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Welcome! We are a non-profit Association that offers retreats, courses and volunteer programs to support the evolution of consciousness and culture in communion with the ecological web of life…

26 April
The day will include a guided tour of the permaculture project, solar and hydro systems, ram pump, a delicious vegetarian meal and plenty of time for discussion and to enjoy the natural beauty and waterfalls of Fraga da Pena.
Awakened Life Project, Benfeita, Arganil
18-20 July
This is an opportunity to join the men of the project for a weekend of silent meditation and shared inquiry into the depth and wonder of our spiritual nature.
Awakened Life Project, Benfeita, Arganil
9-11 May
What is the true potential of women in the 21st Century? What role do women have in creating a new culture and a new world? Learn to transform yourself, your relationships, our world. Join us for a weekend retreat that may just change your life!
Awakened Life Project, Benfeita, Arganil
23-24 May
If we want to be free, if we want to live a life of profound wholeness and purpose, then we need to discover and become grounded in the source of our Being. In this weekend retreat we will dive deeply into the experience of meditation, not through a technique, but through discovering our natural state...
Awakened Life Project, Benfeita, Arganil

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About the project

The Awakened Life Project is situated in a beautiful and wild ecological reserve in the mountains Central Portugal. We offer volunteer programs, courses, events and retreats to support the liberation of the human spirit in a context of evolutionary emergence and communion with the ecological web of life.


Quinta da Mizarela
3305-031 Benfeita
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