Our sustainable homes and gardens in the village of Zhelen offer the necessary environment for integral development of the body, mind and personality.

Please keep in mind that Vegetarium cannot welcome guests in the month of August.

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I was born in Austria, I lived and worked there until the age of 21. In 2013 I started travelling to see different countries, cultures, lifestyles and fruits. During this time I stayed to help for some period in different eco-communities. One of my most difficult but fruitful travels was my bicycle trip from Austria to Bulgaria in 2015. This travel brought me a lot of personal growth and I found myself in the village of Zhelen in the Balkan Mountains. Here I met Filip and the teachings of doctor Pashkulev. The mixture of my philosophy and the local lifestyle gave birth to the Vegetarium project…
Barbara Steinmann: Austria
I grew up in the center of the capital and during my childhood I was dreaming to live in a forest and eat wild fruits and mushrooms. In 2003, after studying in some schools and universities in Bulgaria and France, I started living in an eco-community in the mountains of La Reunion Island, Indian Ocean. In 2005 I came back to Bulgaria in the aim of applying my experience and I founded Trinoga association (www.trinogabg.org). In 2007 I started common work with M.D. Dimitar Pashkulev who leaded me to the Integral approach and the healthy mind. This changed my life…
Filip Kirilov: Bulgaria