Zen Meditation Colive: A Month of Coliving By The Coast of Portugal

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For those who are ready to live more presently through meditation.

We're coming together for a month, to go on a deep Zen meditation journey…
While getting our remote work done, surrounded by nature.

  • Join a tribe of warm & conscious people, by the famous surf-coasts of Peniche, Portugal
  • Do a Zen meditation every morning & evening; guided by renowned sensei Fusan Ryushin.
  • Join and share sessions from the tribe too – from movement & yoga, to ecstatic dance & sound ceremonies.
  • Get your work done during the day – with fast wifi and desk-spaces. 
  • Relax with deep conversations by the pool, some sunset volleyball, or going for a surf(!)


This is not a retreat... this is a month creating a more innately fulfilling way of life.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I would recommend it to anyone that wants to connect with like-minded people, and the present moment everyday, in nature .. while still being able to focus on their own life" – Glenn van Roggen, past colive attendee



It'll take place at a beautiful campus in the beach, an hour north of Lisbon.
With five modern villas – clustered together around pools, yoga shala, mini-gym, half-pipe, on-site surf school, and a sand volleyball court.
You'll have a double-bed room en-suite. With desks to work from in your room, open kitchen/lounges in each villa to chill in, and a main cowork area too.



Every morning we'll have an hour and a half meditation & Zen teaching session.
Alongside a 30 minute early evening sit.
And a 4 hour mini-retreat each Sunday.
All of these are optional; come to as many or few as you'd like(!)

Here's the journey we'll go through over the month:

week 1: Orient Toward Awakening

  • Introduce principles from core Zen text “Riding the Ox home”
  • Shifting from conditioned behaviors, to a life grounded in presence
  • Work as sacred activity

week 2:  Deepen Your Foundation

  • Zen mindset, and the dynamic method of koans
  • Practices to bring us into the present moment, suddenly
  • Dimensions of our personal relationships

week 3:  Enter Inner Freedom

  • Meditations to access states of complete freedom
  • Integrating altered states into daily life effectively
  • The power of Zen rituals


week 4: Zen As A Way Of Life

  • Presence through compassion meditations
  • Actualising the fruits of our realisations through real world action
  • Creativity as a method of self exploration



Your Facilitators


Fusan Ryushin – Zen Sensei

Fusan Ryushin is a Zen priest in the tradition of Soto Zen Buddhism, and a dharma heir of the late John Daido Loori, Roshi. Ryushin was the abbot (leader) of Zen Mountain Monastery for 6 years too, and has been practicing Buddhism since 1983.

Along with decades of Zen experience, he is a trained psychiatrist, and prominent speaker. He also has been recently spending a lot of time exploring the intersection between Zen and psychedelics, training in ayahuasca ceremonies in Brazil amongst shamans.

Integrating his strict Zen trainings, he follows a more relaxed 'middle path' philosophy now, and is excited to bring that playful energy into our lives over the month.


Anna Friberg – community manager, Innate 

Anna has been running communities for years now; online and in person. Swedish-Italian, she has also lived in over ten countries as the's lived the digital nomad lifestyle. Combining her love for Muai Thai and philosophy with meeting amazing people and building wonderful tribes. 

​She will be facilitating the community during the month; ensuring that the vibe is exuberant.



In the evenings, there will be free time.
For people in the tribe to share sessions with each other.

We believe that those who have an interest in altered states have so much to share, and lots in common.
We tend to have a love of connection, altered states and inward practices.

Ecstatic dance, breathwork, sound ceremonies, circling, yoga, authentic relating, calisthenics, improv comedy
… the session you could share is up to you (you don't have to run a session btw, but it is fun)

You can learn more about our community here >


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If you are looking to connect with open-minded, kind-hearted, fun, adventurous and supportive people and also want to deep dive on a theme, then this is absolutely for you!" – Vanna Barber, past colive attendee




Everyone we select has work to do, remotely. There’ll be tables and fast wifi. So you can get your work done, collaborate & make your calls.

Start the morning with a meditation together. Then grab a spot of breakfast in your kitchen. And start your work. Take a break to walk in the forest. Or share expertise with a fellow tribe member on their project, by the pool. In the evening, join the tribe for a shared session; maybe this day it's an ecstatic dance & cacao ceremony! After, get some dinner together and have some reflective conversations under the starry night sky. End the day by retreating to your room to journal and sleep.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My whole being felt so content and joyful being so close to great people. I absolutely love the people I've met and I learned so much. – Robin Prospect, past colive attendee



✔ your own double room en-suite 
✔ a full meditation journey over the month, with 5 hour-and-a-half sessions per week
✔ 4 hour mini-retreats each Sunday
✔ Renowned and deeply experienced Zen sensei
✔ a full-time community managers
✔ accommodation, including rooms, kitchens, lounges, cowork area, pools, volleyball court, yoga shala & more
✔ surrounded by green fields, near the surf beaches
✔ communal lounge, cowork and kitchen
✔ fast wifi & desks in every room for your private calls
✔ 25 inspiring people, carefully selected from across the world


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "nothing less than a transformational experience. The concept of experiencing a different way of life while working is so simple yet so powerful, and the practices were introduced gently and with care" – Egle Vinauskaite, past colive attendee



Early Bird Price:  £2100 (For Psychedelic Society members, otherwise £2320)
Standard price:   £2500
Abundant price:  £2600

To join, register your interest. Then we'll arrange a time to have an online conversation.
We have this conversation to ensure we're a good fit for each other, and ask any questions we may have.
If we're a good fit, then you can sign-up and join(!)


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