“Feliz Natal!”, the lady from the local Saturday market said to us with a smile, as she gave us a free pack of her Christmas cookies after we bought nearly half her stall of fruits and veggies. It was one of those moments where the Portuguese generosity was especially appreciated. We had been wanting to… Continue reading A Time for Giving
"I saw men for the first time" by Liva Reidzane "Last week all 7 residents of Avidanja came back from the annual Sangha Retreat at the Quinta of Awakened Life Project. Being part of this group of very committed 81 people is truly fantastic, it has made me come to the recognition of what it… Continue reading I saw men for the first time!
Why do we live in a community? by Jutta Weiske "Life is so easy on your own, no one to argue with, we can do what we want and organize our lives just as we want too. Sounds familiar? Sounds amazing? On the first look, all of this sounds so inviting, but as we all… Continue reading Why do we live in a community?
Life is a Celebration "We spent the weekend with our spiritual family from the Awakened Life Project at the Quinta da Mizarela and we are still blown away by the 2 days of immersion in bliss and deep Happiness. Words cannot describe the richness and perfection of our annual celebration this year. Everyone from the… Continue reading Life is a Celebration
Cleaning with devotion by Liva " When I first came to Avidanja as a volunteer I realized very fast that I am not always such a caring person as I think I am and that showed in relationships, in work and also in cleaning. During the last 3 years I have lived here and become… Continue reading Cleaning with Devotion