The Orenda Legend


   

According to ancient folklores, two tribes were born in the northern landsat a time long ago, and they were the Oren tribe and the Dasu tribe. The Oren tribe was primarily nomadic, and advocated the use of force. It was a tribe of brave warriors, the most powerful force the grasslands have seen, and they plundered all the year round. According to legends, the tribal leader, Oren, is the bravest and strongest warrior among them, and naturally became the leader the tribe looked up to.


   

The Dasu tribe, on the other hand, is quite the opposite of the Oren tribe. They lived in the mountains and forests. Their leader, Da, is a wise, young woman who was knowledgeable about nature’s laws the cycle of growth of all living things. She taught the villagers how to weave fabrics and ropes, and to cultivate crops. Da’s villagers led carefree and fulfilling lives, rising at daybreak and working till the sun sets. Happiness permeates all corners of the Dasu tribe settlement, and everyone lived in harmony and friendship.


   

Oren led his man in many great battles, and the number of young men in the tribe began to fall. One day, while Oren was gravely injured, he was attacked by hundreds of enemy warriors. Under the pursuit of his enemies, Oren hid deep into the forest. There, out of weariness and injury, the great Oren fell from his horse and lost consciousness… when he awoke, he was lying on a bed in an endearing farmhouse. He was saved by Da who was out gathering herbs. Oren was deeply attracted by the gentle and wise Da, who was in turn drawn to Oren’s masculinity and bravery. Not long after their marriage, Da gave birth to a child and named him “Orenda”, signifying the union of the leaders of both tribes. The two tribes then combined and was renamed the “Orenda Tribe”.


   

After Orenda grew up, he succeeded his father as the leader of the tribe. He inherited Oren’s leadership qualities and Da’s wisdom. Orenda ordered his tribe to cease waging war against other tribes, but instead, lead peaceful lives so that the tribe can grow strong again. He taught his people agriculture and the moral values centered on filial piety. Under his leadership, the tribe prospered and grew. With Orenda’ unselfish love for all human beings, and the harmonious and simple ways of his people, the Orenda settlement soon became an utopia of the grasslands, attracting vast number of people to join them in their pursuit of simple happiness. The tribe grew in numbers and today, they have settled in the Guyaju cliff dwellings in Yanqing, Beijing. As the new haven on Earth, it has been attracting more and more affluent people who seek to realize their dreams and happiness.


   


   


       


       

Tribes - Orenda


       

The formation of the tribe began in primitive societies, in a period when human productivity was still relatively low, and human beings needed to form tribal communities comprising blood relations in order to survive in dangerous, natural environments. So the earliest tribes were born from the need for survival.


       

As the ancient tribes developed and evolved, they came together to form nations and states. So tribes are no longer "communities formed by people gathering together for survival". Today, the living conditions of modern man have improved tremendously. With increasing cultural exchanges, the world is moving towards creating common cultural identification and value systems, which have in turn redefined "tribes" in the modern day.


       

With the onset of industrialization, the notion of “tribe” was slowly forgotten. Industrial revolution and rapid development of the global economy and society gave rise to the “exponential economic growth period” that measured a person’s value in terms of their ability to accumulate wealth and resources. As the wealth index continued to rise, people became lost in this mindless pursuit of material gains.


       

Over the past 30 years of China's reform and opening-up, a new way of thinking emerged among the people. We are beginning to question: “how much true happiness has economic and social development generated”? “How can the spiritually rich and powerful seek spiritual happiness?”And hence, Orenda was born, to redefine true happiness by breaking out of the industrialization paradigm, to find the happiness that is most fundamental and true to all human beings. Through Orenda settlements, modern day people have rediscovered a lifestyle and social structure based on tribal living. In today’s modern civilization, where tribal living no longer takes center stage, our needs for spiritual freedom often go unmet. It was out of this unsatisfied yearning that Orenda is born, inspired by the primitive, tribal way of living.


       

With the mission of "making happiness and dreams a reality", the vision of creating “happy lives”, and core values of “authenticity, freedom and care”, Orenda has ignited an innate desire among humans of the contemporary society.


       


       


       
   

Story Behind Our Logo


   


   

   


   

       


   

Dreamcatcher –Capturing the Hope for Happiness

Dream catcher comes from the American Indian Sioux amulet.

A net ornament woven by Indians from branches, leather, feathers, etc.

When children have nightmares, parents hang a dream catcher on their bedside.

Symbolically used to catch the devil in a nightmare.

Later, this custom spread in some parts of the United States.

Dreamnet has the meaning of praying for peace, bringing good luck and catching happiness.

The Orlanda tribal logo evolved from the Indian Amulet Dreamnet.

It implies capturing happiness and exists in the spiritual form of tribes.