Osho Garden is a communal project to create a living space where ecological gardening, health food and meditation go hand in hand. We are registered as an Osho Information Center. The project started in 2010 in a farmhouse in Saboia, Alentejo but we needed a larger accommodation than was possible in that location and in 2016 we moved to a rural property with more space in Lagoa, in the Algarve. We welcome visitors who want to participate in the daily dynamic Yoga at 7 am and active meditations at 7 pm. If you want to participate in the project, please send us an email and we will send you our application form. Participation is on cost sharing basis, but we are also accepting a limited number of volunteer workers on wwoof conditions.
Our aim is to promote a healthy life in every respect. A daily practice of meditation is considered helpful to find inner peace and understanding. We are using active meditation techniques that were introduced by the Indian mystic Osho. For information on Osho and active meditations you can visit www.osho.com
Postal address: Osho Garden, Jardins de Lombos CP 270-A, 8400-411 Lagoa, Portugal.
Telephone (landline) 00351 282 343 361.
You can find some information about our area in: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagoa,_Algarve
Our postal address is a mailbox placed at the main road, not at our house which is on an unnamed road. The name of the house is Jardins de Lombos, so do not ask for Osho Garden, which is the name of our meditation project, not known locally. In order to find the entrance to our property, your best bet it to put the coordinates in a navigation app on your smartphone and downlaod the map of Portugal so you can use it off-line. This will also help you in your free time to find your way to the many beautiful beaches and the coastal walking trail, and afterwards the way back to our house.
Enter these coordinates: 37.1221, -8.4126
You can also use the road map of the Lombos area below. You may want to print this map in order to show to a taxi driver or find your way on foot. You need to go to Jardins de Lombos – Lombos Gardens on the road map of the Lombos area. You can click on the map to enlarge (works also with pictures in our blog). And tell the taxi driver that he can get the directions in his navigation system by calling the Lagoa taxi central.
If the taxi has no navigation system, you can tell the driver to go (from Lagoa) in the direction Porches. Before Porches he has to turn right, into a small road marked LOMBOS. This is about 400 m after passing the International School. After about 700 m there are some houses on the left side of this road. Enter the second entry gate, we usually leave it open when we expect people. It has a small sign Jardins de LOMBOS (see picture) on the left side of the gate.
By public transport:
The nearest airport is Faro. From there you can go by train to Lagoa-Estombar (10 km from our house) but you can get nearer with the bus to Lagoa (5km). A bit more complicated is to go (via Albufeira) to Porches, which is about 1km from us, walking distance if your bag is not too heavy.
A new option (at this moment we have no experience yet with it) is to take the Green Bus from Faro airport to our house for a fixed rate of 10 Euros (for a shared ride). Book a day in advance (minimum 12 hours) through the website: https://www.my-transfer.com/en. Type Faro airport to Lagoa (and at the next step select the same: Faro airport to Lagoa) and follow the instructions or call 00351- 221 450 083 for support.
Airport bus schedule to Faro bus and train station: http://www.algarvebus.info/003.htm
Train schedule: http://www.algarvebus.info/006.htm
From the Faro bus station you can take a bus (with destination Lagos) that stops in Lagoa. Bus schedule: http://www.algarvebus.info/002s.ht
Taxis in Lagoa: You can try any of these tel. numbers: 282 460 610 or 917 593 322 or 967 238 507 or 919 622 294 or 967 238 507
Get out at the Porches roundabout, walk on past the gas station and take the first left, this brings you to our back gate (which is near the letter n of the word Jardins on the map)
There are also direct buses from Lisbon to Lagoa:
If your flight arrives late you may need to stay overnight in Faro. For a low cost hostel you may check http://www.hostelworld.com/
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