As a living and working community we manage the seminar business and the permaculture gardens of Schweibenalp. Depending on the season up to 30 people are living in the community. Additionally, every year numerous volunteers come to join us and support our work. As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network, we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. Therefore, a conscious lifestyle design considering the aspects of ecology, economy, the social and spirituality are important to us, influenced by values like respect for natural cycles, a fair economy and mindfully living together. In everyday life we connect in meetings, communal meals and by singing together as well as in special events such as rituals of thanksgiving, fire ceremonies, sweat lodges a.s.o. Mutual support and collective intelligence help us to overcome challenges and solve conflicts. The community encourages the members’ personal development.