Today we attended the Festa da Semente, an event with a seed exchange market and entertainment, organised by Sara and her friends from Aldeia das Amoreiras. A wonderful day to celebrate and meet many friends from the region. In the picture also our new participant Rob from Holland, sitting at the Osho Garden table where we presented our olives and some seeds.
Do you have experience with organic gardening and look for a place to live and practice your skills, growing your own food? We are looking for a couple who want to maintain and improve the garden of our riverside property in Saboia. Accommodation in a caravan with shared use of all community facilities. Conditions: No rent, only sharing in the cost of what we cannot produce in the garden.
Satsavya is visiting these days, working in the garden here next to Vytas from Lithuania who arrived recently with Daiva and their son Elnis. In this picture also Made and Girts from Latvia. We made some changes in the schedule, adding a daily afternoon workshop, presently on vision relaxation. Participation is not offered on wwoof conditions anymore, it is on cost sharing basis from now on.
Osho was never fond of Italian food but we are and not only for the beneficial health effects of the antioxidant lycopene in the tomato sauce that Italians use so generously. Yesterday Rowan from Sweden showed his mastery of Italian cuisine with a variety of vegetarian and vegan pizza’s. It’s celebration time, and we wish our friends all over the world a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Qigong (or Chi Kung) is part of the Taoist tradition of healing arts, combining meditation, movement and breath energy as a way to awaken one’s true nature. Kaiho, who lived with us earlier this year and now on his way to China for a month of advanced training in this 4000 year old art is visiting Osho Garden this week, sharing the graceful movements of dynamic Chi Kung during our 7 am morning class.
Thunderstorms with heavy rains raised the level of the river this afternoon by about 4 meters, flooding a wide area including the train tracks near our station, barns and ruins on our land and our neighbors and also for the first time our entire vegetable garden. Sadly, much of the work we did lately has become undone. I never imagined the water could rise this high.
It looks so easy but try to do it correctly for more than a few seconds and all those Yoga asanas are real challenges. Dr Weil wrote today about studies of 650,000 people showing that exercise like Yoga increases your lifespan by up to 7.2 years. So it is for our own good that we allow ourselves to be slightly tortured during morning class by following the instructions of our Yoga teacher Dominika.