AMBASSADORS OF UNITY
and a Healing of the Nations
We are a living conversation of individuals, each one a sanctuary of solitude in themselves, and we are an instrument of connection between peoples, traditions, perspectives, and institutions. Our work in the world as a public benefit foundation is measured by the solitudes we support and the connections we communicate: connections between nature and culture, solitude and society; between craft and thought; between youth and age, rich and poor, black and white; between feminine and masculine; between east and west, north and south, heaven and earth; between labor and learning, innocence and experience; between contemplation and action; between life in the woods and life in the world.
We address ourselves neither to problems nor to solutions, but to a sustained vision of transcendental unity. We seek to embody a culture that transcends all ordinary categories of private or public interest, of profit or nonprofit enterprise. We seek to regain the path to an American Arcadia through a living experiment in simple living and high thinking.
Our conversation connects the traditions of Native America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, composing their various perspectives together into one whole. We draw upon the rational spirit of the American Enlightenment, the transcendental spirit of the American Renaissance and the environmental spirit of the American West to form a unified culture of individual possibility, accessible to all people everywhere who ask the abiding questions of life and death and love and meaning. We believe in the infinitude of the individual as the foundation for a healing of the nations.