I’m one of Tamera’s next-generation leaders and group facilitators, the choir master, and am also responsible for building and maintenance works in our Political Ashram.
I was born near Berlin in 1975 and grew up in socialist East Germany, witnessing the turnaround of this society during my teenage years. I trained as a carpenter and studied wood building, intending to dedicate myself in development aid later. However, I increasingly questioned my intent, recognizing development aid as nothing sustainable at all. I couldn’t find much meaning in trying to help people by promoting our Western way of life. The more I realized the widespread suffering at the foundation of this society, the more I questioned this entire culture. Yet the wish to put my life into service for bettering this world remained.
I first visited Tamera in 2000 and decided to join the project in 2001. I underwent an intense spiritual and social education in Tamera’s Political Ashram together with fellow students my age. After an intense “School Mirja” from 2001–2002, a small group of young people decided to stay together for a whole year of intensive study. After that experience of staying together while studying, we were able to take on more and more responsibility for the community. I took on responsibility for building works and as a group facilitator.
What Motivates Me
Ever since I got to know Tamera, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of creating a model for a new culture. I’ve – very positively – been under the spell of this idea, which seeks to combine:
- humaneness with political work
- Eros free of fear
- spiritual connection
- building community and trust between people and all beings.
It’s a pathway for healing planet Earth.
My Role in Tamera
Ever since 2002, I’ve been the community choir master. I wasn’t trained as a conductor, but as I have always loved music, everything I needed to learn came to me.
I’ve coordinated maintenance works in the Political Ashram since 2012, and taken part in holding spaces of spiritual research.