India'S ARCHIVE

  • Children’s Land Last Sunday, December 27, we inaugurated Sadhana Forest Children’s Land! This new project is led by Ana and Tiago with the help of Maja, Reza, Niki, David, Aviram and Yorit. The day’s program was packed with a permaculture course for children, a deep ecology session, joyful non-competitive games, music and singing, a special […]

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  • Written by Mike Roy Dirt and bunds, acacias and bananas, humanure piles and compost pits.  Solar panels and 4.7 acres of thatch huts.  Not a single ham, Santa, or snowflake in sight.  Not exactly the Christmas landscape that many Sadhana volunteers are used to.  Nonetheless, with “a little bit of sense, little of discipline” (as Hugo sings in what has […]

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  • Wednesday night in Sadhana is now home to an open-stage show. This is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to share their creativity with the community. The various performances during open stage include, singing, dancing, acting, reciting poetry, hula-hooping, comedy, and many others creative performances. Our new comers Ana and Tiago have brought music […]

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  • Last Friday, December 18, we celebrated Sadhana Forest’s 6th Birthday. It was a very special Friday night with over 215 friends, guests and volunteers joining us for the festivities! During the celebration, Aviram and Yorit honored the hard work of Balu, Swami, Arumugam, and Mani who have been and continue to be integral to the […]

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  • During the past month and a half, our Forest team has been working through the winter monsoon, which arrived late and brought very strong rains. The downpour provided our Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest trees with much needed water. While work continued through the clouds and rain, the monsoon energy changed much of our day to […]

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  • Last week was our final chance to plant Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest trees (TDEF) in Sadhana Forest during this planting season. The forest work continued with a greater sense of urgency as the rainy season came to an end. Led by Reza, our long term volunteer and forest work coordinator, our volunteers worked long and […]

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  • Last week, a new cultural exchange began between the Sadhana Forest community and our surrounding villages. Adam Le’ Adam is an Israeli based organization working to help further develop relationships between travelers and the communities they visit. A group of 17 volunteers will stay in Sadhana Forest for two weeks focusing on community outreach.  The […]

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  • Greetings friends, On Sunday we were happy to celebrate Osher Rozin’s 9th Birthday with a wonderful group of friends. The extended Sadhana Family all joined together for a special afternoon filled with non-competitive games, gifts, vegan cakes, and a wonderful lunch prepared by Nadav. Many children joined the party on Sunday and enjoyed spirited music […]

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  • We have great news from Sadhana Forest! An intensive permaculture design course (PDC) for our long term volunteers started two weeks ago. The course participants are learning the principles of permaculture to help design new developments in the Sadhana community. John Button, a native of Australia, who has been teaching Permaculture since 1985 has joined […]

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  • Dear Sadhana World: Last Saturday, our long term volunteer Reza, led the Saturday morning Chanting and Planting workshop. Chanting and Planting is a wonderful workshop where local children are invited to come and plant trees with our volunteers. This week, our good friend Rajan, came with a group of 11 children from Aikiyam School to […]

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Sadhana Forest