The Temples of Humankind are the sacred heart of Damanhur, federation of spiritual communities.

Damanhur is a worldwide movement that inspires the lives of thousands of people committed to leaving a positive mark on the world.

The central part of Damanhur is located between Turin and Aosta, in an uncontaminated valley at the foot of the Piedmont Alps. The six-hundred citizens who live there have created a multilingual society, open to exchanges with the world and the different cultures of peoples. Many other Damanhurians live in other parts of Italy and all over the world and support the Federation’s ideals and projects.

Damanhur was founded thanks to the inspiration of Oberto Airaudi, Falco Tarassaco (1950-2013). Falco was a philosopher, healer, writer and artist, active in the field of therapeutic research and new sciences. An innovative and prolific painter, he created a personal style of painting called “Selfic Painting”. From an early age, he manifested a precise spiritual vision and great healing abilities that he developed them through constant experimentation.

In 1975, together with a group of fellow researchers, Falco started the social and spiritual experiment of Damanhur. The Federation now has its own Constitution, a complementary currency system called “Credito,” schools for children, art studios, a publishing house, an organic farm and a renowned medical center for holistic therapies.

The thousands of people who are inspired by the philosophy of Damanhur recognize themselves in a Spiritual People. They commit to respecting life and every being; these values are also dear to all the indigenous peoples of our planet. To foster and spread these ideals, Damanhur has established a Foundation and an ONG which has consultative status at the United Nations.

The Federation welcomes guests from all over the world. It is also a member of GEN, the global eco-villages network, and its new social-spiritual model is often studied by scholars and researchers. The Independent University of Damanhur offers programs and courses to share the discoveries made and the knowledge acquired over forty years of experimentation in all fields of human potential and spirituality.



Experience Engineer, Author, Speaker, Performer. Founder of Street Wisdom

David Pearl is an innovator who works in business, the arts and social change. Through his books, talks and events, he engineers experiences that shake-up working cultures, inspire performance and change lives for the better.

David is the Founder of Street Wisdom, an international social venture that’s bringing experiential learning to city streets the world over through its free, guided WalkShops. Using a mix of psychology, mindfulness and cognitive science, it helps people answer their life and work questions by unlocking fresh thinking and new direction.


The Global Eco-village Movement and the future

Ross Jackson, for many years an innovative leader in the world of business and NGOs and today author, entrepreneur in the field of renewable energy, new technologies and organic food. Ross is the founder of the Global Ecovillages Network (GEN) and is president of Gaia Trust and Gaia Education. In this video, he shares his thoughts on the current state of the world, the eco-villages movement and the future of the Planet.


A true spiritual wellness warrior, an author, podcast host, plant based chef, motivational speaker, meditation guide, yoga teacher.

Julie Piatt aka “SriMati” has spent decades seeking the divine in all of her life experiences.

Through embracing a plant based diet, and simultaneously embarking on a deep meditation practice, SriMati healed herself of a large cyst in her neck, which doctors diagnosed as an incurable ailment. This experience gave her an intimate connection to food, and proved to her the miraculous ability of the body to heal itself when supported with pure whole living foods and a connection to the soul.

Julie has created over 300 plantbased recipes featured in a series of best selling cookbooks published by Avery/ Random House.


What can architecture learn from nature

Michael Pawlyn is a British architect noted for his work in the field biomimetic architecture and innovation. He was part of the principal team of architects that conceived and designed The Eden Project in Cornwall, and is a regular keynote speaker at events on innovation and environmental sustainability. His best selling RIBA book « Biomimicry in Architecture » was published in 2011 and a revised second edition, with a foreword by was published in 2016. He is one of the three founders of The Sahara Forest Project- a way of supplying fresh water, food and renewable energy in arid conditions – and remains actively involved as a Founding Partner and Design Manager.


A Spiritual Journey to Burma and Buddhism

Feroze Dada was born in Karachi. He has lived and worked for most of his life in London. He has been a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor. He was the senior partner of his private client tax practice in Mayfair, London for 25 years. Feroze is also a non-executive director of several private companies. Outside his professional life, Feroze is passionate about cricket and music. He performs in his own band, and is an occasional TV interviewer.

In 2012, during a trip in Myamar, Feroze and his wife MuMu – a photographer, interpreter and guide – took a boat trip on the beautiful Inle Lake but a terrible storm obliged them them to get ashore in a great hurry. It was already dark, and the rain was torrential. On the shore, they saw dozens of eyes looking at them. They were some of the monks and the children of the Buddhist monastery of Phaya Taung, who took the scared and wet group to shelter. That night in the monastery changed Feroze’s life. He met the head monk Phongyi, who was passionately caring for and teaching more than 600 orphaned and refugee children of the revolutionary wars. Touched by the human goodness that shines also in the darkness of war, Feroze took action to support the Monastery and its children. He set up the Inle Trust, whose goal is the relief of poverty and improving health through the provision of water, sanitation, hygiene and education.


How women can step into their power and realise their dreams

The guest in this episode is Cynthia James, a transformational coach and an inspirational leader and teacher guiding and helping thousands of people to make changes in their life and in the world.

Cynthia comes from a lineage of 5 generations of women that were prophetic dreamers, but also experienced trauma and abuse. She felt the necessity to stop this pattern, so she started a deep spiritual work that led her into creative expression through musicteaching and writing. She especially works with women from all over the world, leading them in a process of transformation through personal example.


A lifelong Spiritual Journey

The guest in this episode is Oleg Cherne, aka Ben Chelero, aka Chom: many names for his many personalities and roles. Oleg is a Tao master, a spiritual teacher, an explorer, a philosopher, a researcher and an alchemic wine maker. Oleg was born in Russia, in the former Soviet Union, and as a child, he fell from a roof and was very ill for a long time. This led him to develop a strong ability for introspection and led him to a discovery of his body’s healing abilities. In this interview Oleg describes how the lack of “external freedom” opened him up to the possibility of exploring his inner freedom. At the time he grew up, in the Soviet Union one could have been imprisoned for spiritual practices, yet Oleg says that “the most difficult battle is the one with yourself.”

Extraordinary conditions often give the opportunity to express extraordinary talents: watch this video, meet Oleg and hear his incredible life’s story.


How to Heal using Sound and Frequency

In this episode we are happy to host Daniel Coates, aka “Suntara” and his wife Rosarmy. Suntara means “Bringing light to the Earth” and that is precisely what he wants to do through his Sound Healing Music.
Daniel, an Australian I.T. professional working in London, suffered often from anxiety. By chance he reconnected with an old friend, an opera singer and sound shaman. Daniel went to a session in which his friend used his resonant voice for sound healing and was blown away by what he experienced. That was the start of his new life, and the birth of Suntara.

Now Suntara is himself an established and experienced sound healer, traveling all over the world with his wife and children to offer profound sound healing experiences to an increasing number of people.
This summer he visited Damanhur and performed in the Temples of Humankind. In this interview with Esperide, Suntara and Rosarmy talk about travelling the world on the waves of healing sounds.

Watch it to the end to experience a sound guided meditation!

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