Apr 6, 2019

Maybe it´s time to "Extend the Tent" at the Mount of Oaks...

Dear friends, family, fellow kindred spirits of the Mount of Oaks journey,

I, Barbara, am typing this letter after a lovely time me and Emma just shared, singing, contemplating and seeking the Divine Spirit for guidance and discernment about the next steps that are being offered…

In a sure way, the responses we will have to this letter, will serve us as part of that discernment. For again, we find ourselves in that place of waiting for the unknown to be revealed... a place of thrill about it all, and at the same time some caution... for whatever comes, could lead us to a situation of even more duty of care for even more precious land…

Jul 11, 2018


Here´s a short video of Barbara Leite´s  last NATURAL BUILDING COURSE,  hosted at Keela Yoga Farm.

Next dates will be from the 4th - 11th August, and it´s almost booked already. For registration and all details check  Keela´s website

Jun 8, 2018

NATURAL BUILDING COURSE in Figueiró dos Vinhos 2018

Here´s a glimpse of Barbara da Nova Leite´s Course on NATURAL BUILDING TECHNIQUES, at our friends in Quinta da Fonte - Figueiró dos Vinhos.

For more information and next dates check our website www.mountofoaks.org 

Jan 27, 2018

News in our website

Please check our website if you would like to be update about our news and events for 2018: mountofoaks.org

We are also introducing a new volunteer programme, you can read more about it here http://mountofoaks.org/volunteering/

Nov 10, 2017

A way to SUPPORT: Order a 2018 Calendar!

Big News this week is that our 2018 calendar is ready to be ordered!

After the success of the 2017 calendar, with images of Xico, our beloved donkey - we decided to produce another!

This year the theme is WORK AND PLAY .
Each month has a picture on an aspect of the theme and a quote.

We will be giving a percentage of the money raised to local farmers who lost their livelihoods in the fires that caused devastation this last summer in our region of Portugal.

So by supporting us, you also support others in our locality too.
As often, this project was a community effort, with thanks to all those who agreed to having their picture in the calendar, and to Emmanuel Ingelsten in Sweden for masterminding the design and the printing!
To order one or multiple copies follow this link in English or in Portuguese.

Feb 10, 2017



Here are the dates for this year :

29 April - 6 May 
17 -24 June
26 August - 2 September

If you are interested, please send your name and e.mail to cpcn.moo2017@gmail.com

From only 450€, dont miss out this amazing experience !!! 

This blog is in english, but the workshops are in english and portuguese with guiding booklets in both languages.

As images sometimes speak more than many words, start by getting a glimpse with this short video and see if it´s the kind of thing you are looking for :-) ...then click "read more" for all the info.Thanks!

Nov 21, 2016

2017 CALENDAR - taking orders.....


Introducing our FIRST calendar


We have been planning to put together a calendar for number of years, but this year we have finally gotten around to it! Our inspiration was our friend, Xico. In the last 4 years of him living with us we have taken countless images of him in different seasons, with different kids on his back, or people in his cart!

Since his passing in September we decided to put those images together into a calendar and raise some money for abandoned animals. The funds raised from the selling of the calendar will be shared between us, (for the purposes of continuing to develop the infrastructures at the Mount of Oaks) and an animal sanctuary called Refúgio dos Burros, that cares for countless animals, in particular donkeys, in the south of Portugal.

How much does it cost?

The recommended price for the calendar is £10 or 10E plus postage which for normal mail in Europe is 2.35E, and 4.70E for fast post.
How to get hold of them?

Drop us an email to - mount.of.oaks@gmail.com with your address, quantity you wish and we will let you know the price for the postage based on the weight.

If you wish to purchase other Christmas gifts such as soaps, herbs or teas - let us know too and we can send a list of prices.

Any donations to the projects beyond the price of the calendar would be warmly welcomed.

For bank transfers:
Name: Ass. Rec. e Cultural White Stone
Bank Name: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Address: Lisbon
IBAN PT50 0035 0339 00059421630 49


Here is a preview of what a typical page looks like. Each month there is a different photo that we hope will bring joy and colour to your 2017.  We decided to make this a limited edition - only 100 copies - so get in touch asap
When will you be able to receive your calendar?

We will be sending packages out twice a week from 28th November by normal mail. However, if you wish to pay the extra for fast post - let us know and we can calculate the price.

Many thanks...

As often, this project was a community effort. Our deepest thanks go to a talented and longstanding supporter of the happenings at the Mount of Oaks, Emmanuel Ingelsten for the design and printing of the calendar. Thank you too for the permission granted by those who are featured, parents and children.
This calendar is a great gift for any animal lover - knowing that the proceeds are going to two good causes!