its ensuing forces, and consciousness. It's mission is to further explore - by means of scientic, philosophical, archaeological, and anthropological studies - the history of ancient civilizations, their philosophies, and their understanding of Unification. Resonance Project shares the knowledge and implications of Unification Theory through publication of scientific papers and layman articles including books, videos, and DVDs for the advancement of humankind. Driven by an appreciation, respect and affirmation for all life, Resonance Project is guided by a sense of the interconnectivity of all things and by the spirit of Unification leading us through our individual endeavors to reach our ultimate potential, benefiting both self and humanity as a whole.