About us

We believe that the world would have never been explored or understood hadn’t we found ways to overcome the barriers that lie between our side and the other side of river; between our perspective and perspectives of others seeing the world; between what is familiar to us and what is unknown.

We are Friends of Camphill India,

a life-sharing community dedicated to quietly uplift the dignity of friends who are special and face developmental challenges. We live together with them, building connections between the two domains of the world, because that is what an act of friendship is: to reach out into the mystery of another person and build a stronger bond with them.

We are a community that practices living together, relying on each other, building a society where everyone and every mind has a say and a safer place to live in. This is the link we build at Camphill every day – A bridge built on ears that actually listen and shoulders that genuinely support. A channel built for different cadences, in different ways to let our special friends experience the aesthetics of the world.

Camphill Movement

Camphill movement was founded in 1939 as a form of silent spiritual resistance to the cruelties committed by the Nazis at the brink during the Second World War. In a way, one can say that even today, a Camphill community strives to do the same: trying to build a silent resistance to the mainstream’s refusal and rejection of wrongly quoted non-productive, differently abled, differently constituted human beings.

Within a life-sharing community, all members practice the art of caring throughout the day. Caring for the nature and surroundings like gardens, animals — and above all caring for each other. Social relationships here are seen as a matter of destiny.

Therefore we open the possibility to generate impulses for individual growth: both for residents and co-workers!

Social Therapy

Social Therapy is the term used for the beneficial dynamics of a life-sharing community based on the ethos of Camphill. The ethos is focused on upgrading the dignity of people with developmental challenges.

Social Therapy is an impulse of healing. The tools lie in the metamorphosis of our soul-forces (thinking, feeling, and willing.). The main focus is to unfold well-being for each and every member of the community.