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In 2007, stone circles staff visited a little piece of land in Mebane that was then called “The Human Kindness Foundation”… In September of that year, we moved onto the land into what is now known as The Stone House! Click here for a short video of our first visit!

Hospitality means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines. It is not to lead our neighbor into a corner where there are no alternatives left, but to open a wide spectrum of options for choice and commitment.
~Henri Nouwen

being on this land offers a myriad of opportunities:

1) We are able to integrate the transformative training, workshop and collaborative work that stone circles has been known for since 1995.

The Stone House is a place where people can forge strong relationships across lines of difference and find the space to envision new possibilities and strategies for their work. Local social change organizations, regional coalitions and national networks gather for strategic conversations around a range of important issues. Our own programming of leadership development and training is designed with partner organizations to strengthen capacity for social justice leaders.

2) We are able to offer a whole new level of place-based programming, including Soul Sanctuary, Days of Practice, Yoga of Social Change, long-term and individual retreats and community gatherings and events.

We value practices of inner awareness that help people unbind from limiting perspectives and behaviors and move into lives of wisdom and compassion. We offer training in meditation and yoga as support for individual exploration and understanding. There is also plenty of space here for people to deepen their path using their own practices and traditions. The spiritual life of The Stone House is formed through our range of retreat offerings as well as through other groups who use the space to practice in their own ways.

3) We are able to provide local and national social justice nonprofits, educational institutions, spiritual groups and other like-minded organizations with affordable rental space to deepen and transform their own work.

4) We offer all of this work through the lens of a sustainable relationship between land and community.

We want this land to enhance our local community, regional ecosystem, and a fast-changing planet for decades to come. To this end, we are prioritizing responsible stewardship, food justice and sustainable resource use. Our organic garden, fruit orchard and chickens produce much of the food we eat ourselves and serve to our guests; what we don’t grow we purchase locally as much as possible. We frequently offer community-oriented programs such as educational workshops and volunteer opportunities on the land.

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    Please support the Indiegogo campaign for our new kitchen! Our goal is to raise $80,000, and we're 1/3 of the way there. Thank you for your support and for passing on the word to your networks of friends. Click here for more information.