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Community

Sunrise Ranch includes those of us who live here and form the core of this community.

Deer enjoy the valley on May 1, 2021.

 

We are an intentional spiritual community, passionately committed to our conscious evolution. We are also committed to each other and what we are bringing to the world together. Most of all, we are devoted to the spirit of Universal Love that brought us together and inspires us every day. Sunrise Ranch was founded in 1945, and we are one of the oldest intentional communities in America. We welcome anyone who visits here and anyone who connects with us in virtual space—on our website, on Facebook, or on our mailing list. To us, you are all part of our community. We see ourselves as part of the broader community of awakening human beings all around the world.

We had a wonderful spring Chamber event on May 10.

 

A couple of calves were born April 30 up on Green Ridge; they weren’t expected for almost a month. Ranch Director Sarah carried one of them down on her horse, Sammy, and the other was brought down on a pickup truck bed as the mamas followed along to the nursery pasture.

We find we are entering a new paradigm for how people relate to each other. In a world where neighbors in housing developments and apartment buildings often never meet, we are finding new ways to connect with people of all ages and from many diverse backgrounds. We know that when people come to Sunrise Ranch, they feel the surround of love substance in this valley. This spiritual atmosphere has formed out of all the loving service from people down through the decades and from the communion with nature and the land itself. As the Sunrise Ranch community of today, we feel responsible for this atmosphere and for our contribution to it. It is the atmosphere of true home.

 

This valley can be so incredibly beautiful, as seen here with the sun rising on May 7. We’re so fortunate to call this place home!

 

Our everyday spiritual practice includes a deep commitment to personal transformation, so that we become a living expression of Universal Love. That means that we commit ourselves to an unconditional expression of that Love. That’s where the rubber meets the road. We transform as we express Universal Love in the face of whatever happens and whatever may arise in our own thoughts and emotions. We meet regularly as a community (these days by Zoom) to share our vision and insight and to support each other in our transformational process. And we find a deeper attunement with the source of life and inspiration within us. We welcome anyone to join us for our regular Sunday service, by live-streaming video.

This little charolais/angus cross, pictured May 20 with his mama, seems a little shy.

 

No. 87 is doing her best imitation of a food truck.

David Karchere is the Spiritual Director for Sunrise Ranch. He works closely with Dr. Jane Anetrini, a minister at the Ranch, and with the Trustees of Emissaries of Divine Light. Children and seniors play a vital role in the life of Sunrise Ranch. We are also joined by non-residential staff who assist us with some of the essential functions of the Ranch. Interns also assist with the work of the Ranch and are an integral part of our community.

 

There are members of our community who have lived at Sunrise Ranch for more than 50 years, and there is usually at least one person living here who has arrived within the past month. Typically, people who join the core staff at Sunrise Ranch come first as a visitor or as a participant in our Full Self Emergence Program. (The program has been suspended for 2020, but we hope to have it in full swing again next year.)

Spring sprang right on time on the Sunrise campus. We’re absolutely surrounded by beauty!

 

Haircut time! Ziggy and Otis (left photos) and Aiden and Mama Llama (right photos) got their summer cuts on May 20.

 

Sammy the horse gets a facial by No. 95 on May 20.

Residential Opportunities

Community living is not for everyone, but it delivers a dimension of connection that most people inherently desire. Imagine knowing people in your life on a more intimate level through sharing an intention and living it through your work and home life. People come to Sunrise Ranch to learn principles of universal truth and personal responsibility for the life they have created, to transform their daily living, meaningful work and interpersonal relationships, and to renew their sense of joy and connection with others. They become a loving presence of influence in their world.

 

The sheep, llamas and alpacas rest in the tall grass under a tree May 24. Ahhhh, life is good.

 

Skilled Openings

Being a full-time community as well as resort and conference center, we also offer skilled openings—job positions that require specific or specialized skills. We are seeking talented people to join our spiritual community as full-time residents and members of our staff. As a resident, you can participate in the spiritual life of the community and help us continue to strengthen Sunrise Ranch as a teaching and demonstration site for thriving community. Pay is negotiable. Please visit the Job Opportunities Page for current position listings.

To learn more about living and working at Sunrise Ranch, contact the Registrar office at recruiting@sunriseranch.org or feel free to call us at 970-679-4251.

The Farm Stand is open! Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Find us on County Road 29, just north of the Sunrise Ranch campus.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead

 

The sun begins to dip behind the foothills as another beautiful day in Eden Valley draws to a close on May 29.

 

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