About OSHO Afroz
Osho Afroz is located on the south west coast of the Greek Island of Lesvos near the traditional village of Eressos. It is to be found hidden among the shady olive groves of the Psinia plain and is surrounded by impressive volcanic mountains.
Just 3 kilometers away lies the beach of Eressos, which is one of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in the Aegean Archipelago. It is host to bars, tavernas, coffee shops, water sports, a small outdoor movie theater. Further along there are quieter areas for those who seek solitude or naked bathing. Along the coastline are a variety of beaches that can be accessed by hired scooter, car or even a short walk.
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 three built stone meditation halls: Gaia, Ouranu 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 Eresos, 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”