Ananda Valley is a spiritual community, focused on expanding awareness of self and environment, amplifying love and creating and evolving the necessary changes towards a sustainable way of life in the 21st century. A way of life that sees and includes every being, a way of life that ensures that each one of us is provided with all that is needed, resulting in a thriving society where we can reach our full potential as individuals and as a whole. 

Ananda Valley is located in a gorgeous green valley in the centre of Portugal near the beautiful Serra da Estrela Nature Reserve. Over the last years we transformed this lush but abandoned valley into a habitable place. Our work extends over the nearby villages and cities, like Covilha and Fundao where we opened vegetarian restaurants and provide spaces for education, events, yoga and meditation. 

Our land currently covers 50 hectares comprehensive of wild forests, a beautiful river, several scattered ruins, small springs, wild fruit trees and also 11 hectares of certified organic agriculture land.


Sarkar’s vision for MU’s all over the world? 

The moment of inspiration to start a MU in portugal, paul. 

Finding the location. 

The growth over the past 8 years. What has been developed? How many people visited? 

Meet the team

At Ananda Valley, many people come and go, but some are here to stay, we call this our ‘core team’. A small group of dedicated minds, working together to bring more love, more awareness and more sustainability into the world every day.