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Sadhana Forest

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Avantika A wrote a review Oct 2020
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If you want to experience how to sustain closer to nature and in sync with nature, this is the place to be in! you can visit for day tours, where they will walk you through the place in couple of hours, or every friday evening they have free vegan dinners, or you can stay there for 2-4 weeks. They have minimum time that you need to stay for.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Peter A wrote a review Mar 2020
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Sadhana forest is a vegan community based on a few very human principles. In my personal opinion, this is a great suggestion for how humans can live and thrive together. In a humanity that's growing constantly, trying to expand, explore, function, improve, I felt the need to leave the everyday bustle of Copenhagen in Denmark to go try something different. I initially wanted to volunteer at this place because of the reforestation that they are doing, but when I got into the rhythm of this place, observed and partook, I started to realize how much more there was to do here; to learn here! This community is more than a reforestation project. This place is booning with humanity. Not the humanity I was used to from back home, where everyone always has a million things they need to do, and even more things that they want to do but can't because of all the stress they put themselves/are put under in modern society. This humanity was closer to what I consider the core of us. Here, we practice gift-economy. Not just in the exchange of things do we want nothing in return, but also in exchange of favours, actions, a hand here or there. It's about being together about it, helping eachother out, not trying to earn your rent. We even have a free-store where we can drop off clothes we don't need and take whatever we do need, and a library where we can lend books free of charge. We take care of eachother. When we get sick, we tend to eachother, bring food and spend time making sure nobody is ever lonely. We eat together - all of us - and eat only vegan, for the sake of the animals, the planet and ourselves. We are also raw-diet friendly. The founder, who lives here with his family, eats a raw diet. Promoting this compassionate way of thinking and being is being highlighted even more as a big part of my life while being here. Probably also due to the wonderful people who come here. That's what this place is, after all - a collective, family, tribe, whatever you wanna call it - and it is only because of us that it remains and still functions after 16 years. If you also want to try another way of living, a way that focuses on giving, enjoying, helping eachother out, appreciating beauty in the human, nature, and the relationship between the two, come to sadhana forest and live with us!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Tanja Gerold wrote a review Mar 2020
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I have travelled a lot in my life, but I have never come across a place like Sadhana Forest! I have been here now for a week and have already learned so much about reforestation, community life, nature, zero waste, vegan cooking, unschooling, etc. And I just planted my first tree this morning! It is so amazing to wake up to the beautiful singing of the birds amidst nature, getting to know people from all over the world and support a project which is not only turning a desert into a forest again, but has also a lot of positive impact on the local Indian community. Sadhana Forest supports a non competitive environment, in which everybody can explore their own talents and preferences and even present them at the "non-talent show" once a week. Being over 40 my minimum stay would have been only two nights, but I will definitely stay longer. If you love nature and community life, I highly recommend to come to Sadhana Forest!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ArunKanniah wrote a review Mar 2020
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I've lived in Sadhana forest for a week now, and I cannot express my gratitude for the impact the community has brought onto me. More than living in a secure forest area, it is about taking back spiritual values for yourself. If you are reading this, you must come and experience this place at least once in your lifetime. The food here is fantastic and very healthy vegan.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Baptiste G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Hello ! Somes words to tell you my feelings about Sadanah Forest. Actually i'm here since 5 days and staying for one month, the beginning of a new experience, and already satisfy ! Satisfy to wake up in the morning and go in the forest, enjoying the nature during the fisrt hours of the day. I feel myself on good rails until the evening. Satisfy to feel welcome in this community. It's so easy to take part in the everyday lifes, the organisation is simple and efficient. The fisrt days were quite intense, i need more days to get used to the rythm ! I looking for the coming moments to live in this place make of love and trees !
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Date of experience: March 2020
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