Artist Residence Since 2016
The vision of Artist Residence Enchantingwind(ARE) is to create spaces to reflect, explore and expand, somewhere to take time and space out of their daily busy lives and dip in to an alternate and creative, meditative self.
During periods of 4 weeks one can immerse into the Self, or simply just Being and Do Nothing, Wandering into Nature, Let Nature Detox You physically, emotionally.
We welcome Buddhist, Taoist and artist and this opportunity twice per year, one in April and other in October. However If your artistic method requires a lot of electricity, our offer may not be suitable for you. Since we are off grid and rely on a small solar panel for internet receiver and a generator to charge the laptop.
‘Just being, do nothing, or wandering around’ sound difficult in the beginning but after awhile later you will gain the ‘insight’ and finding the ‘peace’ in you. And definitively the gaining will expand somehow your consciousness or artistic endeavor.
In this time the accommodation (the whole cabin; bedroom, bathroom, hot shower, kitchen) is provided. But the transportation (including air fare) and food is on artists. More Information Artist must Know About Our Place if you are interested in applying.
There’s no formal application needed for this call. You(artists) just need to send us about you and your work including your website(Portfolio) link with mentioning of which month applying for. If you have questions feel free to email Us.
a view from the cabin
“The place, ever changing presence of visual and acoustic beauty: The silence, the sounds of wind, of birds and insects. The perspective of the mountains, different cloud formations and changing colours of the grass, the light and the night.
And the company, Maya was always very helpful and a big inspiration for going places, activities and honest talks about all the different aspects in life.
It was a real retreat to me, both in artistic and personal ways.”
-Boris Joens from Germany
“Maya offers as much wisdom as the mountains surrounding her sacred space. Although my experience in the cabin was far too short, it was enough time to gain an appreciation for the space she offers: one of peace, repose, creativity, and guidance towards inner truth. The gift of this space is one of true beauty that brought huge teachings to my life, and I wish the same for you. Come as an artist, a seeker, a neurotic thinker, or just as the human being you already are. With all of my gratitude for my time on the mountain, I send thanks to Maya and blessings to you!”
– Chelsea from Charleston, U.S.A
… I was looking for a quiet, naturally beautiful place to get some well-overdue writing done. My first day in Vilcabamba, Maya met me just outside of town where we had lunch and shared a cab up the mountain. After unloading from the cab and walking around the house I was immediately struck by the view – a scene I could never become tired of waking up to. I knew immediately that I was in the right place. After quickly figuring out the logistics of living on the mountain, such as groceries, and getting to town from the cabin, I began to settle in nicely. You are free to explore the mountain, as well as the surrounding trails – all of which offer beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding mountainsides. Maya makes a great host, and always made me feel at home; and it didn’t take long for me to truly feel at home. I’m glad and grateful to have shared many meaningful conversations, music, meals, tea, and much more with her. The combination of openness with nature – which my time in the cabin provoked, as well as Maya’s generosity, kindness and hospitality are only a couple of reasons why I hope to return very soon. … ARE is a sanctuary, and a place to retreat from the high energy hustle and bustle of everyday life. I have only been gone a little over a month, yet am already looking forward to my next visit. I arrived in awe at the beautiful mountain scenery, and left filled with honest inspiration; provided to me both by Maya, and the atmosphere in which she has built her life in the mountains.
-Dylan from Canada