Community Contributions

Community Contributions

Hello Community, The Temple has been serving the community for over 20 years, and the vast majority of our funding comes directly from Temple founder Genevieve Vaughan. Since we are “gift economy”, and do not charge for rituals or stays in the Guest House,  I would...
The Gift Economy

The Gift Economy

by Genevieve Vaughan Paper given at the Women’s Worlds Conference at the University of Makerere in Uganda, Summer 2002. Download a PDF I believe we can say that Capitalism is Patriarchal, especially Northern or ‘Western’ Capitalism. We can say...
Proposing the Gift Economy

Proposing the Gift Economy

by Candace Ross What if……….. Everyone started sharing, just a little bit With everyone else, something that they liked to do and didn’t charge for it? I like making art and growing plants. In current society, I have to sell “things” or my “time” to live. But if I gave...
Community and the Gift Economy

Community and the Gift Economy

by Candace Ross “Whenever I ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or ill) is ‘community.’ What happened to community and why don’t we have it anymore?  There are many reasons – the layout of suburbia,...