Meet a Member: Fireside Chat with Kalindi Attar

May 2023

Kalindi Attar, Persian-American, recently moved from Mexico to France with her husband, 10-year-old daughter, and 1-year-old son to be closer to the Thich Nhat Hanh community and Plum Village mindfulness center. During her 16 years living in Oaxaca, Kalindi undertook as co-founder and coordinator of several projects in a Zapotec village in the Sierra Sur. These projects are focused on creating sustainability, community, and innovation at various levels: Khadi Oaxaca, handmade clothing where every step from growing the cotton seed, to spinning, weaving, and dyeing by hand, are 100% sustainable methods and natural; Ananda Learning Center a school based on Montessori methodology, built with local materials of earth and wood, where the majority of the children and teachers are from the community; and Casa Maitri, a retreat space that promotes life in connection with nature, offering lodging, natural healing through sweat lodge/ temazcal and traditional foods from the region. Kalindi also facilitates diverse gatherings focused on healthy communication and community building.

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