Sunrise Ranch includes those of us who live here and form the core of this community.
Our top event of the year is the ARISE Festival, when thousands of people join us for a weekend of music, wisdom, fun and general festivaling! This year, we were enthralled with Pneumatic Arts Flying Trapeze, performing here on August 4, 2019.
We are an intentional spiritual community, passionately committed to our conscious evolution. We are also committed to each other and what we are bringing to the world together. Most of all, we are devoted to the spirit of Universal Love that brought us together and inspires us every day.
Sunrise Ranch was founded in 1945, and we are one of the oldest intentional communities in America. We embrace anyone who visits here and anyone who connects with us in virtual space—on our website, on Facebook, or on our mailing list. To us, you are all part of our community. We see ourselves as part of the broader community of awakening human beings all around the world.
Friend of Sunrise Ranch Kristin Hoffman sings onstage August 4, at the ARISE Festival.
A week after the ARISE Festival, on August 10, Sunrise Ranch community members and staff from ARISE comb the pastures to pick up any remaining trash. The festival is a leave-no-trace event.
Sunrise Council had elections in July; this is the Council lineup as of August 1: (from left) Chris Buentiempo, Lana Roach, David Gardner, Dot Voutiritsa, Jacqueline Alvine, Gary Goodhue and Bexx Biehl.
There are members of our community who have lived at Sunrise Ranch for more than 50 years, and there is usually at least one person living here who has arrived within the past month. Typically, people who join the core staff at Sunrise Ranch come first as a visitor or as a participant in our Full Self Emergence Program.
Carly, one of our WWOOFers, works in the garden on August 19 “WWOOF” stands for “World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.”
Denis picks raspberries in the garden on August 19. Denis usually works in the Kitchen, but the garden has been producing so abundantly that many community members have been helping out with the harvests recently.
Our three new alpacas get a walk around the campus on August 21.
Sunrise Ranch is a special place, and we offer a few opportunities for those interested in the experience of living here as a resident. Our seven-month Full Self Emergence Program begins each year in the spring.
Being a full-time community as well as resort and conference center, we also offer skilled openings—job positions that require specific or specialized skills. We are seeking talented people to join our spiritual community as full-time residents and members of our staff. As a resident, you can participate in the spiritual life of the community and help us continue to strengthen Sunrise Ranch as a teaching and demonstration site for thriving community. Pay is negotiable. Please visit the Job Opportunities Page for current position listings.
Abbey and Tyler lead some stragglers back to the pasture on August 9.
Scotch (left) meets Sammy, a mare who’s just moved to the Ranch, on August 19.
A couple of young bucks stroll through the campus on August 14, stopping in front of Garden House for a moment.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead