OSHO Afroz Meditation Center is located in the south west coast of the beautiful island of Lesvos. It is situated near the village of Eressos and rests gently in the natural valley of Psinia. Hidden among olive groves and surrounded by majestic volcanic mountains, it is just 2 km from the beach. It was founded in 1989 by Varidhi and is an ideal place to combine meditation and vacation.
The beach of Eressos is one of the most clean and beautiful in the Aegean Archipelago. It hosts bars, tavernas, coffee shops, water sports, a small outdoor movie theater as well as quieter areas to just be on your own and nude bathing.
For the more adventurous it is possible to visit the less frequented beaches nearby and interesting landmarks along the coastline. Bicycles, scooters and cars are easy to rent.
OSHO Afroz has an environment of safety, acceptance & awareness; a beautiful & powerful Energy-field that has been created throughout the years where one can relax and enjoy the vigorous energy of the nature around.
Meditation, inner harmony, dance, celebration and creativity are abundant in OSHO Afroz.
The Evening Meeting Meditation is held in the Buddha Groove; an open space shaded by an ancient oak tree. There are also four built stone meditation halls: Gaia, Ouranu, Ilios and Cosmos, where a wide variety of processes, trainings and events are held. More informal and spontaneous activities are held under the night sky in the bar and its gardens
OSHO Afroz offers a unique and special experience, an alternative place and way of vacation for a real recreation, rest & self-discovery, all in unique balance.
“Varidhi –founder of Afroz, first met Osho in 1985, in Crete, Greece. It was a unique moment, meant to change his life forever. And it did…
4 years later, in 1989, a friend invited Varidhi to Eressos, in the island of Lesvos. He fell in love with the area and decided to buy a piece of land. The remoteness, the mountain surrounded valley and the beautiful beach seemed the ideal ingredients for a wonderful retreat. Sometime later, another friend visited the place and asked Varidhi to host a meditation group, the OSHO Mystic Rose. Despite all the practical difficulties (no electricity, no communications, etc, Varidhi said YES. During that Mystic Rose, Varidhi had a dream. It was a huge fireball that fell from the sky and landed under an oak tree that is in the land. And so it all started…It was 1994. Afroz means the one who is giving light…and YES has been Varidhi’s favorite word. And his final ….” (by Mahendra)
22 July 1951 - 22 July 2012
Our Beloved Varidhi left his body in his birthday party, surrounded by family & friends, laughing & dancing the song “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” (Life Is A Carnival) at OSHO Afroz just a couple of minutes before midnight on 22nd of July 2012.
“His way of living and leaving (the body) has been an inspiration for all of us”