Monte da Vida is a place for maximising our experience of life, through developing a grounded and harmonious relationship with the earth, and by supporting the release of limiting beliefs and ideas that prevent us from experiencing more joy and freedom.
The Monte da Vida project is about being fully alive. So all activities are focused around finding ways to support all of us being more alive, rather than being more dead.
This means living fully to our highest potential as human beings, as well as increasing the life in the soils and the ecosystem of the land itself.
What is Meditation?
Calming, breathing, centering or presence practices that help you relax and be present are often called meditation, and this often includes many varied disciplines such as dance, Tai Chi and Chi Gong. Our understanding of meditation is that these practices (calming/presence etc) form the groundwork for meditation, but are not meditation in and of themselves.
Meditation for us is the ‘trained ability to enter and transform blocked and fixated places in the body-mind, and to release them so they are permanently gone’.
Weekly Classes in Taoist Energy Practises and Meditation
At Monte da Vida:
Monday 11am – Tai Chi with Servan
Friday 11 am – Qigong / Taoist Breathing with Clare
Friday 12 pm – Presence Practices and Meditation with Servan
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We offer you the opportunity to balance your environmental impact through the Earthlife Re-balance program. This includes carbon offsetting, but goes beyond solely focusing on carbon.
Find out how you can support our work, whilst balancing your relationship with the earth.
We have been developing products that we can make in collaboration with the land, that can support our regeneration efforts, as well as giving us some income.
We are excited to be building the central house at Monte da Vida, on the site of the old ruin. The house will contain a large round meditation and training hall, a spacious kitchen and dining area, a guest suite, and plenty of storage.
As you can see from the picture, it is wood framed. The walls are light straw clay, using clay from our land here, with granulated cork added to the mix. The foundations are stone. Like most of the buildings here it is an ecological and natural building.
Treatments and Coaching Sessions
Here at Monte da Vida, we offer various healing modalities, and transformational coaching. Get in touch if you would like to book a session. If you live locally we may be able to come to you. The coaching can also be done in an online meeting.
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Old as I am in age, I have no feeling that I have ceased to grow inwardly or that my growth will stop at the dissolution of my flesh. What I am concerned with is my readiness to obey the call of Truth, my God, from moment to moment, no matter how inconsistent it may appear. My commitment is to Truth, not to consistency.
~ Mohandas Gandhi