EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF FINCA EL PENDULO
,The Finca el Pendulo was born through a series of synchronicities that slowly began to give life and shape it’s purpose. It is located near Tepatitlan Jalisco, in the middle of the Mexican countryside, where animals, plants, and people coexist in a multifaceted environment to achieve harmony through sacred medicine, meditation, and various mental and physical practices. The Finca is where all of our retreat guests will stay, relax, and enjoy a variety of rotating activities such as yoga, horseback riding, meditation, and pottery. Every retreat offers a variety of unique activities based on the diverse skills and talents of our volunteers and staff members from around the world. We invite you to discover our multiple accommodation options, amenities, services and experiences.
The Osho Hut
The Osho Hut offers therapy and meditation groups in a loving and comfortable environment for a peaceful inner journey. On the very first night Marina, the owner of the Finca, arrived she awoke to noises outside. She ventured outside to discover a horse being born.
At that moment she witnessed life being created and had a moment of complete and total awareness. Years later, the birth location is where the center of the Osho hut was built. It is constructed with stone, wood, and onyx from India. This will be the location where all of our sacred medicine ceremonies will take place.
Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)
A Temazcal is a traditional Mexican steam bath that promotes physical well-being and healing. Temazcal is also a ritual and spiritual practice in which traditional healing methods are used to encourage reflection and introspection. While the body rids itself of toxins through sweating, the spirit is renewed through ritual. The temazcal is thought to represent the womb and people coming out of the bath are, in a symbolic sense, re-born.
Guests will have unlimited access to our tranquil pool is a serene oasis designed to provide a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. With its crystal-clear waters, inviting loungers, and soothing ambiance, the pool offers a peaceful retreat from the outside world. Surrounded by verdant greenery and gentle sounds of nature, guests can unwind and bask in the tranquility that envelops the pool area.
Whether you prefer a refreshing swim, lounging by the water’s edge with a good book, or simply enjoying a moment of quiet contemplation, our tranquil pool provides the perfect setting.
When Marina first arrived at The Finca she was looking to create a peaceful meditation space similar to her experience at the Osho Meditation Resort in Pune India. The previous owner had erected 16 columns as a place to grow plants, coincidentally this location shares the exact same latitude and longitude as the center in India but on polar opposite sides of the globe; thus The Oracle was born. Its design is based on the dynamics Geomancy (similar to Fengshui). The Oracle is a beautiful work of art used as a place to meditate, but it’s main purpose is answering questions. The process consists of asking a question with the soul and the mind and choosing a column. This column will have a symbol that indicates the information given by the elements, Aristotelian logic, and the subconscious. If you are looking for answers, the Oracle helps you to find them.
The relationship between horses and humans dates back nearly 4,000 years. Riding a horse involves a melding of bodies, with humans and horses developing a high level of bodily control and sensitivity. Horses and humans have developed a unique way to communicate with one another that’s reliant on touch, emotional connection, and becoming attune to physical movements. It’s an empathetic physical dialogue, with the goal of having two bodies operate as one. It’s a symbiotic and dynamic process that recognizes horses as sensitive, decision-making beings. Through this process, it helps humans learn about themselves. The Finca has several horses to accommodate riders of varying skill levels including guests who’ve never ridden before.
The Finca has the utmost respect for animals, and wolves are no exception. Historically, wolves lived throughout the world and have been revered as symbols of wildness, worshipped as spirits of nature, and idolized as the ultimate social animals. They form deep bonds with other pack members and depend on each other to survive. Wolves put the pack above their own interests, which is why you’ll see wolves fall in line to perform the role they’re best suited for. Above all, wolves want their pack to thrive, so the spirit of the wolf is a reminder that the greatest gifts in life are your relationships with those you love.
The two wolves, Biko and Fifi, have been at the ranch since they were puppies and are contained in their own enclosure due to their predatory instincts. One of unique experiences we offer is the opportunity to enter into their territory and learn about an animal with many human-like characteristics such as bravery, intelligence, and leadership.