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"Spiritual balance is the principle that allows the mind to be still. You cannot expect the world to settle down, everything to work out, in order for you to be happy. You have to first balance your inner world"


In English, Equilibrio means balance. In a world full of technology and constant distractions, it's difficult to stay balanced. Demands on our attention are nearly infinite – work, emails, kids, bills – how do you stay grounded? For many of us the answer is, we don't.

There comes a time when we need to escape our phones, the hustle and bustle of busy streets, and the stressors that keep us from feeling at peace – to connect to nature and more importantly, reconnect to ourselves. To make a choice to get back in balance.

We want to provide a space where people can rest. Deeply rest. A place to come home to your own being, where you can surrender all the woes of life, all the worries of the future, and simply be in stillness. In the stillness we find our center – our true self. In the stillness we find our balance once again.

This is the inspiration for my vision …


Self-Realisation and Self-Expression



  • Tap into the innate knowledge that shows you there is nothing to fear        

  • Recognize your true self as limitless and untouchable

  • See through the illusion that we are a separate body and mind    

  • Feel and know ourselves deeply as everything yet no-thing.

  • Accept that there is nothing of permanence we can ever gain or ever lose



  • Practice expressing our personality and the energy of our soul    

  • Celebrate the unique talents we have to share

  • Practice loving one another unconditionally    

  • Support each other with compassion

  • Connect with one another on the deepest level

  • Practice having fun, playing, and creating

  • Let go of inhibitions and embrace true freedom




Values of the Centre



  • Live simply and go back to the basics

  • Realize that you don't need much to be happy

  • Recognize that overcomplicating things is a cause of mental suffering

  • Take care of our basic physical requirements    

  • Nurture an environment that feeds our innate desire to love, express, and create


Loving Acceptance:

  • Be ok with what is    

  • Accept the feeling - however low the low or high the high    

  • Embrace the full spectrum of feelings and emotions    

  • Kindness, gentleness, and compassion towards ourselves and others


Freedom :

  • Go beyond labels    

  • Trust your inner guidance and integrity    

  • Express yourself without inhibitions

  • Respect your power and trust the power of others



  • Don't take anything too seriously

  • Have a laugh!    

  • Remind each other nothing truly matters so we might as well enjoy the ride

  • Nurture our creative juices and expressive qualities



  • Look within for your source of understanding and knowledge

  • Stay grounded in your power

  • Discern between illusion and reality    

  • Be true to your own path    

  • Have the strength to say no when something doesn't feel right



Why this is happening

After many years of deeply exploring inward and pushing as many boundaries as I could, something happened that has changed my experience forever. You could call it an “awakening.” At first it was incredibly blissful and enlightening. Then it was absolutely terrifying. To say it has been challenging to assimilate this awakening into the “real world” is an understatement.

It has felt incredibly confusing, isolating, painful and scary. From the Western perspective it seemed something wrong with me. However, when I travelled to the East, I started to understand that something beautiful was transforming in me.

After many occasions of begging on my knees and praying for it all to end, a light within me began growing stronger and stronger. Slowly but surely a vast freedom and an all-powerful love arose, and a recognition of what I truly am has emerged.

 I wish for this centre to support those who feel isolated, confused, scared or who just seek some space to go within. To give them a chance to really rest and take their time through challenging transitions. What helped me navigate through the darker times was having space to Simply be. To let it all go. To be nurtured and loved. This is what I wish to offer.

We are in a stage of our evolution of consciousness where experiences similar to Sam's will continue to happening to many many others and they will be in need of somewhere to go to feel safe and to better understand the changed that they are experiencing in themselves. 


Bank Details for Direct Transfer:- Fonte Do Equilibrio (UK HSBC Bank Details):

Sort Code:   40-43-25
Account Number:  61491652
Iban: GB57HBUK40432561491652
Bic/Swift:  HBUKGB4

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-Inspire humanity to look within and recognise one's infinite source of peace, love, freedom and power.

-Inspire humanity to freely express and share one's unique gifts and talents.

-Recognise one’s ‘inner centre’ and learn to rebalance the Yin and Yang energies to live in accordance with the natural flow of life.




Teachers and experts from all over the world are invited to come and share their talents and gifts. The center will create a sense of family and community amongst its inhabitants.

Weekly classes will be offered on a variety of topics including qigong, meditation, improv, music, and dance. The centre will feature a private space reserved for one-on-one healing and transformative work, along with two separate communal spaces dedicated to Yin activities (group meditations, silent time, sharing circles) and Yang activities (improv, martial arts, drama).

The center will offer retreats lasting 1-7 days every 1-2 months, along with immersion stays with longer durations (up to several months).

Participants are encouraged to get involved with the maintenance, development, and running of the centre. This would include gardening, planting, permaculture, building structures, cooking, making fires, and other activities as needed.






(All of the below are just a byproduct of realigning with one’s True Self)


  • Navigate through scary and confusing awakening experiences

  • Recover from Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Suicidal despair

  • Release traumatic energy, (recovering from PTSD, ASD, RAD)

  • Achieve balance in your energy centres


  • Regain clarity of mind and clarity of action to aligned with your Higher Calling

  • Connect with your source of creativity and spontaneity

  • Overcome fears of judgement, failure and rejection

  • Create deep and meaningful connections with others

  • Let go of the victim mindset      


Who the Centre Serves


The centre will support those who feel isolated, confused and scared. It will be a place for those who are searching within themselves – to give them a chance to truly rest. Let us create a space that allows them to take their time and feel through their transitions and connect to themselves. What helped me most when navigating the darker times was having a space to simply be. When we can simply be, we regain our balance.


The Uniqueness Of The Centre


Some communities and centres have a serious tone that forces obligations, restraints, and rituals on the participants. This centre does not preach any “way” or “path.” It encourages everyone to find their own wisdom from within. The emphasis is on being able to enjoy the journey of self-realisation and self-expression.

Fun, games, and unique expression are encouraged. People at the centre will not be forced to act a certain way. Instead, trusting each other, respecting our own power and the power of others, will be paramount.

Often in centres, there is an emphasis on silence and going within, but no space for releasing emotions or having support from others (Osho’s Dynamic Meditation practice, for instance). Fonte do Equilibrio will have spaces dedicated to both silence and release.


The Part of Nature


The centre is surrounded in a serene sacred environment. We respect the land like we would our dearest family members. We plant our own produce in order to live off the land and the peaceful energy of nature helps deepen our peace and insight.


Service To Humanity

The dream is for the centre to be supported fully by the donations and the kindness of others. As such, there will be no fee for those who attend retreats. I have witnessed this working in several monasteries and vipassana centres across the world, and this model resonates most with me and the mission of the centre.

By offering free refuge to those in need, we can have the greatest impact and can truly be of service. Without the pressure to make money or sell, we quiet the ego and come from a place of true giving. This is the the intention of Fonte Do Equilibrio.



Bank Details for Direct Transfer:- Fonte Do Equilibrio (UK HSBC Bank Details):

Sort Code:   40-43-25
Account Number:  61491652
Iban: GB57HBUK40432561491652
Bic/Swift:  HBUKGB4

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We're currently Searching for Land in South-Western Portugal, Between Lagos on the coast and the Mountains of Monchique.

 Minutes from the Atlantic Ocean

Minutes from the Atlantic Ocean


Ways to Help

1. Donate or invest

We have already raised €35,000 toward our goal of €150,000. Anything you’re able to contribute goes a long way toward helping someone heal.


2. Share this project with those who have the means to fund or sponsor

If you would like more information regarding investment opportunities, or to see the Investor’s Package, please email


3. Share this page with those who have previous experience in the field

Learning from others who have run successful retreat centres has been a tremendous help thus far. Any further insights from those in the know would be cherished.


4. Come to Portugal to help build structures, grow vegetation and run the centre!

Together, our shared energy and commitment is what will bring this centre to life.


5. Sharing your gift

Currently, my team and I need help win the following areas:

  • Marketing (social media, email marketing, creating campaigns, creating a website, etc)

  • Filming (creating sharp videos, video editing, etc)


How Your Donation can Help

£10 = Feeds someone at the centre for one day

£20 = Provides food and accomodation for someone for one day

£50 = Helps maintain and grow produce for the centre and its inhabitants

£100 = Allows someone to attend a 4-day retreat

£1000 = Provides and eco-friendly toilet

£2500 = Purchases a yurt that sleeps 6 people

£5000 = Builds a well to provide fresh water for the community


Diagram of Fonte Do Equilibrio.jpg
 Fertile land to grow our own produce

Fertile land to grow our own produce


A Final Message From the Fonte Team:


Dear soul,

Thank you for your kind contribution to this heartfelt project. We are deeply grateful for your support, without which none of this could happen. Your support helps significantly towards creating something magical, something meaningful and something that serves the greater good of the whole planet.

Take a moment to imagine a world where in every town there is a centre like this.... In every village there is a space for people to come together as one in the name of love and connectedness..... In every city there is a school where children are taught how to prioritise self love, compassion and nurturing one's inner creativity..... In every government there is an understanding of oneness and our true potential is fully embraced and encouraged to shine.... This is the kind of world that you are helping to create by supporting such a project. 

A new world, an exciting one, full of light and love!

Wishing you all the love and joy that you deserve on your journey through this life.


Sam and the Fonte Do Equilibrio Team




Bank Details for Direct Transfer:- Fonte Do Equilibrio (UK HSBC Community Bank Details):

Sort Code:   40-43-25
Account Number:  61491652
Iban: GB57HBUK40432561491652
Bic/Swift:  HBUKGB4

(Select 0% fee, or donate extra tip to the GoFundMe Platform, as you wish)