What is a Master Unit?

Ananda Suruci Master Unit, aims to create an ecological settlement that works as model all-round service and rural multipurpose development center on a rural site in Taiwan.

Ananda Suruci is in the process of becoming a model of sustainability and volunteer action in practice, as well as being a education and research resource. In 2015 we constructed a new Wellness center, which promotes Naturopathic and Yogic remedies to people suffering from acute and chronic diseases. We have established biological waste water treatment, intensive food production and small scale economic systems i.e. bakery and farm produce processing. In the future it will include renewable energy generation.


In a nutshell, a Master Unit is a self-sufficient zone, based on all-round service, that inspires and offers a more balanced, healthy and proactive lifestyle. Using an economical sustainable model (PROUT), it acts as a nerve centre for the local community, and demonstrates new technologies for environmental sustainability while providing guidelines in order to facilitate its replication.

People can move at unison utilizing fully their potentialities, in harmony with nature and surrounding communities, expanding all possible ways by which they can serve, through education, culture, economics and spiritual upliftment.


  1. Create a model for sustainable 21st century living, based on neo-humanistic values and all-round service, which would serve as a replicable educational, research and service resource for Taiwan.
  2. Act as a social hub, as “nerve center” for science, arts, education, culture, economics and consciousness studies.
  3. Maximize the potential for earning within the local community by increasing self-reliance in food, energy and housing and the scope of service projects inside the community itself.
  4. Maximize lifestyles that promotes living in harmony with the environment and minimizing pollution to air, water and land.
  5. Demonstrate a new approach to rural regeneration, showing the potential for agricultural and economic productivity of land through the application of ecological sustainability, Permaculture design and Neo-Humanistic* approaches.


*Neo-humanism, an ecologically and spiritually centered humanism, widens the perspective of traditional humanism and gives importance to all living beings. Neo-humanism holds that all living beings have intrinsic or existential value, regardless of their utility to human beings.