Nasalam enjoys having visitors. And as much as we love to welcome new friends to our home we have found it necessary to let them know ahead of time what we expect of them while they are here. Observing the following guidelines should help assure that your visit is enjoyable and that we would look forward with pleasure to your return.
As noted in the article about the community, Nasalam is a vegetarian community. Please do not expect us to violate this standard for a guest. Please do not bring meat products to the community.
We realize that most visitors are probably on vacation. Unfortunately, we are not and have work to do to maintain the community. We love to visit with our guests and it is tempting to just play host all day and ignore what really needs to be done. Please don't be offended if we have to go do work. If you really want to be with us, we invite you to join in the work so that we have more time to spend with you!
Nasalam is an erotic spiritual community. That means there may be erotic and sexual activity going on at times. A primary erotic activity of the community is taoist erotic massage. Guests are welcome to participate in this massage practice.
There are various spiritual activities that take place at Nasalam. You are welcome to participate as the Spirit guides you. If there are spiritual practices that you would like to share with community members we urge you to discuss them so that they might be introduced to the community. Who knows -- they may be incorporated into our practice.
If you choose not to participate in spiritual activities, we expect that you be silent and respectful for their duration.
While we don't require it in any rigid way, we do appreciate guests contributing what they can afford financially to offset the expenses of their stay. The normal donation is $10/day to cover food, utilities and other expenses. If this is not possible for you, let us know - no one has been turned away because they were low on finances.
Finally, we lead a simple rustic life and don't have all the amenities you might be used to (for example, our composting toilet). If you have questions, please discuss them with us. We suggest you treat your visit here as though you were traveling to a third world country and then you'll be pleasantly surprised at the modern conveniences we have :)
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We hope these guidelines will help you feel more comfortable in planning your visit to Nasalam by giving you a picture of how we expect visitors to act - exactly the way we act! Let us know when you would like to visit so we can schedule accordingly and send you instructions on getting to the community.
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