THE ALQUIMIA EXPERIENCE
When asked what surprised him the most, His Holiness the Dalai Lama replied:
“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die,
and then dies having never really lived.”
Our mission is to redefine community care, and to create a space where
the ancient wisdom of true healing comes to life.
So often we hear about self-care, and all of us know that we could be taking better care of ourselves,
but in our modern world where we are each holding so much individually,
real self-care becomes nearly impossible.
In traditional cultures, child care, elder care, gardening, home-making, seasonal work and ritual,
and so much more is held by the community, which makes space for what we are nowadays calling “self-care.”
Alquimia is dedicated to restoring community connections in such a way as to facilitate a greater opportunity for the health and wellbeing of the individual as part of a healthy, thriving community.