Community of the Ark


Community of the Ark
Work with horses in an Ark Community

The Community of the Ark is a small spiritual commune in southern France that was founded in 1948 by Lanza del Vasto. Lanza del Vasto was a non-violence activist and disciple of Mahatma Gandhi.

In the 1970s, the community spread to several locations, including Italy, Spain and Quebec. In the 1990s, some communities were closed due to conflicts and lack of new members.

External links

Further reading

  • Mark Shepard: The Community of the Ark. A Visit With Mahatma Gandhi's Disciples in the West. Ocean Tree Books, Santa Fe (New Mexico) 1992, ISBN 0-943734-28-2.

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