PILLAR 1: Our House of Masters: With a strong foundation and history of celebrating Mastery in all its forms, we believe true Mastery is not an "thing" but instead an action. The true Masters among us dare to go out on the leading edge of thought, and remember to turn back to the rest of us and invite us out there with them, too. Our House of Masters is designed to be a workshop and education center for individual and collective retreats, and transformational and creative explorations.
4. ONTOLOGICAL STUDY AS A PATH TO SERVICE
Often the activities that give our lives the most meaning are not in alignment with how we earn an income. Deepening our understanding of service means uncovering the ontological oneness of human beings. The study of ontology is merely the branch of physics that deals with the nature of being. We count this as one of our highest aspirations, as it informs all aspects of our personal and professional lives.
5. APPRECIATION OF ART AND SCIENCE AS ONE
We believe art of all forms enhances every moment — physical, spiritual, sexual, social and creative — and, whether it’s natural art or human art, that it be displayed prominently as part of an immersive experience in our common areas, accommodations and throughout the natural environment.
6. EXERTION OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS
We use the four elements in order to inspire our core activities as a community on the property.
Wind: Energy source along with sun.
Water: For swimming and floating in float tanks.
Fire: For food preparation.
7. LIVING BUILDING DESIGN
From eco-friendly (and fun!) tree houses, to the 175 year old Balinese homes brought to Dominical to this estate, The Imiloa Institute has an eye for how its construction is not only sustainable, but contributes to the environment in beautiful and non-toxic ways.
8. ADVENTURE AND SURPRISE
Not only thrilling for the senses, adventure and surprise also has a remarkable effect on human beings by getting us to focus on the present moment. The present also happens to be where the source of our power is found. Adventure and surprise returns us to our personal power and our retreats and experiences are designed around this concept.