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Welcome to Cala Jami - introduction on youtubeCala Jami June 2012

 

The vision

For ten years now we have been running an open-minded and open-hearted spiritual and ecological centre: Cala Jami. It is situated on a magnificent piece of land in the north-eastern part of Sardinia, 3 km from the Costa Smeralda, a coastline known worldwide for its beauty. This area of Sardinia is characteristic for its fantastic granite rock formations and evergreen lush vegetation.

The piece of land encompasses a quiet valley, rich with vegetation and water. We planted 100 olive trees, some fruit trees and we grow vegetables, all organic. We also take care of the plants and trees which already grew here, the holm oaks, cork oaks and the typical Mediterranean ‘Macchia’ with strawberry trees, junipers, mirth, broom, rockroses and lavender.

There is a big round tent, there are beautiful places to set up tents, there's a wooden hut and a caravan and now there is also a beautiful new house that has been built in 2014.

This powerful piece of land, embedded in ancient, light-filled nature, is especially conducive for retreats, meditation and other beautiful spiritual events.
Besides the possibility of participating in events it is also great just to spend some time amidst Sardinia's nature and its sacred environment whilst getting new inspiration from the interesting people whom you can meet at Cala Jami, or from the almost daily morning meditations and usually weekly evening gatherings. Please contact Roshan for more information.

Some people come to Cala Jami to spend some weeks as a volunteer and to experience a different life style much closer to nature (see participation and support).

Many experience the atmosphere of Cala Jami and the surrounding nature as purifying, healing and awakening.

In the surrounding area there are magnificent beaches, as well as ancient sacred places. To some people the entire island, with its atmosphere of timelessness, is a center of spiritual power.

We feel that people nowadays are in great need of spiritual and ecological centres. We offer something important and unique for the community, especially as in this region of Sardinia there are no other centres of this kind - although the people are very interested in spirituality and ecology.

Spiritual gatherings and events

One focus of Cala Jami is on spirituality, especially Sufi gatherings and events of the International Sufi Order. But also other teachers come to Cala Jami and give seminars, e.g. Yoga and Qigong teachers, dancers, singers, musicians, shamans, therapists and healers (see programs).

People that come together at Cala Jami are from different countries, different cultural and religious backgrounds and different age.

Roshan who lives at Cala Jami big part of the year is active as meditation teacher and guide in the International Sufi Order. See Meditation with Roshan on Youtube.

Almost through the whole year morning meditation session takes place in the big tent, during the warm season sometimes on the beach or on a sunrise rock. There are also evening gatherings with music and singing.

Morning meditations and evening sessions are usually free of charge, everybody is welcome to participate.


Ecological meetings at Cala Jami

We live in a time of ecological and economic crisis. Many feel insecure. In Italy hopelessness and resignation seem to spread more and more.

Though not everyone is open to spirituality, many know that change is necessary. That is why we are about to start regular eco-meetings open to all, where we want to bring up, discuss and put into practice ideas to inspire each other to act sustainably, get away from passive consumerism and move towards awareness and responsibility towards nature and its resources.

Themes of these meetings are: self-sufficiency - positive change - gardening and life in harmony with nature - permaculture - forest gardening - eco-building - bee keeping - medicinal herbs and wild plants - olive and fruit tree cultivation - health and nutrition - vegetarian/vegan cooking - shopping responsibly - avoiding waste and recycling - do it yourself - hiking, exploring, learning to observe nature attentively - traditional knowledge and crafts - practical spirituality - community - peaceful communication, to name only a few.

We plan to publish more details soon.

Cala Jami: volunteering, participation and support

There are different possibilities to participate and contribute to our project. We are delighted when dedicated and enthusiastic people come to contribute their unique gifts, capabilities and ideas. Cala Jami is a place for dreaming and realising dreams … Once a year interested participants come and meet together at Cala Jami.

We have “support camps” at Cala Jami, usually in early spring. During the mornings we work and create together on the piece of land, enjoying contact with the elements. During the rest of the day there is time to relax, take walks, meditate, make music, cook, sit beneath the stars, remember the source, and share laughter together….

Besides the support camps, we host volunteers from different countries almost the entire year. It is always a great life experience for us and for them.
We are host on www.workaway.info and since January 2015 also WWOOFing host. Have a look at our our workaway account and the positive feedback let by a lot of volunteers!

Kosmische Feier Jubiläum im Juni 2010

In 2010 - thanks to many donations and a lot of helping hands - we were able to inaugurate our new beautiful meditation tent where sessions and spiritual events take place. The pictures show the inspiring jubilee celebration gathering in June 2010 (100 years of Sufism in the West and 5 years of Cala Jami).

The next celebration event is coming closer now: The 10 years Cala Jami jubilee will take place in May 2015, we will inaugurate and bless the new house that has just been built. 

The picture below on the left was taken in summer 2014, in construction but already beautiful. The other picture gives an impression of the house when finished inside (January 2015). The outer refinement and technical installations still need to be done.
 
Seminarhaus mit Schornsteinen und Ziegeldach 
inside the new house

 

The financing of the house building worked and the vision of a spacious and beautiful house came true because of the many inspired and trustful friends of Cala Jami who support(ed) the project in various ways. Still more help is needed in order to finish the house completely. See participation and support for more details!


Morning meditation at the day of Cala Jami’s inauguration in May 2005