About this place
Embedded in the Pirque wine-growing region on the periphery of Santiago de Chile, close to the Puente Alto district, Casa Origen is spectacularly situated.Fundación Origen combines education and agriculture, provides seminar venues as well as a Buddhist centre. It also holds a public market hall with a café and restaurant, which is open to everyone. Thereby it represents an important community space and is a point of anchoring for local residents and well as its guests. The place grows nearly all of its own food and also markets it locally. Fundación Origen takes an approach of appreciating every guest, every human being in their wholeness and with all their potential.
Fundación Origen is a place that provides its visitors with courage and a vision of how living in community and in harmony with nature is possible.
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About the host
Maryanne Muller is a leader of resilience and passion, who has been actively contributing to the achievement of the SDGs in Chile and around the world for the past 40 years. After returning from fleeing the military dictatorship, she immediately began to actively work on building democracy in the country. The focus of her work was to make education accessible to the poorest and most vulnerable in society. Furthermore, she has been actively fighting for gender equality in Latin America and beyond. The experiences of her decades of work flowed into the development of the place “Fundacion Origen”, 30 minutes outside Santiago de Chile. This place provides the space for learning and experimentation inviting guests from all over the world as well as the surrounding region. In her work, Maryanne is guided by empathy, the commitment to empowering others, a strong sense of community and the continuous fight for justice.