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“Inkiri” is a greeting used by a tribe who lived here many years ago, in the Piracanga region of the Maraú Peninsula (BA). It means “The love in me greets the love in you”. It inspires our dream: to recognize and to manifest the Love and the Truth that exists in us, in everyone and in all places.

We are an intentional community committed to making this dream come true. We are formed by around 40 adults and 18 children and teenagers. We dedicate ourselves to developing our self-knowledge and we offer the tools we use to those who come to participate in our courses, retreats and programs.

Today, most members of the community have the humanitarian leader Sri Prem Baba as their spiritual master. Therefore, we are more and more aligned with the movement created by him, Awaken LOVE.

The Inkiri Community’s leader is Angelina Ataíde, founder of the Ecovillage of Piracanga and the Inkiri Community. It was Angelina’s childhood dream of creating a world of happiness with no suffering which opened the door for us to be able to cultivate the Inkiri Dream today.

The Inkiri Community gathered for our family photo “2017 version”

Effective Members of the Inkiri Community

(last update: 23 / FEB / 2018)

 Analu Angelina 3 Beto Bruno 2 Celeste  FNC_5908 FNC_5909 Francisco Franco Fred 3  Gabi Chavantes Gaby Unibazo Inti 2 Iris  Karina 1        Pablo Paulina Pedro Rael 2 Rafa Silvina 3    Vanessa 1 Zaida

  • Ana Patrícia Fernandes Faria
  • Ana Luiza Caldas (Analu)
  • Angelina Ataíde
  • Bruno Tambellini
  • Celeste Chiarotti
  • Diego Matar Wawrzeniak
  • Francisco Diez
  • Frederico Behrends
  • Gabriela Chavantes
  • Gabriela Unibazo
  • Janaína Riccioppo
  • José Luís Ataíde
  • Juliana Faber
  • Karina Clark Barcellos Dias
  • Lucas André Ariza Rotta
  • Maíra Sagnori de Mattos
  • Maurício Castillo Ocampo
  • Ornella Ganduglia
  • Pablo Jose Caceres Iriarte
  • Paulina Romaniello
  • Pedro Luis de Almeida Camilo
  • Peggy Jeanne Marie Mars
  • Prem Advayat (Thomas Bisinger)
  • Rael Soares de Godoy
  • Rafael Eiji Yamada
  • María del Rosario Gómez Saavedra
  • Roberto Madureira (Betão)
  • Silvina Dayan
  • Vanessa Ruiz Batista
  • Zaida Sampayo

A brief history of the ancient Inkiri Tribe

The forgotten stories of humanity tell us that there was a time when all beings lived freely, happily and peacefully. They were connected with nature because they recognized themselves as part of it. At that time, on the riverside of the Piracanga river, there was an indigenous tribe who greeted themselves saying “inkiri”. A greeting that, like different words in different cultures, meant “The Love in me welcomes the Love in you.”

In this tribe, people of all ages lived in harmony. Children were free: they could play and develop, always under the care and supervision of all adults. Young people dedicated their gifts and talents to express themselves and materialize everything their hearts asked for. And the elders contributed with all their wisdom and experience to the tribe’s sustenance. Each one of them had its role and they lived in a simple way, in union and with loads of love.

There was no judgment. Joy and spontaneity reigned. They laughed at their own mistakes and lived the present moment without attachments, without nostalgia or future plans that would take them out of their natural state of peace.

About 700 years ago, the Inkiri tribe ceased to exist in this way, but not without leaving in every piece of this land the legacy of how living in simplicity, nature and Love.

We, the Inkiri Community, have chosen to inspire ourselves in this story! Our idea is not to recreate the same life they had, but to honor their teachings and work so that today, in our way of living, we can find the ways that lead us back to the Union.